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Could a lithium shortage de-rail the electric car boom?

Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping into are finite—and that's what investors can take to the bank.

OPEC's output freeze: What has changed since Doha?

It's possible that OPEC is crying wolf with hints of an output freeze next month in Algiers; but it's also possible that they are ramping up production to take the sting out of a freeze.

Saudis ramping up oil output to gain leverage in OPEC talks

Saudi Arabia suggests it may be increasing its August crude output to a new all-time high as it could give it more leverage to influence the September informal talks on a possible production freeze, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing industry sources.

Surprise natural gas drawdown signals higher prices ahead

The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected.

Bankrupt Peabody Energy seeks approval to pay $12M in bonuses

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April,asked a bankruptcy court on Wednesday to let it pay up to US$11.9 million in incentives to its executive leadership team should the group meet certain performance targets.

Today's downturn sets markets up for a dramatic oil price spike

Oil and gas companies have gutted their capex budgets, necessary moves as drillers went deep into the red following the crash in oil prices. But the sharp cutback in investment means that huge volumes of oil that would have otherwise come online in five or ten years now will remain on the sidelines.

Did oil kill the dinosaurs?

What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades.

Why lithium will see another price spike this fall

Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth.

Oil industry faces huge worker shortage

Bringing back all of that equipment and personnel is no easy task.

Morgan Stanley warns that rising rig count could undo the rally

Morgan Stanley’s warning that production from the new wells being drilled could prompt a reversal of forecasts that U.S. crude production is falling and will continue to fall.

Record lows instead of highs for gold prices in this key market

It appears that India’s gold buyers are still staying away from the market. In fact, the situation in terms of physical demand is one of the most dire ever seen in the country.

Bill Gates and other billionaires backing a nuclear renaissance

The positive side of nuclear energy definitely deserves more attention than it's currently getting.

Breakthrough in oil sands tech could transform the industry

MCW Energy positions itself on the right side of history, breaching a major gap between industry and environment and taking yet another step toward reaching new markets with its clean tech.

Long term outlook for Canadian oil sands looks bright

In mid-June CAPP released its annual Crude Oil Forecast, Markets and Transportation study. It is actually pretty good news considering the current state of the industry because it shows continued production growth through 2030.

Potash price surge could lead to higher food costs for billions

We are on the precipice of a food fight among 7 billion people, and potash will be right at the center of it.

Move over oil – lithium is the future of transportation

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden.

Increase In U.S. rig count will not cap oil prices

The Catch 22 is if oil prices rise high enough to put drilling and service back to work then it won’t last long.

Uranium prices set to double by 2018

With prices set to double by 2018, we've seen the bottom of the uranium market, and the negative sentiment that has followed this resource around despite strong fundamentals, is starting to change.

Billionaire investors back a gold rally in 2016

It wasn't so long ago that some of the more famous investor gurus were shrugging off gold as nothing more than shiny trinkets with no investment value. They were wrong.

3 years of painful cuts sets markets up for serious supply crunch

Total global oil production could decline for the next several years in a row as scarce new sources of supply come online.

Think beyond oil and gold: Interview with Mike 'Mish' Shedlock

There are other plays. Think electric vehicles and even driverless cars. Find what's undervalued now and get in on some of the games that will dictate glorious future wealth.

What does the next OPEC meeting have in store?

The next OPEC meeting on the 2nd of June will act as little more than a forum for continued altercations between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Could China and India save the beleaguered coal markets?

Tectonic shifts in the global coal market are underway, posing a series of questions for traditional coal supply markets.

Why China is really dictating the oil supply glut

The Chinese urgency points to two things. China believes that crude oil prices will not remain at the current levels for long, and that a disruption is possible due to geopolitical reasons, which can propel oil prices higher.

Saudi Arabia releases ambitious plan to diversify economy

The "Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" could radically transform Saudi Aramco, the Saudi economy, and the country's social structure.