Crude Oil Is the New Gold Standard
Today I want to tell you a story about energy – especially crude oil.
It involves my run in with the steak bandit…
Just stay with me here…
It begins last Saturday. On a trip to the local supermarket, I saw something you just don't see every day.
You see, I always do the grocery run. It is one of several clauses that have appeared over time in my marriage contract (no doubt about it, this is one document you need to read before signing!).
As I left the store, a crowd had formed outside. There were police all around and the parking lot had been sealed shut.
It turns out a fellow had shoved some steaks down his pants and made a dash for it.
By the time all of us had stretched our necks to see what was going on, the suspect was just sitting… in a car that wouldn't start… with the doors locked… and the windows up… in 90-degree heat.
All in all, he couldn't have been having a very good day.
Maybe he was that hungry. Or maybe he forgot his wallet at home and was late for a party. I'm not sure.
Either way, he was bound for the Allegheny County Jail.
(By the way, the jail is the impressive newer-looking building by the Monongahela River in downtown Pittsburgh. You can't miss it. It looks like an upscale Holiday Inn.)
But I digress; back to the steaks… Full Story
Crude Oil Is the New Gold Standard
Today I want to tell you a story about the steak bandit. Just stay with me here. This is a story about energy – especially crude oil.
Last Saturday at the grocery store, a fellow shoved some steaks down his pants and made a dash for it. Aside from a possible commentary on the plight of some people in the current economy, the episode with the "steak bandit" brought back a memory, along with a broader implication for the energy sector.Here's the memory and how it relates to energy...
Crude Oil Prices Down Today, but Will Stay Inflated on International Tensions
WTI crude oil prices for September delivery were down $1 today (Tuesday) to $100.67 per barrel, while Brent crude dropped $0.17 to $107.39 per barrel, despite the fact that geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Russia remain.
Oil prices hit two-week highs last week as tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East intensified.While WTI crude oil prices are down from their 52-week high $106.64 from June (as the Iraq crisis escalated) the humanitarian and political crises taking place throughout the Middle East and Russia will continue to have an impact on oil prices moving forward…
Geopolitical Tensions Will Keep Driving Crude Oil Prices
A bevy of geopolitical issues sent WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil prices higher late Thursday, with prices peaking at $103.94 per barrel for August delivery just before 7:00 p.m. Today, crude oil prices have settled back down below $103 per barrel this morning.
Crude oil prices may be back down today, but they're still up nearly 15% from their $89.74 low in January.According to Money Morning’s Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, here’s where they’re headed now…
How to Invest in the Looming Propane Crunch
In the countryside, propane heats more than 6 million homes, fuels equipment and vehicle fleets, and is instrumental on farms for drying grain for storage.
Like any fuel, it's susceptible to shortages that cause strain on entire rural communities and raises prices in supermarkets across the country.Another tough winter for propane is taking shape. And shortages like these have the potential to create serious windfalls – if you know how to invest…
Are We Running Out of Oil?
For many years, industry experts have been sounding the alarm that America, and the world, are about to run out of oil.
Every expert who's predicted "the end of oil" has been wrong in the past. But with global energy consumption at an all-time high, and much of the world's economy dependent on oil, the question is: Are we running out of oil?Here's everything you need to know about today's oil market...
Profit from High Crude Oil Prices with These Secure, Under-the-Radar Stocks
WTI crude oil prices for delivery in August were down slightly yesterday (Tuesday) to $103.43 a barrel, which was a $0.10 drop from Monday.
And while crude oil prices are down from 52-week highs, they're still at inflated levels because of the crisis in Iraq.In fact, the longer prices stay high, the better they will do…
The U.S. Oil Export Ban Is a Windfall for These Companies
After more than four decades, it looks like America is getting back into the oil export business again.
For the first time since the 1970s, Washington has opened the door to sending more U.S. crude abroad.
Of course, the United States has been exporting oil products for some time now.
In fact, America is now the largest exporter of products like gasoline, low-sulfur heating oil, and diesel fuel in the world.
But until now, companies were hamstrung when it came to the raw material itself.
Of course, there have been a few exceptions. Very heavy California crude, which has to be sold at a deep discount and for which there is not a ready domestic market, has received some permissions to export. In addition, a few tolling programs – where the raw material is exported out and finished products are imported back in – have been allowed.
But for the lion's share of what is pumped out of the ground at American fields, the domestic market has long been the only option.
This change in policy promises to open up new opportunities for investors… Full Story
These U.S. Natural Gas Stocks Are Critical to the EU's New "Master Plan"
The ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine, along with the corresponding crisis between Kiev and Moscow, means that Russian gas supplies to the EU could be cut off again come September.
In 2009, the last time Russia said nyet to European natural gas deliveries, the continent barely survived one of the coldest winters in years.
This time around, Europe's savior could be U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports – which is good news indeed for select natural gas stocks…And that's good news indeed for these natural gas stocks...
How to Make Money from America's Oil Boom
Energy investing update: The amount of oil produced in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than 50% over the last six years.
Now small towns all across America are filling with a new breed of millionaires who have learned how to make money from this boom. But it isn't the major oil companies leading the way. According to a new report, the fastest-growing oil companies in America are the smaller outfits.
And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations…And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations...