The trading range for oil (WTI - West Texas Intermediate) since 6th May 2020 is US$ 38 to 42 bbl. On Monday 23rd November 2020 the oil price broke through its recent resistance line to reach $43 bbl, this...
The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced a historic deal to cut production as The International Energy Agency expects oil demand to sink to the equivalent of at least a third of global supply (by 29m barrels...
The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry continues to face scrutiny over the consequences its operations and business activities have on the environment. These companies are being asked to prove how they are helping to reduce carbon emissions. O&G companies...
Being a successful long-term investor in energy stocks has become exceedingly difficult the past several years and increasingly there is competition in the form of renewable energy investment. Below I give an account of the development of the oil industry...
When Saudi Arabia tried but failed to push the US shale producers out of business in 2015/16, it only served to prove what many had suspected, that both Russia and Saudi were no longer the only kingmakers in the...
The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak has hit oil prices in the last week as concerns have risen over a global economic slowdown and a reduction in demand, but our mid-run forecast of US $55-65 bbl for Brent Crude remains intact. Here’s why:...
In part I of this blog https://acfequityresearch.com/decoupling-of-gdp-and-energy-growth/ We discussed some of the fundamental changes in macro-economic relationships happening now and revolving around energy and GDP growth. In part II we consider some of the implications for extractives (basic resources –...
In the analysis below ACF takes a short form look at the data within the most recent McKinsey Quarterly report and overlays some of its own interpretation. When I try to reduce the whole of economics to one idea to...