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Low Natural Gas Prices Fuel The US LNG Bull Run

| February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
Low Natural Gas Prices Fuel The US LNG Bull Run

It is the legally mandated purpose of a for-profit corporation to make money for its owners and to prioritize that goal above all else. So, it is no surprise that U.S. natural gas producers have been seeking relief from domestic prices that have generally hovered between $2 and $4 per thousand cubic feet for most of […]

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Will U.S. Shale Companies Survive This Oil Price Downturn?

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
Will U.S. Shale Companies Survive This Oil Price Downturn?

The bad news coming out of the shale oil fields of America could all be put down to slumping oil prices. That is certainly a big factor. But as investment professionals like to say, when the tide goes out, we all find out who’s been skinny-dipping. The pattern of negative news from shale country is […]

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5 Predictions For The Energy Sector In 2019

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Predictions For The Energy Sector In 2019

As we begin 2019, the energy markets and the stock markets are experiencing extreme volatility. Both underwent steep declines during the latter part of last year, but both are off to a fast start in the new year. How might this all play out in 2019? Below are my predictions for the significant energy trends I […]

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Oil Price Now Hostage To The Financial Market

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Oil Price Now Hostage To The Financial Market

Oil prices regained more ground on Wednesday, pushed higher after equity markets rebounded from an initial selloff at the start of 2019 trading. The price gains are not entirely convincing. WTI and Brent posted strong gains, each up more than 3 percent by midday in New York, but come largely after U.S. equity markets shook […]

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5 Tests To Confirm Whether Your Gold Or Silver Bullions Are Fake Or Not

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
5 Tests To Confirm Whether Your Gold Or Silver Bullions Are Fake Or Not

As long as gold has been a precious metal, there have been unethical people who try to counterfeit it. As long as they’re manufactured by approved refiners and sold by reputable dealers, you’re assured of their reliability and quality. However, fake bullion does exist, and it’s more common than you may think. Below, you’ll learn […]

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The Truth Behind The Market’s Crazy Moves

| December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Truth Behind The Market’s Crazy Moves

If you thought the Dow Jones Industrials Average gapping down at the open, then dropping a heart-stopping 785 points, and then rallying back 709 points to close down only 79.40 points was normal, you might be right. As abnormal as that sounds, it’s not unusual for equity markets to make intraday moves like that. And […]

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Climate Change, Trade Wars And The Networked World

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Climate Change, Trade Wars And The Networked World

The increasing connectedness of the global economic system has long been touted as the path to greater prosperity and peaceful relations among nations and their peoples. There’s just one hitch: Complex systems have more points of failure and also hidden risks that only surface when something goes wrong. For example, our dependence on cheap shipping […]

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Shale Marching Higher Despite Lower Oil Prices

| November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Shale Marching Higher Despite Lower Oil Prices

The shale oil revolution is still going strong… That’s the story of today’s chart, which maps U.S. daily oil production in the top-five shale oil regions from 2013 to today… and projects production to 2025. The five regions are: Permian (Delaware), Permian (Midland), Eagle Ford (in Texas), Bakken (in parts of Montana), and Niobrara (in […]

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From Shale Oil To Shale Fail

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
From Shale Oil To Shale Fail

I’m tempted to say the following to the writers of two recent pieces outlining the continuing negative free cash flow of companies fracking for oil in America: “Tell me something I don’t already know.” But apparently their message (which has been true for years) needs to be repeated. This is because investors can’t seem to […]

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Oil Market Outlook, October 2018

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Oil Market Outlook, October 2018

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Short-Term Energy Outlook for October, and it shows that OECD oil inventories likely bottomed in July at 2.806 billion barrels. It shows inventories rising in the third quarter, contrary to the normal seasonal trend. However, it forecasts that stocks will drop in December to 2.817 billion after the […]

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