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Resource Strategist Warns of New Russian Threat: “It Would Be the Greatest Blackout In American History”

May 19th, 2014

power gridAmid tensions between the United States and Russia in recent months many international analysts have warned of consequences that may include everything from thermo-nuclear detonations to asymmetric warfare such as financial cyber attacks Read more…

Government, Utilities, World News

What Would You Do If The Power Grid Went Down For Over A Year?

March 19th, 2014

power gridWhat would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year?  Our key infrastructure, including the Internet and the power grid, is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to imagine.  These days, most people simply take Read more…

Consumer, Economy, Government, Markets, Utilities

Is Global Warming Dead?

December 17th, 2013

global carbonBack in 2009, Al Gore boldly declared that “the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.”  Well, it turns out that was a lie along with almost everything else that Al Gore Read more…

Government, Utilities, World News

Profit From These Two Undervalued Marcellus Drillers (NYSE:SGY, NYSE:SWN)

April 12th, 2013

drillingRoughly 150 miles west of where I’m sitting in northeast Pennsylvania is the top-producing natural gas formation in the United States. Hats off to Read more…

Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Utilities

U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable To Just About Everything

November 30th, 2012

Jen Alic: As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran’s eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its energy grid is vulnerable to anyone with basic weapons and know-how. Read more…

Utilities

72 Hours Later: Starvation, Supply Shortages, Food Lines, No Clean Water, No Gas, & Transportation Standstill

November 2nd, 2012

Mac Slavo: A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems  Read more…

Economy, Markets, Utilities

Anarchy Along The Jersey Shore And On Long Island In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

November 1st, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is another reminder of just how incredibly fragile the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis really is.  Many of the hardest hit areas Read more…

Economy, Government, Utilities

13 Commodity Earnings You Can’t Afford to Miss (ADM, BP, MT, PSX, APA, CHK, XOM, NEM, CVX)

October 29th, 2012

Jared Cummans: As we enter the latter half of earnings season, it is time for a number of the world’s biggest and most significant commodity-based firms to report their results from their most recent fiscal quarter. The figures they post as well as the guidance they provide Read more…

Earnings, Energy, Utilities

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): Get Ready for a Spout of Potential Gains

October 22nd, 2012

Just when you thought America’s shale oil and gas boom couldn’t get any bigger, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates a newly emerging shale play likely contains about 38 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas, 940 million barrels Read more…

Crude Oil, Utilities

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): CNG in a Box Infrastructure Solution

October 17th, 2012

Oh, how I miss the days when gas was only $0.79 per gallon. It may have been a long time ago, but there’s not a time I don’t think about it whenever I’m refueling at the pump. Yesterday, when I filled up my Chevy, I paid $3.81 per gallon, which cost about Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Natural Gas, Utilities

Upstream MLPs: Yet Another Way to Play the Natural Gas Boom

September 24th, 2012

I hope you’ve been doing more than just watching America’s shale natural gas and oil revolution. That’s because not only is it changing our energy future, it’s creating a slew of opportunities for investors to make money. For example, in January, I Read more…

Commodities, Crude Oil, Energy, Manufacturing, Natural Gas, Utilities

Telecom Giant: Verizon’s Dividend Increase Keeps Pace (VZ, T, CTL, FTR, WIN)

September 13th, 2012

Jim Trippon: Telecom giant Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) recently raised its quarterly dividend from 50 cents per share to 51.5 cents, for an annual payout of $2.06. This is a 3 percent increase in the dividend, and is the sixth consecutive year for a dividend increase. Read more…

Dividends, Utilities

Will The U.S. Face Blackouts As Electricity Generation Suffers In Drought?

September 7th, 2012

John Daly: Well, its official – the U.S. government has acknowledged that the U.S. is in the worst drought in over 50 years, since December 1956, when about 58 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate to extreme drought. Read more…

Commodities, Utilities

Dow Jones Utility Average: Have Utility Stocks Gotten Ahead of Themselves? (EXC, SO, WMB, POM, XEL, PCG)

August 28th, 2012

Roger Conrad: Thanks to investors’ flight to safety and unabated hunger for generous dividends, the Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) is within a few percentage points of its all-time highs. Read more…

Dividends, Utilities

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