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  1. Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  2. Apache Raises Quarterly Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    U.S. energy firm Apache Corporation (APA) increased its quarterly cash dividend payment by 18% to 20 cents per share, up ...
  3. PAA Expands Mississippian Pipeline - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) is expanding its existing Mississippian Lime Pipeline, stretching from Coldwater ...
  4. One of the Safest Ways to Cash in on the Natural Gas Revolution

    January 18, 2013
    Did you know the United States is projected to be the world's top oil producer within the next five to seven years? At least ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Kinder Adds Trans Mountain Capacity - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (KMP) unveiled plans for the expansion of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline in order ...
  7. Sinopec to Acquire Parent Assets - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (SNP), aka Sinopec, intends to acquire international upstream oil and gas assets from its ...
  8. Apache: Good to Hold - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on U.S. energy firm Apache Corporation (APA). Founded in 1954, Houston, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Devon Energy and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big ...

    December 18, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading up 1.1%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.8% and the Dow has climbed 0.6%. ...
  11. Apache to Offer $2B Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    U.S. energy firm Apache Corporation (APA) recently announced that it will be offering $2.0 billion of notes. The offering ...
  12. Devon Energy and More Big Movers in Energy on November 7, 2012

    November 7, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has declined 2.7%; the S&P 500 has slipped 2.6%; and the Dow has fallen ...
  13. Anadarko and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations on November ...

    November 7, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading down 2.7%; the S&P 500 has slipped ...
  14. BP and Other Big Movers In Energy on October 17, 2012

    October 17, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has remained steady after the morning's trading. ...
  15. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp and Other Oil and Gas Operations ...

    October 17, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The biggest movers ...
  16. Petrobras Starts Up More Production At Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico ...

    September 24, 2012
    Petrobras has initiated production from the Chinook oil and gas field in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This field and another ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Hess to Offload ACG Stakes - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    Hess Corporation (HES) plans to shed its stake in oil fields in Azerbaijan and an associated pipeline to India's ONGC Videsh ...
  19. Devon Energy and More Big Movers in Energy on August 29, 2012

    August 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%, the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The energy ...
  20. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including Devon Energy, Making ...

    August 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow has moved little after the morning's trading. The Oil ...
  21. Another Cut in Natural Gas Surplus - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  22. Energy Sector's Biggest Movers: Devon Energy and More

    August 1, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 0.1%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5%; and the Dow has climbed ...
  23. Kinder Morgan Files for Toll Terms - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) filed an application with the National Energy Board (NEB) for tolls and contract ...
  24. Apache Corporation And The Midcontinent

    June 29, 2012
    This development will help the company meet production growth goals over the next five years.
  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. Oil Notches Best Day In 2 Months

    June 15, 2012
    On rising hopes for additional monetary easing by the Federal Reserve and other global central banks, oil futures surged ...
  27. Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    June 4, 2012
    With the market's steep sell-off over the last few weeks, a variety of bargains are beginning to emerge. According to investment ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Cabot Oil And Gas - First Quarter Of 2012 Review

    April 30, 2012
    Cabot Oil and Gas increased production of oil and other liquids in the first quarter of 2012 as the company focuses its firepower ...
  30. The Utica Shale Rush Is On

    April 25, 2012
    The new energy land rush is in full force, this time in the Utica Shale...and there are some smart places to put your money, ...
  31. Natural Gas Producers Are A Bargain

    March 26, 2012
    Natural gas prices have been falling by the wayside, but recent production cuts at a variety of firms may finally be working.
  32. Southwestern Energy Inches Away From Fayetteville

    March 7, 2012
    Southwestern Energy announced a revised capital budget for 2012.
  33. Emerging Unconventional Plays Move Forward

    February 29, 2012
    The exploration and production industry is finding many oil and liquid opportunities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and ...
  34. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  35. Unconventional Oil And Gas ETF Debuts

    February 17, 2012
    The Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF offers unique oil and natural gas plays for investors.
  36. Apache Still Cheap Enough To Pay

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

    January 26, 2012
    Apache Corporation announced the purchase of Cordillera Energy Partners III LLC for $2.85 billion, doubling its acreage near ...
  38. BP Energy Outlook To 2030

    January 24, 2012
    BP expects a growth in energy demand to come from developing nations with emerging economies.
  39. Goodrich Petroleum To Get More Oily In 2012

    January 6, 2012
    Goodrich Petroleum looks to increase its oil development at the expense of natural gas.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Southwestern Energy Looks To 2012

    December 29, 2011
    Southwestern Energy set its capital budget for 2012 and will spend less on the Fayetteville Shale and more on its New Ventures ...
  42. Exxon Mobil Is Bullish On Shale Gas

    December 12, 2011
    Exxon Mobil is bullish on natural gas in the long term.
  43. EnCana Likes Long Term Natural Gas Fundamentals

    November 15, 2011
    EnCana believes that natural gas still has a positive long-term future despite the current low price.
  44. Permian Basin - Third Quarter of 2011 Update

