- Sinopec chairman apologises for oil explosion @ Financial Times - Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:28 AM EST
The head of China's second-largest oil company apologised on Saturday for a crude oil explosion that killed at least 47 people in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao. A damaged pipeline leaked crude ...
- Why a bullish inventory report helped lift natural gas prices Market Realist - Fri, Nov 22, 2013 12:11 PM EST
Natural gas inventories decreased more than expected, helping boost prices. This was a positive short-term catalyst.
- Why oil inventories were flat despite a bullish inventory report Market Realist - Fri, Nov 22, 2013 11:55 AM EST
The oil inventory report had strong positive signals for oil demand, but prices were flat given news from the Federal Reserve.
- Canada's Tar Sands Oil Boom Yields Toxic Wastewater Lakes @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Nov 21, 2013 6:47 PM EST
The country plans to build reservoirs filled with tar sands wastewater
- Bad Day for Gold --- Even Worse for Gabelli Global Gold Fund @ Barrons.com - Thu, Nov 21, 2013 1:35 PM EST
The price of gold is getting knocked around Thursday as traders reach the conclusion -- which is either justifiable or hasty, depending on your view -- that the Federal Reserve is about to get stingier. Then there's the carnage in Gabelli's GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust (GGN). This closed-end fund …
- Natural gas rig counts rose but are expected to decrease in 4Q13 Market Realist - Thu, Nov 21, 2013 8:00 AM EST
Natural gas rigs increased last week—despite largely stagnant gas prices. Natural gas rigs likely will decline in 4Q13.
- Why record US oil production may not benefit oil ships right away Market Realist - Thu, Nov 21, 2013 8:00 AM EST
Although the U.S. may be producing more oil, the increase may not necessarily benefit product tankers, which export refined oil out of the country.
- Why flat US oil consumption should benefit product tankers Market Realist - Wed, Nov 20, 2013 4:00 PM EST
There are three main factors that have contributed to weak oil consumption: slow recovery, fuel economy, and cheaper substitute energies.
- Why oil rig counts are up despite falling prices and seasonality Market Realist - Wed, Nov 20, 2013 3:49 PM EST
Oil rig counts continued to move upward despite a slide in oil prices and winter seasonality. Oil rig counts have been up for the past few weeks.
- Is Silver Likely to Decline From Here? @ Minyanville - Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:50 AM EST
Long- and short-term charts offer a glimpse at the precious metal's future.
- Gaming Company Fined $1M for Turning Customers Into Secret Bitcoin Army @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 6:50 PM EST
A gaming software company has been slapped with a $1 million fine after secretly adding bitcoin mining software to a product update earlier this year.
- Silver's FiveThirtyEight beefs up staffing @ USA TODAY - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 5:51 PM EST
Silver's FiveThirtyEight beefs up staffing
- Breaking down dry bulk demand and China’s pull in the industry Market Realist - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 2:55 PM EST
China is a major destination for all dry bulks. China's share of global dry bulk imports has increased at incredible rates over the last decade.
- Natural gas liquids prices remain buoyant despite crude price fall Market Realist - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 1:30 PM EST
Natural gas liquids prices traded up despite downward movements in crude oil prices. This is a positive short-term indicator.
- Why natural gas prices traded up last week but remain at lows Market Realist - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 1:12 PM EST
This past week, natural gas prices were slightly up, which was a positive indicator. In the medium term, winter weather will be an important driver.
- WTI crude oil prices drifted down to their lowest point since June Market Realist - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 1:01 PM EST
WTI crude prices continued to trade lower, which negatively affects the revenues of oil producers.
- Why a lower-than-expected inventory build supported natural gas Market Realist - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:41 AM EST
Natural gas inventories rose slightly less than expected, which was a small positive for natural gas prices.
- Gasoline demand supported crude prices despite a higher inventory Market Realist - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:36 AM EST
Oil inventories rose more than expected this week, but prices changed little, as gasoline inventories dropped more than expected.
