Energy Security

April, 2018

  • 26 April

    A New Lithium War Is About To Begin

    Demand for lithium is soaring, and producers are frantically searching for new sources of supply. Prices have doubled in the last two years, rising as high as $16,500 per ton.

  • 3 April

    An Oil Price Rally is Likely

    Because U.S. shale growth is already baked into the current oil market projections, the risk to oil prices is probably skewed more towards the upside due to the variety of geopolitical ticking time bombs.

March, 2018

  • 4 March

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default and Nuclear Weapons

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the …

November, 2017

  • 30 November

    The Oil Information Cartel Is (Finally) Broken

    Since the age of oil began until a few months ago, most real time oil prices were jealously guarded by marketers, who used it to their advantage in the daily multi-billion dollar physical oil trade. But James Stafford has busted an oil industry information cartel that has existed for decades.

April, 2017

  • 3 April

    In China and Pakistan’s Coal Romance, Where’s Love for Climate?

    Instead of seeking foreign investment to fulfill its energy needs with fossil fuels, Pakistan can ride the renewables wave, developing its workforce and technical and institutional capacity to harness solar energy.

January, 2017

  • 17 January

    Pakistan’s Coal Energy: At What Cost?

    The thoughtless rush for coal-fired energy by a politically motivated Pakistani ruling elite is both alarming and questionable.

June, 2016

  • 6 June

    3 Years of Painful Cuts Sets Markets Up for Oil Supply Crunch

    Oil prices are entering a “sweet spot” — a range between $50 and $60 per barrel that could finally be good for the global economy – low enough to provide consumers with a bit of a stimulus, but high enough to keep the industry and capital spending afloat.

May, 2016

  • 29 May

    Think Beyond Oil And Gold: Interview With Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock

    No one really knows where oil will be around Christmas. While we may have already seen the bottom, stock prices are not the bargain they were.

  • 22 May

    What Does the Next OPEC Meeting Have in Store?

    The next OPEC meeting on the 2nd of June will act as little more than a forum for continued altercations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

  • 7 May

    Why China is Really Dictating the Oil Supply Glut

    China’s massive oil imports despite dropping domestic demand are contributing to driving the oil prices up. If their imports drop, the world will return to the supply glut and oil prices will retrace back to the lower $30s/b.