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Global Energy Alert

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…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 18th January 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 18th January 2013

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:10 | Editorial Dept

Increasing demand for higher risk assets along with the unexpected drop in the past week’s U.S. crude oil inventories helped March crude oil spike higher into a Fibonacci price level.…

Algeria Hostage Crisis - Look to Mali for Answers

Algeria Hostage Crisis - Look to Mali for Answers

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:05 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Islamic militants generally based in Mali launched an attack on Monday/Tuesday on a BP-operated gas field in the neighboring Algerian Sahara desert. They took over 600 hostages from 10…

Iraq - Kuwait - Turkey: Relations Hit a New Low

Iraq - Kuwait - Turkey: Relations Hit a New Low

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:03 | Editorial Dept

Incident: In an indication of the dangerous new low reached in Iraqi-Turkish relations, Iraq’s central government has rescinded an exploration deal with a Turkey’s state-run TPAO and approved a new…

Romania and the Shale Question

Romania and the Shale Question

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:02 | Editorial Dept

Situation: Romania is ushering in a new government following December general elections, and this new government-designate is indicating that the shale question will be decided very soon. At stake are…

Algeria - Another Setback for the Galsi Pipeline

Algeria - Another Setback for the Galsi Pipeline

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Situation: The much-heralded Galsi gas pipeline that would expand Europe’s reach to Algeria (and North Africa’s) gas reserves has undergone another setback—this time it may not recover. Bottom…

The Market Tells Me All I Need to Know

The Market Tells Me All I Need to Know

Jan 10, 2013 at 14:35 | Dan Dicker

This is the mantra with which I will start my first entry for oilprice.com subscribers and will head everyone thereafter – it has been my guiding principle in my trading…

As Canadian Crude Plummets, Find the Natural Gas Opportunity

As Canadian Crude Plummets, Find the Natural Gas Opportunity

Jan 10, 2013 at 14:32 | James Stafford

First of all, Canadian oil and gas companies are THE hottest investments on the junior scene. They are taking risks around the world right now that have unbelievable potential payouts…

Seismic Shift in Iraq, Seismic Energy Impact

Seismic Shift in Iraq, Seismic Energy Impact

Jan 10, 2013 at 14:16 | Editorial Dept

The struggle for control of Northern Iraq’s oil and gas and a looming Kurdish bid for independence will be the most visible energy-impacting conflict of 2013.  The juniors…

Oil Market Forecast & Review January 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review January 2013

Jan 10, 2013 at 14:08 | Jim Hyerczyk

After several days of consolidation, nearby crude oil futures soared, setting up the market for further upside action. The positive reaction is being attributed to bullish comments from European Central…

Albania – Dubious Deals

Albania – Dubious Deals

Jan 10, 2013 at 13:56 | Editorial Dept

Incident: The sale of Albpetrol to ostensibly US-based Vetro Energy in September has been stalled after Vetro failed to make the deposit to back the guarantee. Vetro Energy…

Yemen - Oil War to Intensify

Yemen - Oil War to Intensify

Jan 10, 2013 at 13:54 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Just east of the capital Sana’a at least five people have been killed in fighting near an oil pipeline that began the last week of December. Tribes…

Iran-Pakistan: Western Pipeline Nightmare

Iran-Pakistan: Western Pipeline Nightmare

Jan 10, 2013 at 13:52 | Editorial Dept

Incident: The National Iranian Gas Company has announced it will begin construction of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) pipeline within 30 days. Construction will start on the Pakistani side with…

Iran - Power Play in Strait of Hormuz

Iran - Power Play in Strait of Hormuz

Jan 10, 2013 at 13:49 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Iran has test-fired a newly upgraded missile system near the strategic oil and gas Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. The Raad (Thunder) missile system launches…

The Investment for 2013: Solar Oil Extraction

The Investment for 2013: Solar Oil Extraction

Dec 22, 2012 at 16:50 | Editorial Dept

Two words can change everything when they are combined: solar and crude. We’re just getting started with this in earnest, but what we’re talking about is solar technology…

One to Watch: Dow Chemical Cuts Energy Costs by $9 Billion

One to Watch: Dow Chemical Cuts Energy Costs by $9 Billion

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:41 | Editorial Dept

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) has cut its energy costs by an impressive $9 billion through green investments, which translates into $7 billion in net profit. It’s been a…

Let the Fracking Begin in Europe - Very Cautiously

Let the Fracking Begin in Europe - Very Cautiously

Nov 23, 2012 at 12:05 | Editorial Dept

The European Parliament has rejected a proposal to ban new hydraulic fracturing operations on European Union territory, but while opportunities abound, they won’t be revolutionary just yet.Europe’s decision…

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