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James Stafford


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    Published 13 February 2018 | viewed 36,976 times

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  • The IEA Is Grossly Overestimating Shale Growth

    Published 16 November 2017 | viewed 15,053 times

    This week, the IEA said that U.S. shale would dominate the oil and gas markets over the next decade, rising to “a level 50 percent…

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    Published 26 October 2017 | viewed 48,787 times

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    Published 24 June 2016 | viewed 18,960 times

    We begin with a look at the key data for the oil and gas industry this week, which shows the impact of the Brexit vote…

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    Published 14 April 2016 | viewed 13,450 times

    The global glut in oil supplies could shrink substantially in the second half of this year, signaling a potential rise in oil prices in just…

  • Oil Funded Soccer Giants Face Off In The Champions League

    Published 07 April 2016 | viewed 4,588 times

    The score was level after the first leg of a two-game faceoff between two of the world’s Petro-soccer giants on April 6. Manchester City and…

  • Why We Could See An Oil Price Shock In 2016

    Published 23 March 2016 | viewed 41,155 times

    The depletion of old oil wells is expected to surpass new sources of supply in 2016, as the ongoing oil price slump puts a long…

  • Shale Set To Decline Substantially This Year

    Published 22 February 2016 | viewed 7,498 times

    U.S. shale has weathered the oil crash better than many expected, but the stubborn persistence of low prices through 2016 could amount to the “straw…

  • War Between Saudi Arabia And Iran Could Send Oil Prices To $250

    Published 12 January 2016 | viewed 77,527 times

    The rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran has quickly ballooned into the worst conflict in decades between the two countries. The back-and-forth escalation quickly turned…

  • Crude Hits New Lows Despite Geopolitical Unrest

    Published 07 January 2016 | viewed 10,032 times

    The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran appears to be escalating, but oil markets continue to shrug off the news. Less than a week after…

  • Shell Forced to Scale Back Ambitions

    Published 26 November 2015 | viewed 11,528 times

    As with most oil companies, 2015 has been a rough year for Royal Dutch Shell. The Anglo-Dutch company reported a third quarter loss of $6…

  • Energy Storage Tech Finally Starting To Compete With The Grid

    Published 19 November 2015 | viewed 9,223 times

    Critics of renewable energy always cite the fact that the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow. As such, the…

  • Oil Tankers Are Filling Up As Global Storage Space Runs Low

    Published 12 November 2015 | viewed 26,303 times

    The rebound in oil prices is still not here, and new data suggests that it will take some more time before the markets start to…

  • North Dakota No Longer Attractive For Drillers Or Refiners

    Published 03 November 2015 | viewed 18,676 times

    The performance of Blood & Oil, a soap opera based on the North Dakota oil boom, is not going well. The show saw its episodes…

  • U.S. Shale Drillers Running Out Of Options, Fast

    Published 22 October 2015 | viewed 25,584 times

    Much has been made about the impressive gains in efficiency and productivity in the shale patch, as new drilling techniques squeeze ever more oil and…

  • The End Of The Oil Major?

    Published 14 October 2015 | viewed 16,914 times

    A new report finds that the largest oil companies are set to cut spending on exploration by at least half, potentially leading to very few…

  • LNG Bust Could Last For Years

    Published 07 October 2015 | viewed 16,150 times

    Commodity prices have crashed over the past year, and the market for LNG is no different. Over the past five years or so, there has…

  • Hurricane Joaquin’s Threats To Energy Infrastructure, In Maps

    Published 02 October 2015 | viewed 5,893 times

    Hurricane Joaquin is moving up the Atlantic Ocean, having strengthened into a Category 4 storm, but as of Friday morning, it appears the storm won’t…

  • Is The Fed Oil’s Only Hope Right Now?

    Published 25 August 2015 | viewed 11,231 times

    In the short-term, Janet Yellen could be the only hope that oil bulls have left. Oil prices have continued to plummet, except on August 24,…

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