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OPEC’s Output Freeze: What Has Changed Since Doha?

It’s possible that OPEC is crying wolf with hints of an output freeze next month in Algiers; but it’s also possible that they are ramping up production to take the sting out of a freeze. This is a delicate balancing act that the Saudis need to play very carefully. The official chatter is that the […]

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Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. The EIA reported a surprise drawdown in natural gas inventories for the week ending […]

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Offshore wind - global energy conference

Global Energy Conference Report

I wanted to send a special update regarding the Global Energy Conference I am attending here in Geneva. This is A yearly conference that brings all major players of Petroleum, Natural Gas, Electricity, Power and Renewables Industries together to discuss current challenges and opportunities. Obviously, the big question and discussion is where Crude Oil is […]

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Palmyra Syria - Oil Fields

Why Is The U.S. Reluctant To Bomb ISIS Oil Fields?

There has been some revealing new information coming out recently regarding the strategy against ISIS. One aspect many find troubling is the apparent failure of U.S. and coalition forces to sufficiently target and destroy oil infrastructure located in ISIS territory, which accounts for a significant portion of the terror group’s annual income. The argument goes, […]

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Nymex Crude Oil

Nymex Crude Oil Sees Bullish Upside “Breakout” this Week

The Nymex crude oil futures market this week popped higher and hit a five-week high–to produce a bullish upside “breakout” from a sideways trading range on the daily bar chart. This is one early clue that crude oil prices could be embarking on a fresh price uptrend. However, the bulls must now confront stiff overhead […]

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USD$ 400 billion dollar gas deal. September 4, 2014

The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift to the East. The reasons for the cozier relationship between the two giant powers are, of course, rooted in the […]

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Brent oil (Daily) July 4, 2014

Brent Oil falls, but the oil market is still in the balance

The long spell of unrest and civil turmoil in the Middle East has had the commodities markets in flux. Oil and other energies in particular have featured a considerable risk premium as oil-producing nations found themselves in the midst of war and unrest. However there are signs that these major geo-political tensions are being relieved […]

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Brent crude oil futures vs. WTI

Crude Oil Breaks it’s Trend Line

In the last two weeks June Crude oil futures have come down nearly $5/barrel and are presently trading below the $100 psychological level for the first time since 4/8. As of this post the trend line that has been in place for several months is being breached and prices are trading under their 50 day […]

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