Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Increasing Demand For Refined Products Will Increase Oil Prices

January 29th, 2015

oilDan Steffens:  In last week’s article I posted a chart from the International Energy Agency’s recent Oil Market Report that shows global demand for refined products catching up to supply by the 3rd quarter of this year. My opinion is that all of the analysts who are now blaming the sharp drop in oil prices on a “glut” of supply could change their tune quickly as consumers adjust to lower fuel costs. Just as higher costs reduce Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Energy, World News

Michael Waring Is Not Worried About The Energy Downturn And Looks At Companies Most Likely To Succeed

January 29th, 2015

Renewable EnergyTom Armistead:  With oil and gas prices down, it’s time to cull the herd, sell marginal producers and double down on the strong ones in your portfolio, says Michael Waring, founder of Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc. In this interview with The Energy Report, Waring explains that this kind of correction happens every 10 years in this space. It presents opportunities for companies to improve and investors to profit—and he names four companies he considers most likely to succeed. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Energy, Natural Gas

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

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

Duke Energy Corp(NYSE:DUK) Receives Letter Requesting Additional Information In Connection With The Sale Of The Company’s Midwest Commercial Generation Business to Dynegy

January 21st, 2015

dukeOn January 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a letter requesting additional information in connection with the application filed on September 11, 2014, by Duke Energy Commercial Asset Management, LLC (“DECAM”), a subsidiary of Read more…

Energy, Material Events

Brent Cook: Uranium’s Recent Price Uptick And Mining Projects Worth Investing In

January 14th, 2015

UraniumJT Long:  As nuclear plant restarts take effect in Japan, both market sentiment and fundamentals are seeing positive boosts. Here to discuss the sea change is expert geologist and astute investor Brent Cook, author of Exploration Insights. In this interview with The Mining Report, Cook explains the forces behind uranium’s recent price uptick, and describes Read more…

Energy, Investing, Mining

Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) Terminates VP Kevin Hurst

January 11th, 2015

stone_energyKevin G. Hurst’s employment with Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) terminated. Mr. Hurst was the Company’s Vice President – Gulf of Mexico Shelf/Deep Gas. His responsibilities will be assumed by Mr. Keith A. Seilhan, Vice President – Deepwater.” Read more…

Energy, Material Events, Today's Top News

The Keystone XL Pipeline And Political Partisan Propaganda

January 9th, 2015

keystone-pipelineMarin Katusa:  The controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline is proof positive that American politics have gone from debate to pure partisan propaganda – at the expense of business and even common sense.  With over half a million miles of pipeline already, failing to replace that aging infrastructure only means Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Government, Politics

Revolutionary Oil Prospector Richard Masterson Shares Fracking Investment Opportunities Gov. Cuomo Can’t Touch

January 8th, 2015

oil gasGeorge S. Mack:  Richard “Rich” Masterson, a Midland, Texas-based consulting geologist, has helped originate oil and gas projects with previously unseen potential. In this interview with The Energy Report, Masterson describes the significance of innovative science and new methods of prospecting to locate and liberate large amounts of energy, regardless of NIMBY politics like those playing out in New York State. He also brings projects and companies with potential upside for investors to the surface. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Investing, Natural Gas

Are You Ready for the January Effect?

January 7th, 2015

Calendar New Year's DayJT Long:  As far back as 1942, economists have noted that small-cap companies in particular tend to surge at the beginning of the year in a cycle known as the January Effect. After the year we have seen in the natural resources space,The Mining Report checked in with sector experts to find out whether they are expecting this traditional gift, how they are preparing for it and what companies could benefit. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Gold, Investing, Mining, Silver

Chinese Copper Elephant

December 26th, 2014

copperRick Mills:  Wood MacKenzie sees stronger prices for copper.

“Over the last 10 years, copper’s annual average growth rate in demand has been 13% for China. The annual growth rate over the next five years is going to be 5%. Over the last 10 years, average annual copper consumption has been 600,000 tonnes, and going forward it’s going to be 500,000 tonnes…” Northern Miner Read more…

Energy, Investing, Mining

The Gold Report: Best Of The Best 2014

December 26th, 2014


Best of 2014JT Long:  As natural resources bounced all over the charts in 2014, readers turned to the experts interviewed by The Gold Report for insights on what was driving these ups and downs, and how they could protect themselves—or, better yet, benefit—from the volatility. We combed through interviews with experts featured during the year, and offer some Read more…

Banking, China, Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Energy, Gold, Investing, Precious Metals, Silver, Stocks, Today's Top News

The US Will Not Come Out Of This Oil Slump Scot Free

December 23rd, 2014

oil 1Marin Katusa:  If you only paid attention to the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the US is going to get away from the collapse in oil prices scot free. According to popular belief, America is even going to be a net winner from cheaper oil prices, because they will act like a tax cut for US consumers. Or so we are told. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Technical Trading, Today's Top News

Low Oil Prices Don’t Just Benefit The Consumer

December 17th, 2014

Gas TankChad Shoop:  Crude oil prices have taken a beating over the past several months. A barrel of oil plunged from above $100 a barrel in June to approximately $55 today. What’s more, oil’s drop has sent shockwaves throughout the market. Not only have oil stocks been hammered, but the alternative energy sector and battery-powered car maker Tesla have been Read more…

Consumer, Crude Oil, Energy, Investing Guide, OPTIONS, Technical Trading, Today's Top News

7 Facts About US Oil Supplies

December 16th, 2014

oil energyEconMatters:  The futures contract for January 2015 has gone from $102 a barrel in July to $57 a barrel today, a $45 dollar a barrel discounting of price in less than six months. Much of this move is based upon bearish sentiment and future expectations for oil supplies along with bearish headlines coming out of OPEC Members and the exiting of the long side of the Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Energy, Natural Gas, Stocks, Today's Top News

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