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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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Kinder Morgan

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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Cities Where Gas Is Plunging Toward $2

When oil prices dropped toward $45 in early February, gasoline prices followed, moving below $2 a gallon in some parts of the country. Now crude prices have dropped below $45 and ...
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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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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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Another Chance for $20 Oil

When oil prices dropped below $50 a barrel early this year, several analysts said $20 oil prices where entirely possible by the end of the 2015. Oil prices have begun ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Raised Petrobras Argentina and YPF

Apparently when sentiment changes in investing it changes rapidly. Argentina has had its share of financial issues, but now we have seen a serious sentiment change for Argentina out of ...
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Is Civeo Doomed?

Civeo Corp. (NYSE: CVEO) reported its fourth-quarter earnings Thursday after the markets closed as $0.19 in earnings per share (EPS) and $219.7 million in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters ...
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Despite Lower Oil Services Targets, Oppenheimer Still Sees Big Upside

What do Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) and Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) all have in common? A key investment bank, Oppenheimer, is lowering its earnings per ...
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Do Short Sellers Think Oil Stocks Have Bottomed?

In the previous short interest report, many of the major oil stocks had their highest short interest readings. However, the current report could suggest that short sellers worried that a ...
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How Much Could Whiting Petroleum Really Fetch in a Buyout?

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) shares have taken a huge jump in Monday’s trading session on reported rumors that it is shopping for a buyout. Note that these are only ...
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