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Oil Bounces Back on Rate Cut Optimism

Oil Bounces Back on Rate Cut Optimism

The market reacted positively to…

Global Energy Alert

Giant Kashagan Finally Starts Production, Watch the Transport

Giant Kashagan Finally Starts Production, Watch the Transport

Sep 13, 2013 at 15:36 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Thirteen years and $50 billion later, Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan oil reservoir started pumping on 11 September—but follow the money for the transport, which is where the real game…

Kurdistan: Turkish Power Brokers String Along UAE Producers

Kurdistan: Turkish Power Brokers String Along UAE Producers

Sep 13, 2013 at 15:28 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As Taqa (Abu Dhabi National Energy) seeks approval to pump 30,000 barrels per day from its field in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurds drag their feet as influential Turkish…

5 Giant Game-Changing Energy Trends

5 Giant Game-Changing Energy Trends

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:19 | James Stafford

The most important aspect of predictive energy investing is keeping up with technological advancements BEFORE they go viral. These are the hints; the bread crumbs to opportunity. There was a…

Energy’s Biggest Names Converge in a Tired, Old Place

Energy’s Biggest Names Converge in a Tired, Old Place

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:11 | Editorial Dept

Big things are happening in the Outer Continental Shelf—the shallow-water portion of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Two critical—but under-appreciated—developments have just happened here. One that points to a…

Mali: Straight out of Conflict into Exploration

Mali: Straight out of Conflict into Exploration

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:03 | Editorial Dept

Mali can barely be called “post-conflict”—despite the rhetoric following the conclusion of 11 August runoff elections—yet oil exploration deals are already being cut in the north. Indeed, they were being…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 6th September 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 6th September 2013

Sep 06, 2013 at 16:51 | Jim Hyerczyk

October Crude Oil futures traded slightly lower on Thursday because of a stronger dollar, but bearish traders were unable to break the market because of concerns over an impending invasion…

Egypt Addresses Debt to Foreign Oil Companies

Egypt Addresses Debt to Foreign Oil Companies

Sep 06, 2013 at 16:47 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Desperate for foreign oil companies to continue investing, Egypt is now trying to restructure $5.4 billion in debt it owes to them before it affects the $8.5 billion…

Lebanon’s Economy Faces Collapse

Lebanon’s Economy Faces Collapse

Sep 06, 2013 at 16:23 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Lebanon’s economy faces collapse, and foreign bidders on potentially lucrative offshore oil and blocks are about to be disappointed as the conflict in Syria feeds a political stalemate…

Keep Watch over Oil and Gas Assets on the Tumultuous Tunisian Border

Keep Watch over Oil and Gas Assets on the Tumultuous Tunisian Border

Sep 06, 2013 at 15:55 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: While the Tunisian military picks up momentum in the fight against terrorist forces in the Mount Chaambi border region with Algeria, and the two countries combine forces to…

Ghana’s Supreme Court Upholds President Mahama

Ghana’s Supreme Court Upholds President Mahama

Sep 06, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Ghana investors breathe a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court upholds the December 2012 presidential election results and the verdict passes smoothly, with opposition criticism but with…

How To Trade The Situation In Syria

How To Trade The Situation In Syria

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:39 | Dan Dicker

The phone’s ringing off the hook in the last week of a languid summer. It’s CNBC, Fox and even Al Jazeera, all looking for insight from me into how the…

Resolving Jordan’s Energy Dilemma

Resolving Jordan’s Energy Dilemma

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:37 | Editorial Dept

Energy is Jordan’s eternal bogeyman; Syria is its immediate threat to stability. Together, they make for a great deal of royal discomfort. The list of Jordan’s energy woes…

Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages?

Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages?

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:20 | James Stafford

As with everything else, it’s all about economic feasibility. This is the story of kerogen (oil shale), and could be a huge one, or it could just stay in the…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 30th August 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 30th August 2013

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:17 | Jim Hyerczyk

Speculative buyers drove October Crude Oil futures higher this week following reports of an imminent attack on Syria by the United States. On August 27, headline news across the world…

Elections in Norway Decisive for Oil Drillers

Elections in Norway Decisive for Oil Drillers

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:14 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Norway’s September elections will likely end the battle over oil drilling off the Lofoten islands and pave the way most notably for Statoil ASA (STL) to drill for…

Saudi Prince Bandar Schemes in Syria

Saudi Prince Bandar Schemes in Syria

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:11 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Following what happens next in Syria means following the machinations of Saudi Prince Bandar. Analysis: Saudi Prince…

Saudi Prince Bandar in Egypt

Saudi Prince Bandar in Egypt

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: While Bandar may not have gotten everything he wanted in Syria—yet—in Egypt he has, so far.  Analysis: In July, the US ordered a review of aid…

Iranian Gas for Ukraine?

Iranian Gas for Ukraine?

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:07 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Iran has plenty of gas and is now looking to Ukraine (via Iraq and Moldova) for a new market.

Time for Investors to Hunker Down

Time for Investors to Hunker Down

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:32 | Dan Dicker

It’s time to step out from my ‘normal’ role as the ‘energy expert’ and make a comment or two on the markets in general, just as a professional trader who’s…

Exploring for Oil in Nicaragua: Friends in High Places

Exploring for Oil in Nicaragua: Friends in High Places

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:30 | Southern Pulse

On 17 July, Nicaragua announced that US-based Noble Energy would invest $30 million in drilling two offshore wells in the Caribbean—launching Nicaragua’s first-ever oil exploration. The wells will be drilled…

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