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Category Archives: Natural Gas

The U.S. Is Crushing Its Clean Energy Forecasts

Paris, schmarish… In a February 2007 report, the United States Department of Energy made thirty-year predictions for the country's energy usage and production. As Statista's infographic below shows, using data from the non-profit international environmental pressure group Natural Resources Defense Council, these forecasts have so far been smashed. You will find more statistics at Statista Martin Armstrong details […]

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

One year after the Panama Papers revealed billions in assets are held in offshore "tax haven" accounts by some of the world's most powerful and wealthy individuals, on Sunday a huge new leak of financial documents disclosed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) – a global network that won the Pulitzer Prize this […]

The Death Of Petrodollars & The Coming Renaissance Of Macro Investing

Authored by John Curran via Barrons, The petrodollar system is being undermined by exponential growth in technology and shifting geopolitics. What comes next is a paradigm shift… In the summer of 1974, Treasury Secretary William Simon traveled to Saudi Arabia and secretly struck a momentous deal with the kingdom. The U.S. agreed to purchase oil […]

S&P Futures Flat, Spain Rebounds, Nikkei Closes At 21 Year High

S&P500 futures point to a slightly lower open, as Asian stocks rise to trade near decade highs, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 closing at highest since 1996. European stocks are little changed, with Spanish shares gaining after Catalan President rows back from an immediate declaration of independence. MSCI's all-world stocks index briefly hit a fresh record […]

Is This The Geopolitical Shift Of The Century?

Authored by Cyril Widdershoven via OilPrice.com, The geopolitical reality in the Middle East is changing dramatically. The impact of the Arab Spring, the retraction of the U.S. military, and diminishing economic influence on the Arab world – as displayed during the Obama Administration – are facts. The emergence of a Russian-Iranian-Turkish triangle is the new […]

State Of Emergency Declared Across Southeastern US As Hurricane Nate Looms

Update (1 pm ET):  With Nate expected to strengthen into a category 2 storm by the time it makes landfall in southeastern Louisiana late Saturday, the NHC has expanded its storm warnings to include the part of the Florida panhandle east of the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Indian Pass Florida, which is now under a […]

Frontrunning: October 4

Spanish tensions bar Europe from global stocks party (Reuters) Catalonia to move to declare independence from Spain on Monday (Reuters) Catalan Police Chief Investigated For Sedition (TSR) Trump Suggests Puerto Rico’s Debt May Need to Be ‘Wiped Out’ (BBG) Trump Heads to Las Vegas After Shooting Reignites Gun Debate (BBG) Putin says Trump is listening […]

Wheels And Deals: Trouble Is Brewing In The House Of Saud

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Saudi women being allowed to drive is a smokescreen – Salafi-jihadism is alive and well inside the Kingdom. What's more, another coup may be along shortly… Suddenly, the ideological matrix of all strands of Salafi-jihadism is being hailed by the West as a model of progress – because […]

Did the Fed Just Broadcast An Inflationary Event is About to Hit?

Yesterday, Janet Yellen stated that the Fed was “wrong” about employment and inflation. I realize that the significance of this might be lost on many individuals. The Fed’s ENTIRE purpose is to pursue “maximum employment” and “stable prices”(aka low inflation). Indeed, these are LITERALLY the words in the Fed’s official “Dual Mandate” from Congress. So […]

China’s Maritime Strategic Realignment

Authored by Brian Kalman, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson via SouthFront.org, China has begun construction of the first Type 075 Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). Construction most likely started in January or February of this year, with some satellite imagery and digital photos appearing online of at least one pre-fabricated hull cell. The Type 075 will […]