TOT : 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. There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Bull of the Day: SunPower (SPWR) - Bull of the Day

    November 4, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SunPower (SPWR) - Bull of the Day
  5. Hold onto FMC Technologies - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    On Jul 8, we retained our Neutral recommendation on oil drilling equipment maker FMC Technologies Inc.
  6. FMC Technologies' $500M Order From PBR - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    FMC Technologies Inc. entered into a subsea equipment deal Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras.
  7. FMC Technologies, TOTAL Pen $1.2B Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    FMC Technologies Inc. entered into a deal with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd.
  8. Shell JV Decides $3.9B Investment - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Royal Dutch Shell plc's Nigerian joint venture, SPDC JV, has decided to invest a total of $3.9 billion to develop two projects.
  9. Sinopec to Buy Angolan Assets - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Sinopec has entered into an agreement with Marathon Oil Corp. to acquire the latter's 10% stake in Angolan assets.
  10. Chevron Starts Angola LNG Project - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Chevron Corporation announced the start-up of production from its first Angola LNG project.
  11. Ensco Adds Deepwater Drillship - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Ensco plc has ordered yet another advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship at a cost of $625 million, as part of ...
  12. MUR Discovers Gas in Australia - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Murphy Oil Corporation announces a gas discovery in the offshore Western Australia's Browse Basin.
  13. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  14. BP, Freeport in LNG Supply Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    British energy giant BP plc (BP) has inked an agreement to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) processed at a terminal in Freeport, ...
  15. Chevron Gas Find Offshore Australia - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Chevron Australia Pty Ltd - an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (CVX) - announced the discovery of natural gas in Kentish ...
  16. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - AG Education video

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  17. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  18. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  19. McDermott Wins Contract - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Energy-focused engineering and construction firm McDermott International Inc. (MDR) announced that one of its Indonesia-based ...
  20. FMC Tech Wins Subsea Contract - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Offshore oilfield equipment manufacturer FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) entered into a deal with Total E&P Angola, wholly-owned ...
  21. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  22. Petrobras Profit Meet Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Brazil's state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., or Petrobras (PBR), announced fourth quarter profit of R$7.7 billion ...
  23. Spectra Misses on Weak Prices - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Premier natural gas company Spectra Energy Corp. (SE) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share from continuing operations ...
  24. CNOOC Sets $12-$14B as '13 Budget - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    China's biggest offshore oil driller CNOOC Ltd (CEO) has proposed to invest around $12 billion to $14 billion in 2013 to ...
  25. Chevron Ends 2012 on Strong Note - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported strong fourth quarter earnings on the back of higher refining profitability ...
  26. Enterprise Reports a Mixed Bag - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per limited partner unit of 71 cents, ...
  27. BP Gets Shah Deniz Extension Nod - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    BP Plc (BP) received an additional 5-year extension (2031 to 2036) from Azerbaijan related to the Shah Deniz gas project. ...
  28. Hess to Buy Mairy Stakes - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    U.S. integrated energy company, Hess Corporation (HES) has reached an agreement with the London-listed oil and gas exploration ...
  29. Valero to Expand Houston Refinery - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    The world's largest independent refiner, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has proposed a $220 million to $280 million project ...
  30. Risk/Reward Balanced at TOTAL - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on oil and gas major TOTAL S.A. (TOT). Aggressive drilling and a strong financial ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. FMC Tech Inks Deal with Statoil - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    Oil drilling equipment maker FMC Technologies, Inc. (FTI) has entered into a deal with Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil ...
  33. Stock Market News for December 13, 2012 - Market News

    December 13, 2012
    Benchmarks lost most of the gains that were propelled by the central bank's announcement of a new stimulus plan and ended ...
  34. Energy Stocks, Including TOTAL S.A, Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 11, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 1.7%, the S&P 500 has risen 1% and the Dow is up 0.9%. The energy sector ...
  35. TOTAL S.A and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 23, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has increased 1.3%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1%; and the Dow is trading ...
  36. Shell to Invest in China - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    One of the largest oil and gas companies, Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) plans to make an annual investment of $1 billion ...
  37. 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. ...
  38. The Wheel Keeps Turning In the Energy Sector