    November 9, 2011
    The oil and gas industry continue to allocate resources in the Permian Basin in the third quarter of 2011.
  45. Other Shale Plays Advance

    November 7, 2011
    The industry worked during the third quarter to explore other shale plays that are not generally known by investors.
  46. Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    September 22, 2011
    The Obama administration has proposed an expensive jobs bill and is targeting the oil and gas industry to help pay for this ...
  47. EOG Resources Second Quarter Review

    August 12, 2011
    EOG Resources continued the company's transition away from a natural gas company during the second quarter of 2011.
  48. Southwestern Energy's New Ventures Group Bears Fruit

    August 5, 2011
    Southwestern Energy reported a large acreage position prospective for the Lower Smackover Brown Dense formation. The new ...
  49. 3 Reasons To Own Veolia Environnement

    August 5, 2011
    This French large-cap is incredibly diversified both by lines of business and geography. I'll look at three reasons why now's ...
  50. 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.
  51. Denbury Resources Continues Bakken Development

    May 30, 2011
    Denbury Resources made its reputation on tertiary enhanced oil recovery operations, but it is trying its hand at major development ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. MasTec Moves North

    May 2, 2011
    With MasTec's recent purchase of Fabcor, the company now gains access to the faster growing Canadian energy market.
  54. Sandridge Energy Loves The Permian Basin

    March 8, 2011
    Sandridge Energy loves the Permian Basin and will drill more than 800 wells here during the year. The company hopes to get ...
  55. Apache A Good Bet In Oil & Gas Sector

    February 21, 2011
    Apache may not be the favorite E&P stock, but this well-run company trades too cheaply.
  56. Marathon Oil Sets 2011 Capital Budget

    February 4, 2011
    Marathon Oil has budgeted a large increase in its drilling and capital budget for 2011, as the company moved to accelerate ...
  57. Continental Resources To Accelerate Production Growth In 2011

    January 7, 2011
    Continental plans to boost production by 30% in 2011, as it works on a five-year plan to triple production and reserves.
  58. Apache Corporation Gets Bigger In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    Apache deepened its oil and gas portfolio by exploring and developing its properties in Egypt. The company also increased ...
  59. Weak Prices Gassing Energy Producers

    November 8, 2010
    Weak natural gas prices are leading many producers to reorient towards oil.
  60. Oil And Gas Industry Gets Better At Drilling

    August 30, 2010
    This industry continues to get better and more efficient at drilling and completing wells in unconventional resource basins.
  61. 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 ...
  62. Natural Gas Liquids Concerns Increase

    August 24, 2010
    The rush to develop properties with natural gas liquids may be threatening the supply and demand balance.
  63. Woodford Shale Second Quarter 2010 Update

    August 23, 2010
    The Woodford Shale saw spotty development in the second quarter of 2010, depending on whether the exploration and production ...
  64. Bossier Shale: The Natural Gas Source The Market Doesn't Need

    August 23, 2010
    The Bossier Shale saw some capital during the second quarter of 2010, as the exploration and production industry tested acreage ...
  65. Horn River Basin Second-Quarter Update

    August 19, 2010
    The exploration and production industry moved the development of the Horn River Basin slightly forward during the second ...
  66. 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.
  67. A Look At BP's World Energy Review

    June 14, 2010
    The BP Statistical Review of World Energy contained some interesting data for 2009, including a large drop in worldwide demand ...
  68. Permian Basin Gets Renewed Interest

    May 18, 2010
    Recent exploration and production industry interest in the Permian Basin contradicts the stereotype of it being a mature ...
  69. Contrarian Thinking In The Oil Patch

    May 14, 2010
    A contrarian investor should be looking at natural gas levered companies, as the industry and most investors flee in terror ...
  70. Drilling To Hold Acreage May Hurt Big Picture

    May 11, 2010
    Drilling to keep leased acreage from expiring is aggravating an already weak fundamental situation in natural gas.
  71. Learn From Apache's Success

    May 3, 2010
    Apache has historically been a smart name to follow into the oil patch. Does the company's recent purchases mean higher energy ...
  72. Apache Petroleum Bets On The Offshore

    April 21, 2010
    Apache Petroleum has made substantial investments in the Gulf of Mexico.
  73. Oil Sands Pumping Again

    March 17, 2010
    After slumping last year, activity in the oil sands is heating up again.
  74. New Rules, Same Reserves

    February 3, 2010
    Should new SEC rules on booking reserves change how investors read energy sector reports?
  75. 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.
  76. 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 ...
  77. Pickens' Bullish Natural Gas Call Makes Sense

    January 22, 2010
    When T. Boone Pickens is bullish, investors listen. The former corporate raider is a raging bull for natural gas right now. ...
  78. Carrizo Shifts Focus To Marcellus Shale In 2010

    January 14, 2010
    Carrizo Oil & Gas has successfully developed its acreage position in the Barnett Shale over the last few years, and now it ...
  79. What To Expect From Southwestern Energy In 2010

    January 7, 2010
    Southwestern Energy will spend 2010 continuing to milk its core Fayetteville Shale area for cash flow, while moving rapidly ...
  80. Crimson Exploration Steps Up To The Plate

