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Is This The Start Of A Commodity Price Supercycle?

Is This The Start Of A Commodity Price Supercycle?

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Iran Boasts Oil Production Increase

Iran Boasts Oil Production Increase

Iran is claiming that it…

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Oil Prices Rally Towards $60

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BOLIVIA: LNG Investments Move Forward Despite Nationalization Risk

BOLIVIA: LNG Investments Move Forward Despite Nationalization Risk

Mar 22, 2013 at 15:52 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Despite the risk of falling victim to Bolivia’s resource nationalism trend, two Spanish companies— Sener Ingeniería S.A. and Ros Roca Indox Cryo Energy S.L.—have signed on with state-owned…

DRC-RWANDA: M23 Gains Strength in Rivalry Reduction

DRC-RWANDA: M23 Gains Strength in Rivalry Reduction

Mar 22, 2013 at 15:45 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) escalates, the surrender to international authorities of a key Congolese general linked to M23 rebels will reshape the…

ALBANIA: Corruption Leads to Albpetrol Privatization Annulment

ALBANIA: Corruption Leads to Albpetrol Privatization Annulment

Mar 22, 2013 at 15:40 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The sale of Albania’s state-owned oil company Albpetrol to a consortium led by Albanian tycoon Rezart Taci has been invalidated after the consortium failed to come up with…

Special Report: 8 Megatrends Driving the Oil & Gas Industry

Special Report: 8 Megatrends Driving the Oil & Gas Industry

Mar 15, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Resource nationalism surges full speed ahead and metamorphoses along the way; global subsidies come back to bite governments where it hurts; mergers and acquisitions redefine the industry; the hunger for…

Deeper & Smarter: The Subsea Oil & Gas Growth Outlook

Deeper & Smarter: The Subsea Oil & Gas Growth Outlook

Mar 15, 2013 at 15:38 | Editorial Dept

Right now, we’re looking at a 70%-30% spread for total global onshore and offshore oil and gas production, respectively. Of that 30% of offshore production, subsea oil and gas production…

Does the Recent Drop in Refining Stocks Represent an Opportunity to Reload?

Does the Recent Drop in Refining Stocks Represent an Opportunity to Reload?

Mar 15, 2013 at 15:13 | Dan Dicker

During the week, I’ve been appearing on television talking about a rapidly rising gasoline price at the pumps caused by an out-of-control program at the Environmental Protection Agency designed to…

Peru and Colombia: Two Opportunities Devoid of Resource Nationalism

Peru and Colombia: Two Opportunities Devoid of Resource Nationalism

Mar 15, 2013 at 15:05 | Editorial Dept

While resource nationalism initiatives have scared away investors in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela, Peru and Colombia are two Latin America venues that offer relatively hassle-free investment and have plenty…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 15th March 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 15th March 2013

Mar 15, 2013 at 14:46 | Jim Hyerczyk

Oversold conditions on the daily chart and a strengthening economy helped drive May crude oil futures higher last week. The move through $92.50 confirmed the previous week’s closing price reversal…

BRAZIL: Oil Production Threatened by New Royalties Law

BRAZIL: Oil Production Threatened by New Royalties Law

Mar 15, 2013 at 14:39 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Massive plans to tap into Brazil’s subsalt fields and an upcoming auction of new oil and gas blocks in May could be delayed as we expect a high-profile…

FALKLAND ISLANDS: The Real Threat—Disappointing Drilling

FALKLAND ISLANDS: The Real Threat—Disappointing Drilling

Mar 15, 2013 at 14:22 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As 99.8% of Falkland Islanders vote ‘yes’ in a referendum to remain a self-governing British overseas territory, Argentina rejects the referendum as meaningless. The rhetoric is likely to…

KENYA: E&P Uncertainty After Elections

KENYA: E&P Uncertainty After Elections

Mar 15, 2013 at 14:07 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Kenya’s new president-elect has scratched by with a very narrow victory that is likely to be challenged by his key opponent, but the public has indicated—through non-violence—that it…

NIGERIA: Ansaru Evolves Strategy with Apparent Hostage Executions

NIGERIA: Ansaru Evolves Strategy with Apparent Hostage Executions

Mar 15, 2013 at 13:56 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The kidnapping and apparent execution of 7 hostages (European nationals and Middle Eastern nationals) by Ansaru is a significant cause for concern for foreign companies operating in Northern…

An Energy Company that Continues to Excite Me

An Energy Company that Continues to Excite Me

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:30 | Dan Dicker

There’s no doubt that the energy sector has been a virtual minefield this year. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting fresh highs, you would think just about any energy…

LNG Technology: The Holy Grail of Gas Investments

LNG Technology: The Holy Grail of Gas Investments

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:27 | James Stafford

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology—from LNG seaborne tankers and LNG trains to floating LNG facilities have quickly gone from concept to commercialization, opening up new possibilities in new frontiers and…

Shale Gas: The Courtship Begins in India, Algeria

Shale Gas: The Courtship Begins in India, Algeria

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:17 | Editorial Dept

Two major shale gas opportunities emerge as Algeria seeks to maintain its exporter status by tapping into its unconventional resources and as India prepares to unveil a new shale gas…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th March 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th March 2013

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:06 | Jim Hyerczyk

After a five-week sell-off, April Crude Oil is showing signs of a potential short-term bottom on the weekly chart. Earlier this week it reached a low of $89.33 before a…

VENEZUELA: No Energy Policy Changes with Chavez’s Death

VENEZUELA: No Energy Policy Changes with Chavez’s Death

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:01 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: The death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will not usher in any changes in energy policy, as acting president Nicolas Maduro—who has effectively been leading the administration for…

MONGOLIA: New Mining Code Nearing Final Phase

MONGOLIA: New Mining Code Nearing Final Phase

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:57 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Mongolia is revising its mining regulations and preparing to submit a final draft to parliament in an attempt to attract more foreign investment in the sector. While the…

IRAN-PAKISTAN-CHINA: New Powers Emerge in Strait of Hormuz

IRAN-PAKISTAN-CHINA: New Powers Emerge in Strait of Hormuz

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:52 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Last week Pakistan announced that construction on the Pakistani portion of the Iran-Pakistan pipeline will begin on 11 March. This week Iran announced it would build a refinery…

BULGARIA-RUSSIA: Bulgarian Govt Collapse Prompts Lash-Out at Russia

BULGARIA-RUSSIA: Bulgarian Govt Collapse Prompts Lash-Out at Russia

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:48 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Bulgaria’s scrapping of a Russian pipeline deal to carry Russian and Caspian oil to Greece is a response to the government’s collapse in February over energy prices that…

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