COP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. Benzinga Market Primer: Thursday, August 1: Futures Up On Europe ...

    August 1, 2013
    Futures Higher on Economic Data U.S. equity futures are significantly up in early pre-market trade based on strong Asian ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. Stocks Market News for July 3, 2013 - Market News

    July 3, 2013
    Encouraging factory orders and impressive car sales growth pushed benchmarks higher initially on Tuesday
  9. Strong Buy on Ocean Rig - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has been upgraded to Strong Buy on Jun 29.
  10. Crude Supplies Climb Marginally - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles ticked up slightly, as production recovered.
  11. COP Extends Service Contract - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    ConocoPhillips has extended its service contract with Wood Group.
  12. Crude, Gasoline Supplies Tick Higher - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude and gasoline supplies were up from their respective ...
  13. Phillips 66 Upgraded to Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    On Jun 18, Zacks Investment Research upgraded , Phillips 66 to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  14. Stock Market News for June 18, 2013 - Market News

    June 18, 2013
    Benchmarks chalked up gains on speculation that the Federal Reserve will implement policies in favor of strengthening the ...
  15. Crude Supplies Surge, as Imports Jump - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles went up, as imports jumped and refiners ...
  16. Crude Supplies Pull Back from Record Highs - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply from their all-time high ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

    April 26, 2013
    Chevron seems underrated and undervalued relative to the likes of Exxon.
  20. 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?
  21. Statoil Quits Kazakh Offshore Plan - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Statoil ASA (STO) has finally decided to give up the Kazakh Caspian oilfield project, following unsuccessful negotiations ...
  22. Domestic Crude Supplies Rise - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an increase, as refinery demand ...
  23. Conoco & Allies to Develop Malikai - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    ConocoPhillips Sabah Ltd, a unit of U.S. energy behemoth ConocoPhillips (COP), along with its partners Royal Dutch Shell ...
  24. Hess Misses on Both Lines in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Integrated oil company Hess Corporation (HES) reported adjusted fourth quarter 2012 earnings of $1.20 per share, up 2.6% ...
  25. Hess to Become a Pure E&P Firm - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Hess Corporation (HES) is all set to transform itself into an oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) entity from an ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Statoil Contracts HHI for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil ASA (STO) awarded South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) a $1.1 billion contract ...
  28. 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.
  29. Crude Supplies Fall on Import Drop - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an unexpected decrease, as imports ...
  30. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 17, 2013
    OUTLOOK Crude Oil High U.S. crude and fuel stocks, worries about North America and Europe's growth outlook, a strong ...
  31. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 17, 2013
    OUTLOOK Crude Oil High U.S. crude and fuel stocks, worries about North America and Europe's growth outlook, a strong ...
  32. Seaway Pipeline Capacity Expands - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Company LLC - a 50/50 joint venture between the affiliates of Enterprise Products Partners L.P ...
  33. Refined Product Supplies Soar - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an increase, as imports climbed ...
  34. Phillips Inks Oil-by-rail Deal - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Downstream energy company, Phillips 66 (PSX) has struck a five-year deal with Global Partners L.P. (GLP) for 50,000 barrels ...
  35. Massive Drop in Crude Supplies - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports tumbled even ...
  36. Crude Stocks Dip but Output Soars - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles declined, as imports fell even though ...
  37. Sinopec, Conoco Shale Gas Venture - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SNP aka Sinopec) has inked an agreement with the U.S. energy company ConocoPhillips ...
  38. U.S. Crude Stockpiles Decline - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles declined, as imports fell and refinery ...
  39. FMC Subsea Equipment in Demand - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Oil drilling equipment maker FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) entered into a deal with Jakarta, Indonesia-based PT Rajawali Swiber ...
  40. Surprise Build in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged a surprise increase, as imports ...
  41. Dejour farms out development of West Grand Valley - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Dejour farms out development of West Grand Valley By Steven Ralston, CFA Dejour Energy (DEJ) announced the execution ...
  42. U.S. Crude Stocks Drop, Fuels Build - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged another decline, as refiners scaled ...
  43. Surprise Draw in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an unexpected decline, as refiners ...
  44. Conoco to Shed Kashagan Stake - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    ConocoPhillips (COP) plans to sell off its interest in Kazakhstan's giant oilfield, Kashagan, to India's major energy explorer, ...
  45. U.S. Crude, Fuel Supplies Fall - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged a surprise decline, as imports ...
  46. Statoil's Troll C Operations Resume - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (STO) resumed production at its Troll C platform in the North Sea, which was shut ...
  47. Stock Market News for November 23, 2012 - Market News

