Is OPEC going to wave the white flag in the war with the U.S. shale producers? OPEC, in a report obtained by Reuter's, says that spite OPEC best efforts to squash U.S. shale production they expect that crude supply from rival non-OPEC producers, led by the U.S., will grow until at least 2017.
Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55% tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe isn't a get-rich-quick scenario for the impatient investor: It's a long, strategic play for the sophisticated investor who can handle no small amount of politics and geopolitics along the way.
Cheap natural gas means Americans can buy the equivalent of a barrel of crude for $35. That's the exciting reality that has Ron Muhlenkamp putting his investment dollars behind the next great fuel switch, this time in the transportation sector.
Shale gas is not the foundation of U.S. energy security that conventional wisdom claims, says Bill Powers in this interview with The Energy Report. But as shale gas peters out, the law of supply and demand will drive gas prices up.