Surprise Natural Gas Draw-down Signals Higher Prices Ahead

The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. The … [Read more...]

Lies And Deception In Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Ukraine is still living the legacy of its Soviet past with its State owned energy industry, corruption, oligarchs, etc. And in typical bureaucratic fashion Ukraine continues to  treat its energy industry as a cash cow to be milked or perhaps worse a … [Read more...]

Russia’s Weakened Hand Could Pay Off For Beijing In Major Gas Deal

A major gas deal between Russia and China could finally be sealed this week when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits China on May 20-21 and meets with President Xi Jinping. In the lead up to Putin's arrival, the two sides have been working on … [Read more...]

Ukraine’s Two New Energy Deals

If one was to believe the picture that most Western media outlets are painting, Ukraine has been lost to Russia. Though the country fought valiantly to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania last month, President … [Read more...]

Key Oil and Gas Discoveries of 2013

Just a few years ago the chatter was that "Peak Oil" was here and all the oil that could be found had already been found. But all that has changed, now new oil and gas  discoveries are being made at a frantic pace. This is not new.  The cycle goes … [Read more...]

New Technologies in Natural Gas

During the last 10 years, the natural gas and oil industry has developed into one of America's most technologically sophisticated industries. New advancements have caused the industry to become a technological pioneer. In the nineties, increased … [Read more...]

Extreme Energy, Extreme Implications

James Stafford of Oilprice.com discusses the following topics with Michael Klare: Why we are talking about a resurgence" of American power Why the issue of US natural gas exports is a geopolitical dilemma Why Myanmar is important but … [Read more...]

Is Your Vote for Sale?

In the following article Tony Sagami of Uncommon Wisdom, shows how election results can be accurately predicted based on economic factors. In our Misery Index we show how two simple factors like inflation and unemployment were the basis of the … [Read more...]

Oil Market Bottoming?

Will John Fredriksen's $11 Billion Gamble Pay Off? John Fredriksen, the shipping magnate worth $13.2 billion is one of the most powerful, respected, and even feared men in the global oil and gas market. He controls the world's largest fleet of … [Read more...]

EU Bites the Hand that Feeds It: Gazprom Bites Back

Natural Gas Trends: Europe- Gazprom has Europe's natural gas market in a stranglehold and Europe is attempting to fight back, first with a raid last year on the Russian giant's offices and then with a probe launched earlier this week against its … [Read more...]