    November 14, 2012
    Earnings season for the Energy Sector is over and companies got busy last week with the hunt for more oil and gas resources ...
  39. Shell Tops Profit Estimate, Down Y-Y - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    Europe's largest oil company Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) reported better-than-expected third quarter 2012 earnings on the ...
  40. Stock Market News for October 22, 2012 - Market News

    October 22, 2012
    Benchmarks took a battering on Friday as three industry heavyweights, Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's, came out ...
  41. Stock Market News for October 17, 2012 - Market News

    October 17, 2012
    Better-than expected quarterly results combined with a couple of positive domestic reports guided the benchmarks into the ...
  42. Seadrill's Arm Sets Afloat IPO - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    Seadrill Partners LLC - a subsidiary set up by Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) - launched an initial ...
  43. BP's Target in Azerbaijan Way Short - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    The U.K. major BP Plc (BP) seems to have another battle ahead with the development of the oilfield block Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli ...
  44. Stock Market News for October 12, 2012 - Market News

    October 12, 2012
    Benchmarks failed to sustain initial gains, sparked off by a better-than-expected fall in initial claims, and ended flat. ...
  45. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  46. BP Awarded Three Blocks in Uruguay - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    UK supermajor BP plc (BP) has obtained three deepwater exploration blocks offshore Uruguay. The company's announcement of ...
  47. Energy Stocks, Including Royal Dutch Shell plc, Making Big Moves ...

    September 28, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.8%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.7%; ...
  48. Seadrill Unit Goes For IPO - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    Seadrill Partners LLC - a subsidiary set up by Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) - announced the filing ...
  49. Conoco Assets Receive Indian Bid - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    A consortium of Indian state-run companies have emerged as a prospective buyer of certain stakes in some of the Canadian ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Shell Gets Federal Nod for Prep Work - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    Global energy company, Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) has received the necessary approval from federal officials to perform ...
  52. TOTAL S.A and More Big Movers in Energy on September 20, 2012

    September 20, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.3%; the S&P 500 has decreased ...
  53. FMC Tech to Sell $800M Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Offshore oilfield equipment manufacturer FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) recently announced that it will be offering $800 million ...
  54. Stock Market News for September 19, 2012 - Market News

    September 19, 2012
    Bearish sentiment arising out of a gloomy macroeconomic forecast by FedEx Corp was somewhat offset by positive housing data ...
  55. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  56. Shell's Arctic Drilling Delayed - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    Global energy company, Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) has postponed its Arctic drilling plans for a year after a spill containment ...
  57. Stock Market News for September 18, 2012 - Market News

    September 18, 2012
    A drop in oil prices and lower factory activity in New York partially weighed down sentiment, dragging benchmarks into the ...
  58. Petrobras Strikes It Rich

    August 27, 2012
    Petrobras has made additional discoveries of crude oil and natural gas in offshore Brazil, extending and confirming the huge ...
  59. Transocean Gets Contract Extensions - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    Recently, offshore drilling giant - Transocean Ltd. (RIG) issued a monthly 'Fleet Update Summary' covering the company's ...
  60. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  61. Europe, Retail Gaining Traction? - Analyst Blog

    August 14, 2012
    Following some decent earnings numbers from a few of the U.S.'s top retailers, we also received good economic data this morning. ...
  62. Ahead of Wall Street - August 14, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 14, 2012
    August 14, 2012 Following some decent earnings numbers from a few of the U.S.'s top retailers, we also received good ...
  63. Chevron in Angolo-Congo Venture - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Chevron Overseas Congo Limited - an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (CVX) - announced its plans to develop the Lianzi field. ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Shell to Fully Take Over Gasnor - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) inked a Share Purchase Agreement with the Norway based small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...
  66. TOTAL Increases Ichthys Holding - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Integrated oil and gas company TOTAL S.A. (TOT) expanded its presence in Australia by acquiring additional interest in the ...
  67. BP in Talks Over Abu Dhabi Fields - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    British energy major BP Plc (BP) has denied Petroleum Intelligence Weekly reports indicating that the company has been barred ...
  68. Eni Forays into Kenya - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    Italy's biggest oil and natural gas company by volume, Eni SpA E) has signed three production sharing contracts for the acquisition ...
  69. Chesapeake Offloads CHKM Stakes - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    Natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has wrapped up its asset sale deal with private equity firm Global ...
  70. Data Points Lift Crude

    June 27, 2012
    Thanks to some decent economic and inventory data points, for a change, oil futures climbed to their highest levels in a ...
  71. Beyond the PIIGS, Three Troubled European ETFs to Watch - ETF ...

