America 2020: Impact of the US Election on Metals and Mining

America 2020: Impact of the US Election on Metals and Mining

#election #metals #mining #energy #jobs #PresidentTrump $XAU $XAG $GLD $SLV $CU $USO With less than a wk to go before the US Presidential election, there is growing speculation as to what a Joe Biden or President Trump win might mean for metals prices and the mining industry overall. Gold prices have performed well over the […]

President Trump’s Policies Work, Like it or Not

President Trump’s Policies Work, Like it or Not

#PresidentTrump #policies #economic #growth #security #liberty #vote #China The President’s primary responsibilities are to protect national security and enable prosperity. His record and Slow Joe Biden’s superficial vision make Donald Trump the better choice. China is more than an economic rival. China’s authoritarian approaches to economics and personal liberty permitted better containment of C-19 coronavirus […]

Drillers Add Rigs for 1st Time Since March in Strong Recovery

Drillers Add Rigs for 1st Time Since March in Strong Recovery

#CrudeOil #NasGas #Drillers #Recovery $USO $UNG The US Crude Oil and Nat Gas rig count increased last week for the 1st time since March, with energy firms adding the most drill rigs in 7 months, as shale producers start drilling again now that Crude Oil prices have recovered from their lows. The Crude Oil and […]

Sitting on a Cash Pile 4.0? Buy the #1 Services Provider to the World’s Oil & Gas Industry

#cash #buy $HAL Halliburton: This stock is down almost 75% over the past 2 yrs and is the newest Cash Pile selection, it is 1 of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the Oil & Gas energy industry. The Haliburton (NYSE:HAL) serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of […]

Sitting on a Cash Pile 3.0? This Canadian Crude Oil Producer is a Top Pick

#develops #produces #markets #CrudeOil, #Nat Gas #NGLs #TopPick $CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (NYSE:CNQ) is added to our Top Picks List with a 32 price target. CNQ broke out on 16 June and pulled back, but is still trading above the I-cloud and closed trading Thursday at 17.70 just above its Strong Support line at […]

Sitting on a Cash Pile 2.0? Insiders are Buying In Here

#Magnolia, #Texas, #CrudeOil, #NatGas, #exploration, #production, #EagleFord $MYG Magnolia Oil & Gas (NYSE:MGY) is a small-cap Oil & Gas exploration and production company in the Texas’ Eagle Ford. Eagle Ford is part of the rich petroleum region which has driven Texas to the Top of the North American energy industry. Magnolia’s production beat estimates in […]

Sitting on a Cash Pile 2.0? An Early Call on a Strong Small Cap Indie Oil & Gas Co

$WPX WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) is smaller-cap indie energy company with solid upside potential and is a Top Permian Basin play. WPX is an independent Oil & Gas exploration and production company that engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Permian Basin, the […]

US Energy and Mining Gets a ‘Bump’ from President Trump

US Energy and Mining Gets a ‘Bump’ from President Trump

$USO $UNG $XAU $XAG $CU Thursday, President Trump on Thursday is signed an executive order that gives federal agencies emergency powers to fast-track major energy and other infrastructure projects by overriding environmental permitting requirements. The order is billed as a way to “support and accelerate” the economic recovery from the impacts of the C-19 coronavirus chaos and […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? A C-19 Coronavirus Chaos Casualty Stock with Big Northside Potential

$CVX Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is the integrated Crude Oil leader and a safe way for investors looking to be positioned in the energy sector. The company is a US-based integrated Oil & Gas company, with worldwide operations in exploration and production, refining and marketing, transportation and petrochemicals. The company pays a sizable dividend and has a […]

2020 2-H Crude Oil Recovery to Boost Oil Stocks + HeffX Oil Report

2020 2-H Crude Oil Recovery to Boost Oil Stocks + HeffX Oil Report

$USO $OIL $XLE $CVX $COP $EOG $MPC This year the markets have seen the waterfall effects of the C-19 coronavirus and a battle over Crude Oil dominance between Russia and Saudi Arabia over production that helped to slash benchmark pricing for WTI and Brent Crude Oil by more than 70% several days ago. The energy […]

