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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...
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...
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...
The Cline Shale in Texas is one of the hottest new shale plays in the USA.  Devon Energy (DVN-NYSE) is suggesting it’s a huge play, pervasive over a very large area on the eastern shelf of the Permian Basin. In fact, the Permian is bursting with new resource plays—what’s old...
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...
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...
 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...
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...