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Can Venezuela Help Lower Gasoline Prices?

Can Venezuela Help Lower Gasoline Prices?

As gasoline prices soar, President…

Will Crude Hit $120 Again?

Will Crude Hit $120 Again?

A number of bullish factors…

Global Energy Alert

ROMANIA: Moratorium on Shale Gas Exploration Ended

ROMANIA: Moratorium on Shale Gas Exploration Ended

Apr 05, 2013 at 13:02 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Romania has officially ended its moratorium on shale gas exploration, and now it will take 3-5 years to accurately assess the potential here. The game is not over,…

A Perfectly Positioned E+P Company

A Perfectly Positioned E+P Company

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:30 | Dan Dicker

Slowly, we’ve seen a price rise in West Texas Intermediate crude, now approaching $100 a barrel. This rally has come while the global benchmark for crude prices, Brent crude, hasn’t…

Gambling on Methane Hydrates: Risk Outpaces Reward - For Now

Gambling on Methane Hydrates: Risk Outpaces Reward - For Now

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:28 | James Stafford

Everyone’s so excited about Japan’s successful extraction of natural gas from methane hydrates trapped in crystalized formation under the sea floor. The headlines are certainly promising, and we’ve had numerous…

Sudan-South Sudan: Watch Now as the Oil Flows

Sudan-South Sudan: Watch Now as the Oil Flows

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:20 | Editorial Dept

I’ve been skeptical about investing in either of the two Sudans without an oil and border security deal in place. That said, recent developments remove a lot of the political…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 29th March 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 29th March 2013

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:13 | Jim Hyerczyk

Last week our work suggested that crude oil may have been closer to a bottom than a top because the Commitment of Traders report showed that small speculators were liquidating…

TURKEY-IRAQI KURDISTAN: Another Step Towards Kurdish Independence

TURKEY-IRAQI KURDISTAN: Another Step Towards Kurdish Independence

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The call for peace by Abdullah Ocalan, jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), has a new tone that recognizes the potential for an independent Kurdistan in…

VENEZUELA-US: Tell-Tale Signs of Hostile Environment for Investors

VENEZUELA-US: Tell-Tale Signs of Hostile Environment for Investors

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:06 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As Maduro expels two US government officials from Venezuela, cutting off informal channels of communication, and the US reciprocates by expelling 2 Venezuelan diplomats, optimism surrounding a post-Chavez…

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Natural Resources Shape New Govt after Rebel Seizure

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Natural Resources Shape New Govt after Rebel Seizure

Apr 01, 2013 at 11:03 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: A new leadership is emerging for this resource-rich country after Seleka rebels seized the presidential palace in Bangui and forced CAR President Francois Bozize to flee, while French…

TURKEY-ISRAEL: Energy Cooperation Prospects Boosted by Israeli Apology

TURKEY-ISRAEL: Energy Cooperation Prospects Boosted by Israeli Apology

Apr 01, 2013 at 10:56 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: A deal in the works for a Israel-Turkey pipeline that would transport Levant Basin gas to Turkey under the Mediterranean comes one step closer to realization with an…

Go to the Source - How to profit from Gazprom’s Crumbling Hegemony

Go to the Source - How to profit from Gazprom’s Crumbling Hegemony

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:33 | Dan Dicker

This week’s newsletter is a fascinating one, where intelligence reports meet head-on with the trader’s report.   If you haven’t read Jen Alic’s piece regarding Cyprus and Russia, go and do…

Subsea Processing: Cutting out the Expensive ‘Middle Man’

Subsea Processing: Cutting out the Expensive ‘Middle Man’

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Subsea processing, the technology of the future, is essentially about getting rid of those bottlenecks that keep production from reaching its potential, and oil services and equipment makers are the…

Turkmenistan: Opportunities in Diversification

Turkmenistan: Opportunities in Diversification

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:18 | Editorial Dept

This leading Caspian gas exporter with massive untapped oil and gas potential is now open for business after years of eccentric isolation—and the playing field is wide, wide open.

Oil Market Forecast & Review 22nd March 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 22nd March 2013

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:07 | Jim Hyerczyk

May crude oil futures surged early last week, but the rally stalled when the market reached the lower level of our target zone at $94.44. The actual high was $94.47.…

IRAQ: Flashpoint Nineveh

IRAQ: Flashpoint Nineveh

Mar 22, 2013 at 15:54 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Dueling dynamics of the conflict in Syria and the brewing oil and gas conflict between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurds are creating another dangerous frontline…

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…

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