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How Russian Sanctions Will Impact Economy

The European Union is prepared to place sanctions on Russia, based on Russia's actions in the Ukraine, and many are wondering about the economic impact of the sanctions.

Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors joined CCTV last night (Thursday) and discussed why these Russian sanctions by the EU may not have a huge impact on the Russian economy short term.

However, the Russian sanctions could have a major long-term effect, particularly on Russia's energy sector…

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Energy Investing

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…

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Gasoline Prices Are Headed to $4 Per Gallon… and Here's Why

Futures prices for both crude and gasoline were down yesterday. Unfortunately, that barely tells the real story.

Thanks to the growing Sunni insurrection and the rapid unraveling of the Shiite government in Baghdad, you can bet that prices for both crude and gasoline will be making the headlines over the next two months.

As the next-month rates (August 2014) fell in yesterday's trade, oil prices as far out as December 2018 began to spike.

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The Wild Card in the Ongoing Global Energy Crisis

The conflict in Iraq is escalating beyond all hope of control – and it's impacting a huge number of investments worldwide. So we reached out to Dr. Kent Moors, one of very few people who've advised both the Kurdish regional and Iraqi federal governments.

What he told us was incredible, bringing crystal clarity to what had been an extremely murky picture.

More importantly, Kent's showed us a way forward through the supply crisis, and, as we'll see shortly, a way to profit from it.

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Commodities

Here's How the U.S. Will Play the Russia-China Oil Deal

Pundits have been quick to label last week's mammoth gas deal between Russia and China as "historic."

That may be true. But the fact is there are a number of important elements in the $400 billion agreement that have yet to be decided.

For one, Moscow and Beijing have a fundamentally different view of what the delivery pipeline should look like. China wants two pipelines, while Russia is interested in a single line that China would have to share with South Korea and Japan.

The issue, as with everything else that is still up in the air, revolves around cost and revenues.

The pipeline is going to cost at least $22 billion to build. But if Gazprom has to run two satellite lines just for China, it will cut into already strained profit margins.

Meanwhile, if additional contracts with Korea and Japan require separate pipelines, another set of major capital expenditures would emerge.

Even if the pipelines are funded with pre-payments on deliveries (which amounts to an advanced credit), that would simply lock Gazprom into specifying a fixed price up front for the initial multi-year consignments.

This is a big problem, especially where the price has yet to be finalized…

Energy Investing

We Struck Oil… Lots of Oil

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.

Energy Investing

Finding the Best Energy Investments: Intel from Rio de Janeiro

If this is Thursday, it must be…Brazil.

I returned home late last night from Baltimore where we were putting the final touches on one of the best energy investments yet, a huge new precedent-setting play we'll be releasing very shortly.

But my wife Marina and I are now into a very hectic travel schedule.

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Energy Investing

Oil Forecast: The "Syrian Premium" Is Not Temporary

By an apparent agreement to place its chemical weapons under international control, Syria seems to have dodged an imminent American military attack.

Yet even as the world takes a step back from the brink, three critical questions still remain:

Energy Investing

How to Play the 'Syrian Premium' in Oil Prices

There's an uneasy lull in the Syrian crisis.

Now that the Obama administration has decided to seek Congressional approval for a Syrian strike, we are in a hazy period before some major decisions are made.

And while a Senate committee has approved a military move against Syria, further action will be slow to come. Congress is officially on recess until Monday.

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Energy Investing

The Political Plot Thickens As LNG Export Approvals Trickle In

The anticipated liquefied natural gas (LNG) export boom has taken another small step forward.

After signing off on just two export licenses, a third proposal was given the green light by the Department of Energy on Thursday.

This one belongs to a joint venture of British major BG Group – available via American Depository Receipts (ADRs) in the U.S. (OTC: BRGYY) – and the Southern Union division of Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE: ETP).

The joint venture is now approved to export of up to 2 billion cubic feet of LNG a day for the next 20 years from a new facility at Lake Charles, LA to any nation not on a sanctions list.

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