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    As we await the next chapter in the ongoing Greek debt mess, something of interest is happening right here in the U.S.

    For the first time in my memory (which goes back more than four decades in this business), the energy market's normal supply-and-demand trade-off has been fundamentally altered.

    As I have explained on several occasions in Oil & Energy Investor, overleverage will hamper some U.S. producers, while the inability to replace volume extracted due to the expenses incurred exceeding the wellhead profits will cause significant problems for others.

    Here's where the best opportunities are going to arise...

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Why Our Oil Price Forecast Just Moved Higher

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Oil prices are up 14.5% year to date.

Concerns that have plagued the oil patch over the last several months, including supply/demand, are subsiding.

So where's oil headed? Keep reading for our latest oil price forecast...

Why I'm Revising My Oil Outlook… Upward

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I just left a closed-door meeting in Paris. Assembled here were some high-powered oil practitioners, the traders selling their productions, and the bankers financing all of it.

As often happens, the pundits and talking heads have been discussing matters quite similar to what was on our agenda. And as usual, their perspectives are very different from those of us "behind the scenes."

For some time I have been talking in Oil & Energy Investor about a confluence of factors leading to a rise in oil prices. It was heartening to see I was right according to those assembled in my meeting - except for in the case of one interesting factor.

Oil Price Forecast 2015: Where the Market Goes from Here

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Oil Price Forecast 2015: Crude oil futures for May delivery moved higher today (Tuesday) in the wake of bullish inventory data.

Although prices are coming off a bad first quarter, they're expected to have a strong rebound into the second quarter and beyond.

Here's our analysis on where oil prices are headed in 2015...

An Oil Price Forecast for the "New Energy Age"

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The oil price forecast calls for higher crude ahead, but not enough to save the day. The pivotal issue of the cost per barrel has taken a back seat to a more crucial issue at hand.

One that could lead to a more protracted fiscal crisis in the future. Because, while under the "old rules" oil prices could move up to meet budgetary needs.

But that's not the case anymore. Here's what it means for oil prices down the road...

Current Price of Oil Per Barrel: $45.90

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The current price of oil per barrel today (Monday) showed no sign of breaking its downward spiral. The long-suffering energy sector caused widespread losses in the U.S. equity market.

Late Monday morning, both WTI oil and Brent oil hit new six-year lows.

Here's where prices are headed now...

Oil Prices in 2015 Will Rebound From Recent Lows – New Report

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According to our new forecast, the worst of the oil price crash is likely over. Oil prices in 2015 will rebound from the five-year lows hit this year.

This rise will bring with it a new wave of profit opportunities...

Here are the catalysts driving this rebound - plus two stock picks...

The Damage Caused By the Oil Bear Will Spread Far and Wide

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Oil prices continued to fall this week but stock markets shrugged off the disarray this continued to cause in global markets after Janet Yellen whispered soothing words in their ears after the Fed's last meeting of the year on Wednesday. Mrs. Yellen has become a "bull whisperer" - fearful of upsetting the equity market, she cloaks her words in indirection and equivocation in an effort to keep them calm as she prays for an economic lift-off that will take her institution off the hook.

Unfortunately, her patient is likely to be very disappointed, for it would take an economic miracle the likes of which hasn't been seen in this country since the years after the Second World War to deal with the mountain of existing debt and future liabilities that are going to bury us.

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Oil Price Forecast 2015 Brings One of the Best Opportunities in Years

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Oil Price Forecast 2015: After hovering around $110/barrel for the first eight months of the year, oil prices have tumbled by 45% into the $60 to $65/barrel range.

In fact, in mid-December, oil prices dipped as low as $56 a barrel, a level not seen since May 2009 during the worst of the "Great Recession."

But according to the 2015 oil price forecast by Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, the worst of the price crash is likely over.

"Oil," Dr. Moors says, "is very near a bottom."

Now here's how investors can profit...

Crude Oil Prices Today Soar on Iraq and OPEC

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Crude oil prices spiked $2.13 to $106.53 Thursday morning, putting the commodity at levels not seen since September 2013.

Brent crude, meanwhile, rose as much as 2.2% to $112.34

Here's the major news moving these prices higher today – and for continuing weeks...

Iran's "Oil Show" Just Revealed a Huge Opportunity

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Let's face it: Iran isn't at the top of anyone's list when considering all the profit opportunities out there in the world. At least, not yet...

You see, Iran is changing - and quickly.

Its new political regime at least appears to be increasingly open to the West.

Its old-style buyback contracts with international oil companies have long been considered high-risk with little or no flexibility; they essentially allowed Iran to own the oil company assets and allow the company a stream of profit.

But the isolated nation recently announced the introduction of a new generation of oil contract, one that promises to be considerably friendlier to foreign partners.

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We Struck Oil… Lots of Oil

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In December 2013, I let our readers in on a way to invest directly in a new oil and gas drilling venture.

In the time since, I've been spending a great deal of time at the drilling site in South Texas, keeping an eye on the progress.

How to Profit When Oil and Gas Stocks Hit the Bargain Rack

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Over the past week, oil and gas stocks have been quite volatile. But that's not bad news - not by a long shot.

In fact, this is always the time when energy investors should be on the hunt for bargains.

And there's one approach that works especially well in this situation...

Why the Oil Price "Spread" Is Getting Tighter

The oil price spread between West Texas Intermediate and Brent is tightening again.

As of this morning, this spread stood at 7.2% of the WTI rate (the more accurate way to register its impact in the U.S. market).

And as this oil price spread continues to narrow, it promises to create some direct consequences for energy investors.

Here's what's behind it, and what investors need to know moving forward...

Gas Prices Are Heading Up (and the Sector That Will Benefit)

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The price of gasoline in the U.S. is on the rise again.

Futures prices for RBOB ("Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending"), the NYMEX futures contract for gasoline, are up over 11% for the year, and a full 6.6% of that increase has come in the past month.

In fact, gas is up 2.4% over the past week alone. Today, the average retail price is 4 cents higher per gallon than a year ago.

And you can bet that as we move into the "official" start of the summer driving season, the worst is yet to come. Prices will be headed even higher.

So with all the hoopla surrounding our newfound oil wealth and our legitimate move to become energy self-sufficient in as little as a decade, why are gas prices still climbing?

Let me explain...

Pump Prices Are Rising Quickly: Counterattack Now

Since the early 1970s, most major oil deals have been transacted in "petrodollars."

But that system has become increasingly challenged in recent years.

The conflict in Ukraine right now has only served to exacerbate things.

As America leads the charge to impose Western sanctions on Russia, it's a plan that's not only backfiring, but leading to opportunities for those who understand the consequences...

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