    June 27, 2012
    Thanks to ongoing issues in countries like Spain and Greece, the focus of many investors continues to be on the PIIGS group ...
  72. Angola LNG Almost Here

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

    June 19, 2012
    Gabon's oil and gas production peaked several years ago but should start moving higher, as many operators are exploring and ...
  74. Data No Help To Oil

    June 14, 2012
    Amid some more weak U.S. economic data and ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting in Vienna, oil prices declined on Thursday, falling ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. No Spain Bounce For Oil

    June 12, 2012
    Oil futures were trading higher overnight on news that Spain will get $100 billion to bailout its crumbling banking system, ...
  77. CHK to Sell $4B Pipeline Assets - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    Natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has struck an asset sale deal with private equity firm Global Infrastructure ...
  78. Statoil Hires Maersk Rig for Dagny - Analyst Blog

    June 2, 2012
    Norway-based Statoil ASA (STO) has inked a contract with Maersk Drilling for leasing a brand new jackup rig to be employed ...
  79. Near Tangible Book, Teck Is Worth A Look

    May 24, 2012
    Teck's exposure to industrial metals is worth more than just tangible book
  80. Pipeline Plans Are A Big Win For The Oil Sands

    April 16, 2012
    The recent pipeline moves by Enbridge and its partners will undoubtedly benefit those producers in Canada’s oil sands region. ...
  81. Devon Energy - Oil Sands Projects

    April 13, 2012
    Devon Energy is investing heavily in the development of its properties in the Canadian oil sands and is looking for rapid ...
  82. Big Bargains In Advanced Biofuels

    April 5, 2012
    As oil has risen, biofuels are once again getting some investor attention. However, while corn-based ethanol continues to ...
  83. Triple Play in Natural Gas

    April 3, 2012
    Cash Machine’s Bryan Perry discusses the three factors that he thinks create a very bullish outlook for these stocks ...
  84. Chesapeake Far From Its Peak

    March 30, 2012
    Chesapeake has potential for solid investment returns over the next few years.
  85. 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 ...
  86. Noble Energy Gets Ahead Of Schedule In 2012

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

    March 15, 2012
    Chevron expects to generate 20% oil and gas production growth by 2017, and is pursuing deepwater, LNG and unconventional ...
  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. ETF Of The Day: Playing Europe’s Rebound

    February 14, 2012
    Investors looking for a broader, more liquid approach might do well to take a look at the Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF.
  91. The Curse Of Foreign Investment?

    January 16, 2012
    Many pundits assume that foreign investors have terrible timing when purchasing assets in the United States, often buying ...
  92. The Future Of Natural Gas

    January 5, 2012
    Demand for natural gas is expected to increase over the next 20 years. For investors, this represents an interesting value ...
  93. Nexen And The Horn River Shale

    December 5, 2011
    Nexen announced a joint venture in the Horn River Basin, and will use this to launch the development of the company's huge ...
  94. International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. Petrobras Approves Five-Year Business Plan

    August 8, 2011
    Petrobras approved a huge five-year, $224 billion spending plan that will help make Brazil one of the largest oil and gas ...
  99. Investing In Africa's Oil Bonanza

    July 29, 2011
    Africa is quickly moving to become the next oil and gas superstar nation.
  100. A Look At Ensco International

    July 14, 2011
    Ensco International owns the second largest offshore drilling fleet and is adding to this fleet with an aggressive newbuild ...
  101. 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 ...
  102. Oil States International - Accommodations Business Review

    June 16, 2011
    Oil States International has seen steady growth in its accomodations business, as the energy industry continues long-term ...
  103. 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 ...
  104. Looking For Big Yields In Europe

    May 25, 2011
    Although debt worries are causing investors to shun European stocks, the country still offers high dividends and value for ...
  105. Power Corporation's Hidden Value North Of The Border

    May 6, 2011
    Power Corporation one diversified financial services holding company in Canada that may be worth a lot more than it appears.
  106. Chesapeake Making The Best Of A Tough Situation

    May 4, 2011
    Chesapeake is an aggressive (but savvy) operator in natural gas, which will hopefully pay off in the long run.
  107. Conoco Phillips Explores For Future Growth

    March 30, 2011
    Conoco Phillips has assembled dozens of exploratory prospects across the globe, and will spend billions over the next few ...
  108. Conoco Phillips Works The Oil Sands

    March 29, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is planning major expansions of oil capacity at various oil sands projects in Canada.
  109. 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 ...
  110. Exxon's International Portfolio

    March 15, 2011
    Exxon Mobil has an extensive and diversified international portfolio of oil and gas assets.
  111. European Energy Companies At Risk In Libya

    February 25, 2011
    European energy companies stand to lose the most from the civil disorder in Libya, as American companies left that country ...
  112. Second-Generation Biofuels Ready To Take Off

    February 24, 2011
    New biofuel companies hope to overcome the problems caused by corn-based ethanol by using innovative feed stocks.
  113. Conoco Phillips Improves Operations And Earnings

    February 2, 2011
    Conoco Phillips has posted revenue and income gains for the fourth quarter, and turned in an impressive year.
  114. Chesapeake Energy Shifts To More Oil In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    In 2010, Chesapeake Energy began to transform from a company known for natural gas development to one with a more balanced ...
  115. One Small Step For Amyris

    December 17, 2010
    Amyris's deal with Cosan isn't a game-changer, but it is a key part of how the company operates.
  116. Look To Oil Stocks For 2011

    December 15, 2010
    oil stocks may be a good investment for 2011
  117. Plays For OPEC's Rising Forecast

    November 25, 2010
    OPEC’s recent oil demand forecast highlights the need for investors to have an energy component in their portfolios.
  118. Nexen's Investments Pay Off

    November 23, 2010
    Nexen has invested considerable capital in various oil and gas basins in North America and globally, and will see those investments ...
  119. Chesapeake Energy's Other Natural Gas Plays

    November 18, 2010
    Its biggest natural gas play is in the Haynesville Shale in Texas and Louisiana, but Chesapeake is in other areas as well.
  120. Chesapeake Energy Analyst Meeting Review

    October 15, 2010
    Chesapeake Energy outlined the company's highlights and future strategy to shift further towards liquids and oil production ...
  121. Why Investors Love Petrobras

    September 27, 2010
    The recent equity offering by Petrobras was oversubscribed as investors love the high growth characteristics of this Brazilian ...
  122. Forging Into Frontier Markets

    September 8, 2010
    Developing nations offer a great way to diversify a portfolio while also capitalizing on long term trends.
  123. 3 Offshore Oil Plays That Pay

    September 2, 2010
    These foreign-based oil companies offer great fundamentals and strong yields for value-conscious investors.
  124. 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 ...
  125. Foreign Energy ADRs For The Contrarian Investor

    July 20, 2010
    Sometimes miserable headlines and a falling stock market conspire to create great buying opportunities.
  126. Noble Energy An International Player

    June 15, 2010
    Noble Energy is a player in the international energy scenes and has staked out a leading position in the Eastern Mediteranean ...
  127. European Value Buys

    June 14, 2010
    Europe is offering some interesting bargains if investors focus on export based companies
  128. Energy Companies Hurt By Deepwater Moratorium

    June 7, 2010
    The moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will impact production and reserve growth going forward for many.
  129. Keep An Eye On Biobutanol

    May 18, 2010
    Could biobutanol ultimately supplant ethanol as the biorenewable fuel of choice?
  130. The Best Way To Play Oil Shares

    April 16, 2010
    Big oil is now paying big dividends – so long as you go offshore to buy it.
  131. The Hottest Thing In Natural Gas: Steel

    March 24, 2010
    While low prices are keeping a lid on producers, steel may be a stealth play on the growing natural gas industry.
  132. Oil Sands Pumping Again

    March 17, 2010
    After slumping last year, activity in the oil sands is heating up again.
  133. Big Dividends In Oil And Gas

    March 8, 2010
    If you are playing the recovery with commodity stocks, don't miss these oil and gas opportunities.
  134. Energy Mergers & Acquisitions In Comeback

    February 17, 2010
    The large volume of deals in the energy sector in Q4 2009, led by the Exxon Mobil purchase of XTO Energy, is a sign of a ...
  135. 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.
  136. Let's Play The Dow Dividend Game

    January 29, 2010
    These three companies are strong alternatives to Dow dividend payers.
  137. Reasons To Watch Occidental Petroleum

    January 25, 2010
    Occidental Petroleum will develop an exciting new discovery in 2010 and move forward on international projects in Bahrain ...
  138. Cobalt International Energy Has Lethargic Debut

    December 18, 2009
    Cobalt International Energy went public priced below its expected range. But it has a large prospect inventory to drill out ...
  139. Wine And Cheese And Oil?

    December 17, 2009
    France may be known for more than its wine and cheese, if the exploration and production industry has its way, as the industry ...
  140. Emerging Carbon Capture Plays

    November 12, 2009
    These companies all got into carbon capture for financial reasons, and it's paying off.
  141. Four ETFs For The Income-Minded International Investor

    November 2, 2009
    These three international dividend ETFs will diversify any portfolio.
  142. Going Global In Search Of Oil Dividends

    September 30, 2009
    Dividend seekers who want to include an oil explorer or two in their portfolios might do well to look beyond the U.S.
  143. China's Oil Sands Ambitions

    September 18, 2009
    Following China's lead into the under-valued oil sands for a long-term play.
  144. Developing West African Oil Plays

    September 18, 2009
    Anadarko Petroleum proves once again that there is plenty of oil and gas reserves out there.
  145. Oil And Gas Discoveries Flying Below The Radar

    August 12, 2009
    Recent oil and gas discoveries contradict the conventional wisdom that all oil and gas has already been found.
  146. 3 High-Yield Dividend ETFs

    July 27, 2009
    Investors interested in dividends needn't restrict themselves to American stocks.
  147. 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 ...
  148. Will European Shale Come To The Rescue?

    June 22, 2009
    Western Europe has some promising unconventional oil and gas shales similiar to ones in the U.S.
  149. Fall In Oil Service Costs Not Over Yet

    June 17, 2009
    Oil service and drilling costs continue to fall, and there is no sign that it is stabilizing.
  150. Angola Becomes Major Player In World Oil

    June 2, 2009
    As many predict the world oil supply will fall short, this country is increasing in importance as an oil producer.
  151. Will LNG Spell Doom For Natural Gas?

    May 28, 2009
    The market is concerned about the amount of liquified natural gas (LNG) being imported into the U.S. this year.
  152. 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 ...
  153. Ways To Play The Upcoming Oil Resurgence

    April 28, 2009
    With oil prices still at a low point, many companies are gearing up for future demand, check out some of the ways investors ...
  154. Diversification Alone Is Not Enough

    April 9, 2009
    Opinions on the number of stocks for a diversified portfolio vary, but locking in low expenses leaves little room for disagreement.
  155. Suncor And Petro-Canada Seek Unity

    April 1, 2009
    The proposed merger of two top dog companies could spark future deals among oil sands producers.
  156. Has Oil Demand Peaked?

    January 22, 2009
    Estimates of future demand for oil could prove too high if new technology succeeds in reducing consumption.
  157. World Tour, Wall Street Style - France

    September 9, 2008
    From ArcelorMittal to energy giant Total, learn what investment opportunities are waiting in France.
  158. Are Sovereign Wealth Funds A Threat?

    September 9, 2008
    Sovereign wealth funds are increasing their holdings of major U.S. and European companies. That has some governments worried.
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