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How the EU's Failed "Energy Shuffle" Made Energy More Expensive – and Dirtier

In the wake of Brexit and new climate change initiatives, the perspective in the European energy sector is shifting.

It's becoming more expensive, much dirtier - and turning the entire sector into a basket case. Here's why...

Energy

How This One Company Is Leading Europe's Wind Power Revolution

These are chaotic times in the global energy sector, to put it mildly.

Here in the United States, we're in the grip of an acute oil and gas company debt crisis, as rising oil prices have come far too late to save leveraged companies that simply borrowed too much during the good times of expensive oil and cheap credit.

Elsewhere, last month's shock "Brexit" vote has upended foreign exchange, sending the euro and sterling into free fall relative to the dollar – the currency in which rapidly rebalancing crude oil is priced.

That same British vote has dealt a knockout blow to the City of London's tenure as the global capital of energy sector financing. Hundreds of billions of dollars are in play and are now on the hunt for a new place to call home.

But all this chaos and uncertainty brings with it opportunity. There are big changes coming to the way energy finance works, and right now there's a breakthrough underway in Europe that's proving more profitable than anyone could have imagined.

But where there's chaos, there's always opportunity. That's especially true of this breakthrough in wind power...

Energy

The Next European Brexit Crisis Is in Energy

The next stage in the Brexit fallout is approaching, and it will center on energy finance and signal a major shift in focus.

Here's everything you need to know about energy's emerging new order...

Energy

Beware: The Only Time Cutting Energy Debt Is Actually a Bad Idea

An increasing number of U.S. oil firms are swapping debt for equity. The advantage is that removing debt improves a company's financial snapshot.

But as long as crude sits below $50 per barrel, there is a downside to cutting energy debt – one that puts shareholders at risk.

Here's everything you need to know to protect your portfolio...

Energy

What Royal Dutch Shell's Billion-Dollar "Free Gas" Project Means for You

Earlier this week, oil and natural gas giant Royal Dutch Shell announced multibillion-dollar project in western Pennsylvania.

The boosted employment and tax revenue for the region is great news. But even more important is the nature of the project itself – and what it means for the future of natural gas.

It'll also lead to some fantastic investment opportunities...

Oil

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Climbing Today

The WTI crude oil price climbed higher today thanks to a bullish global supply report.

Despite today's gains, many investors are nervous about the future of oil prices.

That's because the oil market this year hinges on the outcome of this massive event...

Energy

Three Energy Sector Shifts That Emerged from the Dungeons of Windsor

Every March at Windsor Castle, leading global energy figures come together for the Windsor Energy Consultations.

Now, I'm not allowed to say who said what at the meeting this year. But that same rule also makes everyone be very frank in their discussions of energy.

This led to some very revealing discussions… and to agreement on the three most important shifts changing the energy sector right now.

And those, I can share with you...

Oil

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Up Today

The WTI crude oil price saw its second straight session of gains today after several producers announced production cuts across Oklahoma and Texas.

Today's gains mark the beginning of a sustained long-term rise in prices.

And there are four types of oil stocks that will offer nice returns in the meantime...

Stocks

Why Chesapeake Energy Stock Is Falling Today

Chesapeake Energy stock fell as much as 50% Monday morning following a report that the troubled natural gas producer had hired a restructuring firm.

Although Chesapeake Energy denied any plans to file for bankruptcy, CHK stock remained down about 30%. The Chesapeake Energy stock price is down more than 90% over the past 18 months.

But the worst is not over for Chesapeake Energy stock. Here's why CHK stock remains very high risk...

Oil

This $600 Million Oil Market Shift Is the Biggest Signal the Crunch Is Over

Oil "sages" everywhere are now calling for $40 to $50 a barrel of oil by mid-year, calling on vague rumors of a Saudi-Russia production deal, costly shale oil producers collapsing, or the energy debt crisis as proof.

But they're overlooking one crucial thing – the main signal that oil prices are turning around. You see, the largest move of its kind ever just took place in oil markets… $600 million worth in one day.

Pundits may have missed it, but that doesn't mean you have to. It's a clear sign that oil prices are turning around - and that it's time for you to get back in the game...