    November 23, 2012
    Benchmarks finished with decent gains on Wednesday following announcement of ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants. ...
  48. Stock Market News for November 19, 2012 - Market News

    November 19, 2012
    Markets finally finished in the green on Friday after Congressional leaders hinted that the "fiscal cliff" meeting with President ...
  49. U.S. Crude Production at 18-Yr High - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as production climbed to its ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Big Jump in U.S. Gasoline Supplies - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as production climbed. The ...
  53. Crude Supplies Jump on Import Surge - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased for the third week in a row, ...
  54. Stock Market News for October 25, 2012 - Market News

    October 25, 2012
    Benchmarks lost out on their initial gains on Wednesday and ended in the red after corporate results dampened sentiment yet ...
  55. U.S. Crude Supplies Surge Further - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as imports climbed. The report ...
  56. U.S. Crude Stocks Build, Fuels Drop - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as imports climbed and refinery ...
  57. 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.
  58. Energy Firms in Alaska LNG Project - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Energy giants Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), BP Plc (BP), ConocoPhillips (COP) along with Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. ...
  59. Another Drop in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles dropped unexpectedly, as refinery demand ...
  60. COP to Sell Kashagan Stake - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    ConocoPhillips (COP) plans to offload its interest in Kazakhstan's giant oilfield, Kashagan, as per Kazakh Oil and Gas Minister, ...
  61. Surprise Drop in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles dropped unexpectedly, as imports fell. ...
  62. Big Jump in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped to their highest level since the ...
  63. Transocean Wins Major Rig Contracts - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    Recently, offshore drilling giant - Transocean Ltd. (RIG) issued a monthly 'Fleet Update Summary' covering the company's ...
  64. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    September 20, 2012
    OUTLOOK Crude Oil The Federal Reserve's pledge towards a new round of economic stimulus, a tightening global supply ...
  65. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 20, 2012
    OUTLOOK Crude Oil The Federal Reserve's pledge towards a new round of economic stimulus, a tightening global supply ...
  66. Stock Market News for September 20, 2012 - Market News

    September 20, 2012
    A strong pair of housing sector reports helped benchmarks end in the green yesterday. Following the robust four-day rally ...
  67. Crude Supplies Rise Unexpectedly - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped unexpectedly, as imports climbed. ...
  68. Crude Stocks Tumble on Isaac Impact - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as Hurricane Isaac shut ...
  69. U.S. Crude Supplies Drop Sharply - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a steep drawdown in crude stockpiles. The report further revealed ...
  70. Sunoco Logistics Posts Strong 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Energy pipelines and terminals operator Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) announced a jump in its second quarter 2012 ...
  71. Stock Market News for August 8, 2012 - Market News

    August 8, 2012
    Hopes that central banks on both sides of the Atlantic would introduce fresh economic measures and strong corporate results ...
  72. 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
  73. Jobless Claims, Draghi Boost Sentiment - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Favorable headlines out of Europe this morning indicating the European Central Bank's readiness to do everything possible ...
  74. Ahead of Wall Street - July 26, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 26, 2012
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 Favorable headlines out of Europe this morning indicating the European Central Bank's readiness ...
  75. Biggest Oil and Gas Operations Sector Movers for July 25, 2012, ...

