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A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

A significant development this week…

Traders Cautiously Optimistic About Crude

Traders Cautiously Optimistic About Crude

In the forthcoming week, traders…

Global Energy Alert

Next Shale ‘Boom’ - Our Money’s on Russia

Next Shale ‘Boom’ - Our Money’s on Russia

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:46 | Editorial Dept

When the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first-ever report that looked at shale oil and gas potential from a global perspective, the first question that came…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 12th July 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 12th July 2013

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:32 | Jim Hyerczyk

September crude oil futures continued to soar this week, proving that last week’s huge rally was no fluke. The market spiked up early in the week before running into fresh…

POLITICAL & SECURITY ALERTS - Lebanon Concerned that Israel Could Reach its Oil

POLITICAL & SECURITY ALERTS - Lebanon Concerned that Israel Could Reach its Oil

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:24 | Editorial Dept

Ghana’s Jubilee Production Hits 110,000 b/d, Amid Political CrisisGhana’s giant offshore Jubilee field continues its steady increase in production, now reaching 110,000 barrels per day, and its operator,…

DEVELOPMENT & DISCOVERY ALERTS - Dana Gas Announces Find in Egypt

DEVELOPMENT & DISCOVERY ALERTS - Dana Gas Announces Find in Egypt

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:16 | Editorial Dept

Dana Gas Announces Find in EgyptUAE-based Dana Gas on 30 June announced a significant gas discovery in Egypt’s Nile Delta, just four days before Egypt’s military stepped in…

THE Game-Changing Mexico Opportunity

THE Game-Changing Mexico Opportunity

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:59 | Editorial Dept

What if Mexico were to privatize its state-owned oil company Pemex around the same time that the US and Mexico ended the moratorium on oil and gas production along their…

Why Oil Will Stay Strong for Some Time to Come

Why Oil Will Stay Strong for Some Time to Come

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:38 | Dan Dicker

Egypt is the big topic on oil trader’s minds this week but it really shouldn’t be. Although it’s been tapped as the reason WTI oil has drifted above $100 a…

Subsea Surveillance: The Fiber Optic Storm

Subsea Surveillance: The Fiber Optic Storm

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:35 | James Stafford

It’s all about fiber optics today, with acoustic spy tech that aims to both perfect offshore fracking and detect subsea leaks—and this is where the defense industry and oil and…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 5th July 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 5th July 2013

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:28 | Jim Hyerczyk

August crude oil futures regained the long-term resistance line of a triangle chart pattern on July 3, putting it in a position to close higher for the week. Shortly after…

DEVELOPMENT ALERTS - Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in Iraq

DEVELOPMENT ALERTS - Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in Iraq

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:18 | Editorial Dept

Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in IraqCitigroup Inc. (C) received approval last week to open a representative office in Baghdad to take advantage of the estimated $1 trillion to…

INVESTMENT ALERTS - Takeover Bargain: Newcrest Mining

INVESTMENT ALERTS - Takeover Bargain: Newcrest Mining

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:10 | Editorial Dept

Takeover Bargain: Newcrest MiningSince mid-April we have been monitoring Newcrest Mining Ltd. (NCM), which has lost half of its value since then and is possibly ripe for takeover…

POLITICAL ALERTS - Jordan Considers Israeli Gas

POLITICAL ALERTS - Jordan Considers Israeli Gas

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:03 | Editorial Dept

Qatar Emir Cedes Power to SonEmir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (61) ceded power Tuesday to his 33-year-old son, Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani. This is not a…

Why Now is a Great Time to be Getting Into Oil Stocks

Why Now is a Great Time to be Getting Into Oil Stocks

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:06 | Dan Dicker

This week’s market action seemed to prove two very old trader’s axioms – ONE – the market will do precisely what will cause the most people the most pain and…

Evolving in the Deep: The Ultra Drill Ship

Evolving in the Deep: The Ultra Drill Ship

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:02 | James Stafford

The bulk of new discoveries we’ve been hearing about over the past couple of years—at least the big ones—are offshore, many of them in ultra-deep waters. Shallow discoveries are fewer…

Coal Gasification: Turning the Commercial Corner

Coal Gasification: Turning the Commercial Corner

Jun 28, 2013 at 16:58 | Editorial Dept

Underground coal gasification (UCG) has been around for a very long time, but just as it was about to surface as a potentially commercially viable alternative to traditional coal mining,…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 28th June 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 28th June 2013

Jun 28, 2013 at 16:08 | Jim Hyerczyk

August crude oil futures bucked the trend in many commodities to post a strong close for the week.  The market was buoyed by signs of an improving economy and comments…

OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT ALERTS – Amazon Oil Auction

OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT ALERTS – Amazon Oil Auction

Jun 28, 2013 at 16:01 | Editorial Dept

Peru Prepares for Amazon Oil AuctionPeru is preparing to auction off 26 oil concessions in the Amazon region after holding consultations with indigenous groups. The Peruvian government is…

REGULATORY ALERTS – Noble in Cyprus & Gazprom Withdraws from Greece

REGULATORY ALERTS – Noble in Cyprus & Gazprom Withdraws from Greece

Jun 28, 2013 at 15:48 | Editorial Dept

Noble Seals Cyprus LNG Terminal DealLast week, Cyprus approved a deal with Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) and its Israeli partners (Delek Drilling LP and Avner Oil Exploration…

POLITICAL, SECURITY ALERTS – Statoil to form Anti-Terror Ops

POLITICAL, SECURITY ALERTS – Statoil to form Anti-Terror Ops

Jun 28, 2013 at 15:08 | Editorial Dept

Uncertainty Rises in LebanonSpillover from the conflict in Syria has entered a new phase in Lebanon, and we are increasingly concerned that the country will become embroiled in…

Oil is the New Gold

Oil is the New Gold

Jun 21, 2013 at 14:11 | Dan Dicker

As I write this on Thursday morning, Gold is in a virtual freefall, dropping below $1400 an ounce for the first time in two years – Ben Bernanke’s statements at…

Arctic Oil & Gas: Not for the Faint of Heart

Arctic Oil & Gas: Not for the Faint of Heart

Jun 21, 2013 at 14:10 | James Stafford

Massive cost, forbidden terrain and unimaginable reward—this is the Arctic, where interest has waxed and waned over the past decade, but a flurry of activity from unexpected quarters is bringing…

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