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Dave Forest

Pierce Points Daily E-Letter

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Dave Forest

Dave is Managing Geologist of the Pierce Points Daily E-Letter.

Latest articles from Dave

  • Russia Aims To Dominate Middle East Energy

    Published 02 November 2017 | viewed 14,346 times

    I’ve been writing a lot lately about Russian energy firms expanding worldwide. With Rosneft having been particularly active — striking critical deals in spots like India and Egypt the…

  • Coal Prices Soar As Demand Heats Up

    Published 01 November 2017 | viewed 15,352 times

    Coal prices are on the rise again. With benchmark rates in Australia up over 30 percent since July — approaching the $100/t mark that prevailed…

  • U.S. Resources Set For Record Breaking Resurgence

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 8,956 times

    Lots of natural resources news in America this week, with big opportunities opening in mining and energy in several spots across the country.  The highest-profile…

  • Oil Majors Go All-In On This Emerging Hotspot

    Published 30 October 2017 | viewed 6,446 times

    China continued to cement its growing resource relationship with Brazil this week. With reports emerging that a Chinese consortium will bid to construct a 1,100 km, $3.9 billion…

  • Will This Trump Move Trigger A Coal And Nuclear Buying Spree?

    Published 25 October 2017 | viewed 12,727 times

    You probably haven’t heard about it. But one of the most critical energy developments in years is now gearing up for a major battle in…

  • Which Of These 3 Hotspots Will Be The Next Big Thing In Oil?

    Published 24 October 2017 | viewed 10,799 times

    Lots going on in oil and gas this week. With three ripples in different parts of the world potentially suggesting waves of new opportunity coming…

  • Did These Mining Giants Just Confirm The Next Gold Frontier?

    Published 23 October 2017 | viewed 22,689 times

    Breakthrough deal in the Tanzania gold sector late last week. With major miner Barrick agreeing to pay the government $300 million and surrender a 16 percent stake…

  • 2 Red Flags For The World’s Top Shale Play

    Published 20 October 2017 | viewed 12,420 times

    A lot of activity the past few days in Pennsylvania: home of the Marcellus shale, arguably the world’s best-performing unconventional natural gas and liquids play…

  • World Class Copper Auction Draws Major Interest

    Published 18 October 2017 | viewed 23,196 times

    Copper prices have been on a tear the last few weeks — rising over 10 percent since late September, to a recent 3-year high above…

  • Major Energy Importer Bets $10 Billion On Natural Gas

    Published 17 October 2017 | viewed 13,302 times

    Much of the attention in energy markets has been focused on OPEC and oil prices lately. But news this week suggests that a different energy commodity…

  • This Major Political Shift Could Rock Copper Markets

    Published 16 October 2017 | viewed 14,938 times

    Indonesian officials said this past week they are close to an agreement on the major Grasberg mine. Which would see a price set for the government’s legislated…

  • This OPEC Strategy Could Boost Uranium Prices Next Year

    Published 12 October 2017 | viewed 11,114 times

    Small but very critical item in the uranium space this week. Suggesting that the world’s largest producing nation may be about to take drastic action…

  • Russia Gets Foothold In The World’s Hottest NatGas Discovery

    Published 11 October 2017 | viewed 9,855 times

    Chinese E&P major Sinopec reportedly put its Argentina assets up for a $1 billion sale this week. With one of the interested buyers said to be Russia’s…

  • No.1 Cobalt Mining Nation Just Adopted A Dangerous Mining Strategy

    Published 10 October 2017 | viewed 19,536 times

    Back from Myanmar and Mongolia. To find that one of the world’s fast-growing mining trends has taken another twist this week. As I’ve been discussing…

  • Expect A Flurry Of Oil Deals In This Asian Nation

    Published 22 September 2017 | viewed 5,245 times

    Brazil president Michel Temer confirmed this week that state oil firm Petrobras will not be privatized. Ending speculation that the oil giant could be opened to foreign investment.  Firms like…

  • This Overlooked Shale Play Just Reported A Huge Rise In Output

    Published 21 September 2017 | viewed 13,909 times

    The Americas continue to be the world’s top jurisdiction for oil and gas investment. With Chinese super-E&P Cnooc saying this past week it is seeking…

  • The Precious Metal Heading For A Supply Squeeze

    Published 19 September 2017 | viewed 14,757 times

    The South African mining industry got more bad news this week, with sources saying major platinum producer Lonmin has been threatened with a possible shutdown…

  • Will This Climate Change Ruling Kill U.S. Coal?

    Published 18 September 2017 | viewed 10,645 times

    I wrote last month about a landmark court decision in U.S. energy. Where judges threatened to shut down the $3.5 billion Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida — because…

  • “Super Critical” Coal Shortage Sends India Scrambling For NatGas

    Published 14 September 2017 | viewed 12,545 times

    Big disappointment in the global natural gas industry this week, with majors Total and Eni coming up largely dry in a much-anticipated well offshore Cyprus.…

  • Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

    Published 13 September 2017 | viewed 14,687 times

    I wrote yesterday about the collapse of mining in key African gold nation Tanzania. And today, emerging news shows another major gold producer entering crisis. South Africa.…

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