Oil

Low oil prices hurting U.S. shale operations

Oilprice.com | October 22, 2014
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Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

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INFOGRAPHIC: a crude problem for Putin's Russia

Visual Capitalist | October 20, 2014
Putin punishes platinum, palladium prices

Western sanctions against Russia that stemmed from the events in Ukraine have not yet put a significant dent in the country’s economy or changed their plans abroad. However, over the last three months, the slumping price of crude oil may be the factor that finally makes Moscow blink.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX seeks bankruptcy protection

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX seeks bankruptcy protection

Ex-billionaire Eike Batista’s main mining unit became the third of his companies to file for bankruptcy protection in a year.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

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Gold prices hurting miners? Throw Ebola into the mix

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Gold prices hurting miners? Throw Ebola into the mix

Deutsche Bank warned Friday that gold producers are the most vulnerable to a further spread of the deadly disease.

Oil and gas investor editor Leslie Haines: we will never stop importing oil, but we may start exporting

The Energy Report | October 2, 2014

Horizontal drilling and fracking have opened new opportunities for investing in domestic energy, whether for pure-play explorers in developing shales, producers in mature areas, or service companies opening up the monster wells.

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The world's 10 biggest energy gluttons

Oilprice.com | October 2, 2014

Oilprice.com set out to discover which countries use the most energy and why.

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Fed up with Federal inaction, States act alone on cap-and-trade

Oilprice.com | September 30, 2014

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.

Future innovation in the oil and gas sector will be driven by collaboration and innovation, finds a major new study

Lloyd's Register Energy | September 30, 2014

Global research from Lloyd’s Register Energy confirms the priorities up to 2025

Oil and gas has swung ‘severely bearish’: Eric Nuttall

Sprott Group | September 29, 2014

North American oil and gas companies experienced a severe correction this summer, following a run-up through the first half of the year.

Miners ordered to hand back land to natives in Colombia

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 26, 2014
Miners ordered to hand back land to natives in Colombia

The ruling, which affects 11 gold mining companies, is the first of its kind in the South American nation.

INFOGRAPHIC: A year's extraction of metal shown next to landmarks and cities

Visual Capitalist | September 25, 2014
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For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.

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All eyes on Kenya: the next big oil exporter

Oilprice.com | September 24, 2014

Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016 and discovery after discovery has made this the hottest and fastest-paced hydrocarbon scene on the continent.

Sprott Fund Manager Jason Mayer's guide to resource stock profits

The Mining Report | September 23, 2014
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Miners are having a tough time getting funded, and although Canadian oil and gas has performed well over the last few quarters, some companies might be overvalued. No wonder investors are confused.

Canada's oil sands to remain unhurt by falling crude prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2014
Canada's oil sands to remain unhurt by falling crude prices

Producers’ limited export pipeline capacity coupled with the end of the U.S. summer driving season has tend to lead to oil surpluses, sending prices down. .. Not this year.

Where oil prices are headed

Daily Gains Letter | September 16, 2014

It always seems prices at the pumps rise much faster when oil prices increase, but they move much slower when oil prices decline. I guess that’s big oil for you.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is when the world's resources will run out

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

Battle over Keystone XL lands before Nebraska Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
Battle over Keystone XL lands before Nebraska Supreme Court

The court’s ruling could force President Obama’s hand in making a final decision whether to green light the stalled project.

Oil field services surprise: Brandon Dobell on the upstart that could compete with the big three

The Energy Report | September 4, 2014

Consolidation is coming to the oil and gas industry, says Brandon Dobell of William Blair & Co.

Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start in 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start in 2018

The firm no longer expects to complete its $7.3 billion (and climbing) project in four years.

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The Kardashians and climate change: interview with Judith Curry

Oilprice.com | August 25, 2014

Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to sell off 300,00 tonnes of stockpile

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2014
Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to sell off 300,00 tonnes of stockpile

The news comes only a day after MMX announced it was temporarily halting operations at its only producing mine.

Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to file for bankruptcy

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to file for bankruptcy

Shares in the company fell by almost 8% on the news, hitting an all-time low.

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