Economy

October, 2018

  • 23 October

    U.S. Shale Has A Glaring Problem

    If the US shale oil industry is still not profitable – after a decade of drilling, after major efficiency improvements since 2014, and after a sharp rebound in oil prices – when will it ever be profitable?

  • 22 October

    Climate Change and Poverty in Africa

    To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.

September, 2018

  • 27 September

    $100 Oil Is A Distinct Possibility 

    An oil price spike is starting to look increasingly possible, with a rerun of 2008 not entirely out of the question, according to a new report.   The outages from Iran are worse than most analysts expected, and bottlenecks in the U.S. shale patch could prevent non-OPEC supply from plugging the gap. To top it off, new regulations from the …

  • 11 September

    The Downside For Oil Is Limited

    Oil prices posted steep losses just as the bulls were back on the march. WTI briefly topped $70 per barrel in recent days and Brent was flirting with $80. But the rally was kneecapped by a variety of factors, and it could be challenging to break above those key pricing thresholds in the near future.

August, 2018

  • 29 August

    The Single Biggest Breakthrough in Oil Tech This Year

    Unlike Canada's oil sands, characterized by vast toxic tailings ponds and environmental destruction, Petroteq has pioneered a breakthrough approach to oil sands production that minimizes the environmental impact.

  • 26 August

    A Saudi-Iran Oil War Could Break Up OPEC

    It’s hard to imagine Saudi Arabia assuring Iran that its market share won’t suffer any consequences from its stated pledge to fill any supply gap left by a cut in Iranian exports resulting from the U.S. sanctions. It’s also hard to imagine Iran shrugging and letting this go. Could OPEC be on the way out? Maybe.

  • 14 August

    Saudi Arabia and Iran Reignite the Oil Price War

    Considering the intensity of efforts by the U.S. to cut off as much Iranian oil exports as possible, it is unlikely that even Iran's significant discounts to Asian customers will save the country's oil exports.

July, 2018

  • 4 July

    3 Breakthrough Technologies Changing the Energy Sector

    The future of energy belongs to new tech, and investors hoping to score should look to these exciting new firms for some of those solutions.

June, 2018

  • 19 June

    Food Security Under Threat in Kenya

    Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports.

  • 19 June

    Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock? 

    A healthy appetite for crude, combined with an unexpectedly high level of compliance has stabilized markets. The threat of higher oil prices culling demand is still very low but will be looming on the horizon.