ENERGY INVESTING 101 Dear OGIB Reader, Investing in oil and gas stocks is actually quite simple. Investors have two basic choices when starting out: 1) Do I want to get a stockbroker who specializes in oil & gas (probably based in Calgary or Texas) and do what (s)he tells me; or 2) Do...
How to Find and Play the 10-Baggers Abroad - Part 1 What were the oil stocks that made me the biggest profits in 2010? It was junior oil stocks with international plays.  Companies like Xcite Energy (XEL-TSXv) that went from 62 cents to $6 last year with a heavy oil play...
Toreador Resource's Investment in the Paris Basin… and How Its Estimated 96 Billion Barrels of Oil was Discovered It all started with a note. It was a handwritten note on the margins of a long-forgotten report, in French, from a well site geologist many years ago who was on a rig...
Why oil services stocks are outperforming oil producer stocks By Brian Hoffman The share prices of oil service companies have outperformed the share prices of large-cap oil and gas companies’ common shares since the broader stock market indexes started to move higher at the start of September.  The...
The top growth sector for investors in 2011 Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracing” companies are overtaking drilling companies as the largest subset of the energy services sector – and research from two Canadian brokerage firms suggests that investors can expect fracking companies to continue growing strong into 2011 and beyond. All the...
The Experts Weigh In:  The 2001 Outlook for the Cardium Oil Formation PART II – what did we learn in 2010 and where is the next Cardium? Improving economics, higher oil prices and exploration that pushes the boundaries are three factors that could create even higher valuations in the Cardium play,...
Canadian pipeline companies transporting western Canadian gas are slowly get squeezed out of the North American market, says a new report by Bentek, an energy analysis company based in Denver, Colorado. “The utility of certain pipelines in Canada - of pipelines that are traditionally considered as export...
Western Canadian gas exports to the United States could be completely displaced into Northern California by 1.      Abundant, low cost US natural gas production, and 2.      By several new gas pipelines in the US... Says a new market study by Bentek, a US energy analysis company. Overall, Canadian gas exports to the US...