    December 22, 2009
    Crimson Exploration issued equity in an attempt to raise capital to develop its properties.
  81. The Barnett Shale Shows Its Age In 2009

    December 16, 2009
    The Barnett shale slowed down slightly in 2009, as exploration and production companies shifted capital to other shale areas.
  82. Exxon Mobil Deal Validates Unconventional Resource Plays

    December 16, 2009
    Exxon Mobil's purchase of XTO validates the unconventional resource plays in North America and may trigger other deals.
  83. Natural Gas: A Bad Year, But Ready To Rebound

    December 15, 2009
    A massive supply glut and slumping demand turned natural gas into one of the worst investments of 2009.
  84. Government Report Shows Drop In Natural Gas Production

    December 7, 2009
    Has the long-predicted and anticipated drop in production finally arrived?
  85. Energy Cycle Set To Move Higher In 2010

    November 13, 2009
    The exploration and production industry is set to increase drilling in 2010, accelerating the energy cycle upward for investors.
  86. Shale Plays: Greater Yield And Lower Costs

    November 9, 2009
    The exploration and production industry has boosted efficiency in its operations and driven costs down.
  87. Oil Stocks On The Mend

    November 2, 2009
    More oil earnings are set to be released. What will the numbers mean going forward?
  88. Shale Acreage Can Be Misleading

    October 27, 2009
    The amount of acres under lease can be misleading as the productive nature of the assets can differ widely in the same area.
  89. New Reserve Rules For Oil And Gas Companies

    October 19, 2009
    New reserve rules for Oil and Gas Companies will take effect with the 2009 reporting year, a change that industry has advocated ...
  90. Top 5 Natural Gas Producers

    October 16, 2009
    Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels. Exploration and development of it has led to huge production gains.
  91. Developing West African Oil Plays

    September 18, 2009
    Anadarko Petroleum proves once again that there is plenty of oil and gas reserves out there.
  92. And Yet Another Shale Play In North America

    September 15, 2009
    The Horn River Shale play in Canada is another huge shale discovery, raising the question as to where all this gas will go.
  93. 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 ...
  94. Sword Of Damocles Hanging Over Natural Gas Market

    August 25, 2009
    A large number of uncompleted wells may trip the cycle down prematurely if natural gas prices ever do recover.
  95. A Tale Of Two Cities In Energy

    July 15, 2009
    The integrated oil group was hit with conflicting news, as Chevron reported that its downstream results would be weak, while ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Micro Cap Energy: High Risk, But High Return

    May 19, 2009
    Rewards await investors in the next generation of these energy companies.
  98. Annual Energy Outlook

    May 1, 2009
    Government projections on supply, demand and prices can help investors look for investable themes.
  99. Cimarex's Low Profile Could Mean High Potential

    March 24, 2009
    Cimarex Energy keeps a low profile, but solid financials and significant acreage in the Woodland shale might make it a promising ...
  100. Newfield Exploration A Winner In Energy Recovery

    March 17, 2009
    This company has a promising play in the Woodford shale and has the financial strength to last during the downturn in energy.
  101. Five Large-Cap February Flops

    March 4, 2009
    Will selling your stock now save you from future floundering, or can you stomach the flops as they come?
  102. Use Debt-To-Capital Ratio Only As A Start

    February 19, 2009
    Recognize the problems inherent in the debt to total capitalization measure.
  103. Gulf Of Mexico Offshore Renews Hope Of U.S. Oil Independence

    February 18, 2009
    Exploration and production companies must overcome cost and strategy obstacles to maximize potential of Lower Tertiary trend.
  104. Ceiling Falls On Exploration And Production Sector

    January 20, 2009
    Exploration and production companies' use of esoteric accounting charges caused a sharp decline in commodity prices.
  105. Range Resources On Target For Production Growth

    January 14, 2009
    This low-cost oil and gas exploration company boasts more than 11,000 possible drilling locations.
  106. Petrohawk Poised For Natural Gas Recovery

    November 18, 2008
    Petrohawk is one of the first movers in the The Eagle Ford Shale. Long term, this bet should pay off.
  107. Are BP's Dividends Safe?

    November 4, 2008
    Current performance looks flashy, but BP isn't investing enough in finding new resources.
  108. 5 Stocks Ready To Drop

    September 17, 2008
    Learn if the bearish crossovers that have been triggered on the Aroon indicator will send these stocks lower.
  109. Shale Gas: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

    September 3, 2008
    A once-in-a-generation supply glut of natural gas could put a lid on price increases for these stocks.
  110. 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.
  111. Oceans Of Oil

    June 21, 2007
    Explorers and drillers are set to profit from the ongoing search for deepwater oil.
  112. Scavenging Success (XTO, DVN, APA)

    May 7, 2007
    These three smaller, oil-exploration companies use clever strategy to compete with the big boys.
  113. Black Gold Still Has Some Luster Left (COP)

    March 7, 2007
    In the midst of the market's current uncertainty, integrated oil companies such as COP offer good potential upside combined ...
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