Investing in Oil

In addition to news and commentary on the oil market and companies exploring and producing oil, Oil Investing News also provides you with background you need for understanding the oil market so you can make informed investment decisions. Please see the links below for detailed information. Please contact us if you have suggestions for other educational content you would like to see.

Oil RigIntroduction to Oil Investing

Oil has been known and used by humans for thousands of years. Herodotus observed the Babylonians using seep oil as pitch almost twenty-five hundred years ago. For most of human history, this bubbling, seeping oil was a curiosity, used for tar, lamps, or medicine. It was not until the mid 19th century that it became a widely sought commodity. Read more . . .

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What Makes an Oil Deposit World Class?

There are more than 40,000 oil and gas fields of all sizes in the world, but 94 percent of known oil is concentrated in fewer than 1500 giant and major fields.  Read more . . .

Top 10 Oil and Gas Companies

Within the international oil and gas industry publicly traded companies do not share the same scale or degree of influence compared to the larger state-owned national energy giants.  The following list showcases the top 10 oil and gas companies.   Read more…

Oil Investing Glossary

The Oil Investing Glossary: This glossary covers investing in junior resource companies. For the experienced investor or the newbie, you should find everything you need here. If not, let us know and we’ll research and add what you’re looking for.

Fueling Oil and Gas Investment

Last month news reports out of China surfaced that the nation might see its natural gas supply fail to meet 35 percent of the demand in 2011, and the shortage could persist through 2021. Read more…

Peak Oil

The increasing investment in harder-to-reach oil is often sited as a sign of oil companies’ belief in the end of easy oil. Additionally, while it is widely believed that increased oil prices catalyze an increase in production, an increasing number of oil industry insiders are now coming to believe that oil production is unlikely to increase significantly beyond current levels. Read more…