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  1. Avoid These Overvalued Blue Chips with Poor Financials

    September 14, 2015
    When you are looking for bargains in the stock market, limit your buying to stocks with a verified strong fiancial condition.
  2. Shale Oil vs. Oil Shale: What's the Difference?

    August 7, 2015
    The biggest difference between oil shale and shale oil is that one is still a money making endeavor.
  3. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  4. Stocks Poised For Another Leg Lower

    January 22, 2014
    Four stocks that have fallen off their highs, and will likely continue to do so.
  5. Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    August 30, 2013
    Apache gets a reasonable price for a troublesome asset.
  6. Noble Energy Looks Great, But Is The Valuation Too Filling?

    July 11, 2013
    Noble has an excellent production growth profile, but is the valuation already too full?
  7. Can Apache Regain Its Reputation?

    July 10, 2013
    Apache needs to repair its reputation, but the valuation is appealing
  8. A New Era For Chesapeake Energy

    July 8, 2013
    A more disciplined strategy at Chesapeake should lead to better results eventually
  9. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  10. Natural Gas: A Big Win For Israel And Its Producers

    April 2, 2013
    While it’s a tech powerhouse, the natural gas game is quickly changing Israel’s economy for the good. The recent prolific ...
  11. Hercules Offshore Seeing Better Days In The Gulf

    February 13, 2013
    Hercules Offshore has clearly rebounded strongly from the bottom of the cycle.
  12. Barring Disaster, Anadarko Looks Too Cheap

    February 7, 2013
    Andarko's valuable reserve base makes it a name worth considering, even with sizable litigation risk.
  13. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including Apache, Making Big Moves ...

    December 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.7%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow is up 0.3% on a good day for the market so far. ...
  14. 6 Ways to Profit from the "New Saudi Arabia of Energy"

    November 12, 2012
    Anyone searching for long-term gains in natural gas has been through an epic journey in the past year or so. From January ...
  15. Noble Energy Looks For Oil In The Eastern Mediterranean

    October 16, 2012
    Noble Energy has reported many discoveries of natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean area over the last few years and is ...
  16. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  17. Has Ultra Petroleum Seen The Worst?

    September 4, 2012
    Ultra's suffering from low natural gas prices.
  18. Can Whiting Deliver More Green?

    August 28, 2012
    Whiting is no longer a darling, but seems undervalued.
  19. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  20. Today's Major Oil and Gas Operations Sector Movers: Apache and ...

    August 2, 2012
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.8% and the Dow has declined 0.8% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  21. Apache Corporation And The Midcontinent

    June 29, 2012
    This development will help the company meet production growth goals over the next five years.
  22. Talisman Energy Has More Charm Than The Market Thinks

    June 29, 2012
    Talisman seems unfairly maligned.
  23. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  24. Apache Hits It Big In Western Canada

    June 27, 2012
    Apache Corporation has found a large natural gas resource base in Western Canada and plans to develop these resources slowly ...
  25. Apache Moves Forward With LNG

    June 27, 2012
    Apache is involved with several large liquefied natural gas projects, and will rely on these operations as part of its production ...
  26. Statoil Hits It Big In Offshore Tanzania

    June 26, 2012
    Statoil has reported another oil and gas discovery in offshore Tanzania, continuing the streak of recent successes in this ...
  27. Apache Builds Up Operations In The Permian

    June 22, 2012
    Apache has a large position in the Permian Basin, and plans to aggressively develop these assets through 2016.
  28. Hit And A Miss In The Gulf Of Mexico

    June 19, 2012
    The Gulf of Mexico has paid off for some operators, as many oil and gas discoveries have been reported here over the last ...
  29. Apache Goes For A Million Barrels Per Day

    June 19, 2012
    Apache Corporation is bullish on the U.S. and plans to aggressively develop its acreage here to get oil and gas production ...
  30. Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    June 4, 2012
    Stone Energy plans to be active in exploring for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, as the company has assembled ...
  31. Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    June 4, 2012
    Eni is making progress, but still carries a low valuation.
  32. Occidental Petroleum Has Taken A Different Path

    May 31, 2012
    Occidental runs itself a little differently, and that's a good thing for shareholders. The compnay looks like a quality name ...
  33. Apache Remains Balanced

    May 30, 2012
    Apache has a diversified revenue stream, but its forward P/E ratios are well below both the industry and market averages ...
  34. Natural Gas Impairment Charges On The Rise

    May 23, 2012
    The exploration and production industry is now faced with the hangover associated with the reckless acquisition spending ...
  35. Build Diversity Through Beta

    May 2, 2012
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  36. Better Latin American Buys Than Argentina (YPF, ARGT, EPU, GXG, ...

