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While the current focus is on declining oil prices – which hit four-year lows yesterday – the longer-term oil market picture could feature downward supply pressure and a demand surge that forces prices right back up, according to IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook 2014. The agency cautions against allowing current supply/demand fundamentals to breed complacency.… Keep reading →

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks

When you consider how much of the globe is covered by water it’s easy to see why some say the future of oil & gas production lies offshore in ultra-deep water. But while hydrocarbons are likely to be found in these locations, projects built to extract them can be more challenging than some space missions… Keep reading →

135th Meeting Of The Organisation Of Petroleum Countries (OPEC) Conference

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi has not spoken publically since September 11, but when he broke his silence today, the market was left with little evidence regarding Saudi oil policy going forward. Al-Naimi did take the opportunity to shoot down speculation that Opec members were in the midst of a price war. The price… Keep reading →

TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World - Cocktails

 A judge found Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm owes nearly $1 billion to his wife as a result of their lengthy divorce settlement, one of the largest in US history. Hamm, former Mitt Romney energy adviser, gets to keep his 253 million shares of Continental stock valued at $13.7 billion. He must pay his now… Keep reading →

Life In Riyadh

Increasing domestic Saudi Arabian energy demand bumping up against volumes of oil available for export is an issue Breaking Energy has followed closely, and a new report from the International Energy Agency provides some updated detail on how the kingdom is addressing its energy dilemma. Renewable energy – primarily wind and solar – and nuclear… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

 While oil prices have stabilized for the moment and associated doomsday scenarios have slowed, here’s a detailed analysis of the interplay between various commodity prices and some of the investment decisions petrochemical companies, producers and LNG businesses face. “Indeed, even international buyers of natural gas were aggressively pursuing hub based gas pricing contracts with view… Keep reading →

With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-E

Marcellus Gas Production Anticipated to Increase, Lead the Nation in November: The State Journal (West Virginia): The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report, released Oct. 14, revealed that the Marcellus Shale play is anticipated to produce more gas than other reported regions in November. The Marcellus region is expected to produce 16,045 million cubic feet of… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

 Alarmist media reports regarding oil’s foray into bear market territory could easily leave you thinking the oil industry is gasping its last breath. It certainly is not, as companies involved in the global oil complex are accustomed to commodity price volatility and most have experienced similar, if not worse, market corrections. In fact, over the… Keep reading →

eia crude price

A mixture of supply/demand fundamentals and economic indicators are pushing down prices for global benchmark crude grade Brent. The EIA concisely describes current global crude oil market dynamics in its Today in Energy brief. [EIA] Oil market observers are buzzing with theories seeking to explain why Saudi Arabia cut official selling prices for its crude… Keep reading →

High Gas Prices Prompt Bush's Decision To Lift Ban On Offshore Oil Drilling

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein penned a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week urging the need for stricter oil tank car regulations, an issue some business have been pushing back against. Production from unconventional resource plays has overwhelmed existing oil transportation infrastructure – particularly pipelines – forcing producers to use railroads to get their… Keep reading →

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