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The Shipping Fuel Of The Future

The Shipping Fuel Of The Future

Methanol is emerging as the…

The Oil Price Rally Is Fueling Inflation Concerns

The Oil Price Rally Is Fueling Inflation Concerns

Bullish sentiment is building in…

Global Energy Alert

How to Play the UK Fracking Game

How to Play the UK Fracking Game

May 24, 2013 at 14:06 | James Stafford

Since it lifted the moratorium in December, the United Kingdom has taken its new fracking “freedom” to the limit, granting more than 300 licenses to explorers to frack onshore. And…

Carbon Capture: Killing Two Birds with One Stone

Carbon Capture: Killing Two Birds with One Stone

May 24, 2013 at 14:00 | Editorial Dept

In May, the biggest carbon capture project in the US went on line in Port Arthur, Texas, capturing carbon dioxide from industrial operations and using that carbon for enhanced oil…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 24th May 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 24th May 2013

May 24, 2013 at 13:52 | Jim Hyerczyk

Although U.S. crude oil supplies fell 300,000 barrels for the week-ending May 17, according to an Energy Information Administration (EIA) report, traders seemed to be more focused on outside markets…

SOMALIA: This New Frontier Isn’t Ready for Oil

SOMALIA: This New Frontier Isn’t Ready for Oil

May 24, 2013 at 13:43 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Somalia plans to sign 30 PSCs this year with foreign oil companies and auction off over 300 new oil blocks, but oil rights here are not solidified and…

US-EUROPE: The Free Trade Drama

US-EUROPE: The Free Trade Drama

May 24, 2013 at 13:41 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: A pending free-market deal between the US and the European Union could open up a massive transatlantic market that could account for 56% of global imports and exports…

NAMIBIA: First Oil Discovery Overrides Earlier Disappointments

NAMIBIA: First Oil Discovery Overrides Earlier Disappointments

May 24, 2013 at 13:38 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: It’s been a rough ride for Namibia explorers but this week explorers announced their first oil discovery, and while it’s not commercially viable, it could be the first…

EU: Tighter Regulations for Explorers

EU: Tighter Regulations for Explorers

May 24, 2013 at 13:34 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The EU’s new offshore oil and gas exploration legislation is designed to prevent another Gulf of Mexico incident and will force explorers to submit special hazard reports and…

Geothermal Energy: More Exciting than Media Thinks

Geothermal Energy: More Exciting than Media Thinks

May 17, 2013 at 14:44 | Editorial Dept

Geothermal energy is hands down THE best renewable energy avenue out there: The Earth is always generating heat, and there won’t be any “peak heat”, nor could we ever extract…

A Perfectly Positioned Company Set to Benefit from North America’s Oil Boom

A Perfectly Positioned Company Set to Benefit from North America’s Oil Boom

May 17, 2013 at 14:31 | Dan Dicker

The most compelling news of the week in the energy world was the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) mid-term report, calling for a ‘supply shock’ from North America’s increasing oil supply.

US LNG Exports … Who We Like

US LNG Exports … Who We Like

May 17, 2013 at 14:29 | James Stafford

This is it … the US Department of Energy is expected to decide on US natural gas exports this summer, and President Barack Obama has already suggested that the US…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 17th May 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 17th May 2013

May 17, 2013 at 14:20 | Jim Hyerczyk

After falling from $97.38 on May 6 to $92.40 on May 15, July crude oil rebounded on May 16 to regain almost 50% of its recent break. This turnaround was…

BRAZIL: Round 11 in Rio, Hot and Getting Hotter

BRAZIL: Round 11 in Rio, Hot and Getting Hotter

May 17, 2013 at 14:16 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Rio’s 11th round of bidding for new concessions went down in an atmosphere of heavy competition, with Brazilian offshore acreage fast becoming some of the hottest oil and…

US: Mexico-TAP and the Dodd Frank Act

US: Mexico-TAP and the Dodd Frank Act

May 17, 2013 at 14:12 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: US Congress is reviewing House and Senate legislation that could see US companies working under the Mexico-TAP exempted from Dodd-Frank Section 1504 SEC disclosures about payments to foreign…

URUGUAY: Regasification Plant Heralds Major LNG Ambitions

URUGUAY: Regasification Plant Heralds Major LNG Ambitions

May 17, 2013 at 14:08 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: With final plans for a regasification plant in the Montevideo Bay approved, Uruguay is aggressively working to position itself as an energy hub despite a lack of conventional…

KURDISTAN: Understanding the Power Brokers

KURDISTAN: Understanding the Power Brokers

May 17, 2013 at 14:06 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Kurdistan is a good place to be right now for E&P companies, but navigating the playing field of power brokers and gatekeepers is a challenging necessity if you…

Supercomputing: Game-Changer for Oil & Gas Exploration

Supercomputing: Game-Changer for Oil & Gas Exploration

May 10, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Oil majors are second only to the US Defense Department in terms of the use of supercomputing systems. That’s because supercomputing is the key to determining where to explore next—and…

A Company that Stands to do Well from the Collapsing WTI-Brent Spread

A Company that Stands to do Well from the Collapsing WTI-Brent Spread

May 10, 2013 at 15:33 | Dan Dicker

Another week away from my usual trading desk in New York does lead to a different and useful perspective on energy events without concentrating on the minute movements on my…

Chesapeake: Getting Rid of Bad Baggage

Chesapeake: Getting Rid of Bad Baggage

May 10, 2013 at 15:32 | Editorial Dept

This company’s had some management problems, but we still like it: Its profits are higher than expected, despite all, and its net income is up 2 cents per share this…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 10th May 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 10th May 2013

May 10, 2013 at 15:23 | Jim Hyerczyk

Late breaking news on Thursday may have signaled the top in July crude oil as traders reacted with aggressive selling pressure. The move was triggered by comments from Fed Bank…

US: Towards Net Gas Exporting

US: Towards Net Gas Exporting

May 10, 2013 at 15:16 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The debate over whether the US should become a net gas exporter moved towards the proponents last weekend, following remarks made by US President Barack Obama during a…

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