    April 26, 2012
    Argentina’s recent decision to nationalize its oil interests is a troubling precedent for the nation. However, there are ...
  37. Crosstex Energy Plans For Growth

    April 11, 2012
    Crosstex Energy plans to spend $300 million in 2012 on a number of projects designed to take advantage of the domestic drilling ...
  38. Devon Energy Increases 2012 Capital Budget

    April 9, 2012
    Devon Energy announced a $1 billion increase in the company's exploration and acquisitions budget for 2012.
  39. Denbury Resources Turns Leftovers Into Haute Cuisine

    April 5, 2012
    Denbury's growing oil production is worth a closer look.
  40. Apache Corp. - A Look At Egypt

    March 30, 2012
    Apache Corp. has been active in Egypt for nearly two decades, expending a considerable amount of capital here. This investment ...
  41. Apache Corp. In Australia

    March 30, 2012
    Apache Corp. has an ongoing investment program in Australia, and has a large inventory of projects in both the exploration ...
  42. Nabors Industries Set To Get Smaller

    March 28, 2012
    Nabors Industries plans to sell the company's oil and gas properties and noncore oil service assets. The company will focus ...
  43. Repsol YPF Up The Ante In The Vaca Muerte Shale

    March 12, 2012
    Repsol YPF and other oil and gas companies are moving to develop the Vaca Muerte Shale in Argentina.
  44. Goldman Says To Stick With Oil And Gold

    February 29, 2012
    With many of the deep values in natural resources now gone, Goldman Sachs has dropped its overall forecast for commodity ...
  45. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  46. Do High Gas Prices Really Benefit Oil Stocks?

    February 22, 2012
    There are some unsuspecting consequences to high oil prices.
  47. Apache Still Cheap Enough To Pay

    February 15, 2012
    Apache's consistency is worth more than this.
  48. Apache Corporation Doubles Down On Anadarko Basin

    January 26, 2012
    Apache Corporation announced the purchase of Cordillera Energy Partners III LLC for $2.85 billion, doubling its acreage near ...
  49. Build Diversity Through Beta

    January 9, 2012
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  50. Energy Sector - Some Surprises In 2012

    December 29, 2011
    The energy sector usually has some surprises for investors and 2012 should be no different. Here are four possible events ...
  51. YPF Hits Big On Shale Oil

    December 15, 2011
    YPF reported the success of an initial exploration program targeting a shale oil play in onshore Argentina. The company hopes ...
  52. Nexen And The Horn River Shale

    December 5, 2011
    Nexen announced a joint venture in the Horn River Basin, and will use this to launch the development of the company's huge ...
  53. El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    October 21, 2011
    El Paso has an attractive set of production assets. Expect a lot of interest from larger players, on this one.
  54. Niobrara Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

    October 17, 2011
    The Niobrara Shale is one of the newer unconventional oil and gas plays in the United States.
  55. EnCana - Horn River Basin Midstream Review

    October 12, 2011
    EnCana is helping to build an LNG facility and a pipeline system in western Canada to enable production in the Horn River ...
  56. EnCana - Horn River Basin Upstream Review

    October 10, 2011
    EnCana plans to develop natural gas in the Horn River Basin located in Western Canada for export to Asian markets.
  57. Chevron Approves Wheatstone Project

    September 30, 2011
    Chevron approved the Wheatstone Project, a large liquified natural gas project in Australia.
  58. Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    September 22, 2011
    The Obama administration has proposed an expensive jobs bill and is targeting the oil and gas industry to help pay for this ...
  59. Conoco Phillips Moves Forward On Separation

    September 15, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is moving forward on its plan to separate into stand alone upstream and down stream properties. The company ...
  60. Apache Corp Likes Argentina

    August 24, 2011
    Apache Corp has a five-year plan to double production from Argentina through an extensive exploration and development program.
  61. Argentina Oil And Gas Set To Take Off

    August 23, 2011
    Argentina has the third-largest reserves of shale gas in the world, along with ample amounts of shale oil and tight gas.
  62. Conoco Phillips To Split Up

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is following the industry trend to become smaller. Can its stand-alone plan find success?
  63. A Look At Basic Energy Services

    July 11, 2011
    This company offers a range of oil services to U.S. operators, and it has seen extra growth from core operations in the Permian ...
  64. Is A Tax Holiday On The Way?

