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Oil and Energy Archive

Demand for energy isn’t just constant, it’s rising on a global scale. That makes energy one of the most dynamic sectors in the market.

It also makes it one of the most profitable. Traders have pocketed millions of dollars exploiting volatility in the oil market with timely options bets. And companies like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) have delivered huge returns to shareholders, through both capital gains and consistent dividend payouts.

The stories below cover the most promising opportunities in this turbocharged market.

April 2014

How Pollution Can Boost U.S. Oil Production

By - April 23, 2014

As you know, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a by-product of burning hydrocarbons like coal, oil and natural gas. And it’s much maligned by environmentalists, since it’s a key factor in global warming. Well, carbon dioxide’s bad reputation might be turning…

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New Data Puts Gas Prices At $9 This Year

By - April 22, 2014

Gas prices are moving higher at an insane pace. The pre-tax price for gasoline has soared from around $2.60 per gallon in January… to over $3 per gallon this month. That’s a gain of more than 17% in just the…

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America’s LNG Boom Has Officially Begun

By - April 18, 2014

Nothing underscores the shift toward abundance in the U.S. energy market like the latest developments in liquefied natural gas (LNG). In fact, I’m currently tracking three signs that a massive LNG eruption is about to occur right here in America.…

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How to Survive the Coming Correction

By - April 15, 2014

Over the past five trading sessions, the VIX – or Volatility Index – has seen a major pickup, soaring by 25%. The meltdown began just over a week ago with the Nasdaq, which suffered its worst three-day loss since 2011.…

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Russia Prepares to Corner the Market

By - April 11, 2014

I’ve visited Russia and its former Republics several times. Yet it never ceases to amaze me how often those of us in the West think we can influence politics in a place like that. Here’s a region that cares little…

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As Gold Demand Decelerates, Do This…

By - April 8, 2014

Gold prices have dropped by more than $100 per ounce in recent weeks – from over $1,380 in mid-March to $1,280. I warned you about the lack of faith in the gold rally a few weeks ago after returning from…

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Checkmate the Shale Market in Three Moves

By - April 4, 2014

On Tuesday, I highlighted three dangerous myths about the U.S. natural gas industry and the truth behind America’s much-documented abundance of shale. Indeed, while the masses are busy touting shale as a nailed-on winner, several massive energy companies have actually…

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The One Company At the Heart of Canada’s LNG Export Boom

By - April 3, 2014

The energy world is abuzz with stories about the shale boom in the United States. But guess what? The oil and gas riches aren’t just exclusive to our borders. Our northern neighbor Canada is also blessed with an abundance of…

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Three Lies You’re Being Told About Natural Gas

By - April 1, 2014

One of the most puzzling aspects of what’s going on in the oil and gas patch is the misunderstanding by so many investors and analysts about the profitability and sustainability of shale oil and gas. We’ve written about the topic…

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