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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...
The last few months have seen a flurry of E&Ps announcing changes to their business strategy, moving from a growth-through-drilling focus toward an income-and-dividend model. These companies realize things are changing in the oil patch. Commodity price forecasts are down and investor euphoria over billion-barrel resource plays is fading. The stocks...
Something Doesn’t Add Up In North Dakota’s November Production Report If you want to find buried treasure, you have to dig. And even then you may find the treasure chest is empty. That’s what happened to me this last two weeks as I realized one bit of oil data made NO sense...
Energy has been left out of the bull market so far.Yes, oil and oil stocks have recovered from the depths of the crisis, but are still down on the year.  The price is firmly above zero now – which is saying something, I guess.But will we ever...
In Part 1, I explained how LNG shippers will be one of the best investments—and THE best way to play cheap natural gas—right through to 2015. A combination of fast-rising demand from Asia and almost no new ships before the end of 2015 will keep cash flows and stock...
The North American oil market is going through a fundamental change that will affect the price of oil for the rest of this decade—fast-rising shale oil supplies from North Dakota and Texas. (Other shale oil plays will contribute as well, but none will come close to the revolution happening in...
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...
Surprise!  Global Oil Demand Is Surging….. While most of the oil market coverage has been focused on the glut of supply what has been missed is that an equally big story has emerged on the demand side of the equation. Global oil demand is surging in response to the drop in...