    June 21, 2011
    Publicly traded companies have over $1 trillion in cash waiting overseas. Will a tax holiday bring it home?
  65. Apache Corporation's Presence In Canada

    May 24, 2011
    Apache Corporation has a large, but low-key, exploration and development plan for its Canadian properties in 2011 and beyond.
  66. Apache Corp Likes The Mid-Continent

    May 24, 2011
    Apache Corporation expects extensive exploration and development in the mid-continent area to help grow production and reserves.
  67. Apache Corp: Permian Basin Player

    May 18, 2011
    Apache Corporation is putting major capital into the Permian Basin over the next five years, as the company seeks to grow ...
  68. Quicksilver Resources Rides The Barnett Shale

    May 17, 2011
    Quicksilver Resources is exploiting its extensive acreage in the Barnett Shale and used this play to grow production by 28% ...
  69. Southwestern Energy Still Loves The Fayetteville

    May 13, 2011
    Southwestern Energy is still milking the Fayetteville Shale for all it can. It rode the play to achieve 28% production growth ...
  70. EOG Resources Works The Oil Side

    May 11, 2011
    EOG Resources has a large inventory of oil assets across the United States and developed these during the first quarter of ...
  71. Tomorrow's Great Dividend Companies

    May 4, 2011
    Though not major dividend companies today, these names could become bigger payers in the future.
  72. Whiting Petroleum: Right Place, Right Time, Right Type

    April 29, 2011
    Whiting's shortfall this quarter is a buying opportunity for aggressive investors.
  73. Chevron 2011 Analyst Meeting

    March 15, 2011
    Chevron held an analyst day in March 2011, and reviewed its 2010 operational and financial performance.
  74. Statoil: Bargain Or Bull Trap?

    February 11, 2011
    Statoil's dour production outlook has investors avoiding this otherwise high-quality producer.
  75. Nexen Loves The Horn River Basin

    November 22, 2010
    Nexen is high on the Horn River Basin in British Columbia and plans to use this and other parts of its portfolio to boost ...
  76. Denbury Resources: King Of Tertiary Recovery

    November 22, 2010
    Denbury Resources is a major player in tertiary oil recovery methods, and it will use this technology to grow production ...
  77. Triangle Petroleum Builds Up In Williston Basin

    November 18, 2010
    Triangle Petroleum Corporation is an emerging early-stage player in the Williston Basin. Will TPLM's new acreages reap big ...
  78. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 17, 2010
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  79. Chesapeake Energy And The Anadarko Basin

    October 19, 2010
    Chesapeake Energy is pouring capital into the Granite and Colony Wash plays in the Anadarko Basin.
  80. Another Big Gulf Clean-Up Operation

    September 17, 2010
    A new rule regarding the decommissioning of old wells and platforms could be a much-needed boon for services companies.
  81. North Africa: A Bounty Of Oil And Gas

    September 8, 2010
    North Africa is blessed with abundant oil and gas resources, and many Western companies are helping nations in that region ...
  82. The Mediterranean Sea Oil And Gas Boom

    September 7, 2010
    The Mediterranean Sea apparently contains many areas of promising oil and gas and the exploration and production industry ...
  83. Ultra Petroleum - Low-Cost, High-Quality

    August 3, 2010
    Quality and value are usually a trade-off on Wall Street, but Ultra Petroleum seems to offer both.
  84. Horn River Basin Update

    May 31, 2010
    Although it is primarily a dry natural gas play, the Horn River Basin is attracting capital and development attention.
  85. Transocean Far From Sunk

    May 11, 2010
    The Deepwater Horizon accident dominates the news about Transocean, but the stock's sell-off seems overdone.
  86. New Brunswick Attracts The Oil And Gas Industry

    April 2, 2010
    Southwestern Energy won a bid to become the second major indedpendent exploration and production company to explore for oil ...
  87. A Lively Start To 2010 For Energy Sector

    January 15, 2010
    2010 got off to a big start for the energy sector as some major news was released that may define the investing landscape ...
  88. Emerging Carbon Capture Plays

    November 12, 2009
    These companies all got into carbon capture for financial reasons, and it's paying off.
  89. Big Oil Earnings On Tap

    October 27, 2009
    This earnings preview of major oil companies is interesting, when compared to the same quarter last year.
  90. EnCana Splits In Two

    September 15, 2009
    EnCana announced its plan to split into two separate oil companies, but is this restructuring really necessary?
  91. $2 Natural Gas?

    August 24, 2009
    Oil and natural gas have parted ways, and it doesn't look like natural gas will be recovering in the near future.
  92. Will Land Of Milk And Honey Yield Oil And Gas?

    March 30, 2009
    A recent natural gas discovery off the coast of Israel may accelerate drilling in that area and others.
  93. Rigging Solutions To Prevent Land Loss

    March 23, 2009
    Exploration and production companies may lose leased acreage for failure to drill before expiration.
  94. Ceiling Falls On Exploration And Production Sector

    January 20, 2009
    Exploration and production companies' use of esoteric accounting charges caused a sharp decline in commodity prices.
  95. Cal Dive Won't Take Your Portfolio Under Water

    January 20, 2009
    Cal Dive's business with oil and gas infrastructure gives it a competitive edge over its peers.
  96. Six Oily Stocks For Natural Gas Bears

    September 30, 2008
    If you're optimistic about the oil market and pessimistic about natural gas, we've got the stocks for you.
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