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  1. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  2. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    April 6, 2015
    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  3. Trade A Bounce In Oil With These 2 Stocks

    January 8, 2015
    There is little question that extremely strong long-term downtrends dominate the chart of energy-related assets. However, ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. The Time To Buy Italy Is Now

    May 17, 2013
    Investors are getting more comfortable with owning European stocks once again. For bold investors willing to go against the ...
  6. Eni S.p.A and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 6, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq is up 0.7%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  7. Anadarko Petroleum Ups Oil And Gas Resource Estimates

    November 5, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has increased the resource potential of the company's properties in offshore Mozambique and the Wattenberg ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Noble Energy Looks For Oil In The Eastern Mediterranean

    October 16, 2012
    Noble Energy has reported many discoveries of natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean area over the last few years and is ...
  10. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending Sept. 21, 2012

    September 24, 2012
    A summary of the major events in the Energy Sector impacting investors for the week ending Sept. 21, 2012.
  11. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  12. Upcoming Week In The Energy Sector

    August 7, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the Energy Sector for the week starting August 6, 2012, as well as a review of important ...
  13. TOTAL S.A. (ADR) and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves

    July 27, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is up 1.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 1.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.8%. The energy ...
  14. BTU and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on July 24, 2012

    July 24, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.5% and the Dow has fallen 0.6%. ...
  15. Energy Sector's Biggest Movers for July 20, 2012: BHI and More

    July 20, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.7%; and the Dow is ...
  16. Anadarko Petroleum Advances Lucius Development In Gulf Of Mexico

    July 16, 2012
    Anadarko entered into a joint venture to assist in the development of the Lucius oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico.
  17. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  18. Angola LNG Almost Here

    June 21, 2012
    Chevron is about to start up commerical operations at a liquefied natural gas facility in Angola.
  19. Ghana Oil And Gas Review

    June 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has reported a number of discoveries in offshore Ghana over the last few years and now the African ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    June 4, 2012
    Eni is making progress, but still carries a low valuation.
  22. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    June 1, 2012
    Statoil has devoted a considerable amount of resources to an exploration program and is targeting the Norwegian Continental ...
  23. Baker Hughes - Q1 2012 Review

    April 30, 2012
    Baker Hughes reported lower pretax margins in the company's North American operations, as the company was hurt by an industry ...
  24. Appomattox Discovery Gets Better

    April 9, 2012
    The Appomattox Discovery has even more hydrocarbon resources than originally thought, and this proves that the Deepwater ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Anadarko Petroleum And Mozambique

    March 23, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has reported success in offshore Mozambique, and plans to continue to invest in this prolific area.
  28. East Africa Yields Its Riches

    March 21, 2012
    Oil and gas operators are flocking to offshore East Africa as they look for new areas to explore.
  29. Exxon Mobil - North American Portfolio Review

    March 14, 2012
    Exxon Mobil plans to spend approximately $37 billion per year from 2012 to 2016, for a total five-year spending program of ...
  30. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  31. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  32. 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.
  33. Statoil Sets 2012 Capital Plan

    February 13, 2012
    Statoil plans to spend $17 billion in capital in 2012, with funds targeted across the company's portfolio.
  34. International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America.
  35. Oil Service Companies Love Iraq

    August 3, 2011
    Oil service companies are seeing an increase in business from customers working in Iraq, as the country works toward its ...
  36. Conoco Phillips Separation - Upstream Review

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips will be one of the largest public independent oil and gas companies after the spin off of its downstream ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Canadian Natural Resources: International Properties

    June 20, 2011
    Canadian Natural Resources plans to explore and develop oil and gas assets in the North Sea, West Africa and South Africa ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Talisman Energy - North Sea Review

    June 6, 2011
    Talisman Energy will attempt to keep the company's North Sea production stable in a narrow band through 2020.
  41. This HERO's Tale Unfortunately Common

    April 11, 2011
    Accusations of bribery against HERO highlight just how common these practices still are.
  42. ConocoPhillips' International Projects

    March 29, 2011
    ConocoPhillips has amassed a large portfolio of international properties that are scheduled for development in 2011 and the ...
  43. Chevron: Upstream Project Review

    March 16, 2011
    Chevron is trying to increase its production growth through the development of its large inventory of upstream oil and gas ...
  44. Exxon's International Portfolio

    March 15, 2011
    Exxon Mobil has an extensive and diversified international portfolio of oil and gas assets.
  45. Options For Investing In Italy

    December 8, 2010
    The PIIGS nations embody the worst of the region. However, there may be some value left in Italy.
  46. North Africa: A Bounty Of Oil And Gas

    September 8, 2010
    North Africa is blessed with abundant oil and gas resources, and many Western companies are helping nations in that region ...
  47. The Mediterranean Sea Oil And Gas Boom

    September 7, 2010
    The Mediterranean Sea apparently contains many areas of promising oil and gas and the exploration and production industry ...
  48. Increase Your Income With Commodities

    September 2, 2010
    When investors add a commodities component to a portfolio, they generally do so for capital gains exposure.
  49. 3 Offshore Oil Plays That Pay

    September 2, 2010
    These foreign-based oil companies offer great fundamentals and strong yields for value-conscious investors.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. Iraq Oil Field Development Underway

    June 22, 2010
    The effort to increase Iraqi oil production is underway with large oil companies spending billions over the next decade.
  54. Pain At The Pump, Profit In The Portfolio

    April 13, 2010
    As developed world economies begin to recover, oil prices are on the rise.
  55. Exxon Mobil Upstream Inventory To Deliver In 2010

    March 25, 2010
    Exxon Mobil will continue to invest billions in its upstream business, and hopes to deliver annual production growth of 2-3% ...
  56. Oil Companies Making Moves In Iraq

    January 18, 2010
    American oil companies were supposed to benefit more than others in a post-war Iraq, or so conspiracy theorists told us.
  57. Biorefineries Get A Boost

    December 10, 2009
    The Department of Energy recently gave out $564 million in grant money to biofuels research.
  58. Dividend Slashers: Where To Hide?

    September 10, 2009
    A friendly dividend environment oversease allows many larger firms to serve up juicy yields.
  59. 3 High-Yield Dividend ETFs

    July 27, 2009
    Investors interested in dividends needn't restrict themselves to American stocks.
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