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Is Climate Change A Real “Crisis”?

| October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Is Climate Change A Real “Crisis”?

The United States government has now officially embraced climate change as a catastrophe in the making. Only it contends that the catastrophe is now inevitable no matter what humans do…and so, we should do nothing at all since whatever we do won’t matter much. That, at least, was the justification offered for freezing fuel-efficiency standards […]

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World Oil Supply, Demand And Price Outlook, September 2018

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
World Oil Supply, Demand And Price Outlook, September 2018

The Energy Information Administration released its Short-Term Energy Outlook for September, and it shows that OECD oil inventories likely bottomed in July at 2.804 billion barrels. It shows inventories rising in the third quarter, contrary to the usual seasonal trend. However, it forecasts that stocks will drop in December to 2.798 billion after the Iranian […]

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Why Oil Prices Fell — Stockpiles Or Price Pattern?

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Why Oil Prices Fell — Stockpiles Or Price Pattern?

Let’s cut right to the chart below. The shaded triangle highlights the dramatic price action in crude oil prices on August 15, when crude plummeted 3% to its lowest level in over nine weeks. Now, according to the mainstream experts, the number one catalyst for crude’s collapse was a shockingly bearish same-day Energy Information Administration […]

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Oil Price War Now Between Saudi And Iran

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Oil Price War Now Between Saudi And Iran

The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is becoming increasingly evident in the oil pricing policies of the two large Middle Eastern producers. The two countries are currently reigniting the market share and pricing war ahead of the returning U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil. Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, has been boosting oil production to […]

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Charting Electric Car’s Bumpy Road Ahead

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Charting Electric Car’s Bumpy Road Ahead

The surge in demand for electric cars has been fueled in part by the falling costs of lithium-ion batteries—driven by technological progress—which power everything from electric cars to smartphones. Lithium and cobalt are critical components in batteries for electric cars. The rapid growth in the demand for rechargeable batteries has now driven up these raw material […]

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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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