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  1. 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?
  2. A New Era For Chesapeake Energy

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

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Hercules Offshore Seeing Better Days In The Gulf

    February 13, 2013
    Hercules Offshore has clearly rebounded strongly from the bottom of the cycle.
  6. 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.
  7. Stock Market News for January 17, 2013 - Market News

    January 17, 2013
    Benchmarks ended mixed on Wednesday following World Bank's downgrade of global growth estimates, which was partly overshadowed ...
  8. Chevron to Buy Stake in LNG Project - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    Chevron Canada Limited - a subsidiary of U.S. energy behemoth Chevron Corporation (CVX) - has agreed to buy 50% operating ...
  9. Anadarko and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    December 24, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.2%, the S&P 500 is down 0.3% and the Dow has decreased 0.4%. CompanyMarket ...
  10. 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. The ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 6 Energy Trends 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 ...
  13. Stone Energy in Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Louisiana-based Stone Energy Corporation (SGY). Stone Energy ...
  14. Energy Stocks, Including Chevron, Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 23, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.9%; the S&P 500 has declined 1.5%; and the Dow has ...
  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. Apache to Sell Stake in Kitimat LNG - Analyst Blog

    September 13, 2012
    Recently, U.S. energy firm Apache Corporation (APA) announced its decision to divest 20% stake in Kitimat liquefied natural ...
  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. Energy Sector Earnings Season Ends With A Bang

    August 14, 2012
    Here's a recap of the final week of earnings season in the energy sector for the second quarter of 2012, along with other ...
  21. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know About This Week

    July 11, 2012
    Commodity prices remain weak, as the market continues to obsess about sluggish growth in the U.S., the crisis in Europe and ...
  22. Anadarko Sells Minor Stake in Lucius - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    Independent oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) entered into an agreement with an undisclosed party ...
  23. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know About This Week

    July 3, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events that will impact the energy sector this week, as well as a recap of last week's energy news.
  24. Talisman Energy Has More Charm Than The Market Thinks

    June 29, 2012
    Talisman seems unfairly maligned.
  25. Oil Starts Week On A Down Note

    June 26, 2012
    There was no follow-through for oil's Friday rally on Monday as traders were once again speculating crude has more downside ...
  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. Nothing Is Going Oil's Way

    June 21, 2012
    Wednesday was another bad day at the office for oil, which tumbled in face of bearish inventories data. The Federal Reserve ...
  28. More Stimulus Hopes Lift Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Ahead of yet another Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday, traders again speculated that Federal Reserve Chairman ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Oil Ignores Data, Posts Small Gain

    June 13, 2012
    Two days ahead of OPEC's meeting in Vienna, oil futures snapped a three-day losing streak as traders tepidly embraced riskier ...
  31. QE Prospects Lift Oil

    June 7, 2012
    Following the European Central Bank Meeting today and ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's congressional testimony ...
  32. TransCanada Gets Shell Pipeline Gig - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) and partners have selected Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. (TRP) to ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    June 4, 2012
    Eni is making progress, but still carries a low valuation.
  35. Yield, Where Are You?

    June 1, 2012
    It's well known that in this environment of depressed/frozen interest rates, cash investments and U.S. Treasuries just aren't ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Mozambique Strikes Again

    May 23, 2012
    Two major oil and gas companies have reported successful exploration wells in offshore Mozambique, as the area seems even ...
  38. Crude Snaps Losing Streak

    May 22, 2012
    Oil futures finally climbed higher on Monday, snapping a six-day skid, as investors bid up equities across the globe. Traders ...
  39. Devon Energy Ramps Up Oil And Liquids Production

    May 8, 2012
    Devon Energy has all but abandoned natural gas development in North America and has rapidly increased crude oil and natural ...
  40. Mixed Data Pressured Oil

    May 4, 2012
    Mixed Data Pressured Oil
  41. 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 ...
  42. Welcome Back Europe; Oil Falls

    May 1, 2012
    Welcome Back Europe; Oil Falls
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Denbury Resources Turns Leftovers Into Haute Cuisine

    April 5, 2012
    Denbury's growing oil production is worth a closer look.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Anadarko Petroleum Harvests Exploration Success In The Gulf Of ...

    March 26, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has had success in the Gulf of Mexico and plans to use the discoveries to grow production over the next ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  51. Does Penn Virginia Deserve Such A Low Multiple?

    January 10, 2012
    Penn Virginia has been struggling, but does it deserve to trade at such a steep discount?
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Chevron - What To Expect In 2012

    December 26, 2011
    Chevron Corporation continues towards its goal of increasing oil and gas production to 3.3 million BOE per day by 2017.
  55. 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 ...
  56. Exxon Mobil - Biggest And Best, But Blah?

    October 31, 2011
    Exxon is often overlooked, but its quality is top-notch.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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.
  61. Chevron Approves Wheatstone Project

    September 30, 2011
    Chevron approved the Wheatstone Project, a large liquified natural gas project in Australia.
  62. Can ADA-ES Make The Improbable Possible?

    September 29, 2011
    Has ADA-ES found a saleable product in clean coal?
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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?
  65. A Quick Peek At Chesapeake Energy

    June 30, 2011
    With the recent criticism of the natural gas industry, we take a look at one of its leading players.
  66. 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?
  67. Petrobras And Brazil's Wall Of Worry

    May 18, 2011
    Petrobras deserves a discount for the risk of government interference, but this discount seems too large.
  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. 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 ...
  70. Tomorrow's Great Dividend Companies

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

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

    March 15, 2011
    Chevron held an analyst day in March 2011, and reviewed its 2010 operational and financial performance.
  73. Quicksilver Resources In 2011

    March 4, 2011
    Quicksilver Resources will work to develop its core properties in the Barnett Shale in 2011, and also continue the evaluation ...
  74. Noble's Permit No Giant Leap For Drillers

    March 3, 2011
    Noble's permit is just one small step back towards normal.
  75. Statoil: Bargain Or Bull Trap?

