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Why Some Trading And Smart Contracts Don't Make LNG Hubs Yet

Everyone who has touched upon trading - as the term is understood today - very quickly falls victim to the impression that this casino is the real economy. And that indices, charts, KPI's and financial market performance is all that matters. It does not take long and the virtual world has you in its...
» Written by Rudolf Huber on Friday, October 21, 2016

Oil price, Providence Resources, Hurricane, Sound Energy, Sundry-Eni-SLB/HAL-Shell-And finally...

Oil price It was the dollar what did it, greenback strength prevailed and kept a lid on the oil price that just couldnt break the shackles and make new ground. Make no mistake, the chartists are adamant that breaking through just below 53 bucks will mean another big rise but equally if it doesnt br...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, October 21, 2016

Finding the right model for Indonesia's oil and gas management

Indonesia has substantial unexplored basins predicted to hold 43.7 billion barrels of crude oil, according to data from the country's Upstream Oil and Gas Taskforce (SKK Migas). But companies are reluctant to fund expensive explorations of new oil fields, which in Indonesia's case are mostly offsho...
» Written by Giri Ahmad Taufik on Friday, October 21, 2016

Fighting Myths With Facts

As a veteran of the onshore energy industry, I was surprised to read Professors Strachan and Russell's view on gas exploration in the UK. The article reiterated many falsehoods and myths contrived by anti-fracking groups on energy security, the economy and environment, which must be corrected. The ...
» Written by Ken Cronin on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oil price, Hurricane Energy, President Energy-Catch up-Aminex-Range-Circle Oil- And finally...

Oil price I return from Norway, where little seems to phase them, to find a modest rise in the oil price that looks as if it is going to stay, at least for the time being. There are still plenty of bears around but the people that count appear to think that they can influence on the upside. This wa...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Below ground and above ground, we need up to date descriptions of UK shale risk

A recent article directed towards the gas and industry audience was recently published in Upstream Online. Some highlights: The UK government's decision to overturn local council objections to shale gas drilling in the north of England is a significant step forward for the industry.... Although the...
» Written by Nick Grealy on Thursday, October 20, 2016

3 Charts Explain Why I DON'T Own Oil Tanker Stocks

I'm always looking to invest my money in oddball places in energy; subs-sectors that are outside the mainstream. That would include areas like ethanol, which I've done quite well at, and technology stocks-where I have sometimes lost a lot of money. Other examples include small oil and gas trusts, s...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Just Imagine OPEC Reduces Supply And Nobody Cares

OK, we got it by now. In an unfathomable show of splendor, OPEC has congregated in Algiers in order to show the world that it still matters and that finally, after a zillion attempts and a lot of trepidation (that's what it felt like at least) it will reduce the volume of crude it supplies into the ...
» Written by Rudolf Huber on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Challenging the 'delusion' of cheap, safe shale gas extraction

Will Scotland end up in the (fracking) pocket of Donald Trump and Theresa May? In the latest of our running series of articles covering the subject, Professors Alex Russell and Peter Strachan present the case against. There are distinct similarities between the 1848-1855 gold rush and the recent US...
» Written by Peter Strachan and Alex Russell on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Share issuances in vogue for U.S. oil & gas companies in 2016

The amount of cash raised by 68 U.S. oil and gas companies via a net issuance in new shares soared to a three-year high of $19.4 billion in Q2 2016, according to Evaluate Energy's new study focused on U.S. oil and gas company cash flow. In response to changing attitudes to debt and fewer asset sale...
» Written by Hannah Mumby on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WikiLeaks: Hillary's conflicted comments on fracking

One of the recent WikiLeaks email dumps revealed some interesting things about hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. (This enhanced drilling technology is a big part of America's new era of energy abundance.) First, they add to the growing question about what Hillary Clinton really believes...
» Written by Marita Noon on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

World Oil Production In Balance, U.S. Natural Gas Production Way Down

World oil production is in balance and U.S. marketed natural gas output fell for the first time since 2005. The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) published its Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO) today. Here are the highlights. World oil (liquids) output for September was 96.47 mmbpd (mill...
» Written by Art Berman on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OPEC production cut: Just another Saudi head fake?

What do you do when everyone is bugging you to do something, but you don't want to do it? The simple answer is that you make it look like you are doing something in order to get others off your back. It is not always easy to tell what people's intentions are. But we can look at what they have done ...
» Written by Kurt Cobb on Monday, October 17, 2016

Brazilian Breakthrough

In a move to increase foreign investment amid the nation's worsening economic position, Brazil's Congress has approved legislation that will remove state-controlled Petrobras' obligation as sole operator on the country's pre-salt developments. Discovered in 2007, these ultra-deepwater fields represe...
» Written by Kathryn Symes on Monday, October 17, 2016

Oil markets enter the 'post-fact economy', where details of supply/demand no longer seem to matter

Once upon a time, oil markets were based on facts. Producers and consumers focused on trying to understand what 'would' happen', whilst the speculators placed their bets on what 'could' happen. In those days - even 20 years ago, as the chart shows - the role of the speculators on the futures market...
» Written by Paul Hodges on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oil Prices: When The Facts Don't Matter

HERE are first of all the facts from the latest International Energy Agency (IEA) report: OPEC production hit a record high in September of 33.64m bbl/day. Iraq produced more oil than ever, while Libya reopened oil ports. Further boosting global supply levels is the fact that production in non-OPE...
» Written by John Richardson on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oil price, Sound Energy, Wood Group, Gulf Keystone, SDX Energy, And finally...

Oil price Enter Vlad into the oil price process, speaking at the Istanbul Forum he said that Russia was 'ready to join the joint measures to cap production' and called for other producers to join in. Rather a shame that the head of Rosneft said almost immediately afterwards that it was a non-starte...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Global upstream oil and gas M&A hits $24.1 billion in Q3 2016

Spending broadly keeps pace with previous quarter In Q3 2016, there was $24.1 billion of new upstream oil and gas M&A deals, according to Evaluate Energy's most recent quarterly review of upstream M&A activity. The report, which delves into every major deal around the world in Q3 2016, is available...
» Written by Eoin Coyne on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

OPEC agrees to a production decrease, prices increase -but could be just right

At the end of September, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) surprised the markets by agreeing to a production cut. As soon as the 14-nation deal was announced, oil prices jumped more than 5 percent to some of the highest levels since the crash two years ago. The proposed outpu...
» Written by Marita Noon on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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