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Oil and Gas Industry News and Analysis
Can you answer the following questions?

Crude oil prices Falling at a pace reminisent of 2008 when the price fell from $145 to the low $30s.

Libya and at least two other OPEC have the potential for a supply interuption but oil production remains higer than consumption. Unlike 2008 the current price drop is from rising production rather than falling consumption. What is the impact of a weakened European economy? How much to the increased value of the dollar? How much can be attributed to China and the rest of Asia? Why is demand growth slowing in China, India and most of Asia? Is it all just due to slower economic growth?

How much of the price drop can be attributed to speculators? How much is due to the index fund speculation by institutional investors? Will the futures contango increase?

Have we hit peak oil, peak investment or peak consumption? How much spare oil production capacity exists and how does it relate to price? Most spikes in oil prices are associated with war or civil unrest in exporting countries on the upside and recession on the downside. Which producers are at greatest risk for war or revolution? Geopolitical risk of a supply interruption has seldom been higher and low prices increase that risk.

How low can shale drilling activity fall? Will eliminate U.S. dependence on oil imports start increasing again?

We also look at the broader picture examining hydrocarbon's place in the world's energy future.

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Concise analysis and summaries focus on the major factors that impact oil, natural gas and petroleum product markets and prices. To help you keep up with companies and countries in the news you will receive Energy Economist Newsletter 2-3 times a week with analysis, links to news sources from across the globe, and access to our subscriber website.

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Weekly: Clients have access to over 2,000 graphs, charts and tables of production, imports, inventories and demand for gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products on a global, national and regional basis. Exploration and production is monitored with 600 graphs of drilling activity: onshore, offshore, oil, gas, directional and horizontal drilling for the U.S. and Canada, supplemented with monthly graphs and analysis of the international drilling activity. 

Monthly: World production for OPEC member countries and other major producing nations; petroleum demand and stocks of OECD countries; international rotary rig count.

Understanding Markets

If you are concerned about energy prices and markets, and their impact on your business, our energy market series will help you understand the economic and political factors that determine market prices.

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