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Latest articles from Editorial

  • This Week in Energy: Iran Creeps Back

    Published 25 October 2013 | viewed 9,634 times

    For months, and since elections in Iran, Oil & Energy Insider has been telling its premium subscribers to watch out for Iran because it’s getting…

  • Is Canadian Shale Gas Worth $35 Billion?

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 6,127 times

    Shale gas in western Canada is at the epicenter of the energy world this week. Excitement from energy investors over northern shale comes after Malaysian petro-major…

  • Ukraine & Turkey: The European Energy Coup

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 15,682 times

    Though Norway in June overtook Russia in total exports of natural gas to Europe, the balance of Russian gas to Europe comes through Ukraine, which…

  • Push-Back from Investors Improves Libra Prospects

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 10,356 times

    Bottom line: In its final rules for the Libra auction scheduled for 21 October, the government of Brazil loosened the mandate to permit the winning…

  • Markets Uncertain as Egypt Violence Waxes and Wanes

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 4,847 times

    Bottom Line: Investors are pulling out but the Egypt stock exchange is at its highest since the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, as protests and…

  • Mali Peace over Before It Begins

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 5,230 times

    Bottom Line: Oil exploration deals signed by interim and the new government of Mali for operations in the restive north won’t make it far with…

  • French Areva in (More) Trouble in Niger

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 6,276 times

    Bottom Line: Following on the recent announcement by the authorities in Niger that Areva will have to undergo a state audit, thousands of local residents…

  • A Billion-Ton Coal Miner You’ve Never Heard Of

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 6,241 times

    One thing I’ve noticed in the resource business: big never goes out of style.If there’s a large in-ground resource, someone will always be eying a…

  • A Private Commodity Trader that Should be a Long-Term Core Holding

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 3,618 times

    JP Morgan circulated offering documents yesterday to try and sell their physical commodity operations in copper, oil and natural gas.  Why are they leaving, who's…

  • Kashagan: A Giant in the (Painfully Slow) Making

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 3,989 times

    Thirteen years in the making and $50 billion later, the supergiant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan is finally online after many delays, but its short-term…

  • Venezuela’s PDVSA Drowns in Transport Costs

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 4,644 times

    Bottom line: Transport costs are a sieve winnowing away Pdvsa’s profits and a recent investigation appears to show that at least three ships commissioned and…

  • China to Stake Claim off Brazil’s Coast

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 9,453 times

    Bottom line: China likely to stake a claim off Brazil’s coast through Libra pre-salt auction, but at a potentially high environmental cost for Brazil.Analysis: Given…

  • What Russia’s Arctic Attack on Greenpeace is Really About

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 5,425 times

    Bottom Line: The recent detention of Greenpeace activists in the Arctic display Russian fears of losing absolute control over Arctic waters and specifically over the…

  • Syria, the Next Phase

    Published 11 October 2013 | viewed 5,950 times

    Bottom Line: Watch now as the original Syrian rebels float back to Assad, who becomes the “savior” of Syria and the only force capable of…

  • The One Number Every Oil and Gas Investor Needs

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 4,287 times

    I talked a little last week about the “recycle ratio”. This is a tool every oil and gas investor needs to understand. Without exaggeration, if…

  • Kurdistan: Raising the Oil & Gas Stakes

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 3,868 times

    Until Sunday, 29 September, Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) has not seen an attack of the kind that plagues the rest of Iraq on a daily basis…

  • Niger’s Hedges Bets on French Uranium Assets

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 4,949 times

    Bottom Line: Under constant threat of terrorist attacks in the security nightmare of Niger, French nuclear group Areva will now face an audit of its…

  • Iran’s Economic Liberalization Hangs on a Looming Internal Confrontation

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 4,817 times

    Bottom Line: As we have mentioned previously, the 14 June election in Iran has markedly changed the political landscape and increased the chances for economic…

  • Tunisia’s Islamist to Step Down as Crisis Narrowly Averted

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 4,681 times

    Bottom Line: Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party has agreed to hand over power to an independent transitional technocratic leadership after three weeks of talks with the…

  • Another Discovery for Financially Moribund Petrobras

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 3,833 times

    Bottom Line: A new discovery for Petrobras offshore in the northeast of Brazil is good news in theory, but bad news in terms of investment…

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