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What Lenders and Investors In E&P Companies Need To Know As Oil Prices Drop

Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

“In 2008, the United States produced on average approximately 5 million barrels of oil a day. By the end of 2014, that number had increased to more than 9 million barrels and the Energy Information Agency predicts production will continue to increase through 2015,” explains Latham & Watkins partner Michael Chambers. “However, during that same period worldwide demand increased by less than 1 million barrels a day, and in the US oil consumption has actually declined since 2008. The fact that US production has been growing faster than US consumption, and even world growth, together with the slowing of growth of some of the world’s major economies, has resulted in a class oversupply situation.”

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

U.S.-based energy companies are mostly failing to disclose their management of hydraulic fracturing operations that could have negative environmental impacts, according to a survey published last Thursday. The survey, by a group of investment advisers and shareholder advocacy organizations, found about three-quarters of 30 oil & gas companies surveyed are not fully disclosing their practices… Keep reading →

General Images Of Electric Vehicle Recharging And Battery Changing Station In Beijing

Montana startup turns a chemistry’s weakness to the grid’s advantage  For years, battery technology startups and researchers have been striving to create a rechargeable, grid-scale energy storage system using zinc, one of the world’s cheapest and most plentiful metals. Zinc-based batteries tend to break down after just hundreds of charge-discharge cycles, however — and coming up… Keep reading →

Positive Earnings Reports Push Stocks Higher

    There are some words in the business world that become swiftly debased: innovation and cleantech are, along with “crowd” anything, are among the worst of recent offenders. But that doesn’t mean that any of these terms fail to represent meaningful concepts for  energy sector decision-makers, and if anything participants in energy business decision… Keep reading →

The Future of Solar: Sink or Securitize

Solar Power Tower To Produce Enough Energy For 180,000 Homes

The energy finance community has been eagerly anticipating the introduction of solar asset-backed securities – “solar securitization,”  – for at least three years, and may be waiting for another year or more. But sooner or later, securitization is coming to solar finance, and when it does, it will have a profound impact on the pace… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

In its latest report on the energy trilemma of security, equitable access and sustainability, the World Energy Council and its project partner Oliver Wyman polled dozens of policymakers and regulators to find out what they think stakeholders should do to help policy meet the global energy challenge. “It is time to cut through the present… Keep reading →

Oil Price Rise Sees Increase in Suez Canal Traffic

By: Katy Barnato Oil prices have rebounded since the overthrow of Egypt’s President Morsi last month, but analysts dispute whether Middle Eastern turmoil is the real factor behind the rally, and how much further the commodity will rise — if at all. (Read more: Scenes from the turmoil in Egypt) Unrest in the country has rattled investors’ nerves and raised… Keep reading →