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New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying. “The timing is right. The boom in U.S. oil and gas production gives […]

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Fracking A Ride Down The Rabbit Hole

Fracking A Ride Down The Rabbit Hole

One of my favorite songs is a catchy, upbeat American classic from the 1920s, The Best Things in Life are Free. The opening lyric is “The moon belongs to everyone.” But unfortunately, in life nothing truly is free, not even gazing at the moon. Tilting your head upward takes energy, which you get from the food […]

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Oil And Gasoline Spike While Trump Goes “Deal Making”

Oil And Gasoline Spike While Trump Goes “Deal Making”

Calling it “a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made”, President Trump declared last Tuesday that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal made under the Obama administration. The United States is now preparing to reinstate all sanctions along with additional economic penalties on Iran. French President Emmanuel Macron, […]

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White Petroleum: A New War Is About To Start

White Petroleum: A New War Is About To Start

It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call it, has become a crucial element in today’s high-tech economy. Demand for lithium is soaring, and producers are frantically searching for new sources of supply. […]

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Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

In late 2016, OPEC agreed to cut production in order to address an oversupplied oil market. Global crude oil inventories had reached record highs, and the price of oil had crashed. OPEC’s strategy is having the desired effect. Over the past year, despite strong U.S. shale production growth, global inventories have steadily declined. In response, […]

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Will There Be An Oil Price Rally?

Will There Be An Oil Price Rally?

Oil prices seesawed at the start of the week before jumping close to multi-year highs on geopolitical concerns, with Brent hitting $70 and WTI at $65. However, geopolitical pressure is only able to influence oil prices to such a degree because the market is fundamentally getting tighter. Ongoing declines in Venezuela and concerns about heightened […]

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$100 Oil In 2019?

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
$100 Oil In 2019?

The stock market is a dangerous place to be right now. Watching VIX spiked from 17 to 50+ then crashing back to 30 within two days can certainly cause a cardiac arrest or two. What’s even worse is that investors took this little dip as a buying opportunity throwing more good money at this deformed […]

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Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plans Forgot BP Deepwater Horizon

| January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plans Forgot BP Deepwater Horizon

The Trump Administration is proposing to ease regulations that were adopted to make offshore oil and gas drilling operations safer after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. This event was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven workers died in the explosion and sinking of the oil rig, and more than 4 million barrels of oil […]

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The IoT Of Oil Markets

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
The IoT Of Oil Markets

While OPEC mulls over further steps to once again support falling oil prices, tech startups are quietly ushering in a new era in oil and gas: the era of the digital oil field. Much talk has revolved around how software can completely transform the energy industry, but until recently, it was just talk. Now, things […]

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Gold Breaks Through Resistance Level & Continues Rising

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gold Breaks Through Resistance Level & Continues Rising

Several important factors are affecting demand for gold, and the price of gold accordingly. For starters, tensions with North Korea are looming large. Various experts are cautioning that the price of gold could surge to record levels – as high as $10,000 per ounce, owing to an imminent war with North Korea. Whether this comes to pass […]

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