Ty’s Take for 01-27-17

This week I’m traveling so please do not expect long prose or an overly complicated analysis. I will save that for two weeks from now, once I have had an opportunity...
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Where Would Various States Rank in OPEC?

Markets are abuzz with speculation as to what will happen should OPEC cut production as they promise. Obviously, the big issues are how much of a dent it will make in...
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Do Conflict Mineral Regulations Work?

Its that time of year again – when my inbox begins filling with emails from Schlumberger, GE, and many others asking me to fill out their conflict minerals forms certifying that...
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BP Revises 2035 Energy Projections

Each year, our friends at BP release a new energy outlook for the coming years. This energy outlook, which was released on January 25, 2017, is very well respected. At the...
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OPEC and Friends Are Complying?!?1?

Well folks, less than a month into the OPEC / non-OPEC production cuts and we already have good news: various oil ministers are reporting that 1.5 million barrels per day have...
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Trump Helps Out Steelworkers?

President Trump announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, that he had signed Executive Orders designed to promote construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines which were long blocked by...
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Ty’s Take 01-13-17

We are starting the New Year off with a Bang!!! While sales have come nowhere close to the volume we need, we at Five Star are definitely seeing a nice uptick....
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The Week In Numbers for the Week Ending 01-13-2017

In each edition of the Standard, we strive to provide you a bare bones summary of what happened to the price of WTI, Natural Gas, and Brent Crude. In addition, we...
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Surveys Are Backing Optimism

Recent reports add credence to our gut instincts that optimism is running high, and oil companies will likely increase spending in 2017. According to a report released by Barclays on Monday,...
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When Will We See OPEC Production Cuts?

One topic of some discussion is when will we feel the effects of OPEC (and non-OPEC) production cuts? Obviously, oil markets have already reacted to the cuts, driving up the price...
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