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Oil Prices Supported by China's Strategic Reserve Hoarding

Imports into China continue to knock the socks off last year’s levels. Should oil imports keep up their pace for the rest of the month, they will be achieve their highest level since April, and imports overall will be up 14% year-to-date through the first three quarters of the year. Bargain-hunting? You betcha.

Will Shale Oil Fuel Manufacturing Boom in the US?

Chris Guith the senior Vice President of Policy for the Institute for 21st Century Energy pointed out how large a benefit the shale revolution is for the U.S. economy. Since 2007, all non-farm jobs fell 2.6%. Oil industry jobs rose 38.6%. In 2012, there were 2.1 million jobs in the sector. By 2025, there will be over 4 million jobs.

The Russian Empire Strikes Back

The Russians will get through these & even further sanctions from the United States. Natural gas in Europe currently sells at more than a 100% premium to North American natural gas prices. When US imposes a sanction on Russian uranium, then its serious. Until then, current sanctions are nothing more than political posturing.

Making Sense of the US Oil Story

If US oil producers have the option of selling their crude oil abroad, perhaps they can get a higher price for it. If US oil producers can get higher prices for their oil, this may very well filter through to higher oil prices for US consumers, and less oil consumption by US consumers, but this is not the concern of oil companies.

‘Liquids-Rich’ North American Natural Gas Will Attract Capital

The “shale game is the future for oil and gas in North America.” Exploration and development is focusing on projects where natural gas carries with it a substantial volume of liquid hydrocarbons, which are very valuable. They increase profits substantially when they occur.

With prospects that Russia may cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine & western Europe in retaliation for Kiev’s Feb revolution, America’s shale gas boom is taking on fresh geopolitical significance. Exports of natural gas to Europe could weaken or eliminate Kremlin’s leverage over Ukraine & Europe.

Boundless Natural Gas, Boundless Opportunities: Interview with EIA Chief

US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that natural gas production in the US will continue to grow at an impressive pace & likely to continue without hitting a geologic peak. Current output is close to 70 billion cubic feet a day & expected to reach over 100 billion cubic feet by 2040.

The Golden Age of Gas, Possibly: Interview with the IEA

International Energy Agency (IEA) – The global energy authority believes that this age of gas can be golden & that unconventional gas can be produced in an environmentally acceptable way. The potential for a golden age of gas comes along with a big “if” regarding environmental & social impact.

Oil Prices Will Rise Regardless Of Middle East Unrest

Oil Prices will remain high, because the price is driven by long-term supply issues, not short-term disruptions in the Middle East – Oil production in South American countries is in decline as a consequences of governments’ interference in the oil industry.

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