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  1. Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    February 23, 2015
    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the ...
  2. The World's 10 Most Indebted 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 global oil ...
  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. 4 Reasons Why This Industry Is A Value Trap

    February 15, 2015
    Steel stocks have fallen deeply out of favor with the group losing about 25% of its value over the past year, according ...
  5. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Crude Dives Again; Energy Transfer Partners-Regency ...

    January 28, 2015
    Crude prices fell to its lowest level since March 2009, while pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP) has agreed ...
  6. Will Crude Reality Hurt ConocoPhillips (COP) Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    ConocoPhillips (COP), an independent exploration and production company, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2014 results ...
  7. Suncor (SU) Expects Crude Price to Recover in 3 to 4 Years - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Suncor Energy's (SU) chief financial officer - Alister Cowan - expects oil price to recover within three to four years
  8. Spectra Energy to Buy Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Spectra Energy Corporation (SE) and Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) announced that they have entered into an agreement with ...
  9. Eni Boosts Norway Exploration Activity with 2 New Licenses - ...

    January 22, 2015
    EniSpA (E) has been awarded two exploration licenses in the Barents Sea and in the North Sea by the Ministry of Petroleum ...
  10. Stock Market News for January 22, 2015 - Market News

    January 22, 2015
    Benchmarks gained for the third-straight session on speculation that ECB might provide more stimulus measures to boost the ...
  11. TOTAL to Cut 2015 Capex 10% to Weather Falling Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    TOTAL S.A. (TOT) has decided to lower its capital expenditure for 2015 by 10%.
  12. Talisman Energy JV to Lay Off 300 to Cope With Oil Slump - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Due to the unfavorable business scenario, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK - a joint venture (JV) between Talisman Energy Inc (TLM) ...
  13. Stock Market News for January 19, 2015 - Market News

    January 19, 2015
    Benchmarks ended a five-day losing streak on Friday after energy shares recovered following a rally in oil prices
  14. 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.
  15. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  16. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  17. Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview

    January 11, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview
  18. Stock Market News for January 09, 2015 - Market News

    January 9, 2015
    Benchmarks turned positive for the year on Thursday after investors welcomed firming up of oil prices and accommodative monetary ...
  19. 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.
  20. Stock Market News for January 07, 2015 - Market News

    January 7, 2015
    Benchmarks continued to suffer losses on Tuesday due to another slump in oil prices
  21. ConocoPhillips Produces First Oil from Eldfisk II Project - Analyst ...

    January 6, 2015
    ConocoPhillips (COP) produced its first oil from the Eldfisk II project in the Norwegian North Sea.
  22. Crude Oil Below $50: Has It Reached Bottom? - Analyst Blog

    January 6, 2015
    Has crude found a bottom? Oil is expected to fall further as breaching the psychological mark could trigger more selling ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Stock Market News for January 06, 2015 - Market News

    January 6, 2015
    Benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday with energy shares leading the decline due to another slump in oil prices
  25. Painful in the Oil Patch - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 6, 2015
    It is oil's role as a proxy for the health of the global economy that has gotten markets so concerned.
  26. 4 Things to Know About Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    January 5, 2015
    4 Things to Know About Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  27. Keystone XL Pipeline & New Congress: Stocks in Focus - Analyst ...

    January 5, 2015
    The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee scheduled a hearing on Jan 7 to decide the fate of the proposed Keystone ...
  28. Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 4, 2015
    Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  29. Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    January 4, 2015
    Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  30. ConocoPhillips' Growth Initiatives to Fuel Future Growth - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    On Dec 30, 2014, we issued an updated research report on ConocoPhillips (COP), a major global exploration and production ...
  31. Stock Market News for December 30, 2014 - Market News

    December 30, 2014
    Benchmarks ended Monday’s trading session little changed as investors received news on slump in oil prices and political ...
  32. ConocoPhillips (COP): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 30, 2014
    We are maintaining our recommendation on ConocoPhillips at Neutral following its third quarter results. The company's performance ...
  33. How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    December 29, 2014
    How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  34. How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Industry Outlook

    December 29, 2014
    How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Industry Outlook
  35. Top 3 Energy Stocks That Defied the Oil Carnage in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 29, 2014
    Some stocks braved the price rout and came out with flying colors in 2014. Not only are their YTD returns in the green, but ...
  36. Some New Looks for Xmas Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 22, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to sustain the positive Fed-inspired momentum from last week, though volumes are expected to be relatively ...
  37. Marathon Oil Lowers Capex by 20% Year over Year for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Plummeting Crude prices for more than six months this year have compelled oil and natural gas exploration and production ...
  38. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  39. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  40. Drilling Down into the Oil Situation - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 11, 2014
    Oil prices will need to drop much lower, perhaps into $30's, to halt production altogether from existing shale wells.
  41. ConocoPhillips's Well-Oiled Profit Machine

    December 9, 2014
    By focusing on upstream production and farming out subsequent links in the chain, ConocoPhillips maximizes profits in a very ...
  42. GDP Numbers Bear Out Fed Decision - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 30, 2014
    The Q3 GDP report came in better than expected -- up +3.5% vs. estimates of +3.1%.
  43. 3 Undervalued Stocks In An Overvalued Market

    September 4, 2014
    Einstein is rumored to have defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ...
  44. Alphabet Soup: GDP, ECB, QE and Q2 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 31, 2014
    Including this morning's releases from Exxon (XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and others, we now have Q2 results from 358 S&P ...
  45. Bull of the Day: ConocoPhillips (COP) - Bull of the Day

