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By Bill Powers Natural gas production in Texas in Q1 2015 declined 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), results from the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) show.   That’s a 5.5% decline on the 22 bcf/d Texas produces—a full one third of all natural gas production in the USA. Conservatively, I expect...
By Bill PowersOne of the little spoken truths of the shale gas industry over the past three years has been that most of America’s gas fields are now experiencing production declines with one large exception: the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.And that narrow reliance on one play gets even more...
What’s the most important factor for the oil price in 2018? Would you believe me if I told you it was the US natural gas price? As a minimum, the US natural gas price is one of, if not the most under-appreciated factor in the price of WTI—for one simple reason: There...
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...
Two catalysts just ratcheted up investor interest in west coast LNG—Liquefied Natural Gas. One was the re-election of the centre-right Liberal party in British Columbia in May.  The second catalyst came in mid-June, when Malaysia’s Petronas announced it wants to spend $16 billion—as fast as government approvals will allow—to ship...
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...
 Investors should take away two angles from this story.  One is that the supply in Liquid Natural Gas (LNG-I will explain what this is in a minute) is increasing dramatically around the world, and it's likely that it's all coming here, to North America - because NA is one...
One of the two most important technologies in the development of the natural gas market in the last few years is "multi-stage fracing" (pronounced "fracking"), which is short for fracturing, as in fracturing the rock in which the oil and gas is held.  (The other technology is Liquid Natural...