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  1. Obama Open to Offshore Atlantic Exploration: Drillers Delighted ...

    January 28, 2015
    On Tuesday, the Obama administration put forth a proposal to allow drilling in the federally owned waters off the Atlantic ...
  2. BP and Synchrony Financial Agree on Credit Program Launch - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    BP plc (BP) announced a definitive, multi-year agreement with Synchrony Financial (SYF) for the launch of a private label ...
  3. Why I Can't Resist This Severely Beaten-Down Dividend Stock

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  4. This 6.4% Yielder Offers Double-Digit Upside

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  5. 3 Oil Stocks to Dump in the North Sea this Earnings Season - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Major oil players are planning headcount reduction in North Sea to quickly cope with falling prices.
  6. Eni Expands Its Portfolio in Egypt with Two More Blocks - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    EniSpA (E) has further strengthened its Egyptian presence after signing new concession agreements permitting it to explore ...
  7. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Chevron Strikes Oil in GoM, BP Loses ...

    January 13, 2015
    Chevron Corp. (CVX) revealed a major discovery in deepwater Gulf, while BP plc (BP) lost an appeal over the 2010 oil spill ...
  8. BP GoM Unfavorable Spillover Ruling Upheld by U.S. Court - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    BP plc's (BP) ongoing court case tied to its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill suffered a setback on Friday.
  9. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  10. Bear of the Day: Exxon (XOM) - Bear of the Day

    January 6, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Exxon (XOM) - Bear of the Day
  11. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Crude Rout Continues; BP, ConocoPhillips ...

    January 6, 2015
    While oil prices fell to a new 5 1/2-year low on oversupply fears, both BP plc (BP) and ConocoPhillips (COP) made headlines ...
  12. BP's Kinnoull Field in Central North Sea Starts Production - ...

    December 31, 2014
    BP plc (BP) announced the commencement of oil production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea.
  13. 3 Oil Stocks That Crashed More than 50% in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2014
    Crude prices have sunk almost 50% from its highs seen in June this year.
  14. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Now Gas Prices Collapse, Southwestern ...

    December 30, 2014
    Natural gas prices plummeted to multi-year lows, while Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) continued its expansion in the Marcellus ...
  15. BP to Invest About $800 Million in Oilfield Deal with Rosneft ...

    December 29, 2014
    BP plc's (BP) share prices increased marginally following the news that the company is close to buying a stake in an oilfield ...
  16. BP Plans to Acquire Stake in Siberian Oil Field Taas-Yuriakh ...

    December 26, 2014
    BP plc (BP) has entered into negotiations with Russian oil giant OAO Rosneft to gain a foothold in an Eastern Siberian oil ...
  17. BP and SOCAR Sign PSA to Explore Offshore Azerbaijan - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    BP plc (BP) has inked a new production sharing agreement (PSA) with the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) ...
  18. Hess' Australian Arm Inks LOI with North West Shelf - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Hess Corporation's (HES) Australian subsidiary, Hess Exploration Australia Pty Ltd, has inked a non-binding Letter of Intent ...
  19. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Repsol to Buy Talisman in $13B Deal ...

    December 16, 2014
    Taking advantage of the crude slump, Spain's Repsol S.A. (REPYY) has agreed to buy Canada's Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM) in ...
  20. Mexicans Unsure about Mexican Reforms

    December 12, 2014
    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he ...
  21. A Non-Catalyst Trading Day - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2014
    Stocks likely won't do much in today's session after reaching record levels yesterday on favorable conclusions to the midterms ...
  22. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    June 30, 2014
    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying ...
  23. How To Ride The Natural Gas Boom

    May 15, 2014
    Natural gas has reigned as king of the energy markets for almost a year and a half, its price rising over 48% – widely outpacing ...
  24. European Stocks Are Ripe For The Picking

    February 26, 2014
    Things continue to get better for Europe. After going through some pretty nasty side-effects in the aftermath of the Great ...
  25. Options Traders: Watch Out For This Little-Known Income Killer

    February 10, 2014
    Using a covered call strategy can be a great way to generate steady returns in your portfolio. As a general rule, I expect ...
  26. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  27. Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  28. The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  29. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring?