    July 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: ConocoPhillips (COP) - Bull of the Day
  46. The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  47. Earn A 4% Yield On Big Oil's Best Kept Secret... At A 15% Discount

    December 24, 2013
    The major oil companies (also known as Supermajors) have long been known for their steady growth and cash flow generating ...
  48. This 'Safe Oil' Stock Is Gushing Cash Flow

    November 20, 2013
    Here at StreetAuthority, we're constantly on the lookout for stocks worthy of our Top 10 Stocks advisory -- and a stock doesn't ...
  49. On Earnings & Reading Fed Tea-Leaves - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 31, 2013
    The market had started pricing no Taper at least through April 2014, but the Wednesday statement appeared to run counter.
  50. Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    September 4, 2013
    Drones are no longer a technology of the future. They are being manufactured and used in a variety of applications, but ...
  51. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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. ...
  54. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    May 14, 2013
    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting ...
  57. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

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

    April 25, 2013
    Exxon's profitability underwhelmed, but the overall picture hasn't changed much.
  59. Valero Stockholders: Should You Keep The Spin-Off Shares?

    April 8, 2013
    Spin-off's have a history of performing well in the first months of going public, but will this be the case for Valero?
  60. Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    February 6, 2013
    Chevron's growth and asset quality seem underappreciated by the Street.
  61. Earnings Preview: Murphy Oil - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    We expect global oil and gas exploration and production company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) to beat expectations when it ...
  62. Crimson Exploration Looks Undervalued, But Mind The Well Economics

    January 22, 2013
    Crimson Exploration looks too cheap, but the Eagle Ford may be less economical than thought.
  63. Bull Vs. Bear: Canuck Oil Is Safest, But Pure Canadian Plays ...

    November 30, 2012
    For those who think it's time to invest in Canadian oil - think again.
  64. 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 ...
  65. EPL to Offer Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Independent energy exploration company EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (EPL) recently announced that it will be offering 8.25% senior ...
  66. 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.
  67. Conoco Resumes Work in Poseidon - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    Oil and gas explorer ConocoPhillips (COP) has finally resumed drilling operations in the Greater Poseidon area, off Western ...
  68. Upcoming Week In The Energy Sector

    July 31, 2012
    A review of the upcoming week in the energy sector as well as a review of important events from the previous week
  69. U.S. Crude Inventories Down Again - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a small drawdown in crude stockpiles. The agency's report further ...
  70. ETFs For Playing The Surge In Unconventional Energy

    June 21, 2012
    Production from assets such as shale rock, oil sands and natural gas liquids plays is set to explode upwards over the next ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. Talisman Energy - Southeast Asia Oil And Gas

    June 7, 2012
    Talisman Energy has chosen Southeast Asia as a core oil and gas area for the company, and plans to invest heavily here on ...
  73. Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    June 6, 2012
    With oil's recent momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  74. Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    June 5, 2012
    Statoil will spend heavily on oil and gas exploration over the next few years to generate long-term production growth. The ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Statoil - Gulf Of Mexico Exploration

    May 29, 2012
    Statoil has designated the Gulf of Mexico as a core exploration area for the company, and will drill many wells here over ...
  77. Murphy Oil Plans Aggressive Exploration Program

    May 16, 2012
    After a slight pause in 2011, Murphy Oil is poised to aggressively ramp up its oil and gas exploration program in 2012 and ...
  78. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    April 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  79. Phillips 66 Prepares For Independence

    April 17, 2012
    Phillips 66 will soon separate from Conoco Phillips and be an independent public company with a set of downstream and related ...
  80. Should Investors Sail With Magellan Midstream?

    April 3, 2012
    Magellan has great assets, but not such a great valuation.
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. Anadarko Petroleum - Gulf Of Mexico 2012 Prospects

    March 27, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has a full set of exploration prospects in the Gulf of Mexico for 2012.
  85. Separation Getting Close For Conoco Phillips

    March 14, 2012
    Conoco Phillips will complete its restructuring in April and will spinoff its refining and marketing into a new publicly ...
  86. Exxon Mobil - 3 Facts That Might Surprise You (XOM, CVX, COP, ...

    March 13, 2012
    Exxon Mobil revealed information about the company’s operations and finances that might surprise investors.
  87. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  88. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  89. Statoil – Iffy Operations, But Serious Potential Value

    February 29, 2012
    Statoil has serious issues, but valuation nevertheless seems too low.
  90. Jim Stack Was Right-and He's Still Bullish

    February 25, 2012
    The expert who famously predicted the housing bubble and the 2009 bull market believes that despite lingering fears in the ...
  91. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  92. Dry Gas Drilling Cuts And Production Shut Ins Continue

    February 22, 2012
    More energy companies have announced reductions in dry gas drilling for 2012.
  93. Three Reasons To Own Eni

    February 15, 2012
    The Italian oil company is relatively unknown, making it an interesting alternative to the Exxon Mobil's of the world.
  94. Natural Gas Write Offs

    February 9, 2012
    The drop in natural gas prices is forcing many exploration and production companies to write down the value of these properties.
  95. Exxon Mobil - Q4 2011 Earnings

    February 3, 2012
    Exxon Mobil reported $9.4 billion in net income in the fourth quarter of 2011, and also continued to return capital to shareholders ...
  96. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    January 30, 2012
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  97. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  98. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    January 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  99. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 25th.
  100. A Tale Of Two Spinoffs

    January 18, 2012
    Alexander & Baldwin and Comverse Technology both recently announced restructurings, with different reactions.
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