I had a GREAT interview with the SPARTAN team...one of the most successful junior oil and gas teams in Canada in the last 20 years.  Rick McHardy and Fotis Kalantzis are now on their 4th iteration, having successfully monetized three previous companies for shareholders.I thought the interview...
...Let me tell you what that means By Donald Dony Sector rotation is the normal evolution of different industry groups to a recovering and expanding economy.  It is also affected by investors trying to anticipation this expansion. Chart 1 illustrates the usual rise and fall of different key industry groups.   In a bear...
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...
Logistics are a bigger piece of the energy pie than ever before—especially rail.  Most energy investors are familiar now with the huge rise in crude-by-rail; getting Canadian and Bakken crude to the east and west coast refineries in the United States. It saved the profit margins for many oil producers,...
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...
Can shale oil and gas carry the U.S. to energy independence? The short answer is no, says Credit Suisse (CS) in a September 7 report, but North America as a whole could be energy self-sufficient. CS hangs their thesis on 4 key pegs: 1. Flow rates from oil wells about 25% higher than now,...
A decade after hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, started the shale revolution and ended high natural gas prices, another revolution is set to rock the industry—Floating Liquified Natural Gas—FLNG. It’s the leading edge of the natural gas world, and it could impact Canadian and US hopes for huge LNG exports. A...
Dear OGIB Reader, The leading Canadian junior oil companies are doing whatever they can to create value for their shareholders. Three of the top junior oil companies in Canada are turning away from high growth and into dividend plays this morning. These are all well-respected, leading junior management teams. One was...