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OPEC’s Production Cuts: Will They Matter?

Jude Clemente December 1, 2016 03:45 PM

After weeks of negotiations, OPEC ministers in Vienna on Wednesday agreed to lower their oil supplies to ease a global glut that has halved prices since 2014. The 14 Member Countries worked a deal to cut crude production by...

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CAPEX Reductions Today Could Lay the Foundation for a Price Spike

Jude Clemente November 21, 2016 02:23 PM

The oil and gas price collapse has discouraged investments in future production in recent months and is setting up a potential spike in prices. The industry is caught in an underinvestment cycle that could reverberate much sooner than most realize...

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Designing High Efficiency Buildings

November 2, 2016 02:24 PM

It’s an often-repeated statistic: about 40 percent of the energy used in this country is consumed in residential and commercial buildings. That’s more energy than is used in both the transportation and energy sectors. Alarmingly, however, much of that energy is wasted — 30 percent in the average commercial building, according to Energy Star. So, what can be done?

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Mexico’s Natural Gas Production Expected To Increase

Jude Clemente October 25, 2016 01:27 PM

The catalyst for Mexico’s historic 2013 Energy Reforms was the 2004 peaking of the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico, once responsible for over half of Mexico’s energy production and the second largest oil field in the world.

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The Curious Case of the U.S. Natural Gas Storage Inventory

Beau Walker October 17, 2016 01:15 PM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Weekly Storage Report and the overall natural gas storage inventory have long been drivers of NYMEX natural gas pricing in the United States. The weekly report, released at 10:30 AM ET on Thursdays, details the weekly changes to domestic natural gas storage inventory levels and tends to be followed by a quick flurry of trading activity....

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