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  30. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  31. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  32. NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Energy has recently approved a large facility in Texas which will be utilized to export natural gas. ...
  33. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  34. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  35. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  36. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  37. Williams Companies and Other Energy Stocks Worth a Look Now

    May 22, 2013
    The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) is holding its investor conference this week. And there ...
  38. BP Looks Cheap, But A Lot Of Improvements Have To Come Through

    May 15, 2013
    Even with its problems and challenges, BP seems too cheap today
  39. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

    April 26, 2013
    Chevron seems underrated and undervalued relative to the likes of Exxon.
  40. Exxon Mobil Profits And Growth Fail To Impress

    April 25, 2013
    Exxon's profitability underwhelmed, but the overall picture hasn't changed much.
  41. Waiting For A Triangle Breakout

    April 24, 2013
    Triangles are a chart pattern that occur fairly frequently and often provide a great reward-to-risk ratio. These four stocks ...
  42. A Big Bet On Cyber Security

    April 3, 2013
    As computers, cloud computing and data networks continue to be a part of our everyday lives, protecting them is quickly becoming ...
  43. Higher Petrobras CAPEX Spending Is Great News For FMC Technologies

    March 25, 2013
    At current prices, oil service stock FMC Technologies isn’t necessarily cheap. But as the number one supplier for the energy ...
  44. BP's Moves On Russian Front Look To Pay Dividends

    March 23, 2013
    Does the news of BP's repurchase program make the stock more attractive? Let's take a look.
  45. BP, Freeport in LNG Supply Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    British energy giant BP plc (BP) has inked an agreement to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) processed at a terminal in Freeport, ...
  46. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  47. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  48. BP Beats, Falls Y/Y on Vol - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    BP plc (BP) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.25 per American Depositary Share (ADS) on a replacement ...
  49. A Favorable Settlement Should Open The Door For Transocean To ...

    January 7, 2013
    A settlement with the DOJ is a big step forward.
  50. Freeport McMoRan Announces A Real Doozy

    December 6, 2012
    Freeport makes a surprising move into energy.
  51. BP to Boost Capex - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    British supermajor BP Plc (BP) intends to boost its capital expenditure in the upcoming years to cope with the drastic changes ...
  52. 3 Famous Business-To-Business Lawsuits

    November 22, 2012
    These are some of the biggest business-to-business lawsuits over the last few years.
  53. BP Continues to Divest Assets - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) made plans to divest its share in the Crossfield Gas Storage facility to TransCanada Corporation (TRP). The transaction, ...
  54. 3 Energy ETFs for America's Production Boom - ETF News And Commentary

    November 13, 2012
    Thanks to more fuel efficient cars, a sluggish economy, and increased technological innovation, the U.S. is poised to become ...
  55. Improving Utilization And Efficiency Should Shrink Transocean's ...

    November 7, 2012
    Transocean could be an undervalued energy play for 2013.
  56. BP Gets Tangguh Expansion Approval - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    British oil and gas giant BP plc's (BP) Plan for Further Development (POFD) has received approval in principle from the Ministry ...
  57. How Much Oil And Gas Will Iraq Produce?

    November 2, 2012
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a study on the estimated growth potential of Iraqi oil production ...
  58. Blue Chip Stocks Paying The Highest Dividends

    October 25, 2012
    While picking individual stocks is risky, these blue chip companies have histories that show they can be good choices.
  59. 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 ...
  60. Starbucks Opens First Store In India

    October 22, 2012
    Starbucks opened it first store in India on October 19. What does the 50/50 partnership mean for its future?
  61. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 12, 2012

    October 15, 2012
    A review of important events that occurred in the energy sector for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
  62. Transformation Has Paid Off For Ashland

    October 12, 2012
    Ashland's specialty businesses could reverse historically weak cash flow margins.
  63. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 5, 2012

    October 9, 2012
    Here is a recap of important events and announcements in the Energy Sector for the week ending Oct. 5, 2012.
  64. Post-Robbery, Repsol Still Has Promise

    October 3, 2012
    Repsol is far from lost without YPF.
  65. BP to Shed PTA Plant to Reliance - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) entered into a deal with India's Reliance Global Holdings Pte. Ltd. to sell its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Plains Exploration & Production Company - Gulf Of Mexico Acquisitions

    September 17, 2012
    Plains Exploration & Production Company announced a major acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.
  68. Can E.ON Power Higher?

