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Ukraine’s Great Energy Deception

January 28th, 2015

gas-pipelineRobert Bensh:  The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite of the reality, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is leading the great deception.  Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Europe, Government, Natural Gas, Russia, World News

Oil Crash: Why Our Economy Will Get Progressively Worse

January 27th, 2015

Oil-Price-CrashMichael Snyder:  We are really starting to see the price of oil weigh very heavily on the economy and on the stock market.  On Tuesday, the Dow was down 291 points, and the primary reason for the decline was disappointing corporate sales numbers.  For example, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is blaming the “dramatic decline in the price of oil” for much lower than anticipated sales during the fourth quarter of 2015.  Even though Caterpillar is not Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Investing, Today's Top News

Escalera Resources Co (NASDAQ:ESCR) Faces Possible Delisting

January 27th, 2015

mlps natural gasOn January 20, 2015, The Escalera Resources Co (NASDAQ:ESCR) received notification from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company’s common stock is subject to potential delisting from the Nasdaq because Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Material Events, Natural Gas

The U.S. Dollar And Aircraft Carriers

January 24th, 2015

globe world finance:  It’s funny how things change when the world takes a turn for the worst.

Frackers that initially looked like the next revolution in energy and U.S. oil independence suddenly look bankrupt and uncompetitive when oil prices fall from $115 to $44.

In 2008, junk bond yields spiked from 7.5% to 23.5% as solvent bonds suddenly look Read more…

Bonds, Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Investing, Military and Police

Avoid The Oil Price Plunge And Turn To Solar Energy

January 23rd, 2015

solarKevin Michael Grace:  While some celebrated shale oil as a “boom,” Nick Hodge derided it as a “Ponzi scheme.” Today the shale sector quivers before the specter of falling oil prices, and the oil majors that have invested heavily in shale may be humbled. In this interview with Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Investing, Stocks, Today's Top News

12 Signs That The Economy Is Really Starting To Bleed Oil Patch Jobs

January 22nd, 2015

oil energyMichael Snyder:  The gravy train is over for oil workers.  All over North America, people that felt very secure about their jobs just a few weeks ago are now getting pink slips.  There are even some people that I know personally that this has happened to.  The economy is really starting to bleed oil patch jobs, and as long as the price of oil stays down at this level the job losses are going to continue.  But this is what happens when Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Markets, Today's Top News

Overseas Shipholding Group Appoints Captain Ian T. Blackley As President and Chief Executive Officer With Huge $675K Salary, $2.5M Stock And Over $1M Yearly Bonuses

January 21st, 2015

osgOn January 20, 2015, Captain Ian T. Blackley was appointed by the Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group Inc.(OTCMKTS:OSGIQ) as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective on that date, and in connection with that appointment, will no longer Read more…

Crude Oil

The Oil Price Collapse Is Causing US Oil Drillers To Cut Operations And Slash Spending

January 21st, 2015

Oil RigNick Cunningham:  U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and slash spending.  Read more…

Crude Oil, Today's Top News

Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) Appoints Mr. Amit Ben Itzhak To Board Of Directors

January 17th, 2015

Alon USA Energy, Inc.On January 12, 2015, Mr. Amit Ben Itzhak was appointed to the board of directors of the general partner of Alon USA Partners LP (NYSE:ALDW) . Mr. Ben Itzhak has more than 20 years of financial and management experience and currently serves as Read more…

Crude Oil, Material Events

Back To Basics: Why Conventional Drilling Makes Sense in 2015

January 16th, 2015

oil energyJames Stafford:  This New Year, an old trend may become a new trend as conventional drilling in North America is once again in the spotlight at a time when oil prices continue their slump and the unconventional becomes increasingly uneconomical. Read more…

Crude Oil, Investing

Oil And Gas: Jason Wangler Throws Investors A Life Line

January 15th, 2015

HelpTom Armistead:  The crash in oil prices and the continued depression in gas prices have exploration and production companies and their services providers hunkered down, cutting capital expenditures and trying to bring spending into line with income, says Wunderlich Securities Analyst Jason Wangler. The likely survivors have similar traits, and in this Read more…

Crude Oil, Investing, Today's Top News, World News

“The Russians Strike Back”: Putin Cuts Off Gas Supply To European Union

January 15th, 2015

Putin Strikes BackMac Salvo:  Vladimir Putin has been silent lately. But if anyone thought he had been shamed into defeat or marginalized, then think again.

In the last few hours Russia has announced two key strategic decisions that show they are not going to stand idly by while their economy and way of life are destroyed by Western forces. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Russia, Today's Top News

Boko Haram: Attention Turns To Africa As US And French Interests In Oil And Strategic Minerals Are Threatened

January 14th, 2015

Boko HaramKurt Nimmo:  After Boko Haram reportedly killed hundreds of people in the remote Nigerian town of Baga and detonated a bomb in Maiduguri, The Telegraph estimated the terror group now controls approximately 20,000 square miles of territory, an area the size of Belgium. Read more…

Crude Oil, Government, Military and Police, Precious Metals, World News

Is Obama Losing the Energy War Before It’s Even Started?

January 14th, 2015

ObamaMarin Katusa:  3 Reasons Why Vetoing Keystone XL Spells Environmental and Economic Disaster

“If Obama vetoes the Keystone XL pipeline, he’s putting the American population at greater risk than ever before,” says Marin Katusa Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Government, Today's Top News

The New Normal for Oil?

January 14th, 2015

Oil leackingMarin Katusa:  You may have come across the word “contango” in an oil-related news report or article recently and wondered, “What’s contango?”

It isn’t the Chinese version of the tango. Read more…

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