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An oil price rally is likely

Geopolitical pressure is only able to influence oil prices to such a degree because the market is fundamentally getting tighter.

Building the world's largest solar project

Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world's largest solar project. 

Oil market fears: war, default and nuclear weapons

Outside of the US, there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the oil market.

5 record breaking gemstones even billionaires can't buy

The global economy is booming and demand for precious jewels, particularly colored gemstones, has never been higher.

Oil prices ravaged by financial turmoil

Oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions, dragged down by some forces beyond the oil market. 

Can the shale boom avoid these bottlenecks?

Shale companies continue to drill at frenzied pace, breaking U.S. oil production levels. Yet production is becoming increasingly geographically concentrated.

Why is the shale industry still not profitable?

Echoing criticism of too much hype surrounding U.S. shale from Saudi oil minister last week, new report finds shale drilling still largely not profitable.

What could push oil to $100?

The consultancy expects crude demand this year to grow by 1.7 million bpd, and says Brent could touch above $100 a barrel in 2019.

Oil tops $60 at close of year

Oil prices are set to close out the year up more than 11 percent, hitting their highest level since 2015. However, the road to higher prices was rocky.

Venezuela backs its new cryptocurrency with 5 billion barrels of crude

Venezuelan President Maduro shocked the market in early December when he followed China's 'petro-yuan' futures announcement by making headlines of himself proclaiming a new national cryptocurrency - the 'Petro' - to overcome The West's "financial blockade."

Santa is putting Christmas on the blockchain and saving billions

This Christmas, there is so much more that you know about, as Santa straps on today’s hottest new technological advancement: The blockchain.

The one indicator OPEC must watch

Last week, OPEC decided to extend its production cuts through end of 2018. The target is now to bring global oil inventories back down to the 5 year average.

Is peak Permian only 3 years away?

The world's hottest shale basin, the Permian, is leading the second U.S. wave of tight oil production growth and will continue to do so for years to come, all analysts say.

The 5 countries that could push oil prices up

Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market.

The “Amazon Effect” is coming to oil markets

While OPEC mulls over further steps to once again support falling oil prices, tech startups are quietly ushering in a new era in oil and gas: the era of the digital oil field.

Can Mali maintain its gold mining status?

The fate of IAMGOLD's Sadiola mine hangs in the balance as Mali's gold exports fall and production winds down.

The next big offshore boom is about to happen here

The latest demonstration of the viability of deepwater projects, even in the post-2014 oil industry era, comes from none other than Brazil.

Trump's solar tariff confusion creates an opportunity

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it.

The $10 trillion mineral resources North Korea can't tap

North Korea may not have proved petroleum reserves, but it's estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals—including rare earth minerals—worth an estimated up to US$10 trillion.

How EIA guestimates keep oil prices subdued

The EIA has once again undercut its previous estimates for U.S. oil production, offering further evidence that the U.S. shale industry is not producing as much as everyone thinks.

The next oil price spike may cripple the industry

How it is possible for the price of oil to go both up and not up, and what would that mean for the oil industry?

Tech guru unveils new battery to challenge lithium-ion

The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.

Did Google just tackle the biggest problem in energy?

Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy.

This oil price rally has reached its limit

Last week, crude oil rallied the most so far this year, gaining more than 8 percent, or $4 per barrel.

Electric vehicles no threat to oil prices anytime soon

Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric Vehicles (EV).