    July 25, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.8%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.2% and the Dow has moved up 0.4% after the morning's trading. These ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. U.S. Crude Supplies Drop Further - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports declined and ...
  78. BP Suspends Liberty Venture - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) has decided to suspend its ambitious offshore oil project in Alaska owing to prohibitive costs and technical ...
  79. Stock Market News for July 9, 2012 - Market News

    July 9, 2012
    Discouraging U.S. nonfarm payroll data dragged the benchmarks to sharp losses on Friday. This was the third straight time ...
  80. Statoil to Shut NCS Production - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    Statoil ASA (STO) has planned to shut down production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) following a notice of lockout ...
  81. U.S. Crude Supplies Nosedive - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports declined. The ...
  82. Crude, Distillate Supplies Tumble - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell from their 22-year high levels, as ...
  83. 4 Quality Names To Keep An Eye On

    June 27, 2012
    These companies could be great investments if there's a pullback.
  84. Stock Market News for June 22, 2012 - Market News

    June 22, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered their second-worst trading day of the year after global economic readings dampened investors' sentiment. ...
  85. U.S. Crude Supplies at 22-Year High - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped unexpectedly to their highest level ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. Another Soft Natural Gas Injection - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  89. Stock Market News for June 15, 2012 - Market News

    June 15, 2012
    Report that central banks were prepared to step in if Greek elections cause 'tumultuous trading' guided the benchmarks to ...
  90. Oil, Gas Rig Counts Move Apart - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  91. Rising Output, Faltering Economy Hit Oil Prices

    June 11, 2012
    As more concerns about the health of the global economy seeped back into the market on Friday, oil futures retreated and ...
  92. Natural Gas Surplus Shrinks Further - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  93. First Crude Supply Dip in 11 Weeks - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell for the first time in 11 weeks - ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Another Jump in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    June 2, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped to their highest level since July ...
  96. Earnings Preview: JOY, LGF, PSX, TFM, CIEN

    June 1, 2012
    While the market remains locked in a cell that only Europe and its worsening sovereign debt crisis holds the key to, investors ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Australia Catches Shale Fever

    May 23, 2012
    A recent report predicts that Australia's unconventional and shale gas resources will nearly double the nation's total natural ...
  99. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    May 15, 2012
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  100. Is The Oracle Losing His Touch?

    May 10, 2012
    Legendary value investor Warren Buffett didn't become legendary by lagging the S&P 500 on a regular basis, but that's exactly ...
  101. Jobs Report Punishes Oil

    May 8, 2012
    New York, May 4th (TradersHuddle.com) - Oil woes on Friday can be summed up quite easily: A weak April jobs report proved ...
  102. Nat Gas Drilling Hits New 10-Yr Low - Analyst Blog

    May 8, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  103. Nat Gas Prices Still Under Pressure - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  104. U.S. Data Boosts Oil

    May 3, 2012
    U.S. Data Boosts Oil
  105. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Delta Air Lines, Phillips ...

    May 3, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Delta Air Lines, Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips, BP plc and Sunoco - Press Releases
  106. Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News

    May 2, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News
  107. Delta Adds Oil Refinery to Cut Cost - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    Delta Adds Oil Refinery to Cut Cost - Analyst Blog
  108. Anadarko Beats, Outlook Positive - Analyst Blog

    May 1, 2012
    Anadarko Beats, Outlook Positive - Analyst Blog
  109. Oil Ends The Week On a High Note

    May 1, 2012
    Oil Ends The Week On a High Note
  110. 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 ...
  111. 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 ...
  112. 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 ...
  113. 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 ...
  114. Eni Sets Production Growth Targets

    March 29, 2012
    Eni set a 3% annual long-term production growth target as the company benefits from a large number of projects coming on ...
  115. 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.
  116. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    March 20, 2012
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  117. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  118. 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.
  119. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  120. Dry Gas Drilling Cuts And Production Shut Ins Continue

    February 22, 2012
    More energy companies have announced reductions in dry gas drilling for 2012.
  121. 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.
  122. 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.
  123. Energy Companies That Had Production Declines In 2011

    February 8, 2012
    A number of major oil companies reported production declines in 2011, partly because of the civil war in Libya.
  124. Dry Gas Cuts Accelerate

    February 6, 2012
    More exploration and production companies are announcing reductions in dry gas drilling in the onshore United States.
  125. 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 ...
  126. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  127. 4 Insider Favorites for 2012

