Oil Prices

Why Russia's Oil Fields Will Soon Be Crawling with Westerners

Western oil majors are about to help Moscow solve its energy problem. And that could be a boon for investors.

The traditional Russian oil fields in Western Siberia are well past peak production. Some satellite fields in the region remain, but the extraction gains will be marginal.

My sources in Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MNRE), the government entity responsible for distribution and oversight of development leases, now acknowledge that the country's overall crude oil production could decline by more than 7% over the next several years.

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Three Ways to Profit From Rising Oil Prices

An explosion in the world money supply and the rapidly growing auto markets of China and India have fueled an incredible bull run in oil prices. And, it looks like oil still has a long climb ahead. This report will show you three ways to profit from the bull in oil prices.

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A Money Morning Interview: The Future of Energy

Renowned Oil Expert Dr. Kent Moors Details Shortages of Oil, the Impact of Higher Prices, the Promise of New Technologies and the Opportunities For Investors Dr. Kent Moors is one of the world's foremost experts on oil, energy policy, finance, risk management and new technologies. Moors advises the leaders of six oil-producing countries, including the […]

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Investment News Briefs

With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world. More Insider Trading Arrests Coming; Icahn Offers CIT Bailout; Oil Pushes $80; Treasury Steps In To Support HFAs; N.Y. Times to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs; Hasbro Shares Fall Amid Soft […]

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Oil Prices Hit a 2009 High, but are Unlikely to Spike

Oil prices reached their highest level in a year today (Friday), as the dollar continued to weaken and stocks of gasoline unexpectedly fell. However, most analysts believe crude will avoid a volatile price spike, and either gradually proceed higher or regress in the short term. Light, sweet crude for November delivery hit $78.55 a barrel […]

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Special Report: How the Government is Setting Us Up for a Second Subprime Crisis

[Editor's Note: Shah Gilani, a retired hedge fund manager and noted expert on the global credit crisis, predicted this developing FHA debacle in a July 2008 Money Morning essay.] Is the government creating another subprime-mortgage bubble? The first time around, the three-headed federal serpent - the Bush administration, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Federal […]

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Traders Anticipate a Drop in Oil Prices as Supply Outruns Demand

The number of traders betting that oil prices will drop outnumbers the number of traders who believe they will rise by the largest margin ever. Some analysts believe prices will fall significantly lower in the near future - at least into the low $60 a barrel range - after soaring to $75 a barrel in […]

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Oil Prices Gaining Momentum as OPEC Keeps a Lid on Production

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said yesterday (Thursday) that it would keep production quotas at 24.845 million bpd and urge members to adhere to targets, as global demand has yet to return in full. However, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicated that demand is recovering more quickly than previously […]

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U.S. Trade Deficit Widens, but Signals a Healthier Economy

The U.S. trade deficit expanded at its fastest pace in more than ten years in July, accelerated by rising oil prices and increased demand for auto parts and industrial supplies. The gap between imports and exports rose 16% - the largest percentage increase since February 1999 - to $32 billion in July from a revised […]

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The Slow Death of General Motors

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor Money Morning U.S. President Barack Obama's firing of General Motors Corp. (GM) Chief Executive Officer G. Richard Wagoner Jr. may be the beginning of the final act of a long and sad drama - the slow death of GM. The company nameplate may soldier on in some form, but it […]

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Despite its Decline, Oil Remains a "Must-Have" Profit Play

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report Commodities may be down, but they're not out - and they shouldn't be out of your portfolio, either. As the investment director for Money Morning, I'm invited to a large number of speaking engagements each year. It's something I enjoy, and it's quite useful, too, […]

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Why the President's Push for Lower Oil Prices is Nothing But a Pipe Dream

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report Every president has a defining moment when the American people, and indeed the world, recognize that he's badly out of touch with some aspect of reality. I can't help but think that President George W. Bush ["Dubya"] has just had his moment as I watch […]

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