Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:05:00 -0500A scandal and probe into deal-making over contracts and the building of Israeli navy submarines by a German conglomerate with partial Iranian ownership is heating up in Israel. The advanced subs are tasked with protecting Israel's massive offshore natural gas fields.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:05:00 -0500President-elect Trump's victory tour began in Indiana this week, where he and running mate Mike Pence announced they had cobbled together enough taxpayer cash to convince Carrier – a gas furnace manufacturer that planned to move 2,000 jobs to Mexico – to keep some of its jobs in the state. But [...]
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:56:00 -0500Offshore Gulf of Mexico hydrocarbons can only become more accessible over the mid- and long-term.Source; SmallCap Network The Trump administration promises an "all of the above"energy strategy, based on fossil fuels and achieving "energy independence." So please, with enough ignorance already (40% of Americans cannot even name a fossil fuel!),stop the [...]
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:56:00 -0500
It's easy to look at the standings and figure out whichNHL teams have been the best of the bunch. Perhaps less obvious is figuring out which of those teams have been the best at using their payroll spending. In other words, which franchises have gotten the most bang for their buck?
To figure it out, we compared each team's annual payroll and performance (counting playoff wins for double) to the league average across the last five seasons. The teams that have spent the least per win are our picks for the best NHL teams for the money.
Average Player Costs: $67.7 million (No. 3)
Regular Season Wins: 230 (No. 3)
Playoff Wins: 48 (No. 1)
Average Player Costs: $65.0 million (No. 11)
Regular Season Wins: 201 (No. 9)
Playoff Wins: 42 (No. 2)
Average Player Costs: $59.9 million (No. 21)
Regular Season Wins: 215 (No. 5)
Playoff Wins: 24 (No. 7)
Average Player Costs: $67.2 million (No. 4)
Regular Season Wins: 229 (No. 2)
Playoff Wins: 34 (No. 4)
Average Player Costs: $60.8 million (No. 17)
Regular Season Wins: 230 (No. 1)
Playoff Wins: 20 (No. 10)
Average Player Costs: $69.3 million (No. 1)
Regular Season Wins: 221 (No. 4)
Playoff Wins: 40 (No. 3)
Average Player Costs: $66.4 million (No. 5)
Regular Season Wins: 214 (No. 6)
Playoff Wins: 24 (No. 8)
Average Player Costs: $63.7 million (No. 14)
Regular Season Wins: 205 (No. 8)
Playoff Wins: 25 (No. 5)
Average Player Costs: $54.5 million (No. 30)
Regular Season Wins: 184 (No. 19)
Playoff Wins: 10 (No. T16)
Average Player Costs: $65.5 million (No. 8)
Regular Season Wins: 208 (No. 7)
Playoff Wins: 23 (No. 9)
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:09:00 -0500U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed to bring more jobs back home during his campaign, especially from China. Here is one company he might start with.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:25:00 -0500This is a 1982 photograph of the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, near Port Gibson, Miss., owned by Entergy Nuclear. This facility as well as other Entergy properties may be seeing a reduction in manpower in the near future as Entergy Corp. is trying to meet their goal of reducing their [...]
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500I'm not talking about oil prices here. I mean I am, but it's not what I'm referring to in the title. I'm talking about OPEC itself. Despite yesterday's signs to the contrary, OPEC is dead. Consider yesterday to be the final death throes before rigor mortis sets in. Here's the background: Hydraulic [...]
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:19:00 -0500Donald Trump’s rhetoric on climate change and other regulations sounds like bad news for renewables. But subsidies and abundant natural gas will also be factors in how quickly renewable energy grows.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:04:00 -0500The next round of bidding for 10 deep-water oil fields offshore Mexico's coast is seen as the “crown jewel,” with a reserve potential up to 11 billion barrels. It will be a key test of state-owned oil company PEMEX and its ability to do business with international investors.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:25:00 -0500Economic growth will be about one percentage lower because of President Trump's policy changes, mostly through business investment spending being lower due to uncertainty about foreign trade and undocumented workers. The economy will rebound in 2018 partly due to more petroleum and mining activity.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:17:00 -0500During the Obama administration, coal plants couldn't get built unless they could capture and bury the carbon they emitted. But under Trump, that standard may change to that they just need to be a lot cleaner and more efficient. Will consumers buy it?
