Coal, hydroelectric and oil are increasingly in high demand to meet the world’s growing appetite for power. In fact, global energy consumption grew 5.6 percent in 2010, the highest rate since 1973. Discover 10 other fascinating facts about worldwide consumption in this informative slide show.
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Beyond the attributes that set West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTIC) and Brent crude oil apart comes the question of which type of crude makes for a better investment. Recent historical data puts that question to rest, as one clear winner emerges. [Read on!] Words: 590
Commodities have obvious appeal to active investors looking to generate profits from short-term price movements [but while] the volatility of this asset class is ideal for risk-tolerant individuals who actively monitor their positions…commodities may also have appeal to the long-term, buy-and-hold crowd…These potentially appealing attributes come with plenty of risk, [however, as] the path to commodity exposure is full of potential obstacles and pitfalls that can erode returns and lead to a less-than-optimal investing experience. Here are ten rules of thumb that will help you achieve a more successful experience investing in commodity markets. Words: 2871
Natural gas is increasingly becoming an important fuel in meeting the global energy needs. Let’s take a quick look at the largest natural gas fields in the world. Words: 300
One of the things we look for in the markets is anomalies or disconnects from historical tendencies that signal some element of a traditional relationship between two things is changing or has changed. Often, the relationship is eventually returned to “normal”, meaning money can be made if an investor is on the right side of the trade. Other times, the relationship has been fundamentally altered in some way, so understanding the reasons behind the shift can become a source of opportunity, since it can either provide understanding about relevant long-term trends or signal a shift in an existing one. [Such being the case let’s take a look at] the ratio between natural gas and crude oil [and determine how best to play this investment opportunity.] Words: 1069
10 questions to ask before deciding whether or not to invest in an oil or gas company. Words: 820
Here are 10 more questions potential investors should be asking oil and gas company management teams or searching for on the company website. Words: 1046
World oil demand is…expected to surpass 115 million barrels per day in 2025 from only 91 million barrels per day today yet production in many countries is either waning or being consumed by the producing country. [In this article I identify those countries whose production is in decline, 2 countries who have increased production thanks to unique sources and how to invest accordingly.] Words: 595
The oil sands in northern Alberta are crucially important to the Canadian economy. People from all over the country are traveling there to find work. The news is filled with controversy over proposed pipelines (the Keystone XL and the Northern Gateway) to carry the oil to export markets. Here are 10 things everyone should know about the oil sands. Words: 878
As the world approaches ‘Peak Oil’ crude oil usage will begin to be rationed more and more and the world will turn to nuclear energy to meets its energy needs. As such, expect both oil and uranium to surpass their previous record levels of US$147 per barrel and US$140 per pound, respectively, within the next 2-3 years. Let me explain why. Words: 1446
There are 436 nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries around the world today, providing approximately 15% of the world’s electricity, and according to the World Nuclear Association, another 50 power reactors are currently being constructed in 14 countries with over 130 more power reactors being planned and 250 more being proposed. Talk about a growing industry! Words: 776