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Will Lower Oil Prices Drive A Greater Austerity Push?

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices fell below $90 per barrel last week in response to data reflecting weakening economic activity in China and Europe.  Recent economic data for the United States has been mixed, but generally it has been more positive than negative.  That said, future economic growth is being questioned by the weaker global outlook and the announcement of the first Ebola case in the United…


Posted by Keith Mauck, Publisher on October 8, 2014 at 10:00am

How Low Can Crude Oil Go?

Our trading partner Mike Seery is laying out his bearish view on crude oil. How low can it go?

Crude oil futures in the November contract are down $1.50 a barrel currently trading at 89.53 right near two year lows with extreme choppiness over the last several weeks with many rallies and sell offs as I’ve been sitting on the sidelines but now the trend clearly is to the downside, however the chart structure is terrible at the current time so I am not taking a short at this time,…


Posted by Ray @ The Crude Oil Trader on October 5, 2014 at 10:00am

The Longest Running Water Management Event in The Rockies Returns To Denver This Month

Pressure to reuse produced water in tight oil and shale gas plays in the Rocky Mountains is ever increasing, with a recent study by Ceres showing that reusing produced water can achieve a cost reduction of 24-46% per barrel.

The program for the 4th Annual Produced Water…


Posted by Keith Mauck, Publisher on October 8, 2014 at 8:54am

The Top 5 Chesapeake Royalty Litigation Trends to Watch

By Keith Mauck

Over the last few years litigation arising from Chesapeake Energy’s royalty practices, has reached a tipping point with a number of new suits being filed in the last year and stretching into new legal theories of liability. The origins of this litigation boom against Chesapeake stems from changes…


Posted by Keith Mauck, Publisher on September 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Environmentalists Disrupt Efforts To Boost NE Gas Supply


Two weeks ago last Saturday, a group of residents led by an environmental activist marched in Burrillville, Rhode Island protesting plans by Spectra Energy (SE-NYSE) to expand the delivery capability of its Algonquin pipeline system that supplies gas to the state and other New England states.  Actually, the physical expansion of the pipeline will occur elsewhere, but Spectra Energy operates a compressor plant in…


Posted by Keith Mauck, Publisher on September 2, 2014 at 4:00pm


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