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 […]

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse $SOY, $USD, $UNG China has reported weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the likelihood that more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much will be put in place. November exports only rose […]

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. […]

New Orders Surge, US Manufacturers Expand Pace

New Orders Surge, US Manufacturers Expand Pace

New Orders Surge, US Manufacturers Expand Pace $SOY, $UNG, $USD US manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for domestic economic growth heading into Y 2019. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday its manufacturing index rose to 59.3 last month from 57.7 in […]

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low $OIL, $USO, $UNG, $UGA US President Donald Trump sent out a Tweet thanking Saudi Arabia for lower worldwide Crude Oil prices Wednesday after receiving widespread criticism for his declaration that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aka MbS would not be punished even if he did order […]

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 […]

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USO,$UNG Thursday’s US economic data included: CPI, Export Sales, Jobless Claims and followed by EIA Gas Storage. But the the Main headline is Hurricane Florence bearing down on the east coast, and a major tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, it is 1 that has a 50% chance of forming into […]

Record Fuel Inventories to Buffer Supply Shortfalls Caused by Harvey

Record Fuel Inventories to Buffer Supply Shortfalls Caused by Harvey

Record Fuel Inventories to Buffer Supply Shortfalls Caused by Harvey $USO, $UNG, $UGA Record Crude Oil and refined products stocks will cushion potential shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday, adding that it could release emergency oil stocks in the event of extended outages. Some Crude Oil production and about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]