Even before Tuesday's big jump in natural gas prices, I was intrigued to see some of the leading natgas stocks in the US hold up or go up on days natgas was down this week, like EQT, Southwestern, and Rice Energy, (which my colleague Bill Powers profiled at $9.47/share on...
Iran has been very vocal about ramping up oil production by one million barrels a day. That’s a real threat to a global market already oversupplied. The Iranians are also talking a big game about increasing natural gas production. In two years Iran believes that it will take natural gas production...
A Six Percent And Growing Royalty On Surging Permian Production At this point I’m sure you are familiar with charts like the one below. This chart shows where production in the Permian Basin is going over the next four or five years. This is the chart from one analyst.  I can show...
Canadian LNG–Liquefied Natural Gas–exports aren’t getting a lot of respect these days, partly due to low LNG prices, and partly because of the high profile environmental opposition to Petronas’ proposed terminal location at Lelu Island near Prince Rupert. But behind the headlines, LNG Canada, a joint venture led by Shell...
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...
UNIQUE PRODUCT, BRILLIANT STRATEGYNew CEO Explains The Perfect Set-Up forBeyond Tobacco   I have rarely had my eyes opened in a CEO interview like I did last Friday with new TAAT (TAAT-CSE) CEO Setti Coscarella. The way he outlined the product positioning and marketing plan for TAAT’s Beyond Tobacco cigarettes—no...
A hostile bid in the Canadian oilpatch is…un-Canadian, eh? But the industry has one now with private-co Velvet Energy bidding 75 cents per share for Iron Bridge Resources (IBR-TSX; OEXFF-PINK; formerly RMP Energy) in an all-cash deal. It also puts two former colleagues on the opposite sides of the fence: IBR’s...
  By Bill Powers Which natural gas producers will make it through this winter of low prices?  I’ll tell you one that I think will survive….but first I’ll tell you one today that probably will not. Natural gas prices on the NYMEX dipped below $2/mmBTU in December 2015 for just the second...