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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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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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