Bulgaria has picked Royal Dutch Shell to carry out deepwater oil and gas exploration off its Black Sea coast and plans to sign a contract by the end of October, hoping the project will help reduce its reliance on imports from Russia.
With the markets in whiplash mode, Joe McAlinden, founder of McAlinden Research Partners and former chief global strategist with Morgan Stanley Investment Management, believes volatility is going to stick around for a while, and we might see a correction double of what we've had so far.
Louis James, Casey Research managing editor of the International Speculator, is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He has a background in physics, economics and technical writing, and travels the world, evaluating highly prospective geological targets and visiting explorers and producers at the far corners of the globe, getting to know their management teams.
Resource investors, take note: By 2025, just 10 years from now, energy consumption in Asia will increase a whopping 31%. A whole two-thirds of that demand, driven largely by China and India, will be for fossil fuels, most notably coal.
U.S. crude oil production may be falling faster than many had thought and we are seeing signs of that in Cushing, Okla. Cushing is the Nymex delivery point and a storage facility that if you listened to the Ultra Bears was supposed to be overflowing with oil. Instead the opposite is happening as supply there have fallen five out of the last seven weeks and is slated to fall once again.