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How To Play The Nuclear Power Renaissance

How To Play The Nuclear Power Renaissance

A nuclear renaissance seems likely,…

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…

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The once red-hot labor market…

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SOUTH SUDAN: More Good News for Oil Production

SOUTH SUDAN: More Good News for Oil Production

May 03, 2013 at 15:41 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Following a long-awaited agreement with Sudan that has South Sudan ready to continue oil production, other developments bode well for South Sudan output, including the integration of rebel…

Gulf of Mexico: Preparing for August Auction

Gulf of Mexico: Preparing for August Auction

May 03, 2013 at 15:30 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Tentatively scheduled for 28 August, the US government is auctioning off over 21 million acres on the Outer Continental Shelf in 3,953 blocks in shallow and deep waters.…

Time for Investors to Turn their Attention to the Gulf of Mexico

Time for Investors to Turn their Attention to the Gulf of Mexico

Apr 26, 2013 at 13:34 | Dan Dicker

The Gulf of Mexico is heating up again and the excitement is returning for deep water drilling.  After three years of declining production from the Gulf, we are now poised…

Syria: The Next New Frontier, Unexplored and Geopolitically Meteoric

Syria: The Next New Frontier, Unexplored and Geopolitically Meteoric

Apr 26, 2013 at 13:32 | Editorial Dept

In 2011, shortly before conflict broke out in Syria, the government was preparing to begin bidding for its first offshore exploration blocks in the Levant Basin region.  That, of course,…

Gulf of Mexico is Back, and Subsalt is all the Rage

Gulf of Mexico is Back, and Subsalt is all the Rage

Apr 26, 2013 at 13:27 | Editorial Dept

In late March, the US Department of Interior released the results of its Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale 227. It was a great auction, with a LOT of interest—52…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 26th April 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 26th April 2013

Apr 26, 2013 at 13:19 | Jim Hyerczyk

June crude oil surged on the daily and weekly charts, regaining a key support line and setting up the market for further upside action. Before getting too excited, however, keep…

SYRIA: EU Lifts Oil Embargo to Help ‘Opposition’

SYRIA: EU Lifts Oil Embargo to Help ‘Opposition’

Apr 26, 2013 at 13:05 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The European Union has lifted its oil embargo on Syria ostensibly to provide “economic support” to the rebels fighting the Assad regime, but the rebels—40%+ infiltrated by Sunni…

PARAGUAY: Cartes Election Victory Good for Business

PARAGUAY: Cartes Election Victory Good for Business

Apr 26, 2013 at 12:59 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The victory of Colorado Party candidate Horacio Cartes in Paraguay’s presidential elections on 21 April sets the stage for a strengthening of the oil and gas industry and…

MOZAMBIQUE: Another Major Offshore Gas Find

MOZAMBIQUE: Another Major Offshore Gas Find

Apr 26, 2013 at 12:51 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Another major gas find offshore Mozambique bodes well for Anadarko and sees share prices rally Analysis:  Anadarko Petroleum Corporation operates the Rovumal block in area 1…

SOUTH AFRICA: Shale Gas Permits Remain Elusive

SOUTH AFRICA: Shale Gas Permits Remain Elusive

Apr 26, 2013 at 12:49 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Despite high hopes, South Africa shale gas permits are not likely to be forthcoming this year for E&P companies, bound up as they are in a wash of…

Big Numbers, Big Profits: The Fleetingly Lucrative RIN Trade

Big Numbers, Big Profits: The Fleetingly Lucrative RIN Trade

Apr 19, 2013 at 15:29 | Editorial Dept

Renewable energy credits, or RINs, are one of the hottest things on the energy market right now because they are making up for a shortfall of refining capacity to blend…

GE Oil & Gas: Ambitious Diversity that Pays Off

GE Oil & Gas: Ambitious Diversity that Pays Off

Apr 19, 2013 at 15:20 | Editorial Dept

Ambitious acquisitions and a diversity that should have any investor hot and bothered: This is General Electric, and what we’re really eyeing here is the company’s oil and gas segment,…

A Global Carbon Market? We’re Not Confident

A Global Carbon Market? We’re Not Confident

Apr 19, 2013 at 15:10 | Editorial Dept

If you had asked me yesterday, I would have said we are on the verge of a global carbon market that was shaping up to look quite attractive. Ask me…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 19th April 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 19th April 2013

Apr 19, 2013 at 14:57 | Jim Hyerczyk

Last week’s technical report suggested that June crude oil was poised for a volatile move because of the triangle chart pattern formation it had formed. Although the chart pattern indicated…

ISRAEL: Tax Issues Cause for Concern After Tamar Gas Starts Pumping

ISRAEL: Tax Issues Cause for Concern After Tamar Gas Starts Pumping

Apr 19, 2013 at 14:20 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Riding high on its massive Levant Basin discoveries and with the first gas coming online from one of these supergiant fields, Israel is considering raising taxes on its…

SYRIA: Theory for a Possible End Game

SYRIA: Theory for a Possible End Game

Apr 19, 2013 at 14:17 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: In the end, geopolitics is always about natural resources, and almost always about fossil fuels specifically. Following this logic, the end game in Syria could very well be…

YEMEN: Chaotic Venue Offers Up New Exploration Tenders

YEMEN: Chaotic Venue Offers Up New Exploration Tenders

Apr 19, 2013 at 14:11 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Yemen is offering up new oil exploration licenses citing a great interest by foreign oil companies, but the truth is that this venue presents THE HIGHEST political risk…

US: Fracking Regulations for Federal Lands?

US: Fracking Regulations for Federal Lands?

Apr 19, 2013 at 13:54 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is talking about a proposal to regulate oil and gas fracking on public lands, and while we haven’t seen a draft of this…

How to Play the Coming Rise in Natural Gas Prices

How to Play the Coming Rise in Natural Gas Prices

Apr 12, 2013 at 17:15 | Dan Dicker

When I wrote convincingly last July about the coming turnaround in Nat gas prices I did a great job in recognizing the trajectory of storage and the slow but steady…

Genel Energy: A Junior Packing a Big Punch

Genel Energy: A Junior Packing a Big Punch

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:53 | James Stafford

I’ve been following Genel Energy of Turkey for a while now, not least because of my obsession with the potentially catastrophic but otherwise fantastic venue that is Iraqi Kurdistan. Every…

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