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By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Market news As predicted, the combination of falling oil prices, demand destruction and tight credit is beginning to affect heavy oil and oil sands. Energy stocks and trusts are down, and the news marginalia suggests that companies have a bleak outlook for the future profitability [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Market News: Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Apologies to Winston Churchill, but this quote is perhaps the best measure of the rocky state of the global financial [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Brass tacks In markets like these, it behooves investors, advisers, businesspeople and journalists to return to first principles. May I first offer a mea culpa for failing to forecast the precipitous decline in barrel prices? Sorry. Getting down to brass tacks, the economic fundamentals of [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Market and international news Falling natural gas prices are a boon to oil sands operators, so if prices remain low in the upcoming months, Q3 results should improve, especially for refiners. A common theme in the Q2 results released a couple weeks ago was the bite [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to HeavyOilInvestingNews.com The provincial government of Alberta announced that it will invest $4 billion (CDN) of hydrocarbon royalties into carbon capture and storage technology. Ed Stelmach’s Conservative government will create two separate funds. The first will be used to “finance large projects to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions from [...]
Depictions of the oil industry often involve images of geysering derricks, boisterous Texans and ultra-wealthy Arab sheikhs. Though these stereotypes have some element of truth in them, they conceal more than they illuminate about hydrocarbons in the 21st century. Conventional oil will remain the cornerstone of our energy economy into the forseeable future, but high [...]