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Shale Gas Not a Revolution

In a recent article entitled “Shale Gas is not a Revolution”, Art Berman quickly makes his case before moving on to a number of other natural gas related issues. He provides a brief history of natural gas in the U. S., the challenges facing the industry, and where he sees the market going in the… Read More

Future Gas

For some time now, we have seen natural gas assume an ever larger role among the major oil companies at the expense of oil. Many industry observers have come to expect the importance of gas to steadily increase as it serves as a bridging fuel as the world evolves from the internal combustion engine to… Read More

Traders Bet Big on Shale

The big international oil trading firms bridge the gap between producers and consumers. To do so, they devote resources to intelligence, gathering systems, processing plants, and terminals.  Operating on a global scale, they are not going to deploy assets in areas in which they do not foresee long term opportunities.  According to a recent article… Read More

Myths and Misconceptions

Last month, writing in “Oil Voice”, Art Berman sought to contradict an article on the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page entitled “Lessons from the Energy Export Boom”. While some of the details have changed since that time, it is helpful to reiterate Berman’s points which debunked some industry myths and misconceptions. While we like to… Read More

LNG Sale to Korea

“World Oil” reports that while Cheniere Energy has already shipped eight cargoes of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) from its Sabine Pass, Louisiana, facility to South Korea, the arrival of the SM Eagle in country early this month will be something special. Previous shipments have been spot sales, but the SM Eagle will be the first… Read More