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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...
Many small exploration and production (E&P) companies could still be worthless even if oil prices rise next year according to RBC Capital Markets.  RBC’s recent energy note—Surviving The Downdraft--looked at the prospects for 29 US and Canadian small cap stocks. They are what I call The Zombie Stocks—The Walking Dead. ...
- Dave Forest Contributing Editor to Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin Buying on the margins sets prices in commodities markets.The margin is the very highest someone is willing to stretch up and pay to get that supply. The last barrel of oil; the final pound of copper. Everyone pays what the marginal buyer will pay. The U.S....
New accounting rules in Canada are looser than before, making it harder for investors in oil and gas to understand their investments, and also more of a pain for Canadian companies to raise money in the United States. That's the conclusion I've come to after interviewing industry executives and national...
How to Find and Play the 10-Baggers Abroad - Part 1 What were the oil stocks that made me the biggest profits in 2010? It was junior oil stocks with international plays.  Companies like Xcite Energy (XEL-TSXv) that went from 62 cents to $6 last year with a heavy oil play...
As I explained in Part 1: Atlantic Canada Oil Shale Projects, we're seeing a shale revolution all over the world right now… from the juniors to the seniors. And we're seeing this increasingly in all-but-forgotten plays. Take the Green Point play, for example. The management team at Shoal Point...
Why "Time Is on Their Side" in 2011 PART 1 OF A 2 PART SERIES... What mergers and acquisitions will happen in the Cardium oil play in 2011? In the last half of 2009 and the first half of 2010 the Cardium was the hottest play in Canada.  Valuations moved up quickly...
In Part 1 I explained how Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale is the only international play—so far—that looks like it could be bigger than the Bakken. For investors, the challenge is that most of the activity in Argentina today is controlled by major companies. Names like Shell, ExxonMobil, EOG Resources and...