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A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

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Business-Military Collusion in Myanmar's Minority 'Clean-Up' Operations

Business-Military Collusion in Myanmar's Minority 'Clean-Up' Operations

Feb 08, 2013 at 14:12 | Editorial Dept

The issue of Burmese billionaire Tay Zaw’s financial contributions to Myanmar’s military regime that we alerted you to earlier is now becoming public due in part to the leak of…

From Shale Boom to Refinery Revolution: Massive Investment Potential

From Shale Boom to Refinery Revolution: Massive Investment Potential

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:23 | Dan Dicker

Note: Following on from last week’s Inside Investor report with Dan Dicker where he mentioned CVR Refining (up over 10% since last Friday.) We decided to spend some time looking…

Aubrey McClendon and the Destruction of the Natural Gas Market

Aubrey McClendon and the Destruction of the Natural Gas Market

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:21 | Editorial Dept

Aubrey McClendon is gone – or at least he’s on his way out from Chesapeake energy (CHK).  But the destruction of the natural gas market, where he was the ringleader…

Investors Beware: Egypt's Revolution is Not Over

Investors Beware: Egypt's Revolution is Not Over

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:20 | Editorial Dept

In April, Egypt will hold crucial parliamentary elections. Preparations for this are being undertaken against an extremely volatile backdrop of violent protests, a state of emergency in three key provinces,…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 1st February 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 1st February 2013

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:18 | Editorial Dept

After reaching a high at $98.24, March Crude Oil futures sold-off slightly and consolidated as long traders took a breather ahead of Friday’s U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report. Despite strong speculative…

Qatar's Agenda in Syria

Qatar's Agenda in Syria

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:15 | Editorial Dept

Situation: Qatar continues to funnel weapons and facilitate other assistance to Syrian rebels and Salafi jihadists fighting the Assad regime in Syria.Bottom Line: Determining the outcome of the…

Iraq's Ongoing Oil Resources Power Struggle

Iraq's Ongoing Oil Resources Power Struggle

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:13 | Editorial Dept

Incident: The tit-for-tat conflict over Iraq’s oil resources continues with Iraqi Kurds suggesting they are in talks with “two to three major international companies” to develop oil resources claimed by…

Does Russia Have Anything to Fear from Chavez's Failing Health?

Does Russia Have Anything to Fear from Chavez's Failing Health?

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:11 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Russia makes moves to deepen its energy cooperation with Venezuela, with Rosneft announcing a planned $10 billion investment in offshore oil and natural projects and the creation of a…

Could we See a Revolt in Azerbaijan?

Could we See a Revolt in Azerbaijan?

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:10 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Azerbaijan is experiencing an unusual amount of unrest as protesters take a stance against corruption and challenge the authority of Azerbaijani strongman Ilham Aliyev, who has responded with a…

A Fresh Opportunity in Refining Stocks

A Fresh Opportunity in Refining Stocks

Jan 25, 2013 at 13:10 | Dan Dicker

The one party that continues to roll on in the midst of a very quiet energy sector remains refining.  But you must be particularly careful where you go here, as…

Shale Oil and the Australian Outback - A Hot, Secure Frontier

Shale Oil and the Australian Outback - A Hot, Secure Frontier

Jan 25, 2013 at 13:08 | Editorial Dept

Forget the “frontier” basins of North Africa for now, and the energy sector uncertainty in the Levant, which has been taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood, here’s a massive opportunity…

The Energy Industry is Not Safe in North Africa

The Energy Industry is Not Safe in North Africa

Jan 25, 2013 at 13:03 | Editorial Dept

Energy interests sector-wide should be prepared for the coming security nightmare that is the Sahel. At a time when even the juniors have become unaccountably brave in frontier regions, the…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 25th January 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 25th January 2013

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:59 | Editorial Dept

An improving global economy and stronger demand for higher risk assets helped drive crude oil futures higher this week. Although the market looked sluggish at times due to technically overbought…

Is Iraq Slipping into Civil War?

Is Iraq Slipping into Civil War?

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:55 | Editorial Dept

Incident: On 22 January, 17 people were killed and dozens wounded in a series of attacks in and around Baghdad and in Northern Iraq. Explosions targeted a military checkpoint in…

Further Attempts to Destabilize Egypt

Further Attempts to Destabilize Egypt

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Religious violence between Christians and Muslims in Egypt erupts to a dangerous level. In the city of Luxor, in highly Christian-populated Qena province, Muslim protesters attacked Christian-run shops and…

Jordan - Problems Ahead?

Jordan - Problems Ahead?

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:49 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Parliamentary elections on 23 January were billed as King Abdullah’s reform remedy for stemming the tide of rebellion. The opposition Muslim Brotherhood boycotted the polls because the King’s reform…

Is Cameron About to Kill the EU

Is Cameron About to Kill the EU

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:47 | Editorial Dept

Incident: British Prime Minister David Cameron is dangling a big choice before the country’s voters should his party win the next election: whether or not to quit the European Union. …

Betting on Mediterranean Shale: 3 Plays, 1 Winner

Betting on Mediterranean Shale: 3 Plays, 1 Winner

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:32 | Editorial Dept

The Mediterranean has joined the shale game, but as most of Europe’s Mediterranean countries drag their feet, all eyes are on Israel, Turkey, and Algeria. For Israel, it…

What Traders of Commodity Stocks Need to Know About Rio Tinto’s Writedown

What Traders of Commodity Stocks Need to Know About Rio Tinto’s Writedown

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:21 | Editorial Dept

What Traders of Commodity Stocks Need to Know About Tio Tinto’s WritedownThe breaking report from Rio Tinto and their unexpected $14 billion write down tells two stories and…

Tapping into Pakistan's Massive Oil and Gas Reserves

Tapping into Pakistan's Massive Oil and Gas Reserves

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:18 | Editorial Dept

Pakistan’s Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR) are believed to have massive reserves of oil and natural gas—which Pakistani officials have suddenly become very keen to demonstrate. But this…

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