A couple of years ago I was thinking about the possible fates of various nations in a world in which depleting oil reserves begin to have a very strong impact on oil prices. I had […]
Time to Switch to Natural Gas?
A couple of articles, both at Seeking Alpha, got me to thinking about whether it might be time to trade in my Petrobras (PBR) stock for something in the natural gas sector. From the first […]
Trying to Make Sense of Ethanol Tariffs
Note that in the following essay, I am not trying to come down either for or against ethanol tariffs, but rather to discuss what I see as the key issues surrounding them. U.S. energy policy […]
Fortune Says Oil Stocks are a Bargain
I certainly can’t disagree with this: Betting on big oil’s comeback The article first argues that oil prices are unlikely to stay low for too long: “Right now, the upsides in the oil sector far […]
Loading Up on PBR
A little over a month ago, as a result of the dramatic fall in the market capitalizations of oil companies, I opened up a brokerage account with Ameritrade to take advantage of the fire sale. […]
Oil to $250 a Barrel?
In case you missed it, there were several stories this week – and of particular note coming from OPEC – that suggested that much higher oil prices may be on the way: Oil Price May […]