Falling prices, a global financial crunch and political risk worries may leave Venezuela struggling to attract investor interest in a bid process for t3 heavy oil blocks that opened on Thursday. Jorge Pinon, Sn Research Associate, Center for Hemispheric Policy at University of Miami, said: I don’t see anyone jumping on the bandwagon to get into Venezuela. In this [...]
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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 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 news Ouch! For our Canadian investors in commodities, times have certainly been better. The TSX has been dragged downward by mining and energy concerns this week, and investors are understandably worried. Some see it as a natural part of a cycle, others as a [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Hello to everyone out there. Sorry that Upgrader is later than usual this week. I have been in Winnipeg and Northern Ontario on a semi-vacation. On that note, it was helpful to be without news for a few days as it offered perspective on what [...]
SOME CHEER ON THE OIL FRONT By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News A good quarter for heavy oil companies Heavy oil and oil sands companies, by and large, posted positive results in the just-ended quarter. This was to be expected, what with oil prices hitting an all-time high. It is worth noting, however, that energy costs took a [...]
By Duncan Sutherland- Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News The big story of the week is oil’s retreat. The NYMEX crude prices fell just over fifteen dollars through the week. The chief driver of the slide was a worrisome economic outlook for the United States. Indications began to appear that strong supply and depressed demand [...]
Energy Independence? By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News In just over six months, American President George Bush will step down and a new Commander in Chief will be sworn into the White House. Mr. Bush’s resistance to ratifying the Kyoto Treaty and lacklustre efforts to negotiate a replacement have cost him [...]
Hydrocarbons are the sine qua non of modern life. A short thought experiment illustrates the point rather well. Think of how your day would go if you couldn’t use the internal combustion engine, plastic, most electricity, the products of commercial agriculture or anything that has traveled by ship. If you pay even tangential attention to [...]
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