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5 Negative Factors For Oil Prices

Submitted by Salman Ghouri & Andreas de Vries via, It has been a rough 2 years for forecasters of crude oil prices. Essentially no one saw the 2014 crash coming, and everyone looked on in surprise as a barrel of crude oil tanked, from over $100 to less than $30. Show More Summary

Low Oil Prices Have Affected Russian Petroleum Companies and Government Revenues

Russian federal revenue from oil and natural gas production has declined significantly in response to low oil prices. However, Russian oil and natural gas companies’ capital investment programs have been less affected, if at all. Russia’s two main hydrocarbon taxes are calculated by formulas that result in lower tax rates at lower crude oil prices.

Oil’s Rebound Drives The Permian Pre-Eminence of Diamondback and RSP Permian

While the AT&T-Time Warner deal is getting all the headlines today, there is M & A activity in West Texas that has been even more value-creative–both for the participating companies and their shareholders.  As crude oil prices have risen through $50/barrel, the spotlight has once again shown on the Permian Basin in West Texas as […]

Oil producers haven't been this cautious on oil prices since 2007 (USO, WTI, OIL, VDE, BNO)

US oil producers haven't been this cautious on the market in nine years. Short positions — bets that prices will fall — in US crude-oil futures contracts that are held by producers and merchants in October rose to their highest level...Show More Summary

Oil Collapse (“Death Spiral”) Coming Soon

Originally published on Gas2. Someone once said that financial markets respond to only two factors — fear and greed. In February, Bloomberg warned readers that the next collapse of oil prices will occur within 10 years, maybe sooner, due to an explosion of electric cars on the road. Show More Summary

Breaking Free of Foreign Oil Will Require Higher Gas Prices

This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool. Donald Trump has promised to give the U.S. energy industry a boost as president, bringing back jobs and keeping our energy investment here at home. That's a great concept in theory, and if he's right it's something investors in the energy sector should take very seriously. Show More Summary

Execution of Saudi prince brings praise for the monarchy

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CAIRO – Saudi Arabia’s rulers are not as popular as they used to be in the kingdom. With low global oil prices, officials have been forced to cut spending dramatically in a nation where most people depend on the government for salaries, education and other forms of welfare. But the rare execution of a Saudi royal last week […]

Tallgrass Is Top Pick For $100 Oil And The Likely Evolution Of Fracking

After hitting $147 a barrel in 2008, oil has lost almost two-thirds of its value and many believe cheap oil is here to stay. Bruce Pile says the shale oil boom has only temporarily saved us from an era of chronic high oil prices. If he is right, this is a good time for those with a 5 year investment horizon to increase their exposure to oil.

OPEC Will Drive Oil Price Up To $60 And US Shale Players Would Bank It

Like it or not, looks like the oil price is heading towards $60 per barrel, driven on by OPEC with more than tacit support from Russia. If soundbites received at the conclusion of the International Energy Forum in Algiers on 28 September are to be believed, the cartel is on [...]

US Drillers Extend Rig Recovery

The number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States rose again this week, extending its second-best streak of no cuts into a 17th straight week, with analysts expecting more additions as crude prices hold over $50 a barrel. Drillers added 11 oil rigs in the week to Oct.

The Week in Direct Materials: Oil Prices, China, Steel, and NAFTA

Categories: Category Intelligence (Direct), Commodities, Industry News Tags: General News Energy and transportation prices bumped up, Chinese aluminum smelters are taking advantage of the subsidization game, and the U.S. steel industry is not all too happy about any of that – but one if its trade organizations still supports NAFTA. Show More Summary

Nine months in Venezuela: timeline of crisis

In nine months, Venezuela has steadily plunged into a deep economic and political crisis linked to plummeting oil prices and constant clashes between the government and opposition. Here is a timeline of key moments since the start of...Show More Summary

Stocks open lower on Wall Street

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, led by declines in energy and industrial companies.  Oil and gas stocks fell along with the price of oil early Friday. NRG Energy sank 2.5% in early trading, one of the biggest losses in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.  General Electric sank 2.3% after...

For The First Time In 2016, Junk Bond Defaults Are Decelerating

Earlier this week, we pointed out that we have now anniversaried the low print of oil and gas prices from 2015, and going forward the "base effect" will kick in, sending headline inflation higher, and maybe even sharply higher if oil continues its ascent into the Vienna OPEC meeting. Show More Summary

Nigeria Slashes Oil Prices, Admits There Is A "Huge" Cargo Glut

Something ironic happened on the way to OPEC's alleged production cut: the world finds itself drowning in excess oil. We touched on this first last week when we observed that according to the latest OPEC monthly production numbers, OPEC...Show More Summary

Keppel Profit Hit by Weak Rig Orders

SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp reported a 38 percent fall in its third-quarter profit as low oil prices resulted in a dearth of orders for its drilling rigs, offsetting a 4 percent rise in revenues at its property division. Show More Summary

Oil is tumbling after Russia’s largest oil company said the country can 'significantly' pump up production

Oil prices are tumbling. Prices for West Texas Intermediate crude, the US benchmark, are down by 2.3% at $50.65 per barrel, while prices for Brent crude, the international benchmark, are down by 2.5% at $51.38 per barrel as of 10:56 a.m. Show More Summary

Strapped For Cash, Troubled Saudi Arabia Raises $17.5 Billion In Bond Sales

With mounting financial woes and record high budget deficits of $98 billion last year and an estimated $87 billion this year along with anemic global oil markets and low oil prices, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday offered $17.5 in international bond sales, the largest on record for an emerging market.

Strapped For Cash, Saudi Arabia Raises $17.5 Billion In Bond Sales

With mounting financial woes and record high budget deficits of $98 billion last year and an estimated $87 billion this year along with anemic global oil markets and low oil prices, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday offered $17.5 in international bond sales, the largest on record for an emerging market.

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Oil is up. Crude oil prices rose to a 15-month high on Wednesday after a surprise US inventory drawdown, boosting energy shares. US crude was up 2.2% at $51.39 a barrel and Brent last traded at $52.48, up 1.6% on the day. Brazil is in the midst of another political crisis. Show More Summary

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