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...]

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...]

The Oil War Just Getting Started

Let the battle begin. OPEC is trying to cut production and drive prices up while U.S. Shale Oil producers are seeing the increase in oil prices as an opportunity to get back in the game. More oil rigs are coming on line in the U.S. accompanied by … [Read more...]

Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally?

Oil prices faltered at the start of the second week of the year, as fears set in about a rapid rebound in U.S. shale production. For the better part of two months, optimism surrounding the OPEC deal has buoyed oil prices, but bullish sentiment from … [Read more...]

Move Over Oil – Lithium Is The Future

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden. Today, no one is … [Read more...]

The Truth About the Russia-Saudi Oil Deal

If you follow the oil news, you've probably heard about the OPEC oil deal between Russia and the energy ministers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Venezuela. When the news was announced Oil prices jumped. But if you think this deal actually means … [Read more...]

Russia Cries Uncle on Oil

Russia Cries Dyadya (Uncle), Is Saudi Arabia Listening? In recent days, signs of a possible breakthrough in the year-long stand-off between Russia and Saudi Arabia on crude production strategy have emerged. Saudi Arabia, OPEC's dominant member, has … [Read more...]

60 Reasons Why Oil Investors Should Hang On

Inventories will continue to rise, but the momentum is slowing. The following are some observations as to how we got here and how we're gonna get out. 9 Reasons Why Oil Has Taken So Long to Bottom: 1. OPEC increased production in 2015 to multiyear … [Read more...]

Will Oil Prices Rebound in 2016?

Days ago oil was trading at cyclical lows of below $28/barrel but as of this writing it has rebounded over 14% to close the week above $32. Is this a sign of a bottom or merely a respite on a move to $5/barrel as some are predicting? The … [Read more...]

Are Low Crude Oil Prices a “Boom Or A Curse” For The World Economy?

As the chart to the left shows, in the period from 2002 until 2014 the U.S. moved from 3rd place to 1st place in world crude oil production. This is primarily due to the improvement in "fracking" technology which has led to the massive increase in … [Read more...]