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The Chinese Ban On U.S. Agricultural Products Will Be A Death Blow For Countless U.S. Farms

| August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Chinese Ban On U.S. Agricultural Products Will Be A Death Blow For Countless U.S. Farms

U.S. farmers have never experienced a year quite like this.  During the first half of 2019, endless rain and unprecedented flooding were the major problems.  As a result of the incredibly wet conditions, millions of acres of prime farmland didn’t get planted at all, and tens of millions of other acres are going to yield […]

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Map Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Happening All Over The World

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Map Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Happening All Over The World

Let me warn you right up front – the information in this article might freak you out.  If what some experts are telling us is true, a global food crisis appears to be inevitable.  Even during good years we have a really difficult time feeding everyone on the planet, and now a major climate shift […]

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What If Venezuela And Iran Oil Are Totally Off The Market?

What If Venezuela And Iran Oil Are Totally Off The Market?

We’re hyper-focused on politics at the moment because, well, Trump. If he weren’t the president, with unshakeable support from one faction while inducing loathing from another, then the 2020 election cycle might be a touch less fanatical. But he is the president, and we’ve got Democratic hopefuls pummeling each other as they move to the […]

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Shale Oil And Gas Industry: 80% Of Its Value Destroyed In 10 Years

Shale Oil And Gas Industry: 80% Of Its Value Destroyed In 10 Years

Recently, the former CEO of the largest shale gas producer in the United States told a roomful of conference goers what any competent financial analysis would have revealed many years ago: the shale oil and gas industry as a whole has been destroying capital since its inception. “The fact is that every time they put the drill […]

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Why Chevron Left The Anadarko Party Early

Why Chevron Left The Anadarko Party Early

Welcome to the bidding war that didn’t happen. The decision last week by international oil giant Chevron Corp. to leave its takeover bid for shale oil and gas-heavy Anadarko Petroleum Corp. unaltered in the wake of a higher offer from rival bidder Occidental Petroleum Corp. surprised some who had expected a back and forth escalation between the […]

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Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

| April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

It happens whenever there’s a sharp rise in gasoline or oil prices. Pundits focus on the increases and cry foul if broad inflation gauges don’t confirm the price hikes at the pump. But it’s short-sighted to assume that a spike in energy prices will automatically lead to higher inflation overall. It’s tempting to argue otherwise, […]

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Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

Introduction After last week`s surprising build of 7.2 million barrels in the oil market, we were wondering if this was an anomaly, the effects of the shipping channel disruptions, or just a timing issue regarding tanker offloads. Well, we added another 7 million barrels to oil inventories again this week, but gasoline inventories had a […]

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The Russians Are Coming To America ….. Bearing Oil

The Russians Are Coming To America ….. Bearing Oil

As America’s Russia hysteria is stirred once again by the arrival of the long-awaited report of the U.S. Department of Justice on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a surge in Russian oil imports has arrived on America’s shores. The surge was little noticed by what passes for the U.S. foreign policy apparatus these days […]

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Natural Gas: The Hottest Fossil Fuel

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
Natural Gas: The Hottest Fossil Fuel

In recent years, global coal consumption growth has slowed. In developed areas such as the U.S. and the European Union, coal consumption has been declining for over a decade. While the world will continue to use coal for decades, its days as a growth industry appear to be behind it. Likewise, oil appears to be […]

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US-China Trade Talks: Will The Chinese Keep Promises?

| February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
US-China Trade Talks: Will The Chinese Keep Promises?

Talks between the U.S. and China to end the trade war appear to be in trouble with the March 2 deadline for a deal fast approaching. In the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China, a lack of trust – key to any successful negotiation – appears to be hobbling the ability to reach […]

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