Napoleon is credited with the saying—I would rather have my generals be lucky than good. And that’s a good saying for Yangarra Resources (YGR-TSX), as they discovered how prolific the Lower Cardium, or  “Bioturbated Zone" is in Alberta's massive Cardium formation--all by accident. They were drilling in the main Cardium zone above--which...
Crescent Point’s Torquay Discovery Reignites Southeast Saskatchewan Just when you thought The Bakken couldn’t get any better—it does. Oil producers are now “cracking the code” on the Torquay, or Three Forks formation below the Bakken, and coming up with incredible economics—these wells are paying back in only seven months. This news has completely re-invigorated the Canadian side of the Bakken. And on the US side, the Three Forks is causing industry to leap-frog estimates...
If you were on the hunt for the next big horizontal oil play in the U.S., where would you be inclined to look? Texas?  That makes sense; Texas is the top oil producing state in the country. California?  That also makes sense, California has been a top oil producing state for...
What’s the most important factor for the oil price in 2018? Would you believe me if I told you it was the US natural gas price? As a minimum, the US natural gas price is one of, if not the most under-appreciated factor in the price of WTI—for one simple reason: There...
WHY DOES RICK SOUND SO HAPPY IN THIS ENERGY MARKET? INTERVIEW WITH RICK RULE, SPROTT US HOLDINGS INC. Rick Rule is a naturally happy guy, despite being immersed in one of the most depressed parts of the economy right now.  I’ve known Rick for almost two decades, and it was his...
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...
The Saudis want control of the oil market back, and they are lowering prices to weed out the high cost producers. But I found a western producer with even lower costs per barrel than the Saudis. That’s right—someone who beat them at their own game.  Just like the Saudis, this company...
The oil market is greatly underestimating what has just happened. The Green Light for oil profits was turned on yesterday by US President Trump. I’m going to take advantage of it…. will you? Back during his Presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly referred to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal (The Joint Comprehensive...