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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…

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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…

Politics & Economics Sideline Eastern European Shale Potential

Politics & Economics Sideline Eastern European Shale Potential

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:50 | Editorial Dept

While most aren’t eyeing the Eastern European shale potential with too much excitement, Chevron stands out for its decisive buy-up of acreage in this region. Chevron has acquired millions of…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 12th April 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 12th April 2013

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:34 | Jim Hyerczyk

June crude oil futures traded mixed last week as traders had to deal with conflicting signals. Technically, the market is oversold on a short-term basis which gives it a slight…

LEBANON: Good News for Stability, Good News for Levant Fossil Fuels Prospects

LEBANON: Good News for Stability, Good News for Levant Fossil Fuels Prospects

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The sweeping parliamentary endorsement of Sunni politician Tammam Salam to become the country’s next prime minister is a major boost for stability and removes a great deal of…

PERU: Environmental Authorities Get Serious

PERU: Environmental Authorities Get Serious

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:24 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Peru is taking tough action against oil and gas companies over poor environmental practices following an oil spill earlier this month, halting operations and imposing fines. There’s more…

UKRAINE: Russia Threatens to Reroute Gas from Ukrainian Transit Pipelines

UKRAINE: Russia Threatens to Reroute Gas from Ukrainian Transit Pipelines

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:19 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Though small in volume, Ukraine’s launch of gas imports from Europe is spurring a response from Moscow which is essentially to cut Ukraine’s gas transit potential. 

RUSSIA: Juggling Oil Tax Increases and Unconventional Incentives

RUSSIA: Juggling Oil Tax Increases and Unconventional Incentives

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:14 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Russian Finance Ministry’s proposed increase in extraction taxes of 5% for 2014-2016 is intended to raise money for building roads, but the tradeoff is a sweet incentive…

Another Energy Boom is on the Way

Another Energy Boom is on the Way

Apr 05, 2013 at 13:37 | Dan Dicker

Trading energy and energy stocks this week have been a dangerous experience, as oil markets sloughed off more than $3 a barrel on little more than a whim.  DOE reports…

Massive New Opportunities in Advanced Fracking

Massive New Opportunities in Advanced Fracking

Apr 05, 2013 at 13:35 | James Stafford

Hydraulic fracking is an expensive, complicated and dirty endeavor. That is the present reality. But new technology already being employed and even more promising ideas coming online soon could clean…

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