U.S. Shale

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The Economy As It Is, Or The Economy As It ‘Should’ Be

By Jeffrey P. Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners The mainstream view of the unemployment statistics suggest that any weakness in the US economy, manufacturing or beyond, will be temporary and shallow because employment growth remains robust. The question is not whether the statistics suggest such a trend but rather if those accounts correspond with anything real. As … Continue reading

Doha Meeting Reveals OPEC’s Inability To Control Global Oil Prices

By Ante Batovic The recent Doha meeting of major oil producers failed to agree oil output freeze deal and confirmed the existence of deep disagreements within Opec. The oil prices agony continues as major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on production freeze at the long-expected meeting in Doha on April 17. The expectations … Continue reading

The Implosion Of The House Of Saud

By Pepe Escobar The Panama Papers psyops revealed that – ailing – King Salman of Saudi Arabia is among a roast of notorious offshore profiteers “in relation” to “associates”. The House of Saud used British Virgin Islands shell companies to take out at least $34 million in mortgages for lavish houses in London and “a luxury yacht the size … Continue reading

Perfect Storm For Oil Started On Schedule And Continues To Build

By David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog The perfect storm I predicted against the price of oil in the Ides of March has not fully developed, but all the forces I spoke of are continuing to build. The balmy days that prevailed for oil prices in early March have gone away, replaced by a downdraft that is once again suppressing prices … Continue reading

OPEC’s Doha Dilemma: 3MB/D U.S. Lock In?

By Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk Another month, another flight to Hamad international airport for 17th April after initial agreement to hold ‘upstream horses’ in February 2016. While it’s no doubt great fun getting back into the OPEC ‘masters of the oil universe’ routine, second time round, the stakes are rapidly rising in Doha given another supposed ‘freeze’ … Continue reading

Is Saudi Arabia Running Out Of Gas?

By Phil Butler, New Eastern Outlook Saudi Arabia’s ever increasingly hostile stance toward neighbors may not be as secular as some have suggested. Given the nature of the country’s oil reserves, and almost unlimited production for decades, it’s possible the Saudis could simply be running out of gas. Here’s a candid look at the Saudi situation, one … Continue reading

The Coming Collapse Of Saudi Arabia

By Nick Giambruno, Casey Research They met in secret to plan a devastating attack… Two powerful men, colluding at a palace in the Middle East. In September 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Saudi Arabia. He was there to meet with King Abdullah, the country’s ruler and one of the richest men … Continue reading

The Perfect Storm In Oil Prices Will Hit In The Ides Of March

By David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog While some business / economic publications, like NewsMax are saying that, “Oil is pulling away from the market’s biggest storm in seven years,” I say, “Don’t believe it.” Not for one second. The real storm begins near the middle of March. Because people saw that the price of oil rose … Continue reading

Why Saudi Arabia Will Keep Oil Prices Low: 3 Reasons

By Andrew Manners Despite a tentative agreement struck last week to freeze oil production, Saudi Arabia is likely to keep oil prices low for the foreseeable future. Last week Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Qatar, and Russia reached an historic agreement to cap oil production at mid-January levels. The pact – the first between OPEC and a … Continue reading

The Oil Bust Will Deepen Before Prices Skyrocket; Even Wilder Swings Lie Ahead

By Fabius Maximus The great struggle to manage or even control oil prices again dominates the world economy and the news headlines. Yet even the basics are poorly understood, cloaked in myths and misunderstandings. Here is a quick sketch of how the oil boom brought us here, how the bust will end, who will win, and … Continue reading

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