Understanding the Impact of the Crude Oil Price War on the Middle East

Understanding the Impact of the Crude Oil Price War on the Middle East

$OIL $USO $USG $USD Here is closer look at the ripple effects of plunging oil prices and a weak demand for the commodity, as well as predictions on how the industry will cope in the near- to long-term The Crude Oil markets have suffered from the 2X shock of the viral pandemic and politics, and […]

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

President Trump on Thursday signed an $8.3-B emergency funding package to fight COVID-19 A number of outcomes is possible, decision makers should not assume the worst. Fewer than 3 months have since China reported a new virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus is known as SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19 disease, spread quickly in […]

Protecting Our Senses as We Grow Older

Protecting Our Senses as We Grow Older

Sight, Smell, Hearing, Taste, Touch Tens of millions of Americans suffer age-related losses in at least 1 of their senses, according to a University of Chicago study. “People are living longer than ever before in history and with these extended life expectancies comes the likelihood of sensory decline,” Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA […]

US Will Not Eliminate Any National Monuments

US Will Not Eliminate Any National Monuments

US Will Not Eliminate Any National Monuments US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by The Trump Administration be eliminated. Secretary Zinke did say that unspecified boundary adjustments for some monuments designated over the past 40 years will be included […]

Travel Review: Azerbaijan Calls 

Travel Review: Azerbaijan Calls 

Travel Review: Azerbaijan Calls The ‘Fire Country’ has an eclectic mix of historical attractions set alongside new-world wonders to satisfy the taste of any visitor If mud-spouting volcanoes and a mountain fire that’s been burning ceaselessly for the last 4,000 years are things you want to tick off your travel bucket list, Azerbaijan is the […]

President Trump Champions US Energy Dominance

President Trump Champions US Energy Dominance

President Trump Champions US Energy Dominance $USO, $UNG, $SRE Thursday, The Trump Administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand Crude Oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for US “energy dominance” in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a 5-year drilling plan established […]

Germany “Up in Arms” About Proposed US Russian Sanctions

Germany “Up in Arms” About Proposed US Russian Sanctions

Germany “Up in Arms” About Proposed US Russian Sanctions Friday, Germany threatened to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the US Senate penalize German firms. The Senate bill, approved Thursday 98-2, includes new sanctions against Russia and Iran. And it foresees punitive measures against entities that provide material […]

President Trump Reverses Obama Era Policy Banning Offshore Drilling

President Trump Reverses Obama Era Policy Banning Offshore Drilling

President Trump Reverses Obama Era Policy Banning Offshore Drilling $USO, $UNG, $XOM, $CVX, $RDS.A President Donald Trump is preparing to issue an executive order with the goal of giving oil companies more opportunities to drill offshore, reversing Obama-era policies that restricted the activity. The offshore drilling directive is set to be issued soon, Interior Secretary […]

President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes!

President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes!

President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes! $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President declared “the start of a new era” in energy production with the signing an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign vow to unwind and shred former […]

Saudi Arabia is Keen on US President Trump’s pro-Crude Oil Policies

Saudi Arabia is Keen on US President Trump’s pro-Crude Oil Policies

Saudi Arabia is Keen on US President Trump’s pro-Crude Oil Policies $OIL, $USO, $UNG The Kingdom’s energy minister says Saudi Arabia may increase its investments in the US Saudi Arabia may increase its Crude Oil investments in the US due to a more fossil fuel-oriented energy policy by the Trump Administration, the Kingdom’s Energy Minister […]

Giant Oil & Gas Companies Qualify to Bid for Iran Resources

Giant Oil & Gas Companies Qualify to Bid for Iran Resources

Giant Oil & Gas Companies Qualify to Bid for Iran Resources $TOT, $RDS.A, $RDS.B, $E, $OZGBY, $SLB Iran’s Oil Ministry has published list of 29 international companies qualified to bid for Crude Oil and Nat Gas projects following the lifting of sanctions under a landmark Nuclear accord. The list published on the ministry’s website Monday […]

