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  • Commodities: Oil Flat, Copper Down, Natural Gas Rises Despite Bearish Outlook [View article]
    Natural Gas is a valid investment
    Jul 16 05:33 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confident on Chesapeake Energy - But Not on Natural Gas Prices [View article]
    I am bullish on natural gas and oil in U.S. all my investments are natural gas and oil in U.S.
    Jul 13 12:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why We Are Headed Into a Recession [View article]
    We need more international trade.

    A look at the appropriate figures, (for example The World Development Report by the World Bank) will indicate that the world is becoming increasingly interdependent for its economic progress.
    In order to take advantage of global opportunities, as well as meet the challenges presented by so doing a number of concepts can be particularly useful. Every organization needs an understanding of what is involved in "strategy", or else the haphazardness involved in chance exporting can be accepted as the norm with all inherent dangers involved. Also potential exporters need to know what is going on in the global "environment". Just as in domestic marketing "Government" "competition", "social" and other factors need to be accounted for; such is the case in international marketing. If one can place products or services at a point on an environmental sensitivity/insensitivity continuum, one can see more clearly the need to account for differences in the marketing mix. By comparing the similarities and differences between domestic and international marketing needs and planning requirements, then the organization is in a better position to isolate the key factors critical to success. This section examines all these concepts in brief.
    Whatever business we are in, haphazard organization often leads to haphazard results. In planning for international marketing organizations need a clear picture of the steps involved. "Strategy" gives such a picture. Strategy is the response of the organization to the realities of shareholders and the business environment.
    Jul 10 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish View for Natural Gas: Which Stocks Will Benefit? [View article]
    Investor dissatisfaction with current low returns on natural gas drilling may cause reduced output until natural gas prices rise to properly reflect current costs of production. This is right today the ROI in natural gas is to low.
    Jul 10 01:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the BP Tragedy Spur Faster Adoption of Biofuels? [View article]
    Petroleum is part of our live and we can generate electricity using renewable energy. This s not a sostitute for the petrolchemical industry
    Jun 22 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As the Oil Age Ends, A Return of the Canal and Rail Age? [View article]
    As we lose oil and gas. Our real alternative fuel, is not solar, bio, hydrogen, but coal.
    Mar 24 10:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Century for Natural Gas: What This Means for Investors [View article]
    Over the past decades, natural gas use grew unabated, demonstrating its major role as a world-scale energy source. It currently accounts for 23.5% of the world energy mix and ranks third, behind oil and coal. This expansion was sparked by many essential breakthroughs.
    Technological breakthroughs.
    While the gas industry largely benefitted from technological innovation in the upstream oil industry, specific new technologies spectacularly extended the possibilities of transporting this energy source, hamstrung by the fact that it is necessary to transport a volume 1 000 times larger than oil for the same energy content, making gas transportation at least five times more expensive. Natural gas liquefaction, long-distance pipelines and deep offshore pipe-laying tremendously improved gas supply.
    Gas flows between countries and continents accordingly grew unchecked, accompanied by the installation of new, sophisticated and costly transport chains. In 2006, international flows were close to 886 bcm, covering about 30% of marketed production.
    Downstream, combined-cycle gas-fired power plants have revolutionised the power sector, transforming it into the locomotive for world gas growth. Besides technical and economic performance, produced by efficiencies as high as 58%, combined-cycle power plants also offer compact facility design, a reduction in construction time and investment, plus better space integration.
    Gas price competitiveness.
    The competitiveness of gas prices has been sustained by the efforts made by the industry to reduce costs at every stage in the chain. The use of advanced technologies in seismic imaging and drilling, as well as improvements in capital expenditure and operating costs, were responsible for a steady 2.5% p.a. fall in exploration & production costs until relatively recently. The industry also very significantly improved liquefied natural gas (LNG) competitiveness, cutting costs at all stages of this complex chain. Greatly improved overall design of LNG projects, in tandem with the characteristics of gas supply in the upstream sector and those of regasification plant outlets, optimised project construction, and a systematic attempt to shorten construction deadlines helped to cut costs. As an illustration, the average unit investment cost for a liquefaction plant dropped from US$ 250/t/yr in the mid- to late-1990s to US$ 200/t/yr entering the new millennium.
    The netback market value approach (pricing gas in relation to competing fuels in the end-user market), which has traditionally been the basis of gas pricing throughout the gas chain in major consuming countries, in Europe for instance, has also played a role in securing gas market growth.
    Exploration successes.
    Since 1980, proven world natural gas reserves have grown at an annual average of 3.4% (compared with 2.4% for oil), due to an impressive string of gas exploration successes and better assessments of existing fields. Hence the volume of proven gas reserves more than doubled over the period, from about 77 tcm in 1980 to some 177 tcm in 2006, growing at a roughly linear rate over time in the range of 4 tcm/yr. The life duration of proved reserves, as a ratio to current consumption, is in excess of 56 years.
    Feb 2 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Service Companies: Time to Buy? [View article]
    Oil will not be replaced anytime soon, the reality is that fossil fuels make up an overwhelming share of global energy. Until the renewable energy makes a serious dent, the more realistic option is buy energy services companies.
    Jan 20 06:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 More Thoughts on the Bank Tax [View article]
    I am a business development adviser since 1963 and I’m not in favor of the bank tax; it will get passed on to customers, and shareholders and at the end is a wrong tax that makes everything we buy more expensive.
    Jan 18 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Middle East Tensions Drive Oil to $300? Part I [View article]
    You are right. What Yemen would have to do is to block the tiny area and it would cripple all shippings going through the Suez Canal.
    Jan 4 08:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tanker with a Twist [View article]
    Regarding the VLCC parked in the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas oil loaded and just sitting there. The oil owners focus on one important concern over oil - an immediate readiness to respond to oil supply disruptions that could happen anytime.
    Jan 3 05:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is the Connection Between Oil and GDP Growth? [View article]
    A connection between oil and GDP growth exists. Transportation demand growing worldwide in consequence that the international trade increase, way internet global marketing generate sell of products worldwide. Internet sale generated by small business is the new global economic development.
    Dec 24 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Four Charts from BP's Statistical Review of World Energy [View article]
    Very interesting charts. I am interested in energy and I find basic information that able me to project my future target and direction.
    Be and independent oil and gas producer I am looking BP, Exxon, Shell.. like my big brothers.
    Nov 8 10:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas from Shale: Emerging Plays [View article]
    Shale natural gas can become:
    Autogas is the common name for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) when it is used as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles. The same equipment is also used for similar engines in stationary applications such as generators.
    Autogas is widely used as a "green" fuel as it decreases exhaust emissions. In particular, it reduces CO2 emissions by around 20% compared to petrol. It has an octane rating (MON/RON) that is between 90 and 110 and an energy content (higher heating value—HHV) that is between 25.5 megajoules per litre (for pure propane) and 28.7 megajoules per litre (for pure butane) depending upon the actual fuel composition.
    Autogas enjoys great popularity in numerous countries and territories including Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, European Union, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Republic of Macedonia, South Korea, Serbia and Turkey. It is also available at larger petrol stations in several countries. The Republic of Armenia may, however, be the world leader in autogas use. The Armenian transport ministry estimates as much as 20 to 30% of vehicles use autogas compared with traditional gasoline, once again due to the fact that it offers a very cheap alternative to both diesel and petrol, being less than half the price of petrol and some 40% cheaper than diesel. The recent rises in oil-derived fuels has sharply raised the difference.
    Oct 16 12:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Echelon: Powering Smart Grid Opportunities [View article]
    Enormous electric power grid, is so complex–and so rooted in ancient technologies–that it is rife with inefficiencies.
    New technology call for production of electricity with small power generation fueled by natural gas, small geothermal and solar
    systems at the end user location.
    Oct 15 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment