Fair Warning Iran, We are Coming to ‘Blow You and Yours Out of the Water’

Fair Warning Iran, We are Coming to ‘Blow You and Yours Out of the Water’

United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on US interests or its allies will be met with “unrelenting force.” Sunday, John Bolton said the decision was “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory […]

Across the Aisle: President Trump and Dems Agree on $2-T Infrastructure Program

Across the Aisle: President Trump and Dems Agree on $2-T Infrastructure Program

FLASH: President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work together on a $2-T infrastructure program Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D:NY) said there was “good will in the meeting” and that the 2 sides agreed that infrastructure investments create jobs and make the United States more competitive economically with the rest of the […]

Private Markets Come of Age

Private Markets Come of Age

FLASH: McKinsey’s annual review reveals an expanding and developing industry; more tools for managed money and investors. Note: Private markets, including PE, debt, infrastructure, real estate, and natural resources. Private markets stayed strong in 2018. True, fundraising was down 11%. But $778-B of new capital flowed in. Investors have a new motivation to allocate to […]

Trade Talks With China Will Be ‘Determinative’

Trade Talks With China Will Be ‘Determinative’

Thursday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that the upcoming trade talks between the United States and China will be Key in determining whether the globe’s 2 largest economies can reach a deal on trade. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will meet with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington on 30-31 January. “I think […]

The Key Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Accord Now

The Key Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Accord Now

It is urgent that all Australian politicians understand the dangers in the Paris Climate Agreement. Here are the Key Reasons to EXIT PARIS NOW: The science is not settled – hundreds of scientists in Australia and thousands more throughout the world reject the theory that human production of CO2 (carbon dioxide) is driving dangerous global […]

Paris Protesters Revive ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement

Paris Protesters Revive ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement

Hundreds of protesters are breathing new life into France’s apparently waning ‘yellow vest’ movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities, in the 1st demonstration of the new year. Authorities warn that they will not tolerate illegal acts. French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through central Paris went […]

US Lawmakers Want Oil & Gas Pipeline Cyber Security

US Lawmakers Want Oil & Gas Pipeline Cyber Security

$USO, $UNG  Congressional lawmakers urged the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday to better protect US Crude Oil and Nat Gas pipelines from cyberattacks, after a report detailed a lack of federal oversight of the critical conduits. A federal report released Wednesday said Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, does not have a process to […]

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute On Thursday and again on Friday, President Trump Tweeted that talks with China are going well. According to the data, the tariffs which are often paid by importers, who then pass the added costs onto companies to whom the products belong are may fall on the shoulders of […]

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal $USO, $SOY, $UNG Wednesday, China expressed confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States. The remarks by the Chinese Commerce Ministry from Beijing followed Presidents Trump and Xi declaring a truce in the trade dispute at a meeting in Argentina Saturday evening. […]

US Industrial Production Moving Higher

US Industrial Production Moving Higher

US Industrial Production Moving Higher $USO, $UGA, $USD US industry expanded in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. Industrial production ticked up 0.1%, the 5th straight monthly gainer, following a 0.2% advance in September and a 0.8% advance in August, the Fed reported Friday. The Fed said that recent hurricanes lowered […]

Europe Needs Diversity from Russian Energy Supplies

Europe Needs Diversity from Russian Energy Supplies

Europe Needs Diversity from Russian Energy Supplies $UNG Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday. Secretary Perry, on a visit to Hungary, said that Russia needs to be prevented from using “energy as a coercive weapon,” like when it sometimes temporarily cuts […]

President Trump Preparing ‘Sweeping’ Infrastructure Plan

President Trump Preparing ‘Sweeping’ Infrastructure Plan

President Trump Preparing ‘Sweeping’ Infrastructure Plan White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that President Trump’s administration is looking at a sweeping infrastructure plan. “We are looking at infrastructure in many different ways, I would like to do energy infrastructure. I would like to do pipeline,” the veteran financial guru said. The White House […]

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy $USO, $UGA, $USD, $HON The EPA’s proposed new auto emissions rule, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, is now half-way through its comment period, which ends in October. Deep in the 500-pg notice of proposed rule-making is an issue few are talking about, but it’s one […]

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a nat gas pipeline project during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clear-cut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but […]

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place US sanctions on Russia will remain in place and unchanged for now, President Donald Trump said Monday, even after the Republican leader’s Summit with Vladimir Putin 2 weeks ago in Helsinki. “Sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” President Trump told reporters at the White House during […]

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms Virgin Natural Resources: Crude Oil, Nat Gas Exploration and Minerals Mining to Open Up Sunday, US President Donald Trump said that he truly believes North Korea has “brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day” just as the historic Summit with NKorean leader […]

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy Beginning last Spring, US GDP has averaged about 3%, that is much stronger than either during the Bush (43) or Hussein Obama (45) Presidencies. This Winter, consumers are likely to pull back some and pay off credit-card balances accumulated during the holiday shopping season. Then, with […]

Geopolitics Changed, American Energy Sector in a ‘Revolution’

Geopolitics Changed, American Energy Sector in a ‘Revolution’

Geopolitics Changed, American Energy Sector in a ‘Revolution’ $USO, $OIL, $UGAZ, $UGA US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that “American energy is in a Revolution.” “That is the real story out there,” Secretary Perry, the former 14-yr Texas Republican Governor, said in an interview Friday. He noted that innovations in hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling […]

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’ Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott urged residents of his state to “be as aggressive as we are” in planning for the approach of monster storm Hurricane Irma. The NFL’s opening day game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins has been postponed. “We’re going to have wind, rain, […]

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production A slump in motor vehicle production pushed down US factory output unexpectedly in July, Federal Reserve data showed Thursday. Highlights of Industrial Production (July) Factory output dropped 0.1% (est. 0.2% gainer) after 0.2% gainer Total industrial production, which also includes mines and utilities, increased 0.2% (est. 0.3% […]

The Big Q: Is California ‘Cracking Up”

The Big Q: Is California ‘Cracking Up”

The Big Q: Is California ‘Cracking Up” $AAPL, $FB, $GOOGL Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook, and Google are hitting record highs. California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a sqf It seems as if all of China is willing to pay premium […]

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) HEFFX Highlights

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) HEFFX Highlights

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) HEFFX Highlights Chevron Corp. is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings before market open on Friday and investors are expecting a return to profit from last year’s loss. “The focus will be on further updates on liquefied natural gas projects in Australia,” and, closer to home, any updates on the company’s plans for […]

Woodside Petroleum Changing The Liquefied Natural Gas Market

Woodside Petroleum Changing The Liquefied Natural Gas Market

An Australian-built trading platform that aims to disrupt the way the world’s $200 billion liquefied natural gas market transacts is to go live within a matter of weeks, with Woodside Petroleum set to be among the first to sell cargoes through the system. Perth-based GLX, which is chaired by former Woodside and Beach Energy executive […]

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) HEFFX Highlights

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) HEFFX Highlights

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) HEFFX Highlights Exxon Mobil Corp. today announced it has discovered additional oil in the Payara reservoir offshore Guyana, increasing the total Payara discovery to approximately 500 MMboe. These positive well results increase the estimated gross recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to between 2.25 Bboe and 2.75 Bboe. The well was […]

Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX:ABL) HEFFX Highlights

Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX:ABL) HEFFX Highlights

Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX:ABL) HEFFX Highlights A technical indicator to check out is the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. Currently, Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ABL.AX)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is calculated at 0.00. The Williams %R can be an effective momentum indicator to help measure overbought/oversold levels. […]

APA Group (ASX:APA) To Solve Gas Crisis

APA Group (ASX:APA) To Solve Gas Crisis

APA Group (ASX:APA) To Solve Gas Crisis Pipeline operator APA Group yesterday announced it would study the development of a pipeline from the coal-seam gas fields near Moranbah south to the Surat Basin near Gladstone, effectively connecting the northern fields — which are said to contain enough gas to meet eastern Australia’s needs for 20 […]

Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) To Sign Deal With China Petroleum

Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) To Sign Deal With China Petroleum

Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) To Sign Deal With China Petroleum Iran plans Monday to sign a formal contract with Total SA and China National Petroleum Corp. to develop its share of the world’s biggest natural-gas field – the first investment in the country by an international energy company since sanctions were eased last year. Total […]

PetroChina Company Limited (HKG:0857) Protested by Myanmar Nationals

PetroChina Company Limited (HKG:0857) Protested by Myanmar Nationals

PetroChina Company Limited (HKG:0857) Protested by Myanmar Nationals PetroChina submitted a development plan of Block 58, in Peru, to state energy agency PeruPetro. The plan calls for drilling 60 wells in six years to tap the 3.9 Tcf gas reserves in the block. The uncertainty lies in the gas pipeline construction, which was suspended as […]

Pilgrim Petroleum Com STK USD1 (OTCMKTS:PGPM) HEFFX Highlights

Pilgrim Petroleum Com STK USD1 (OTCMKTS:PGPM) HEFFX Highlights

Pilgrim Petroleum Com STK USD1 (OTCMKTS:PGPM) HEFFX Highlights Pilgrim Petroleum Corp (PGPM) Needle Moving 32.04% Pilgrim Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Controlling Interest Oil and Gas Assets Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the […]

Obama’s Failure Resulted in 4 April Sarin Gas Attack in Syria

Obama’s Failure Resulted in 4 April Sarin Gas Attack in Syria

Obama’s Failure Resulted in 4 April Sarin Gas Attack in Syria A declassified French intelligence report showing the 4 April Sarin Gas attack in Syria was carried out by the Assad regime also underscores the failure of former US President Barack Hussein Obama admin’s chemical weapons deal. The Syrian government was supposed to give up its […]

ISIS Hits Muslims in Mosul with Chemical Attack

ISIS Hits Muslims in Mosul with Chemical Attack

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL Scumbags, whatever) has fired a rocket loaded with chlorine in western Mosul, Iraq, hitting several soldiers with the gas, according to an AP report. The attack occurred in an area of western Mosul that has been recently liberated from the militants by US-backed Iraqi forces, AP reported on Saturday, citing […]

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit Trade between Britain and the GCC totals about $37.5-B annually Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, officials said Monday. Britain cannot formally […]

The Media Has Ignored the ‘Biden Scandal’

The Media Has Ignored the ‘Biden Scandal’

The Media Has Ignored the ‘Biden Scandal’ The news media ignored what the “Biden Scandal,” that being the former Vice President’s son’s role in a Ukrainian Nat Gas company several years ago. Hunter Biden, a former Washington lobbyist, was named to the board of Burisma Holdings, one of Ukraine’s largest Nat Gas companies, in April […]

Renewable Energy Prospects Grim Under Trump Admin

Renewable Energy Prospects Grim Under Trump Admin

Renewable Energy Prospects Grim Under Trump Admin $USO, $UNG Koch Industries lobbyist Thomas Pyle is leading US President Elect Donald Trump’s transition team for Energy With that expect to see a regression in renewable power projects in California and the nation. Mr. Pyle is President of the Institute for Energy Research Group (PER), which has […]

Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito

Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito

Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito The number of locally transmitted Zika virus cases has risen to 36 and health officials have confirmed the mosquito-borne virus is spreading outside the Miami neighborhood that has been the outbreak’s epicenter and could extend its reach across the US Gulf Coast. Late last week, the Centers […]

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogenated Water

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogenated Water

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogenated Water The hydrogen molecule is very small, and it is the size and other unique properties have inspired scientists to research its potential therapeutic uses, they come up with some remarkable discoveries.  The Big Q: What Is Molecular Hydrogen? Hydrogen, #1 on the periodic table, is the simplest and lightest […]

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds In the midst of collapsing Crude Oil prices, Oil-funded sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are under pressure to liquidate assets, according to political risk advisory firm GeoEconomica. There was roughly a 20% fall over the past year in the deposits and reserves stored in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) […]

Exclusive Interview with John Cannizzo, founding Chairman of cautiosystems

Exclusive Interview with John Cannizzo, founding Chairman of cautiosystems

Exclusive Interview with John Cannizzo, founding Chairman of cautiosystems, Inc., a private company. Friday, after the close of a very volatile week in the global stock markets (post-Brexit) I happily sat down with John Cannizzo, the founding Chairman, President and Chief Technology Officer of cautiosystems to discuss the importance and benefits to the industry, community […]

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting Friday, the West Virginia Governor’s communication director, said some areas were “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years.” Tens of thousands of people were without power, and several roads are impassable, hundreds of houses have washed away. At least 20 […]

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]

Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars

Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars

Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars As forest fires devour trees and other plants, they release the carbon stored in the vegetation into the atmosphere. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of California used satellite observations of fires and a computer model to estimate just […]