    January 26, 2012
    The change in leadership won’t be a miracle cure for this flailing company, writes Fabrice Taylor of The President’s ...
  128. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 25th.
  129. Energy Sector - 2011 In Review

    December 30, 2011
    The energy sector was full of deals and reorganizations in 2011, but that did not translate into great investment returns ...
  130. Small Cap Bakken Players To Watch In 2012

    December 30, 2011
    Investors should look at small capitalization players in the Bakken as an alternative to the major operators.
  131. 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 ...
  132. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    December 19, 2011
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  133. Cenovus Energy To Boost Spending In 2012

    December 9, 2011
    Cenovus Energy announced a large increase in capital spending in 2012, and will use this spending to increase production.
  134. 2 Top Domestic Pipeline Companies

    November 30, 2011
    One of the biggest trends to hit the energy markets—especially in the US—is going to be consolidation and expansion ...
  135. Q3 Earnings’ Best And Worst

    November 30, 2011
    A reality check for last quarter's good, bad and ugly earnings results.
  136. International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America.
  137. Solid Dividend-Paying Companies

    November 25, 2011
    If you are looking to add dividends to your portfolio, don't miss these stocks.
  138. ONEOK Partners Loves The Bakken

    October 7, 2011
    ONEOK Partners is spending billions to build out midstream assets to service the Bakken formation in the Williston Basin. ...
  139. Petrobras Or Statoil: Which Is The Better Stock?

    September 22, 2011
    Both Petrobras and Statoil are selling for less these days. Find out which is the better stock.
  140. Royal Dutch Shell Downstream

    September 21, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell is not fleeing the downstream business in terror like many of its peers and is instead trying to keep those ...
  141. Royal Dutch Shell Upstream

    September 20, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell has made substantial investments in its upstream portfolio and is guiding to 11% production rowth through ...
  142. Royal Dutch Shell Strategy Update

    September 19, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell held its twice a year strategy update and is well along in meeting goals set out in 2010.
  143. Playing Athabasca's Multiple Suitors

    September 7, 2011
    With oil prices once again on the rise, unconventional fuel plays begin to make economic sense. The vast Athabasca oil shale ...
  144. Solid Dividend-Paying Companies

    August 31, 2011
    If you are looking to add dividends to your portfolio, don't miss these stocks.
  145. Industry At A Glance - Large Oil And Gas Producers

    August 30, 2011
    Major oil and gas companies offer an attractive mix of capital gains and income.
  146. Libya Adds Some Good News To Energy Names

    August 23, 2011
    Rebel advances in Libya could pave the way for western energy names to return.
  147. Pinedale Field Keeps On Ticking

    August 12, 2011
    The Pinedale Field in Wyoming has enormous natural gas resources that can be developed at a low cost.
  148. 4 Quality Names To Keep An Eye On

    July 27, 2011
    These companies could be great investments if there's a pullback.
  149. Cheap And Safe Stocks To Consider

    July 27, 2011
    For most investors, a good starting point is to seek companies with sound balance sheets and a good valuation. But that's ...
  150. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.
  151. American Midstream Partners Revew

    July 26, 2011
    American Midstream Partners has joined the wave of energy companies going public through initial public offerings.
  152. Marathon Oil Or Marathon Petroleum: Which Is The Better Stock?

    July 25, 2011
    At the end of June, Marathon spun off its downstream assets. I'll look at which company is the better stock.
  153. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf

    June 29, 2011
    Statoil needs to successfully develop various oil and gas projects located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf over the next ...
  154. Solid Dividend-Paying Companies

    June 23, 2011
    If you are looking to add dividends to your portfolio, don't miss these stocks.
  155. Dividends Not To Be Dismissed

    June 21, 2011
    Only when choosing attractive investments that pay dividends, and holding those investments until the price suggests a time ...
  156. Refiners Getting Ready For Heavier Crude

    June 9, 2011
    Heavy oil production from the oil sands of Canada is expected to grow rapidly during this decade.
  157. Talisman Energy: Southeast Asia Oil And Gas Review

