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U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Snap Back Into Place

U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Snap Back Into Place

The U.S. has reimposed sanctions…

Iraq Has No Intention of Restarting Kurdish Oil Pipeline

Iraq Has No Intention of Restarting Kurdish Oil Pipeline

Baghdad is repairing the Kirkuk-Ceyhan…

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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…

GHANA-COTE D’IVOIRE: New Find, Old Maritime Dispute

GHANA-COTE D’IVOIRE: New Find, Old Maritime Dispute

May 10, 2013 at 15:12 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: A new discovery by France’s Total SA (TOT) just inside territorial waters of Cote d’Ivoire will either exacerbate or speed up a resolution for a maritime boundary dispute…

KENYA: Oil Production 6-7 Years Away

KENYA: Oil Production 6-7 Years Away

May 10, 2013 at 15:08 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Close to proving commercial viability of its major finds since last year, a new report by the IMF suggests that Kenya will start producing in 6-7 years.

BRAZIL: Another Discovery for Karoon

BRAZIL: Another Discovery for Karoon

May 10, 2013 at 14:43 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. (KAR) was already ripe for takeover last month, and a secondary discovery in Brazil last week adds some significantly unexpected value. Analysis:…

Taking Advantage of the Crude by Rail Trend

Taking Advantage of the Crude by Rail Trend

May 03, 2013 at 16:14 | Dan Dicker

We all like straight recommendations to buy stock, but sometimes just staying away from a sector is a very good call.  This year, it’s been tough in the energy patch,…

Paraguay: Unexplored and Open for Business

Paraguay: Unexplored and Open for Business

May 03, 2013 at 16:12 | Editorial Dept

This week we find ourselves back in Latin America, but in Paraguay, where an estimated 4 billion barrels of oil in one basin alone could turn the country into a…

Paraguay: Positioned for the Long Game, 2 Picks

Paraguay: Positioned for the Long Game, 2 Picks

May 03, 2013 at 16:04 | Editorial Dept

Looking six months to a year down the road, there are two companies we’re watching closely because we think they’re about to hit pay oil in Paraguay. They’ve honed in…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 3rd May 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 3rd May 2013

May 03, 2013 at 15:55 | Jim Hyerczyk

June crude oil is set to close lower for the week after heavy selling pressure hit the market following a test of a major 50% price level at $94.66. The…

ARGENTINA: Massive Potential, Bad Politics

ARGENTINA: Massive Potential, Bad Politics

May 03, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Argentina has one of the largest gas and oil deposits in the world, but politics makes this a conundrum for foreign investors. Political mismanagement, especially on the part…

POLAND: Gazprom Foments Political Crisis

POLAND: Gazprom Foments Political Crisis

May 03, 2013 at 15:44 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Polish government claims that EuroPolGaz negotiated a controversial MOU with Russian Gazprom in early April without its knowledge, and now it’s all about damage control over a…

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…

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