OPEC Cuts Production in First Agreement Since 2008

At the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Meeting on November 30 in Vienna, it was agreed upon that overall production would be cut by 1.2 million barrels a day, pushing oil prices up by almost 10%, above $50 a barrel. OPEC produces a third of global oil, or around 33.6 million barrels per […]

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Donald Trump’s Plans for Fracking Industry

Now that Americans have elected Donald Trump into office, we can expect American oil and gas production to surge. Going by his campaign promises, Americans will see more fracking, more pipelines, and no carbon tax. Trump has promised to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would curtail carbon dioxide emissions from power plants — […]

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Russia and Saudi Arabia to Stabilize Oil Market

Representatives from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) conference in Riyadh on Sunday to discuss a plan to stabilize the oil market. Russia is the world’s largest oil producer but not a member of OPEC and its budget has been […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Hostage

Almost two years ago, the increased oil production by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Saudi Arabia, drove down oil prices to nearly $50/bbl, the price at which many shale producers could not break-even, initiating an economic oil war against the United States. But their plan has backfired, since OPEC has failed […]

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Forget OPEC — the next big energy story is the US election

Business Insider by: Elena Holodny All eyes have been glued on Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other major OPEC and non-OPEC producers amid lower oil. But there’s a big energy story that folks are missing. And it’s much closer to home. “There’s another big story out there as well, which is the US presidential election,” Eurasia Group CEO Robert Johnston told Business […]

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Oil dives anew, falling 5 percent on Goldman downgrade, outages

Reuters By Samantha Sunne (Reuters) – Oil fell 5 percent to its lowest in nearly six years on Monday, extending the second-deepest rout on record, after Goldman Sachs warned that prices would fall further and Gulf oil producers showed no sign of cutting output. An unusual spate of major refinery glitches across the U.S. East […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Oil War Against Iran and Russia

NY Post By Ralph Peters This week, oil fell through the price floor of $60 a barrel and gas at my local filling station was $2.26 a gallon. That’s great news for commuters and almost every business, but wonderfully bad news for our ugliest enemies. If oil prices remain low through next year, the effect […]

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OPEC Cuts 2015 Demand Forecast For Its Oil As Shale Boom Persists

CNBC By Reuters Global demand for oil from OPEC next year will be less than expected because of weaker growth in consumption and the U.S. shale boom, the group said on Wednesday, pointing to an increasing supply surplus in 2015. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum ExportingCountries (OPEC) forecast demand for the group’s […]

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Ethanol Joins U.S. Fuels Dominating Global Export Market

Fuel Fix By Bloomberg The U.S. is adding ethanol to the list of fuels it dominates in world markets. Exports of the additive derived from corn rose 31 percent this year to the highest level since 2011, meeting demand from South Korea to Persian Gulf oil producers. The growth in sales follows a tripling of […]

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