    June 8, 2011
    Talisman Energy has a large inventory of development projects in Southeast Asia that it will use to generate 8% annual production ...
  158. Buffett Updates His Portfolio

    June 3, 2011
    Take a peek at what positions Berkshire Hathaway has recently changed.
  159. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    May 30, 2011
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during
  160. 4 Quality Names To Keep An Eye On

    May 10, 2011
    These companies could be great investments if there's a pullback.
  161. Earnings Preview for April 27

    April 26, 2011
    Here are four major earnings announcements for April 27.
  162. IDT Corporation Breaks Up

    April 6, 2011
    IDT Corporation is engaged in the spin off of two of its businesses to current shareholders. These reorganizations can sometimes ...
  163. Canadian Oil Companies Set To Outperform

    April 5, 2011
    Despite turmoil in oil-producing areas, it looks like oil will continue to be the primary energy source over the next 20 ...
  164. Sempra Energy Analyst Meeting Review

    March 30, 2011
    Sempra Energy discussed the investment virtues of the company at a recent analyst meeting. This includes lower earnings volatility ...
  165. Royal Dutch Shell Counting On Integrated Gas Projects

    March 23, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell is involved with three large integrated gas projects, and needs to successfully execute on these to meet ...
  166. Royal Dutch Shell Loves The Deepwater

    March 18, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell has a large number of oil and gas projects under development in the deepwater area.
  167. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    March 17, 2011
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  168. More Cheap And Safe Stocks

    March 16, 2011
    For most investors, a good starting point is to seek companies with sound balance sheets and a good valuation. But that's ...
  169. 5 Large Caps That Did Big Buybacks

    March 7, 2011
    Check out five S&P 500 companies that bought back more than $1 billion in stock in 2010.
  170. U.S. Energy Companies In Libya

    February 23, 2011
    Find out how Libya's recent descent into civil disorder may impact U.S. companies with operations there.
  171. Occidental Petroleum's 2011 Capital Budget

    February 1, 2011
    Occidental Petroleum hopes to increase production as much as 8% annually over the next four years.
  172. 6 Important Earnings Announcements For January 26

    January 25, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 6 earnings announcement for January 26 that you should ...
  173. Energy Surprises For 2011 And Beyond

    January 5, 2011
    Energy investors might be surprised by some of the events of the next few years, including unlocking unconventional resource ...
  174. Undervalued Large Cap Stocks

    December 30, 2010
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  175. Large Cap Dividend Stocks For 2011

    December 17, 2010
    Investors interested in yield for the new year might want to consider a package of solid, stable, large cap stocks which ...
  176. Look To Oil Stocks For 2011

    December 15, 2010
    oil stocks may be a good investment for 2011
  177. Eagle Ford Shale Midstream Assets Coming

    December 6, 2010
    The oil and gas industry is building midstream assets at Eagle Ford Shale to process and transport production.
  178. Is BP A Good Value?

    December 1, 2010
    BP's blunder in the Gulf has cost its stock a third of its value. Are BP's fundamentals improved enough for long-term investors ...
  179. Petrobras Stuck In The Middle

    November 15, 2010
    Petrobras is getting little love or respect, and that might make it a bargain for patient investors.
  180. Looking For Dividends In Oil And Gas

    November 1, 2010
    Treasury inflation protected securities can help shield investors during difficult times.
  181. Three ETF Value Picks

    October 27, 2010
    Value stocks appear to be back in vogue. We look at three stocks from three value ETFs.
  182. Alberta's Cardium Formation

    September 30, 2010
    Alberta's Cardium formation has become a hotbed of resource-rich shale deposits.
  183. Penn West Energy Trust Gears Up For Future Growth

    September 30, 2010
    Penn West Energy is converting from a trust to a corporate form of ownership in early 2011, and is investing more capital ...
  184. Gran Tierra Energy Is Bullish On South America

    September 28, 2010
    Gran Tierra Energy is a debt-free exploration company that specializes in South America.
  185. Oil And Gas In The Caspian Sea

    August 30, 2010
    The Caspian Sea is ground zero for the major integrated oil companies in the search for energy to meet future demand. The ...
  186. Great Dividend Yield Payouts

