oil and gas

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If Yemen Can Help Move Crude Prices, Here Is Its Economy by the Numbers

The stock market may have tanked on Wednesday, but geopolitical risk from Yemen was one of the excuses that was used for the rally in oil on this day. It ...
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Crude Oil Price Gains Despite Another Large Inventory Build

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 8.17 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Short Sellers Get Even More Aggressive Against Big Oil Stocks

Oil prices are continuing to make a slight recovery on the last short interest report, but it seems that the industry has slid back, and common sense would say that ...
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Does Carl Icahn Trump Capex Cuts at Chesapeake?

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) has been unable to avoid the trap of lower oil and gas prices in 2014 and 2015. That being said, famed activist investor Carl Icahn ...
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Why the Whiting Capital Raise Destroys Buyout Chances

Due to falling prices in the oil and gas industry, one of the hoped-for trends in the energy sector has been mergers and acquisitions. Some even call this cannibalization. The hope had ...
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What an 84% Dividend Cut Is REALLY Telling Investors

If you think that low commodity prices and a weak baseline for the economy are not having an impact on corporate governance decisions, you are about to see just how ...
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Why 1 Analyst Is Now So Positive on Kinder Morgan

In the months after everyone jumped ship on the energy sector due to falling oil prices, independent research firm Argus thinks it might be time to get back on board ...
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Jefferies Analyst Bullish on Low-Cost Natural Gas Stocks

While the stocks of many exploration and production (E&P) companies and even the big integrated's have taken a beating as the price of oil dropped almost 60% in less than ...
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5 Oil and Gas Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy

Crude oil may have recovered from lows earlier in the week, but at $46.50 or so a barrel the oil market remains very challenged. Old timers in this sector probably ...
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Oil Rig Count Falls; Hedge Funds Pile In on Short Positions

In the week ended March 20, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 825, compared with 866 in the prior week and 1,473 a year ...
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Transocean Woes Hammer Offshore Drillers

When the world’s largest offshore driller sneezes, the entire industry gets a cold. That is what’s happening Thursday after Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) said last night that it had stacked ...
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Natural Gas Price Tumbles After Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 45 billion cubic feet for the week ending March 13. Analysts expected a drawdown ...
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Nordic American Tankers Dividend Yield May Go Over 10%

It is no secret that investors love dividends. The higher the better, particularly if they are safe dividends or if they are rising ones. The chairman and chief executive of ...
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Stifel Calls a Bottom in These 5 Oil Stocks

Can anything look bleaker for the oil sector, despite Wednesday's big FOMC-inspired rally? Oil supplies are at generational highs, the price of oil is at eight-year lows and threatening to ...
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Did Willbros Fall Too Much?

Most companies make their filings on time, or at least within the range of the following quarter. When a company misses this time frame it usually signals that there are ...
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