Not all the shale plays are created equal, and one in particular is bucking the trend with robust economics and company share prices that show it. But is it too late to buy in? Fund Manager Josh Young doesn't think so, and he sat down with The Energy Report to discuss the hottest (and coldest) North American shale plays. Read on to find out where he's finding bargains that could pay off handsomely.
Let's make one thing clear: There is no magic formula to determine which company will be the next big buyout story. But if there were a formula, it would include variables like asset value, management skill level, risk profile and location, location, location. Today, C. K. Cooper & Co. Analyst Daren Oddenino joins The Energy Report to discuss M&A trends and help us solve for X. One caveat—a company that tempts an international player might leave domestic majors cold.
The global oil landscape is rapidly changing, with "shockwaves" from supply growth in the US due to shale gas, light tight oil as well as the Canadian oil sands extending to "virtually all recess of the global market," according to the International Energy Agency.
Shale oil has been North America's great experiment, says Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin Editor Keith Schaefer. But in this interview with The Energy Report, he questions the experiment's success and predicts steep declines ahead, with just a few formations left to supply the market. The question is what shale play will last the longest? Read on to find out how—and when—to get positioned for the end of the shale revolution.
The USGS doubled the estimates at the Bakken and Three Forks Shale formations, an increase that some believe is limited by the technology available.
James McIlree: Three Companies Could Transform Power Production - The Energy Report (5/2/13) Energy tech companies have a business model that's closer to Apple Inc. than Apache Corp. In other words, it's all about the new product. The products Dominick & Dominick Analyst James McIlree is excited about offer major benefits like improved geological mapping for oil and gas explorers, or electric grid safety for energy utilities. In an interview with The Energy Report, McIlree talks about his favorite companies in the energy tech space and how understanding product cycles can help investors time their buys.
What the "tree huggers" don't realize, says 321energy.com founder Bob Moriarty, is that "the BMWs they drive to anti-Keystone protests need fuel." But the pipeline supporters who expect that fuel to come from American sources are just as delusional, Moriarty asserts in his scathing interview with The Energy Report. That's why he's looking beyond North America for lucrative oil plays. Find out which international producers may be ideally positioned to supply an energy-hungry U.S., and why Moriarty believes oil should be taxed "to the limit."
Despite oil price volatility, a number of investors retain the bullish belief that based on a few important fundamentals, the Canadian energy sector will record significant growth in the medium to long term.
A brief overview of oil price developments, supply and demand and significant market movers.
Unconventional: Jim Letourneau's Investment Taste - The Energy Report (4/25/13) Whether the topic is peak oil, climate change or commodity bull markets, Jim Letourneau tends to take the contrarian position. He's an unapologetic advocate of oil sands development and a shrewd analyst of the companies large and small that are active both in the Alberta oil sands and in the U.S. oil patch. In this interview with The Energy Report, he shares his insights into one of Alberta's largest oil sands players and one of its newest and smallest, as well as a well-positioned startup in the Texas Midland basin and northwestern Montana's Williston basin.