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Anticipating A Rise In Natural Gas

Anticipating A Rise In Natural Gas

While the nature of Cheniere’s…

More Volatility To Come For Oil In October

More Volatility To Come For Oil In October

Going short oil via an…

Global Energy Alert

Elections in Argentina May Quicken Investment Pace

Elections in Argentina May Quicken Investment Pace

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:03 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: Opposition to the economic policies of President Cristina Fernández Kirchner will translate into votes for anti-kirchneristas, and may contribute to a quicker pace of investment going into 2014.

Kurdistan Considers National Oil Company

Kurdistan Considers National Oil Company

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:02 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) works towards oil and gas independence from the central Iraqi authorities in Baghdad, the next idea being floated is the creation of…

Gas Investor Alert: Trouble in Mozambique

Gas Investor Alert: Trouble in Mozambique

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:00 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Investors should be on the alert over the increasing momentum of a militant insurgency that could threaten coal and gas investments in Mozambique.Analysis:  At a time…

Clashes Along Oil-Rich Kenyan-Uganda Border

Clashes Along Oil-Rich Kenyan-Uganda Border

Oct 25, 2013 at 15:58 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Tribal clashes along the Kenya-Uganda border, in Kenya’s oil-rich Turkana region bode ill for pipeline plans as Kenya moves to get its new crude to market and to…

Two Energy Ideas: Refiners and the Back of the Crude Curve

Two Energy Ideas: Refiners and the Back of the Crude Curve

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:55 | Dan Dicker

Two energy ideas to touch upon today, now that the debt ceiling debacle is (at least for now) over:  Refiners and the back of the crude curve.Refiners have…

Is Canadian Shale Gas Worth $35 Billion?

Is Canadian Shale Gas Worth $35 Billion?

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:54 | Editorial Dept

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 Petronas last week…

Ukraine & Turkey: The European Energy Coup

Ukraine & Turkey: The European Energy Coup

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:51 | Editorial Dept

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 itself is dependent upon Russia…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 18th October 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 18th October 2013

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:47 | Jim Hyerczyk

After the U.S. government shutdown and threat of a Treasury default held crude oil market participants hostage for half of October, oil speculators finally felt confident enough to test the…

Push-Back from Investors Improves Libra Prospects

Push-Back from Investors Improves Libra Prospects

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:41 | Editorial Dept

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 bidder to retain 50% of…

Markets Uncertain as Egypt Violence Waxes and Wanes

Markets Uncertain as Egypt Violence Waxes and Wanes

Oct 18, 2013 at 14:17 | Editorial Dept

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 violent clashes continue sporadically and…

Mali Peace over Before It Begins

Mali Peace over Before It Begins

Oct 18, 2013 at 14:14 | Editorial Dept

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 a relaunch of radical Islamist…

French Areva in (More) Trouble in Niger

French Areva in (More) Trouble in Niger

Oct 18, 2013 at 14:07 | Editorial Dept

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 take to the streets to…

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

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

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:22 | Editorial Dept

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 way to exploit…

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

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

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:17 | Editorial Dept

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 staying and is there something…

Kashagan: A Giant in the (Painfully Slow) Making

Kashagan: A Giant in the (Painfully Slow) Making

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:16 | Editorial Dept

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 impact on the global oil…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 11th October 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 11th October 2013

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:13 | Jim Hyerczyk

December Crude Oil finished flat for the week after posting a potentially bullish closing price reversal bottom last week. Traders failed to confirm the chart pattern because of the indecision…

Venezuela’s PDVSA Drowns in Transport Costs

Venezuela’s PDVSA Drowns in Transport Costs

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:10 | Editorial Dept

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 inaugurated in public ceremonies by…

China to Stake Claim off Brazil’s Coast

China to Stake Claim off Brazil’s Coast

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:07 | Editorial Dept

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 the small field…

What Russia’s Arctic Attack on Greenpeace is Really About

What Russia’s Arctic Attack on Greenpeace is Really About

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:06 | Editorial Dept

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 Northern Sea Route that makes…

Syria, the Next Phase

Syria, the Next Phase

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:03 | Editorial Dept

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 dealing with the radical, al-Qaeda-linked…

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