- [$$] Losers in a Less-Corny EPA Fuel Rule @ Barrons.com - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:01 AM EST
Credit Suisse Friday afternoon the Environmental Protection Agency proposed slashing the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate in 2014, as previously speculated by media, to address blend-wall concerns. The first-generation ethanol mandate is cut to 13 billion gallons versus the original mandate of 14.4 billion gallons and …
- EPA proposes reducing biofuel mandate @ USA TODAY - Fri, Nov 15, 2013 4:26 PM EST
Proposed change would require almost 3 billion gallons less ethanol and other biofuels be blended into gas.
- EPA Reduces Ethanol Requirement, Archer Daniels Midland Falls @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 15, 2013 3:46 PM EST
That's the sound of Archer-Daniels-Midland's (ADM) shares running out of gas. Archer's stock has dropped 3.1% to $40.70 after reports that the EPA would cut the amount of ethanol required to be added to gasoline. The Wall Street Journal has the details: The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed for the first …
- Linn Energy, Berry Petroleum Merger Gets SEC Go Ahead @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 15, 2013 2:53 PM EST
It's the moment investors in Linn Energy (LINE) have been waiting for--the SEC's decision to approve or block it merger with Berry Petroleum (BRY). From Linn Energy's press release: LINN Energy, LLC, LinnCo, LLC (LNCO) and Berry Petroleum Company (the "Companies") announced today that the final Registration Statement on …
- Kurdistan's Oil Ambitions @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:02 PM EST
The promise of the region's oil fields isn't without political complications
- Shell's LNG-Producing Monster Ship, Prelude @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:02 PM EST
The enormous vessel will process liquefied natural gas, opening up fields once considered unviable
- Clean (but Pricey) Coal in Mississippi @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:01 PM EST
Southern Co.'s new plant will have fewer emissions—and a very high price tag
- The U.S., Crude Oil Refinery to the World @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:01 PM EST
America is exporting more refined petroleum products than ever before
- Why frac spreads affect natural gas MLPs like Regency and Targa Market Realist - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 1:19 PM EST
Frac spreads were down last week, but they're still up over 40% since late June. This is overall a positive catalyst for natural gas processors.
- World Gold Demand Cannot Stop Falling Gold Prices 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 8:25 AM EST
The World Gold Council is out with its third-quarter gold demand trends. Despite soft gold prices, the council maintains that gold demand remains strong, even with many of the negative factors. The total ...
- Big milestone: U.S. producing more oil than it imports @ USA TODAY - Wed, Nov 13, 2013 5:46 PM EST
For the first time since 1995, the U.S. produced more oil than it imported last month.
- Natural Gas Futures, Funds Retreat @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 13, 2013 4:58 PM EST
Natural gas futures prices continued their decline Wednesday, pinching fund investors betting on a recovery. Henry Hub natural gas for December delivery fell 5.1 cents, or 1.4% to $3.56 per million British ...
- Will 2014 Look Like 2013 for the Silver Market? @ Minyanville - Wed, Nov 13, 2013 3:47 PM EST
Q3 results point to further cost reduction for some.
- Consumers Get Relief at Pump The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:22 AM EST
U.S. gasoline prices have fallen to their lowest level in nearly 33 months amid a boom in domestic oil drilling, leaving consumers with some extra disposable income just in time for the holiday-shopping season. Tuesday's national average price of $3.18 a gallon—26 cents below a year ago—was the lowest since Feb. 22, 2011, …
- Taper Talk Hurts Copper Prices, But Gold Rebounds @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:13 AM EST
Copper prices slumped today, falling to their lowest level in more than three months, while gold futures staged a modest rebound from recent lows. Base metal prices have been down across the board amid ...
- Thermal coal prices hit $80.60, positive for fertilizer stocks Market Realist - Wed, Nov 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST
So far, global economic growth is expected to pick up in 2014. This case would generally be positive for commodities like coal.
