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Canadian natural gas producers could get a 45-50% reduction in pipeline fees to move gas to central Canada from TransCanada (TRP-NYSE/TSX) on their Mainline pipeline, under a new tolling arrangement they will put to Canada's National Energy Board. If this goes ahead, it would have a huge (positive!) impact on western Canada's...
Three zombie stocks have come back from the dead in the Canadian oilpatch, and they all took a different route. Maybe “zombie” is an unfair term, but all three had debt problems that were hurting their valuation. And it may be an opportunity for investors paying attention, as—arguably—the  Market has yet...
Even before Tuesday's big jump in natural gas prices, I was intrigued to see some of the leading natgas stocks in the US hold up or go up on days natgas was down this week, like EQT, Southwestern, and Rice Energy, (which my colleague Bill Powers profiled at $9.47/share on...
Iran has been very vocal about ramping up oil production by one million barrels a day. That’s a real threat to a global market already oversupplied. The Iranians are also talking a big game about increasing natural gas production. In two years Iran believes that it will take natural gas production...
Tanker stocks around the globe were crushed on Thursday as the TeeKay group--with six US listed equities and bonds--reduced their dividend to shore up their balance sheet. That was my oppotunity--and for OGIB subscribers. I've been following another tanker group--Golar (GLNG-NASD) and Golar Partners (GMLP-NASD) for years.  I knew the companies, I had...
Canadian LNG–Liquefied Natural Gas–exports aren’t getting a lot of respect these days, partly due to low LNG prices, and partly because of the high profile environmental opposition to Petronas’ proposed terminal location at Lelu Island near Prince Rupert. But behind the headlines, LNG Canada, a joint venture led by Shell...
Is This “Biggest Factor” Silently Charging Up The U.S. Natural Gas Market? Mexican natural gas imports from the US will keep increasing through 2016 and 2017, to the point where Mexican demand could be 9% of US production with two years, up from the current 3.5%. The chart below shows the...
WHY DOES RICK SOUND SO HAPPY IN THIS ENERGY MARKET? INTERVIEW WITH RICK RULE, SPROTT US HOLDINGS INC. Rick Rule is a naturally happy guy, despite being immersed in one of the most depressed parts of the economy right now.  I’ve known Rick for almost two decades, and it was his...