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A Severe Energy Crisis Threatens Eastern Europe

A Severe Energy Crisis Threatens Eastern Europe
“The World Bank has warned that Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia will be threatened by a severe energy crisis in five or six years, if billion-dollar investments are not immediately made for tapping into new gas and oil sources, for retrofitting an ailing pipeline and for reducing waste [...]

Factors that favour the crude oil bulls

Commodity Online — Several factors contributed to the recent rally in oil prices including tighter physical oil supply and demand fundamnetals, loose monetary policy and a weaker US dollar.The global economy is bouncingback after the sharpest recession in the post World War II period. According to a Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BofAML) analysis GDP growth [...]

A Fund For Mining, Metals and Energy Natural Resources

JP Morgan Natural Resources (a UK OEIC) is a highly respected fund managed by Ian Henderson, with colleague Stuart Connell.  With an overall Morningstar 4-Star rating, the fund’s objective is long term growth by investing primarily of shares in companies throughout the world engaged in the production and marketing of commodities.
As at today’s date, the [...]

Oil Flows Around The World – FT

Here is a useful map to get a quick global view of where oil is produced and consumed (2008 data).
Click the image to view full size.  Click the link below to see the full interactive graphic.
via FT.com / Video & Audio / Interactive graphics – Oil: Key players and movements.

EIA – Short-Term Energy Outlook – Natural Gas

U.S. Consumption – EIA (Energy Information Administration of the US Government) projects that total natural gas consumption will likely decline by 2.4 percent in 2009 and remain flat in 2010. Despite low relative prices for much of the year, industrial natural gas consumption declined by 12 percent in the first 6 months of 2009 [...]

Oil prices risk rebounding above $100, says Total chief Christophe de Margerie

Oil prices risk rebounding far above $100 a barrel unless there is greater investment in energy exploration, the head of French oil giant Total said in an interview broadcast on Monday.
But he also told the BBC that oil prices at their current level of about $70 were too low to support long-term investment by his [...]

Video: Why the oil price will rise

Sunday Telegraph Economics columnist Liam Halligan tells Robert Miller that sustained demand from the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries will underpin the recent oil price hikes.

via Video: Why the oil price will rise – Telegraph.

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