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There’s just one stock that interests me at this time of year. This is The Most Wonderfully Inefficient Time of the Year for the stock market.  It’s tax-loss-selling season. But I’m not running out buying any big basket of energy stocks.  The selling may be overdone, but it can stay overdone for a...
Who said Chinese commodity demand was dead? Through the first three months of 2016 China imported 75.2 million gallons of ethanol from the United States.  That is more ethanol than the 70.5 million gallons China imported from the US for all of 2015!  Ethanol is used around the world as...
This might not seem like a very good time to bring a company public.But a small corner of the initial public offering (IPO) market is actually booming right now--and the biggest renewable energy company since Tesla (TSLA-NASD) is now involved.  They're called Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).You...
Will Canadian natural gas producers fill up Canadian storage for the first time ever this year?  And does that mean Canadian gas prices completely collapse to zero? Who decides how much gas a producer can ship to market in that case? Canadian gas storage market is very close to being...
Part 2:  How To Position Yourself for High-Risk, High-Reward International Plays How do you find – and play - the junior oil exploration stocks that can be 10-baggers for investors? These are the companies that are drilling high-impact wells that can produce thousands of barrels a day – and their success...
Could US oil production peak...NOW? Shale oil production in the United States could potentially stop growing as early as...now. As in March 2015. The information came out in the EIA’s latest Drilling Productivity Report which was published on March 9, 2015. The report predicts that US shale production in the month of April will exceed...
Is there any common ground in the debate over hydraulic fracturing?  It’s a divisive issue, especially in the U.S., where 90%-plus of all global fracking is done now, pitting neighbor against neighbor. Two weeks ago I wrote about a success story -- How a U.S. Oil Refinery Got Saved -- in which...
As energy prices hit 6 year lows in January 2015, energy producers across North America cut their budgets, and reduced growth expectations—often to zero. But not one Montney producer. So far, newly-listed and highly-regarded Seven Generations Energy (VII-TSX) is standing by their 2015 spend of $1.6 billion in the very liquids rich gas...