Oilsands Mining News

CHART: Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks

S&P500 most expensive compared to commodities since late 1960s despite last year's rally in metals and mineral prices.

Has Permian productivity peaked?

According to the EIA's Drilling Productivity Report, productivity (as opposed to absolute production) is set to fall next month in the Permian Basin.

Panel looks to overhaul Canadian oil and gas project approvals

Only after a project got a conditional yes or no from the federal government would it enter a two-year environmental review.

Today's stunted oil prices could cause oil price shock in 2020

As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil's immediate future.

U.S. shale is immune to an oil price crash in 2017

Since OPEC announced the production cut deal at the end of November, industry analysts have been warning that rising production from producers outside the deal—U.S. shale in particular—is effectively capping the oil price gains from that agreement.

Iron ore, copper price plunge brings carnage to mining stocks

Worries about Chinese economy and rising tension surrounding North Korea brings fear trade to mining and industrial metals.

There is no such thing as peak oil demand

If oil demand were to reach an actual peak, then the top might be easier to predict. As it stands, the forecast models of demand are likely predicting peak demand far later than it will be.

Why new Canadian pipelines make sense

One thing is being largely left out of the pro- vs anti-pipeline discussions of late – the plain and simple fact that we need them.

Energy stocks are shifting from Fort McMurray to Fort St. John

Canadian energy guru Peter Tertzakian addressed the CFA Society Vancouver last week.

Oil majors' costs have risen 66% since 2011

The oil majors reported poor earnings for the fourth quarter of last year, but many oil executives struck an optimistic tone about the road ahead

CHART: Mining rally continues into 2017

Seaborne coal, tin prices are the big exceptions.

Oil poised to reach $80

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.

Trump inauguration: The Trump cabinet picks who may shift US policy

President Donald Trump's picks for his Cabinet appear to back up his campaign pledges to boost US oil and gas production and streamline infrastructure approvals.

Of Presidents and prices: How commodities compare under Trump, Obama

As the book closes Friday, January 20, 2017, on President Barack Obama’s two terms, here are the price averages during his tenure for some key commodity benchmarks, as well as the latest price.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

The craziest oil price predictions for 2017

Predicting where oil prices would go next month or next year has always been a game of hit and miss, all the more so in the past two years since the oil price crash began.

Can oil markets survive an OPEC implosion?

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.

Oil prices to rise in 2017: World Bank

The new forecast is a response to OPEC's decision to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output.

Frack Sand: The unsung hero of the OPEC oil war

The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the 'boom' out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive.

Which countries are damaged most by low oil prices?

This week's chart looks at costs per barrel, exports, and total oil production.

Pan Orient Energy's exploration drilling set to commence Q4/16

Pan Orient Energy's strong balance sheet puts it in position to begin drilling at East Jabung in Indonesia at the end of this year.

Nailing the bottom of oil

Bob Moriarty points investors toward information that accurately captures movement in energy markets.

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.

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.

Suncor burned by wildfire damages and slump in oil production

The largest crude oil producer in Canada announced net losses of C$735 million after Alberta wildfires near Fort McMurray forced its oils sands operations to be temporarily suspended back in May.