    August 26, 2010
    In good times more risk can be taken. But for now, let's look at a couple of companies paying shareholders a healthy dividend.
  187. A Mess In Africa Highlights A Challenge To Resource Companies

    August 25, 2010
    A spat in the Congo highlights the risks that many resource companies face overseas.
  188. Hurry Up And Wait For Petrobras Investors

    August 18, 2010
    Petrobras is posting middling performance, but all eyes are on the future.
  189. Harvest Natural Plants Seeds Of Growth

    August 9, 2010
    Thanks to its growing global exploration portfolio, this company is worth a look for oil-hungry investors.
  190. Big Oil Looks To Prevent Another Oil Catastrophe

    July 26, 2010
    Big Oil is teaming up with other energy companies to tackle future spills.
  191. Venezuela Betting On Heavy Oil

    July 21, 2010
    Venezuela is hoping the Orinoco region will power the country's production growth over the long term, and it has turned to ...
  192. Oil Sands Should Benefit From Gulf Disaster

    June 25, 2010
    After BP's Gulf oil disaster, Canada's oil sands are looking a lot less risky.
  193. The Italian Oil Giant

    June 25, 2010
    Eni, which stands for Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, may be the largest oil and gas company that you never heard of.
  194. Play The Bakken With Oasis Petroleum

    June 22, 2010
    Oasis Petroleum, motivated in part by investor preference for oil and liquids rather than natural gas, has completed its ...
  195. Denbury Resources Moves Westward

    June 10, 2010
    Denbury Resources has mastered the art of tertiary oil recovery operations and is moving it towards the Rocky Mountains.
  196. Is The Oil Spill Over-Dumping BP Shares

    June 3, 2010
    Until BP can contain the oil spill, shares will continue to face downward pressure.
  197. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  198. 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 ...
  199. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  200. European Shale Development Slumbers Forward

    May 11, 2010
    The exploration and development of European shale assets is moving at a slow pace.
  201. Safe Dividends In Oil And Gas

    May 3, 2010
    Dividend investors looking to have their cake and eat it, too, will want to check out four companies with strong balance ...
  202. The Alaskan Pipeline Conundrum

    April 16, 2010
    The two alternative Alaska Pipeline projects cost too much and may not be needed.
  203. Bakken Shale Benefits From Natural Gas Fears

    April 6, 2010
    The Bakken Shale is gaining attention from investors and the exploration and production industry, as natural gas prices weaken.
  204. Sempra Energy Outlines Strategic Shift

    April 5, 2010
    Sempra Energy prepares to shift from energy trading and commodities to more of a traditional utility and infrastructure company.
  205. Nikanassin Formation Takes A Step Up

    March 30, 2010
    The Nikanassin formation in Western Canada will get more play in 2010 and beyond as operators move to develop this new area.
  206. 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.
  207. BP Outlines Strategy For 2010 And Beyond

    March 18, 2010
    BP plans to achieve 1-2% oil and gas production growth through 2015 - can it follow through on this plan?
  208. Oil Sands Pumping Again

    March 17, 2010
    After slumping last year, activity in the oil sands is heating up again.
  209. Will History Repeat Itself?

    February 22, 2010
    During the previous energy cycle peak in the early 1980s, many outside companies bought oil and gas companies, suggesting ...
  210. Big Oil Is At Bat

    February 8, 2010
    If expected earnings are actualized, we might even see a few home runs for the integrated oil and gas majors in 2010.
  211. Long Live The Oil Sands

    February 8, 2010
    Capital investment in the Canadian Oil sands has started to flow again as the recession winds down.
  212. Small Stocks With Huge Potential

    February 5, 2010
    Investing in names currently out of favor with Mr. Market can lead to significant returns when and if they again become favored.
  213. A Good Start To Earnings Season?

