I don’t think I’ve read a more unbelievable statistic. Can Bloomberg really only use FOUR people to generate one of the most watched oil estimates in the world—a number that moves billions of dollars each week? A report from Canadian brokerage firm RBC Dominion two weeks ago suggests that that is...
Dan Loeb's Bearish View on Frac Sand Stocks Earlier this week, I showed you how the share prices of frac sand suppliers have crashed since February and have generated a lot of pain for shareholders. Here is the not so pretty picture: Ticker Company 2017 Share Price Peak Current Share Price Decline % Decline SLCA U.S. Silica $61.49 $37.39 $24.10 39% EMES Emerge Energy $24.45 $11.19 $13.26 54% HCLP Hi-Crush $23.30 $13.37 $9.93 43% FMSA Fairmount Santrol $13.12 $5.00 $8.12 62% Shareholders...
Here's a bar bet you energy investors can use:  Hey, how much if any is the world under-supplied oil right now? The answer, says one highly respected voice, would surprise you: They say the global oil market is currently undersupplied by 2 million barrels per day.  That's a very bullish...
Psychological fears of an oil glut are have caused oil prices to drop from $55-$48.  But there is some fundamental  economic factors that suggest this price drop will be short lived. So far in 2017, U.S. crude oil inventories have increased 49.38 million barrels to 528.39 million barrels as the...
Falcon Oil and Gas is in a “Catch-22” situation in Australia.  In fact, you could argue that natural gas consumers down the entire east side of the country is in the same “Catch-22”. A “Catch-22”—the name of the famous 1961 book by Joseph Heller—is “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from...
Investors are trained by analysts and management to talk about oil prices when looking at energy stocks. But that’s a misnomer; a mistake even—especially in the United States, where the hydrocarbon geology is deeper and gassier than Canada.  And natural gas is worth a lot less than oil. Investors sadly pay...
by Elizabeth Lappin, P.Geo Elizabeth is the Geothermal Ambassador Coordinator at CanGEA, and the Founder of Castle Rock Consulting Ltd.  In Part 1 of this series on geothermal energy, I outlined the potential of it for both the oil and gas industry and consumers.  It’s a feel-good story, that can get a lot...
by Elizabeth Lappin, P.Geo Elizabeth is the Geothermal Ambassador Coordinator at CanGEA, and the Founder of Castle Rock Consulting Ltd.  Alberta’s oil and gas wells produce thousands of barrels of water each day. This water is considered a waste by the oil patch, and operators pay to send it away by...