Obama’s Radical “Green”Agenda has Stalled US Infrastructure Development

Obama’s Radical “Green”Agenda has Stalled US Infrastructure Development

Obama’s Radical “Green”Agenda has Stalled US Infrastructure Development $COP, $TRP Oil and Gas company ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) requested a permit from the Obama Administration to launch an oil-drilling project in Alaska in early Y 2015. The drilling project, dubbed the Greater Mooses Tooth Development (GMTD), is located within the National Petroleum Reserve and would create thousands […]

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton for US President

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton for US President

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton for US President It is surprising that in this ongoing political debate more about the differences in energy policy and economic, military and social conditions are not being raised. During John McCain’s failed  campaign the US was facing the prospect of 5.00 gal gasoline at the pump and […]

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies? In January this year, senior diplomats from around the world formally announced the lifting of sanctions against Iran. In principle this put a definitive end to 37 years of various degrees of sanctions imposed on the country. Boardrooms of global Fortune 500 companies […]

OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win

OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win

OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win $CVX, $XOM, $RDS.A, $BP, $TOT, $OIL OPEC’s job of trying to prop up Crude Oil prices has just got much, much harder. With Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, the 14-country Crude Oil-producing cartel may have to battle a sourer outlook for the global economy and weaker […]

UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax

UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax

UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax Projects in latest budget will not rely on new taxes or additional fees, finance ministry said The UAE has no plans to impose new taxes on individuals and the government is not studying the introduction of more fees for services, Younis al-Khouri, under-secretary at the finance ministry, […]

Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs

Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs

Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs $OIL Iran, Libya and Nigeria are  allowed to produce “at maximum levels that make sense” as part of any output limits Iran’s total Crude Oil and condensate sales likely reached around 2.8-M BPD in September nearly matching a Y 2011 peak in shipments before sanctions were imposed on […]

Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP

Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP

Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP “Hillary Clinton’s economic plan will inhibit GDP growth.” Donald Trump’s economic plan will “significantly increase America’s real GDP growth rate” – resulting in trillions of dollars of additional revenues, according to a new study authored by iconic investor Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, a top […]

Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan”

Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan”

Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan” Donald Trump outlined his pro-Coal mining and fossil fuel election platform, telling an industry audience in Pittsburgh, PA that he will scrap the $5-T Obama-Clinton Climate Action Plan and the Clean Power Plan, and overhaul EPA regulations seen as strangling US, Coal, Oil & Gas […]

China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices

China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices

China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices $OIL, $SHI, $PTR China’s Crude Oil output fell 9.9% Y-Y in August, the biggest monthly fall since Y 2003 as refineries slashed production amid sluggish global Crude Oil prices, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. Imports have trended upward after private refineries were […]

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives The latest exploration statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics simply confirm that exploration in Queensland is “on its knees”. For the 4th year running, the annual spending on exploration for minerals in Queensland has declined. Just 4 years ago, Queensland was investing almost AU$250-M each Quarter in mineral exploration. […]

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has bought an almost 10% stake in the company that owns New York’s iconic Empire State Building, the official QNA news agency reported Wednesday. “Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired $622-M in shares in the Empire State Realty Trust,” the news agency said. The investment equates to a 9.9% stake in the […]

Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects

Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects

Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects $JPM, $HHBC, $ING The amount raised will be used to finance construction of new facilities Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the country’s top Oil & Gas exploration and production company, has obtained a $4-B loan from international banks, as low Crude Oil prices strain state finances. The 5-year […]

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology Last month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce methane emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The Obama Administration proposed new regulations in January 2016 to cut the amount of Methane, a powerful Greenhouse […]

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced VAT in the UAE will bring higher inflation, society of finance professionals says An overwhelming majority of finance professionals would leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if income tax was implemented, research has revealed. In a study by CFA Society Emirates, 80% of the respondents said that […]

Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up

Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up

Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up Energy cooperation has become the ‘backbone” of the Russia-China economic partnership, as bi-lateral interaction is expected to speed up in all economic fields. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich expressed the confidence that bi-lateral economic cooperation would continue to grow steadily in various fields. “China is […]