    January 27, 2010
    The number of companies beating consensus estimates in Q4 earnings season hit a 10-year high, but stocks still retreated ...
  214. A Review Of The Gulf Of Mexico

    January 22, 2010
    The exploration and production industry continued to explore the Gulf of Mexico in 2009, reporting many large discoveries ...
  215. Exploration and Development Spending A Mixed Bag In 2010

    January 21, 2010
    A look at the 2010 upstream spending plans of major integrated oil companies show a mixed picture on spending relative to ...
  216. North Sea Exploration And Development Forges On

    January 20, 2010
    The North Sea is still a hub of activity for the oil and gas industry, despite production declines.
  217. China May Supply Own Energy Needs

    January 15, 2010
    China is not without its own reserves of oil and gas, and it is aggressively searching for them.
  218. Explosive Growth In Eagle Ford Shale

    January 11, 2010
    The Eagle Ford Shale will continue to attract capital from the exploration and production industry in 2010.
  219. Core Stocks For 2010

    January 7, 2010
    Businesses with historically strong fundamentals can be a springboard for researching stocks that long-term investors might ...
  220. The Eagle Ford Shale Comes Of Age In 2009

    December 24, 2009
    The Eagle Ford Shale came into its own in 2009.
  221. Exxon Bets On Natural Gas

    December 14, 2009
    Energy giant Exxon may have changed the perception of natural gas this week with a market moving maneuver.
  222. Shale Plays Go International

    December 1, 2009
    The U.S. business model of unconventional resources is about to jump the Atlantic as Europe and Africa realize the potential ...
  223. Alaska Suffering From Cutbacks

    December 1, 2009
    The exploration and production industry has shifted its capital spending to other areas.
  224. Marathon Oil Outlines Its Upstream Strategy

    November 27, 2009
    Marathon Oil is moving slowly on its diversified set of properties.
  225. Devon Energy Downsizes

    November 19, 2009
    Devon Energy decided to sell assets and get smaller so it can grow faster. This highlights the attractiveness of the domestic ...
  226. Refiners Reward Patience

    November 11, 2009
    Patient deep-value investors may want to keep a close eye on those refiners trading below book value.
  227. The Major Oil Companies Are Still Awesome

    November 10, 2009
    The three largest domestic oil companies showed earnings that were strong but down considerably year over year.
  228. Vietnam A Frontier For Oil And Gas Exploration

    November 6, 2009
    The exploration and production industry is hunting for oil and gas in Vietnam and other frontier areas to meet demands for ...
  229. Embrace Dividends

    November 2, 2009
    Over the past 100 years or so, nearly one-half of the market returns are a result of dividends.
  230. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    October 28, 2009
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  231. Libya Aims To Boost Capacity

    September 16, 2009
    Libya just announced plans to boost its oil capacity to three million barrels per day by 2013. Is this 60% boost feasible?
  232. EnCana Splits In Two

    September 15, 2009
    EnCana announced its plan to split into two separate oil companies, but is this restructuring really necessary?
  233. BP's Big Score

    September 8, 2009
    The recent BP oil discovery makes this company even more attractive.
  234. Gulf Of Mexico Lease Sale Results

    August 26, 2009
    The recent lease sale in the Western Gulf of Mexico was a little on the light side, but the industry is still focused on ...
  235. What Matters Most In Oil

    August 12, 2009
    There are three variables that dominate the valuation of oil companies.
  236. If Cuba Can Drill Off The Coast Of Florida, Why Can't We?

    August 4, 2009
    Cuba has allowed companies to explore off its Northern coast, closer than U.S. companies are allowed in waters under our ...
  237. High Yield Bets For The Conservative Investor

    July 24, 2009
    High dividends and long-term dependability make it worth getting involved with these companies.
  238. Things To Watch For During Energy Earnings Season

    July 15, 2009
    Earnings season is always very dynamic in all of the markets, but none more so than energy, which is impacted by geopolitical ...
  239. The IEA Takes Oil Bulls By The Horns

    June 30, 2009
    The International Energy Agency cut its medium-term demand forecast for oil, indicating a potentially rough road ahead for ...
  240. Do We Need Another Alaskan Pipeline?

    June 17, 2009
    The natural gas pipeline being planned from the North Slope of Alaska may be a monumental waste of money.
  241. Corporate Bond Market Opens Up

    May 28, 2009
    The investment grade bond market has opened up and several companies have raised big capital, indicating an easing of the ...
  242. Have Speculators Returned To The Oil Market?

