Oil

World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 17, 2015
World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report

Study shows the bank offered $3.4bn in loans, grants, guarantees, risk management and equity for fossil fuel-related projects for the 2013-14 financial year.

M Partners' Derek Macpherson found three resource companies that have done the impossible—increased in value 30% this year

The Gold Report | April 15, 2015
Mining suppliers create more jobs than mining, report says

In this interview with The Gold Report, Macpherson says companies that can change their narrative on the fly—and deliver—will inevitably perform. Macpherson covers some performers and others that he expects will perform in H2/15 and beyond.

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The game-changing water revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

Oilprice.com | April 15, 2015
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Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering.

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How much longer can OPEC hold out?

Oilprice.com | April 10, 2015
Oil rig supply ship in Norway

OPEC has been the most talked about international organization among investors, analysts and international political lobbies in the last few months.

Shell merger likely to kill one LNG project

Business in Vancouver | April 9, 2015
Can Canada compete in LNG?

US$70 billion takeover of BG Group Plc by Royal Dutch Shell Plc could bode well for Shell’s liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, but not so well for BG’s own LNG proposal for Prince Rupert, say industry analysts.

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Top 12 media myths on oil prices

Oilprice.com | April 9, 2015
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The upstream oil and gas industry is not a black hole. There's no mystery wrapped in an enigma here.

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INFOGRAPHIC – The energy markets in flux: Looking back on 2014

Visual Capitalist | April 8, 2015
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With a focus on Europe, this infographic sums up the major changes occurring in energy markets in oil, renewables, sanctions, and more.

Signs of life for mining M&A

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Wave of mining deals expected this year amid commodity rout — report

Mining transactions almost doubled last year and the trend is likely to stretch over 2015, as lower commodity prices are making some unprofitable.

Blood in the oil sands: Boom and bust in Alberta

Business in Vancouver | April 1, 2015
Blood in the oil sands: Boom and bust in Alberta

Two oil towns that have defined Alberta’s resource – and real estate – boom now show how fast the bloom can fade.

SEC tells Oxfam revision of Dodd-Frank rule on mining payments ‘not possible’ yet

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2015
SEC tells Oxfam revision of Dodd-Frank rule on mining payments ‘not possible’

The SEC said a rule requiring energy and mining companies to disclose payments to governments for the extraction of natural resources won't come until —at least— spring 2016.

South Africa wants to settle mines’ black ownership in court

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2015
South Africa wants to settle mines’ black ownership in court

The main point of contention is the fact that mining companies believe that once they reached a 26% black ownership, they effectively complied, no matter where the percentage is at now.

Vale CEO Murilo Ferreira to lead Petrobras

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2015
Vale: Iron ore price to improve second half of the year

Vale's Murilo Ferreira has been nominated as Petrobras' next board chairman, while the company still scrambles to deal with the fallout from a vast corruption scandal.

Energy regulator staff probed over handling of TransCanada safety violations

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 25, 2015
Energy regulator staff probed over handling of TransCanada safety violations

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) probe centres on the alleged mishandling of claims of natural gas pipeline violations at TransCanada by engineers working for the energy regulator (NEB).

No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2015
No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.

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Texas: From shale boom to water revolution

Oilprice.com | March 18, 2015

Texas is famous the world over for two things on a massive scale: oil and droughts. Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground.

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Consumers winning with low oil prices, for now

Oilprice.com | March 12, 2015
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It is estimated that for every penny gas goes down, consumers collectively save $1 billion.

RBC predicts potash to offset oil losses in Saskatchewan

CBC Ottawa | March 12, 2015

RBC Economics is forecasting that the Saskatchewan economy will grow in 2015, even in the face of dropping oil prices.

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Everyone is guessing when it comes to oil prices

Oilprice.com | March 11, 2015
Oil sands emissions might be higher than reported

Predicting and diagnosing the trajectory of oil prices has become something of a cottage industry in the past year.

When junior markets turn most negative in 35 years, guess where financier Carlo Civelli puts his money?

The Mining Report | March 10, 2015

In this interview with The Mining Report, he shares his secret for finding companies that can create value despite challenging market conditions, and he reveals where he is putting his money today.

Canamax Energy CEO Brad Gabel on what’s preventing M&A in the oilpatch

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During the lunch session at the Subscriber Summit, we invited Mr. Gabel for an interview. Energy and Gold wanted to share some of Mr. Gabel’s oilpatch expertise and outlook with readers.

Contrarian Steve Palmer's balancing act stretches from Western Canada to the East China Sea

The Energy Report | March 6, 2015

Steve Palmer of AlphaNorth Asset Management has made a career of spotting companies loaded with value, and he tells The Energy Report not only what he looks for, but also where he has found it.

Enbridge to shed costs of oil sand pipelines by $320 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2015
Enbridge to shed costs of oil sand pipelines by $320 million

The planned optimization include the Athabasca Twin and the Wood Buffalo extension projects.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd plans royalty business spinoff as profit almost triples

Financial Post | March 5, 2015

Canada’s largest heavy oil and natural gas producer, plans to either spin off or sell its royalty land business this year once energy prices have stabilized.

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Here's what will send oil prices back up again

Oilprice.com | March 4, 2015
oil worker hiring hays feat

Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense.

Colombia to speed approval of permits, crack down on illegal miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2015
Colombia to speed approval of permits, vows ‘zero tolerance’ to illegal miners

The country wants investors back and has vowed to reduce the time it takes to process permits to less than two months.

Macquarie's Brian Bagnell: Forget peak oil; worry about peak demand

The Energy Report | February 26, 2015
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Brian Bagnell of Macquarie Capital Markets has two caveats for investors in junior oil and gas companies: Expect extreme volatility, and don't expect oil prices above $70/barrel anytime soon.

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