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Oil Bounces Back on Rate Cut Optimism

Oil Bounces Back on Rate Cut Optimism

The market reacted positively to…

Tensions Between the West and Russia are Rising Again

Tensions Between the West and Russia are Rising Again

Tensions are slowly rising, and…

Oil and Gas M&A Momentum Continues to Build

Oil and Gas M&A Momentum Continues to Build

Oil and gas mergers and…

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Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th November 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th November 2013

Nov 08, 2013 at 17:01 | Jim Hyerczyk

December crude oil futures rose this week, driven higher by oversold technical conditions, uncertainty over the Fed’s timing of its plans to taper monetary stimulus and a smaller-than expected rise…

Argentina: Hydropower Plans and EU Bio-Diesel Duties

Argentina: Hydropower Plans and EU Bio-Diesel Duties

Nov 08, 2013 at 16:59 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The European Union appears to be punishing Argentina over the expropriation of Repsol YPF with higher duties on Argentine bio-diesel that will cost the industry dearly.Analysis:…

Libya: Benghazi Burns as Clashes Intensify in Tripoli

Libya: Benghazi Burns as Clashes Intensify in Tripoli

Nov 08, 2013 at 16:58 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Benghazi is heading toward a conflict climax, while myriad clashes in Tripoli are of a less cohesive nature, they are still indicative of the government’s inability to handle…

China Optimistic on Peru Outlook, but Other Investors Wary

China Optimistic on Peru Outlook, but Other Investors Wary

Nov 08, 2013 at 16:55 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: China’s optimism as it enters final talks to acquire Petrobras’ assets in Peru is not shared yet with other potential foreign investors as the country fails to make…

Situation in Mali Worsens with 2 More Kidnapping-Executions

Situation in Mali Worsens with 2 More Kidnapping-Executions

Nov 08, 2013 at 16:54 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: We are back to the drawing board in Mali, and oil exploration in the north should be dismissed out of hand.Analysis: Two French journalists were kidnapped…

The Most Important Energy Map You’ll See This Year

The Most Important Energy Map You’ll See This Year

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:37 | Editorial Dept

You probably haven’t heard about it—but there’s a potential bull market brewing in propane. At the risk of sounding like Hank Hill—the market for this natural gas liquid…

It’s Time to Buy Refining Stocks

It’s Time to Buy Refining Stocks

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:28 | Dan Dicker

The refiners have been a very ‘feast or famine’ trade group that I have been wary of playing.  But with widening Brent-WTI spreads, along with the collapses of other benchmarks…

Lebanon’s Oil Future on Hold

Lebanon’s Oil Future on Hold

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:24 | Editorial Dept

We want to take another look at what’s going on in Lebanon--in terms of the spillover of the conflict in Syria, the meddling of external actors, and the internal political…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 1st November 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 1st November 2013

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:14 | Jim Hyerczyk

A slew of weak economic data last week and a stronger U.S. Dollar helped pressure December crude oil futures the week-ending November 1. Traders read the economic data as a…

Mali Back in Conflict Mode

Mali Back in Conflict Mode

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:12 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The French have relaunched offensives in Mali marking the end of a brief patch of peace following elections and the premature issuing of new oil exploration licenses in…

Syrian Conflict Moves Closer to Iraq

Syrian Conflict Moves Closer to Iraq

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:11 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Syrian regime leader Bashir al-Assad has a tougher grip on power than he has since the start of the conflict, but it is far from over, and clashes…

Kurds Complete Game-Changing Pipeline to Turkey

Kurds Complete Game-Changing Pipeline to Turkey

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:08 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Kurdistan’s leverage over the central Iraqi authorities in Baghdad gets a major boost with the much-anticipated completion of a pipeline directly to Turkey.Analysis: Kurdistan’s leverage over…

Tourist Resort Bombing Pressures Tunisia’s National Dialogue

Tourist Resort Bombing Pressures Tunisia’s National Dialogue

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:07 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Pressure on the pace of national dialogue talks for a new caretaker government in Tunisia, for the resignation of the Ennahda-led government will reach a climax with a…

Why Are Oil Majors Converging on “The Secret Coast”?

Why Are Oil Majors Converging on “The Secret Coast”?

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:22 | Editorial Dept

Some of the world’s most savvy energy investors have converged in a strange place the last few months. A place I call “the secret coast”, because little is known about…

Taking Advantage of Temporary Weakness in the Oil Market

Taking Advantage of Temporary Weakness in the Oil Market

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:16 | Dan Dicker

Oil has been headed down, or at least our domestic benchmark has shown continuing weakness over the last five days.  Our investment philosophy has been to concentrate on the domestic…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 25th October 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 25th October 2013

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:08 | Jim Hyerczyk

After several weeks of consolidation, December crude oil futures broke sharply, reflecting the perception that a slowing economy will lead to a drop in demand for oil. The…

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…

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