    September 12, 2012
    E.ON is making some risky bets to reignite growth. The question of E.ON's value today really rests on how you see the company's ...
  69. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  70. BP Strikes Gas Twice in Egypt - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    BP plc's (BP) unit in Egypt - BP Egypt - has confirmed the availability of gas in the Taurt North and Seth South discoveries. ...
  71. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending Aug. 24, 2012

    August 29, 2012
    Here's a recap of what happend during the week of Aug. 24, 2012 in the energy sector.
  72. Cost Overrun Dogs BP Skarv Project - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    British energy major BP Plc (BP) has incurred a huge cost overrun on its Skarv project off Norway, which got deferred mainly ...
  73. Sempra Gets Nod for Second Storage - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (SRE), has received approval for the placement of second ...
  74. Energy Sector Recap

    August 23, 2012
    A recap of events in the Energy Sector for the week ending August 17, 2012.
  75. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  76. BP to Offload Midstream Gas Assets - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) has struck a sale agreement with Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP for its midstream gas assets in the Texas panhandle. ...
  77. BP 2Q Earnings Sink - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    British energy behemoth BP Plc's (BP) second quarter 2012 adjusted profit suffered from widespread planned maintenance activities ...
  78. BP, Plc (BP) - Bear of the Day

    July 17, 2012
    We are downgrading our recommendation on BP Plc (BP) to Underperform from Neutral. The company saw lackluster performance ...
  79. Shell, MGM Team Up for Exploration - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    The Canadian arm of  Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) stepped into a farm-out agreement with Toronto Stock Exchange listed MGM ...
  80. Natural Gas Bulls Still Out There

    June 29, 2012
    While natural gas may be out of favor in a market dominated by short term investors, many long term bulls are predicting ...
  81. BP 2012 Statistical Review Of Energy

    June 27, 2012
    BP just released the 2012 Statistical Review of Energy, a gold mine of information on the supply and demand of all forms ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. Petrobras Sets 5-Year Capital Plan

    June 21, 2012
    Petrobras has approved a five-year capital investment plan that will cost the company hundreds of billions from 2012 to 2 ...
  84. Angola LNG Almost Here

    June 21, 2012
    Chevron is about to start up commerical operations at a liquefied natural gas facility in Angola.
  85. Cheap Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Despite a push towards non-oil-based energy sources, oil prices will trend higher in the long run, as finding new reserves ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Gabon Oil And Gas Review

    June 19, 2012
    Gabon's oil and gas production peaked several years ago but should start moving higher, as many operators are exploring and ...
  88. Angola Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Angola is now one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Africa, and will continue to see production grow as new projects ...
  89. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. BP In The Gulf Of Mexico

    May 9, 2012
    With many BP wells still being operated, and more additions planned, BP is showing no signs of slowing down after the 201 ...
  93. Update on Shale Gas Revolution, pt. 1 - Analyst Blog

    May 1, 2012
    Update on Shale Gas Revolution, pt. 1 - Analyst Blog
  94. Ensco Loves The Deepwater

    April 17, 2012
    Ensco plans to continue the company's strategy of upgrading its offshore rig fleet through new builds.
  95. Sempra Energy Growth Plans

    April 12, 2012
    Sempra Energy is looking to generate annual earnings per share growth in the high single digits through 2016. It has growth ...
  96. Magellan Midstream Partners - A Closer Look At Growth Projects

    April 10, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners will invest $650 million in capital in 2012 on various growth projects across its business segments. ...
  97. Magellan Midstream Partners Sets Growth Projects

    April 9, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners is bullish on domestic crude oil supply, and has approximately $1 billion in growth projects ...
  98. Should Investors Sail With Magellan Midstream?

    April 3, 2012
    Magellan has great assets, but not such a great valuation.
  99. Alaska Still A Player In Oil And Gas

    March 30, 2012
    Alaska is one of the leaders in oil and gas production in the United States, but it has lost the spotlight to the industry's ...
  100. Noble Energy Gets Ahead Of Schedule In 2012

    March 29, 2012
    Noble Energy's production for the first quarter of 2012 will be at the upper end of its guidance range. The company is ahead ...
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