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Salman Says: Updated Saudi Strategy and The Global Market

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exerts more influence on the global price of crude oil than any other nation state. Oil analysts study Saudi policy and politics with as much attention to detail as financial analysts spend on US Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The current confluence of dramatic changes external…

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Quebec: New Oil Discoveries from North of the Border

In today’s climate of low commodity prices, massive layoffs and precipitously declining rig counts, one positive bit of industry news relatively close to home has gone largely under the radar. Quebec, our French-speaking, non-producing neighbor to the north, is poised to join the ranks of hydrocarbon producers. The eastern Canadian…

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From the Niobrara to the Marcellus and Beyond: Noble Energy

Lloyd Noble’s namesake Noble Energy (founded in 1932) has long been an important and innovative operator in Oil & Gas Exploration and Production. Their current portfolio of international and domestic projects include offshore Gulf of Mexico and West African operations, as well as leadership positions in the US Marcellus and…

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10 Big Stories in Oil & Gas – 1H 2015 Wrap-Up

As we approach the midpoint of 2015, I thought it would be a good exercise to revisit some of the top oil & gas stories of the year so far, and see how the industry is faring. Big on the Blog Traffic is usually the big data point on the…

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Chinese Oil Imports: the New Bull in the Oil Shop

Although data opacity makes objective analysis difficult, market observers reported in April that China has surpassed the United States as the world’s largest oil importer. This statistical inflection point needs context to understand global consumption trends. While oil bulls are anxious about China’s reduced crude growth appetite, fundamental shifts in…

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