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:30:00 -0500OPEC's decision to cut production marks the end of a costly two-year experiment.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:49:00 -0500Playing host to the COP22 talks in Marrakech this year, Morocco continued its green energy development push by joining in on a pledge to meet 100% of its domestic electricity needs with local renewable energy production as "rapidly as possible."
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:40:00 -0500Following one of its most intensely negotiated ministers meeting, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has delivered a plan to cut crude production in a bid to support the oil price. In fact, on paper the cartel’s proposed cut – published at the conclusion of its 171st Ministers’ meeting in [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:48:00 -0500Citing progress made between Israel and Turkey over the last year, Turkish energy leaders have offered a three-year timeline for moving natural gas produced in the Eastern Mediterranean to the global marketplace.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:35:00 -0500Rosatom, the Russian state-owned conglomerate that is building nuclear power plants in Russia and around the world, has confirmed that it is closely monitoring the public discussion that is taking place in South Africa over the newly released integrated energy plan. South Africa's draft energy plan isn't being presented to the [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:45:00 -0500Thermal coal imports into Italy are expected to decline 7% this year, as the beleaguered commodity loses favor across the continent.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:06:00 -0500Despite fears that a Donald Trump victory in the US Presidential election of 8 November would be a "negative risk-event", quite the reverse has happened. It’s true that there was an initial knee-jerk reaction on stocks markets globally until things calmed. It just highlights even experts can be wrong footed. The [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:58:00 -0500The 171st OPEC meeting just concluded with the members formalizing the terms of the Algiers Accord. The agreement sets a production ceiling of 32.5 mb/d, representing around a 1.2 million barrel per day production cut, effective January 1st, 2017. In addition, an understanding was reached with key non-OPEC countries including [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:28:00 -0500Even as he sailed through the Republican primaries and continued to attract large, enthusiastic crowds, bucking conventional wisdom and thumbing his nose at political norms at every stop along the way during his 18-month campaign for president, few predicted that Donald Trump would actually be elected. Sure, his most fervent [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:47:00 -0500OPEC's agreement to slash global oil supplies by at least 1.2 million barrels per day may help shore up oil prices in the near term, but it comes as many are bandying about reasons why oil's role in the global economy is bound to diminish --rumors that may be greatly exaggerated.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:00 -0500Brazil's public prosecutors submitted a massive anti-corruption bill to congress. Congress is rewriting it in hopes to protect themselves, but it won't stop investigation into wrong doing at oil major Petrobras.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:57:00 -0500Frac sand and land drillers should do well as drilling activity increases on the back of higher oil prices, including Fairmount Santrol Holdings, Nabors Industries, Schlumberger, Trican Well Services and Trinidad Drilling.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:20:00 -0500A new source of data is poised to dramatically change the nature of research into the way that Americans use energy in everyday life.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:09:00 -0500A phyrric victory for OPEC, as U.S. drillers aim to compete for its forfeited market share.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:32:00 -0500Saudi Arabias energy minister Khalid al-Falih attends a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 30, 2016.OPEC sought to defy expectations and finalise a deal reducing its oil output for the first time in eight years, in an [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:27:00 -0500They did it. According to multiple media reports today, OPEC ministers have agreed to adhere to cap production at the lower end of the "Algiers Accord" band of of 32.5 - 33.0 million barrels of oil per day (mmbpd.) In my column Monday I predicted OPEC would deliver a cut, [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:54:00 -0500The announcement of an OPEC agreement to limit the cartel's oil production created bullish enthusiasm in the oil markets, even as EIA released bearish inventory data and the U.S. drilling rig count and production levels continued to rise.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:40:00 -0500Oil prices spiked on the agreement to cut 1.2 million barrels of oil per day from global supplies starting in January, but will OPEC members honor the commitment? And even if they do, will U.S. frackers quickly step in and take more market share?
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:30:00 -0500The latest IEA projections are bullish on oil prices in the near-term, and warns of an oil price shock if recent investment trends continue in 2017.