As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil's immediate future.
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We've been bullish on oil prices and published a piece last April predicting an energy shortage. I continue to think that is where we're headed.
A technical meeting that was supposed to iron out some wrinkles for a deal to cut oil production ended in acrimony over the weekend, and OPEC's effort at coordination could be at yet another impasse.
This week's chart looks at costs per barrel, exports, and total oil production.
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.
The Catch 22 is if oil prices rise high enough to put drilling and service back to work then it won’t last long.
Technical analyst Jack Chan believes a correction in oil prices is underway, and advises investors to use caution in a vulnerable market.
Total global oil production could decline for the next several years in a row as scarce new sources of supply come online.
The price of a barrel of oil has almost doubled from its low of $28 at the start of the year, prompting speculation that a recovery is underway.
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Given the abundant speculation about the Federal Reserve and interest rates, Marc Faber told CNBC last week he believes the Fed is closely watching the market reaction to its intimations it may raise rates in June.
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
Total debt of newly bankrupted energy companies is soaring each month
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.
Over the last 15 years, America has been turning away from traditional oil suppliers in the Middle East to more trusted sources, closer to home.
This reduction according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, is the largest two-year decline since the start of tracking this data in 1947.
Oil prices may be gyrating up and down, but Mr. Rothman provided some juicy clues for investors, highlighting some key near-term trends for crude oil.
This past week was not for the ‘faint of heart’. All of the asset classes witnessed wildly volatile moves, which culminated in an 11% move of crude oil.
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In today's tough price environment where most oil and gas juniors are losing money, a strong balance sheet is the key to survival, says Brian Bagnell.
The rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran has quickly ballooned into the worst conflict in decades between the two countries.
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Robert Bensh—managing director and partner at Pelicourt, a Western-owned oil and gas company discusses navigating tricky conflict zones.
After a year and a half of lower crude prices, there is little expectation that Opec, under pressure from dominant force Saudi Arabia, will change course at this week’s meeting.
Drilling oil and gas wells requires a lot of money. For companies that have seen their revenues vanish because of collapsing oil prices, access to credit is obviously critically important.