    May 26, 2009
    Oil has bounced back sharply in price, but some skeptics say the price move lacks fundamental support.
  243. Cost Cuts Restore Oil Sands Viability

    May 12, 2009
    Falling costs could revive recently mothballed oil sands mega-projects.
  244. Will The North Slope Bounce Back?

    May 7, 2009
    Production from the North Slope of Alaska is set to decline 5% next year, and several large projects being developed will ...
  245. Exxon Earnings Still Powerful

    May 4, 2009
    This oil and gas giant turned in $4.55 billion in earnings despite the recession.
  246. Venezuela Still A Problem For Energy Sector

    May 4, 2009
    The fall in oil prices has not made Venezuela a more hospitable place to do business. Investors and companies should be wary ...
  247. The Oil Sands Slowdown

    April 22, 2009
    The drop in oil prices and the widening of the discount for heavy crude have caused the cancellation of many projects in ...
  248. Some Investors Never Learn About IPOs

    March 30, 2009
    Approaching the four-year anniversary of the Warner Music IPO offering, its stock closed March 27 down 85% from its initial ...
  249. Shale Plays Gone Wild - The Haynesville

    March 20, 2009
    The Haynesville is the most popular shale play, but investors should know it's not the only game in town.
  250. Occidental Petroleum Has Growth Despite Size

    March 19, 2009
    With better production growth than its peers and profitable operations in chemicals, this oil giant may loom larger than ...
  251. Is Exxon Mobil Pause An Opportunity?

    March 16, 2009
    With crude prices still down and Mobil's earnings off from its blowout year last year, what's the prognosis for this big-oil ...
  252. El Paso Offers High Risk, High Return

    March 12, 2009
    El Paso is a heavily leveraged energy company, but the stock comes with high rewards if the economy recovers quicker than ...
  253. Refineries Delight In Americans On The Road Again

    February 10, 2009
    Rising gasoline prices and improving consumer demand lead to strong prospects at U.S. refineries.
  254. Anadarko Petroleum Hits A Homerun Offshore

    February 6, 2009
    This company's core onshore properties and large inventory of offshore prospects make it an attractive large cap play.
  255. 2008 Sector Round Up - Oil and Gas

    December 24, 2008
    Oil reached new highs in 2008 only to be suddenly beaten back. Learn which companies thrived on this volatility.
  256. Your Standard Oil Portfolio

    November 26, 2008
    Five companies remain from the Standard Oil breakup in 1911. Investors who built a portfolio around them would have crushed ...
  257. Cracks Appear Around CB&I

    November 4, 2008
    Cost overruns and worries about future project commitments have hammered the stock price of this energy-focused E&C company.
  258. Seeing Green With Alternative Energy Play

    October 31, 2008
    Learn to use ETFs and the current market distaste for the sector to dip into long-term green energy investments.
  259. Riding The Cycle With Weatherford

    October 23, 2008
    North America is likely to slow, but this quality energy services company should continue to see strong overseas growth.
  260. Five Socially Responsible Stocks For August 22

    August 22, 2008
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean with ...
  261. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
  262. Big Oil Frozen Out Of Alaska’s Pipeline Deal

    July 28, 2008
    Alaska awarded a major gas pipeline contract to TransCanada; will the other oil giants sulk or support the proposal?
  263. Oil Playbook For A Rising Market

    June 3, 2008
    With oil around $130 per barrel, we examine a few companies, beyond the big names, that actually benefit.
  264. Alberta Dancing To A Latin American Beat (SU, ECA)

    October 25, 2007
    A pending decision by the Alberta government to jack up oil sands royalties will hurt oil sands shares.
  265. Looking For Income? Go North, Young Man (PGH, PWE, ERF)

    October 4, 2007
    Canadian energy income trusts can provide a very healthy dividend and may even show some price improvement.
  266. Investors Bet Against Valero (VLO)

    May 24, 2007
    Valero is up 120% in two years on huge increases in refining profit. But, short sellers see a case that it could fall.
  267. Winners and Losers - February 6-10th

    February 10, 2006
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