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Everyone in the oilpatch is now nervous that the United States could run out of oil storage capacity.  This “storage issue” is now Big News, and is driving light oil prices in the US—WTI—to fresh six year lows of $42-ish a barrel. I see a lot of copy on the...
Everyone knows that Iraq is an important oil producing country. But Iraq is more than just important, it is critical. Iraq is so important that in October of 2012 the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report called “World Energy Special Outlook On Iraq”. In that report the IEA concluded that in 2035 oil prices would be...
The Set-Up:  In February 2014 I wrote a story on how the US arm of brokerage Raymond James saw a lot of negatives for Canadian natural gas.  Longer term that could be true but in this article OGIB guest writer Shaun Polczer—who was formerly an energy writer at the Calgary...
Consider this: -In 2013, the UK had the coldest spring since 1963. -In March 2013, Northern Japan received record snowfall--up to 16 ft thick just south of Aomori. -In October 2013, the worst frost in more than 80 years hit Chile and damaged 50 million boxes of fruit for export—damages were over...
US energy stocks outperformed Canadian ones last year—but in the last few months, E&P equities in the Great White North have soared. Why? The low Canadian dollar has a lot to do with it, adding an extra 6-10% to the Canadian oil price—which of course is ALL profit. The second...
by +Keith Schaefer Last week I looked at breaking developments that suggest the Duvernay shale may be the most profitable play in Canadian history. Consider just two points on the play—hot off the press at a tight-knit gathering of Duvernay insiders put on by TD Securities in Toronto a few weeks ago: Well...
Do you know how most leaks are found on oil and gas pipelines? They get a shrill complaint over the phone from one of the landowners where the pipeline crosses. It’s true, says Dr. David Shaw, one of the authors of a draft “Leak Detection Study” prepared for the U.S. Department...