- 4 Risks That Cloud the Outlook for Commodities The Fiscal Times - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 4:15 PM EST
It’s not all China’s fault. I’m referring here to the rout in prices of commodities, ranging from coffee to zinc, over not only the course of 2013 but much of the last three years. Another index of stocks whose fate is tied to commodities (the Morgan Stanley Commodity Related Equity index) is ahead 10.2 percent in the …
- Crude Oil Prices Ready To Challenge 6-Month Lows 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 2:58 PM EST
Maybe you have noticed the price of gasoline has been coming down. It may be coming down further, and sooner rather than later. One WSJ report showed that about one-fourth of the nation is paying under ...
- Natural gas liquids prices still robust despite crude oil slide Market Realist - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:36 PM EST
Natural gas liquids prices have been roughly flat, despite falling crude oil prices. This is a neutral short-term indicator.
- Help Make A Tabletop Coffee Brewer, Grinder, And Roaster A Reality @ TechCrunch - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:17 PM EST
Meet the new definition of an all-in-one coffee machine: the Bonaverde. It not only brews and grinds coffee beans, the tabletop machine roasts them as well. Put unroasted coffee beans in the machine, press ...
- Why continually low prices don’t help natural gas producers Market Realist - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:11 PM EST
Natural gas prices were flat on the week but remain low long-term. This is a negative for producers largely weighted towards natural gas.
- Why the natural gas inventory rose slightly under expectations Market Realist - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:04 PM EST
Natural gas inventories rose slightly under expectations last week. This is a small positive for natural gas prices.
- Oil Consumption, Production Shifting: IEA World Energy Outlook 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:20 AM EST
The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its 2013 World Energy Outlook on Tuesday morning, and its central argument is that the dynamics of energy production and consumption are rapidly changing. ...
- Microsoft's Built-In Power Plants Could Double Data Center Efficiency @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:00 AM EST
There’s a new arms race in the tech industry. But instead of racing to build faster chips, slicker smartphones or larger social networks, tech giants are competing to see who can build the greenest data ...
- Natural gas rigs dropped to post-July low and will keep dropping Market Realist - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 8:00 AM EST
Natural gas rigs fell sharply last week, and are expected to continue to fall into 4Q13. Natural gas rigs drilling can indicate the sentiment of producers.
- Corn Syrup Prices Tumble in Battle With Cheap Sugar @ BusinessWeek - Tue, Nov 12, 2013 5:44 AM EST
Corn syrup prices could fall as much as 10 percent in the face of a bumper 2013 corn crop, cheap sugar, and bad publicity for high-fructose corn syrup
- Three reasons why America is using less oil @ USA TODAY - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 3:53 PM EST
Three reasons why America is using less oil
- Un nuevo método radical de aprendizaje podría desatar una generación de genios @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en inglés aquí. You can read a version of this story in English here. Estos estudiantes de Matamoros, México, tenían acceso a internet limitado, electricidad intermitente ...
- Newbuild tanker prices rose, but you should still use caution Market Realist - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 12:00 PM EST
October's increase is generally positive for the long-term prospects of tanker stocks like Frontline ltd. (FRO) or Nordic American Tanker Ltd. (NAT).
- Time to Sell Mining Stocks, JPMorgan Cazenove Says @ Barrons.com - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:55 AM EST
In one of those made for Wall Street moments, JPMorgan Cazenove's equity strategy team is recommending investors short mining stocks, while its mining analysts rush in to defend some individual stocks, including BHP Billiton (BHP), Glencore Xstrata (GLEN.L) and Rio Tinto (RIO). JPMorgan Cazenove's Mislav Matejka and team …
- Still Fearful For Your Gold-Miner Fund? This Worry Gauge Isn't @ Barrons.com - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:14 AM EST
As you fret about another slump in the gold-mining sector, options traders are doing the opposite. They're driving the price of bearish derivatives which profit from gold-mining difficulties down to multi-year ...
- Analyst See Small Cap Gold Stocks as Takeover Bait by Big Gold Producers 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 8:30 AM EST
The price of spot gold has been hammered over the past year. The top American gold producers have gone through waves of restructuring and cost cutting in an effort to squeeze out profits as the price of ...