Cutting-Edge Technologies Will ‘Green’ Fracking: Keith Schaefer

Fracking in the U.S. is here to stay, affirms Keith Schaefer, editor of the Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin. North American business is dependent on cheap energy, and even energy utilities are switching from coal to natural gas. Although environmental concerns remain, the industry has incentive to do the right thing, says Schaefer. . . . → Read More: Cutting-Edge Technologies Will ‘Green’ Fracking: Keith Schaefer

Profit with Undiscovered Oil and Gas Plays: Josh Young

Some companies in the oil and gas business get more appreciation in the market than they perhaps deserve. Others labor away building their assets and cash flow with little market recognition. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Josh Young, founder and portfolio manager of Young Capital Management, brings us up to . . . → Read More: Profit with Undiscovered Oil and Gas Plays: Josh Young

More thoughts on Occupy Nigeria

A few days back, I wrote a post about the Occupy Nigeria movement. As with many of my posts, my main goal was to research the issue and get a better understanding of what was going on and what I thought about it. The post has generated a good deal of feedback, some of . . . → Read More: More thoughts on Occupy Nigeria

Occupy Nigeria – a reactionary occupy movement?

On January 1st, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonthan put into place a reform that he and key ministers have been discussing for years: he ended a 20-year old subsidy that kept Nigeria’s petrol prices the lowest on the continent. When Nigerians went back to work on Monday, the 2nd, they discovered that not only had . . . → Read More: Occupy Nigeria – a reactionary occupy movement?

Christopher Henwood: Get Out of the Way and Let Markets Work

Thomson Reuters’ Commodity and Energy Specialist Christopher Henwood believes bailouts of too-big-to-fail companies and countries addicted to entitlements have cast an ominous shadow over the global economy. Nevertheless, he finds room for optimism as global economic turmoil puts downward pressure on energy prices, which should give the economy some breathing room. In this . . . → Read More: Christopher Henwood: Get Out of the Way and Let Markets Work

Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom

Schachter Asset Management Analyst and Investment Advisor Josef Schachter, who provides oil and gas research to Maison Placement Canada clients, is recommending a group of Canadian companies that are maintaining the delicate balance between oil, on which he is bearish, and natural gas, which he believes will soon enrich both producers and investors. . . . → Read More: Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom

Marshall Adkins: Disparity Means Higher Oil Prices

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil is trading at a significant discount to Brent crude, the latter of which is used to price two-thirds of globally traded crude oil. WTI, on the other hand, is the commodity underlying Nymex futures contracts and has, more often than not, traded slightly above Brent. Although the current Brent/WTI . . . → Read More: Marshall Adkins: Disparity Means Higher Oil Prices