    February 11, 2011
    Statoil's dour production outlook has investors avoiding this otherwise high-quality producer.
  76. Anadarko: A Balanced Player In An Imbalanced Time

    February 3, 2011
    Anadarko may not be the sexiest name, but its balanced portfolio should appeal to more conservative investors.
  77. Lone Pine Resources Is Born

    January 26, 2011
    Lone Pine Resources will soon be the newest publicly-traded exploration and production company. Learn the business plan for ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. McDermott's New Life

    November 10, 2010
    McDermott should reap the ongoing expansion of offshore energy projects.
  82. Pioneer Natural Resources Continues To Develop

    October 29, 2010
    Pioneer Natural Resources sets up to increase production at 15% annually over the next three years.
  83. 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.
  84. Market News That Seems Promising - But Isn't

    September 13, 2010
    Not all good news is created equal. Find out how some positive stock market news can actually be bad news for investors.
  85. BP Quietly Hits A Grim Milestone

    September 8, 2010
    BP has brought the oil leak to an end, but the financial ramifications go on.
  86. 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 ...
  87. Cimarex Energy Reports Solid Growth In Q2

    August 26, 2010
    Cimarex Energy reported good production growth in the recent Q2, helped by the development of its core areas in the Gulf ...
  88. Devon Energy Ahead Of Schedule On Strategic Change

    August 9, 2010
    Devon Energy is divesting its offshore and international properties and will soon be focused on developing onshore areas.
  89. 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.
  90. Big Oil Looks To Prevent Another Oil Catastrophe

    July 26, 2010
    Big Oil is teaming up with other energy companies to tackle future spills.
  91. 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.
  92. Canadian Natural Resources Low-Key Player Up North

    May 27, 2010
    Canadian Natural Resources is one of the largest independent exploration and production companies in North America, but it ...
  93. Earnings From a Couple of Gas Giants

    May 11, 2010
    Natural gas prices may be down, but these two top-tier providers are far from out.
  94. Transocean Far From Sunk

    May 11, 2010
    The Deepwater Horizon accident dominates the news about Transocean, but the stock's sell-off seems overdone.
  95. Devon Energy Strategic Repositioning Moving Quickly

    April 21, 2010
    Devon Energy is making progress repositioning itself away from offshore and international towards onshore unconventional ...
  96. EOG Shifts Toward Oil Development

    April 13, 2010
    EOG Resources has shifted development and disclosed major positions in the Eagle Ford Shale and Niobrara.
  97. 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 ...
  98. Encana Continues Shift To Natural Gas

    March 19, 2010
    Encana is continuing its shift towards natural gas through a separation of its oil assets into a new company.
  99. Quicksilver Resources In 2010

    January 25, 2010
    Quicksilver Resources will use 2010 to continue its Barnett Shale development program and explore the Horn River Basin.
  100. 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 ...
  101. Horn River Basin To Reach Center Stage In 2010

    January 12, 2010
    The Horn River Basin will see a large amount of development in 2010.
  102. Denbury Resources Leads In Enhanced Oil Recovery

    November 17, 2009
    Denbury Resources will become the undisputed leader in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) once its merger with Encore Acquisition ...
  103. Emerging Carbon Capture Plays

    November 12, 2009
    These companies all got into carbon capture for financial reasons, and it's paying off.
  104. 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.
  105. EnCana Splits In Two

    September 15, 2009
    EnCana announced its plan to split into two separate oil companies, but is this restructuring really necessary?
  106. $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.
  107. Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico Holds Promise

    June 4, 2009
    The deepwater Gulf of Mexico is a promising area that will ease our dependence on foreign sources of Energy, but the cost ...
  108. Natural Gas Rising From The Ashes

    May 18, 2009
    The natural gas market is showing signs of a bottom. Is now the right time to buy in?
  109. Energy Industry May Drill More Than Anticipated

    May 7, 2009
    The drop in oil service and drilling costs could lead to more wells than originally planned, which could postpone the much-needed ...
  110. Natural Gas Production Continues To Climb

    May 5, 2009
    The growth in domestic natural gas production continues despite the collapse in gas drilling, spoiling the bullish stance ...
  111. Rigging Solutions To Prevent Land Loss

    March 23, 2009
    Exploration and production companies may lose leased acreage for failure to drill before expiration.
  112. EOG Resources Is A Long-Term Winner

    February 23, 2009
    Combining EOG Resources' excellent core assets and good future prospects with its financial flexibility, it's a good investment.
  113. 5 Stocks That Pass The 'Safe Earners' Test

    October 20, 2008
    Recipe for outperformance in the coming months: mix strong earnings growth with rock-solid balance sheets and low valuation.
  114. BPZ Resources Overbought?

    May 15, 2008
    Oil and gas exploration company BPZ Resources is up more than 100% in 2008, danger could be looming.
  115. Superior Valuation (SPN)

    January 24, 2008
    Superior Energy Service's earnings got a boost from a major contract win. The stock may be a bargain trading at 9-times projected ...
  116. Try The Texas Tea (XOM, APA, PTR)

    September 28, 2007
    With oil over $80 a barrel, the fourth quarter could be great for oil companies and their investors.
  117. Scavenging Success (XTO, DVN, APA)

    May 7, 2007
    These three smaller, oil-exploration companies use clever strategy to compete with the big boys.
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