Energy and Capital Archives

The Polar Dash for Oil

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted December 28, 2006

As companies rush to find the new fields that will satiate our world's increasing demand for oil, their mad dash has pushed them to the ends of the earth, literally.

We Don't Know Jack

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 20, 2006

Business Week’s claim that exotic offshore production from fields like Jack will “tip the balance of supply and demand in the long term” is a reprehensible speculation, just another verse in the...

OPEC Admits New Member: More May Follow

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 14, 2006

For the first time in over two decades, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which already produces over a third of the world's oil supply, extended its influence by admitting a...

The Shift From Petrodollar to Petroeuro is Here

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 11, 2006

According to the latest quarterly review from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), oil-producing countries have reduced their U.S. dollar exposure to the lowest level in two years. Crude...

Commonwealth of Common Sense

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 16, 2006

One of the world's most expansive ethnic groups sits on vast quantities of fossil fuel reserves, spread out across national and even continental boundaries. Turkey, the nominal head and economically...

Where You Can Find Gas to Fuel the World for 4,000 More Years

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted October 30, 2006

Unless you’re talking to one of the world’s few oceanic geologists, “methane hydrates” would most likely be an unfamiliar term. Yet these massive deposits of methane gas could turn into the next...

Ethanol might as well be rocket fuel for this stock

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 20, 2006

Forget the recent drop in gas prices. Smoke and mirrors don't hide the real picture for that long. Countries and companies worldwide know that a long-term strategy for energy security involves not...

More Than a Lot of Hot Air

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 28, 2006

Like most entrepreneurs Roger Davey is a man that sees something that very few other people do. Because of it he takes risks, he works hard, and he pushes his dream down a road with no sure...

The Experts Agree: Oil Demand Will Skyrocket

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 20, 2006

A few days ago the International Energy Agency (IEA) -- a Paris-based institute that acts as an energy policy advisor to 26 countries worldwide -- leveled out their outlook for global oil demand...

The World's Largest Oil Field is Dying

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 8, 2006

Believe it or not... One oil field accounts for 6.25% of the world's daily global production -- about 5 million barrels a day...

Rust Never Sleeps...

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 7, 2006

Maybe somebody ought to give the fellas over at British Petroleum (BP) Neil Young's phone number. Had they only known that rust never sleeps, we might have avoided the market shock that sent oil...

The Great Oil Reserve Swindle

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted July 31, 2006

OPEC is the true 800-pound gorilla of the oil game. The cartel is officially estimated to control over 887 billion barrels of proved oil reserves -- supposedly two-thirds of the world's remaining...