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  • Harper "won't take no for an answer" from U.S. on Keystone [View news story]
    The article in the link below is a dose of reality for anyone that does not think that Canada will build a pipeline to the West Coast now that the politics is out of the way.
    Oct 1 11:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Harper "won't take no for an answer" from U.S. on Keystone [View news story]
    Not true - the only new line that has any real amount of opposition is the one crossing BC (Canada's traditional tree hugger province). The other proposals do not have that much opposition. And even so in the last election in BC the NDP (the traditionaly greener party) lost to the Liberals (the more middle of the road party). All expansions and reversals should go ahead as planned as the federal and almost all provincial governments support them.
    Sep 27 09:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Harper "won't take no for an answer" from U.S. on Keystone [View news story]
    As well as the TransMountain expansion mentioned above Enbrige is also looking at reversing its line 9 to get western oil to Montreal and Transcanada is looking at converting some of its natural gas lines running east to oil (1.1 million barrels per day). So we have well over 2 million barrels a day going east or west just by reworking existing pipelines. On top of this you have the new proposed pipelines which are working their way through the regulatory process. What keystone would bring America is jobs, royalties, taxes and improved energy security. If America does not want this, then the Chinese and other will enjoy the benefits.
    Sep 27 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Harper "won't take no for an answer" from U.S. on Keystone [View news story]
    Canada has a leader with "balls" who calls it like it is. Unfortunately Obama does not have much when it comes to "balls" and will just keep getting steered by the greens!
    Sep 26 07:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RBC: Keystone XL failure would delay but not stop Canada oil sands growth [View news story]
    One way or another the oil will get to market. America is looking a gift horse in the mouth by not approving keystone as when a line gets built either east or west then they will have to compete for the oil rather than being the only game in town.
    Sep 26 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Producers Could Soon Be Victims Of Their Own Success [View article]
    "Industrial demand is further on the horizon but will also be significant" - WRONG = Industrial demand is leading as companies have been relocating plants and building new plants in America for a while now to take advantage of low gas prices and these are coming on line. So much for the rest of your article!
    Sep 25 02:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • World Energy Council: Canada beats U.S. in sustainable energy [View news story]
    Maybe Obama needs to spend more time looking in his back yard rather than picking on Keystone and America's neighbor!
    Sep 25 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Encana investors eye dividend cut amid revamp [View news story]
    Subtract one like from your comment Poor - I reacted to soon. Just look at what happens to most stocks that cut the dividend - they drop. Maybe not 60% but they sure do drop.
    As Encana's plans are to rationalize operations, sell assets, and become more efficient (all things that will increase profit and cash flow substantially) and as well since we are in a slowly improving natural gas market it makes no sense for them to cut the dividend .
    Even their losses have not been real losses as they amounted to mostly right downs on the value of assets due to low gas prices. So perhaps rather than believing what a few clown analysts are saying, maybe you can explain why you think it makes any sense for them to cut the dividend and tank the share price. ( I will be a buyer if they do).
    Sep 25 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Encana investors eye dividend cut amid revamp [View news story]
    Yup it will cause the stock to tank and if Suttle and the board think they are feeling some heat now, it will get a lot hotter when the large funds and holders get even more pissed.
    Sep 25 02:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Encana investors eye dividend cut amid revamp [View news story]
    Note that you have some idiot investment bankers telling them to cut the dividend. they are also largely repeating a lot of what Suttle has publicly stated. I would disagree with what this article says as many investors are not looking for Encana to cut its dividend and I would also question it making any sense at all! Based on their current plans and assuming the price of natural gas has seen its darkest days It actually makes no sense at all for them to cut the dividend. If they are going to be selling surplus assets, rationalizing programs and cutting costs, this should mean plenty of increased cash flow to meet the needs of their programs as well as continue to pay the dividend. From what I see, it makes no sense for the long suffering shareholders of this company to also suffer a dividend cut.
    Sep 25 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Underweighting Energy: Good Decision? [View article]
    Well you call as you see it and people got to respect you for that. The other side of the coin is the huge growth in energy requirements in China and the emerging markets on top of the global recovery you mention. Also electric cars and hybrids have a long way to go if they can become mainstream at all. Natural gas also can not be produced economically at current prices unless you focus on sweet spots and so the price will eventually have to go up. Even a lot of the tight oil and shale oil requires around $80 per barrel to break even and so you do have a bottom on oil prices after which production starts to drop off.
    My opinion amounts to - the world needs energy and the price has to be lucrative enough for companies to produce it. (temporary price drops as with natural gas will only be just that (temporary) until a long lasting viable alternative is available. JMO
    Sep 23 05:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Lazaridis weighing bid for BlackBerry [View news story]
    All sorts of reports out there - I wander how many are from those who got caught with their pants down and still have some unloading to do! ;-)
    Sep 22 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone XL wait hits five years this week [View news story]
    Nothing new here as when you look at positive developments, what Obama has been able to accomplish in his time as president has not amounted to much. He would rather appease a small minority (greens) and stiff Americans out of jobs, energy security, investment income and lower gas prices and at the same time P - off America's biggest trading partner. And this is all for nothing as the companies producing the oil sands crude have just found other ways off transporting it to market such as using rail and building alternate pipelines down the road.
    Sep 20 12:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AK Steel slumps nearly 10% in early trade following weak guidance [View news story]
    Demand in China does not equate to Demand in America - especially for steel. It does not even mean less imports in America. When you look at the Chinese steel industry, you see an industry that has transformed itself into a modern industry with vision - Very modern plants using the latest technology. Their biggest obstacle is getting low cost raw materials and they are working very hard on that. When you look at the steel industry in North America, you see a bunch of dinosaurs running old beat up plants in survival mode. And IMO survival mode never leads to much in the way of success. JMO
    Sep 20 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow, S&P close at record highs as Fed shocks the markets [View news story]
    Now who is creating the bubble? A Super Bubble at that! Feds - look in the mirror!;-)
    Sep 18 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment