The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

The following article by Cyril Widdershoven of Oilprice.com takes a look at the recent technical glitch that could cut Saudi production by as much as 900,000 barrels per day. Many Middle East oil fields are aging and are experiencing technical … [Read more...]

Is A Big Move In Oil Prices Due?

On November 30th 2016, Bloomberg trumpeted the following headline, OPEC Confounds Skeptics, Agrees to First Oil Cuts in 8 Years. On the day before, (i.e. November 29th) oil prices had plunged 2.5% and the NYMEX Oil ETF was trading at $11.34 and the … [Read more...]

Will Solar Energy Finally Catch On?

The idea of using solar power is a popular one. Not only is it eco-friendly, but the hope is that it can also save your household a significant amount of money. But the idea of using solar power is not new. The first solar hot water heater was … [Read more...]

Real Estate Trends: House Flipping

From a builder's point of view, the housing market has always been cyclical from boom to bust and back to boom again. During boom times building, renovation and house flipping are all big business but during times of economic recession the demand for … [Read more...]

Where Will Oil Prices Be in 2020?

The oil industry is notoriously cyclical. Perhaps because it takes so long to bring new supply on-line. As prices rise and the industry blossoms the oil machinery kicks into gear. Independants locate the oil and the fields get bought up by majors who … [Read more...]

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles?

I've been enamored with electric vehicles since long before they were commercially available. Way back in 1975, Mechanix Illustrated featured the "Urba Town car" and offered plans to build your own Electric Car. It required removing the body from a … [Read more...]

Futuristic Advances to Ancient Materials

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." This quote has been mistakenly attributed to Charles Holland Duell commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1898 to 1901. The advance of technology has grown … [Read more...]

America & Money: Cool Facts About the History of Our Monetary System

Since 1776, many things have changed dramatically in America. One of the most drastic series of changes has been in the way we conduct transactions using money. Believe it or not, the monetary system that is in place today would be almost completely … [Read more...]

Is a Second OPEC Cut In The Cards?

In November 2016 with great fanfare, OPEC announced a production cut in an effort to drive up prices in light of the massive global supply glut, partially the result of U.S. shale oil flooding the market. This supply glut had put every Oil producing … [Read more...]

Are Oil Production Costs Rising or Falling?

Oil Majors' Costs Have Risen 66% Since 2011 The oil majors reported poor earnings for the fourth quarter of last year, but many oil executives struck an optimistic tone about the road ahead. Oil prices have stabilized and the cost cutting measures … [Read more...]