5 Marijuana Stocks To Watch In 2018

It used to be taboo. Now, cannabis is poised to take 2018 by storm. Only a few years ago, marijuana was seen as a ‘’gateway drug’’. Flash forward to today: cannabis is a huge business, one that could be worth $25 billion in the U.S. alone by 2020, and …

Canada’s Cannabis Boom Is About To Take Off

The clock is ticking down. On or around August, 2018 Prime Minister Trudeau will sign the Cannabis Act – fully legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada. With mere months until this $22.6 billion market, which includes retail cannabis and all related…

The Best Way To Play The New Lithium Boom

There’s a new Lithium Juggernaut. It’s not Chile, Bolivia or Argentina. Nor is it China or Australia. We’re talking about Canada. If you’re sleeping on this opportunity – you’re making an enormous mistake. With demand growing exponentially, and the industry facing a 100,000 ton annual shortfall by 2025 – “Northern Lithium” should be more lucrative than at any time in history.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Canada is sitting on at least 1 million tons of lithium resource. That’s…

Is Canada About To Transform The Lithium Market?

One hundred and seventy years ago, oil was drilled out of the ground in Western Pennsylvania for the first time. The momentous event sparked a revolution in energy production and ushered in the age of oil. Now, a new mineral is poised to become energy’s most valuable commodity: lithium. A critical component in modern battery technology, lithium is currently produced through a costly, time-consuming and environmentally-damaging process involving salt brine evaporation. But now, a new company has unlocked the secret to a potentially colossal…

The Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry That Is Hidden In Plain Sight

One massive investment opportunity is going largely unnoticed, perhaps by design. A multi-billion-dollar sector, whose main assets are often quite literally hidden in plain sight. Once you find out what it is… and how much money it makes every month… you’ll start hunting for it in your neighborhood.  In fact, it might be the most profitable business there. Once You See It, You Can’t Ignore It Unlike most infrastructure projects, this industry does its best to make their assets less visible to the public, while their services…

This New Technology Could Transform The Lithium Industry

A new technology is here that has the potential to reshape lithium production in the same way fracking reshaped oil. In fact, as reported by USA Today, Musk offered $325 million for the International Battery Metals’ CEO’s previous company and lithium extraction technology. But a major New York Global Investment Bank valued this company at 7X this number… $2.5 billion. The gap was too wide, and a deal was never completed.  Now, the CEO is taking the knowledge he gained over to International Battery Metals. And today, after making…

5 Top Picks As The Lithium Race Heats Up

The twentieth century was the age of oil. Could the twenty-first be the age of lithium? It’s definitely starting to look that way. The lithium market is one of the fastest-growing commodity markets in the world. The market for batteries is set to grow to $120 billion over the next two years, fueled by the massive new demand for electric vehicles (EV) and battery-powered tech. The boom in renewable energy sources, which need lithium-batteries to compete at cost with fossil-fuels, should only add fuel to the fire. Tesla, the industry leader…

The Tech Turning The Oil Industry Upside Down

Forget everything you thought you knew about the oil and gas industry. Blockchain technology could be about to unleash a major change throughout the whole energy market and this tech is a perfect match for oil and gas. A little-known company called Petroteq Energy, Inc. (TSX:PQE.V; OTCQX: PQEFF), recently cited by Deloitte, is aiming to get in front of the industry in a big way with PetroBLOQ, which could become the world’s most innovative blockchain solution for the oil and gas industry. In fact, PEMEX, the largest energy company in Mexico…

5 Stocks To Watch As Tech Takes Over The Oil Industry

Most investors are already aware of bitcoin’s meteoric rise from $900 to $19,000 last year. But what the majority of investors have missed out on is the tidal wave of stocks that have soared from the implementation of bitcoin’s secret tech: the blockchain. And this tech has finally arrived at the door of Big Oil, promising to reshape the most important industry in the world. With OPEC and U.S. shale producers striving for dominance in an oil war that has raged for years, those innovators who can implement this game-changing tech first will…

The Cryptocurrency Boom Is Just Getting Started

Cryptocurrencies have officially returned to a full-blown-frenzy. Everyone is trying to get a piece of the crypto-pie. Corporate coins, government coins, and even commodity coins are flooding the market on every level, and investors are scrambling to sift through the madness. But not all coins are created equal. Knowing which cryptocurrency is worth the investment can be tricky. Adding to the confusion are companies making big promises to investors with no more than a whitepaper and a dream. Assets are important in this race. It doesn’t matter…

How To Play 2018’s Mining Boom

Three years ago, the bottom dropped out of the commodities markets, and plenty of investors were ready to call it quits. Now, everything has changed. The mining sector is red-hot. In 2017, the top fifty mining companies increased in value by $141 billion, reaching a total value of $896 billion. At the end of the year, there was a stock surge as prices shot up across the board. With the global economy booming and demand for commodities surging, there’s never been a better time to jump in on the action. And the hottest entry point for this…

The Gem Revolution Could Leave Diamonds Behind

Colored gemstones are drawing the attention of diamond market investors, and in the coming months these investors could be rewarded with a booming market. International money from the diamond market—valued at $80 billion—is now flooding in to colored gemstones. Market research analyst Technaviot predicts that the global gems and jewelry market will reach $292 billion by the end of next year. And colored gems are now fetching premium prices, with one Colombian emerald sold for a mind-blowing $5.5-million at a recent Christies auction…

5 Top Picks As Luxury Markets Boom

The charming mysticism of precious stones is the stuff of legend, and today, these ‘tears of the gods’ are opening up major new opportunities for investors. Now estimated to be worth north of $100 billion, the gemstone industry is growing in leaps and bounds, with analysts projecting that demand for diamonds and gemstones will continue to outstrip supply. A lack of new discoveries, a growing inclination towards branded ornaments, a plunging dollar and ease of access thanks to online shopping have combined to make this one of the hottest…

The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

Deep in China’s Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today’s most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently, more than 60 percent of all bitcoin is mined in China, and these miners have picked their location wisely. The remote Sichuan mountains enjoy a cool year-round temperature and cheap electricity provided by small-scale hydro-electric facilities, averaging from $0.05 to $0.08-cents per kWh. Recent rumors, however, suggest that this could all come crashing down. First reported…

5 Cannabis Companies To Watch As Legalization Approaches

There’s a revolution coming. A green revolution. Next year, Canada will become the first major industrialized nation to fully de-criminalize cannabis, legalizing it for recreational use. California, the world’s biggest single market for cannabis products, will also be passing legalization legislation, though the United States is likely to keep its federal pot laws unchanged. This is huge news. The market for cannabis in Canada could be as large as $8 billion. The U.S. market could reach $25 billion by 2020, and even this figure could…

Breakthrough Tech To Help Defuse America’s Ticking Time Bomb

By now, most people are aware of Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar pledge to fix the failing U.S. infrastructure. But that trillion dollars is just the tip of a much bigger iceberg. The real cost of diffusing this infrastructure time bomb could actually be $4.6 trillion. And that’s before considering the investments needed to protect and maintain that system. Luckily, one little-known company is ahead of the curve in this market, launching an artificial intelligence application that could help save billions of dollars in cleanup, repairs…

The Next Tech Boom Could Be About To Unfold Here…

How much do you know about the $3.6 trillion U.S. infrastructure crisis? Experts predict a major rise in accidents and disasters if no action is taken within the next few years. U.S. dams are failing from coast to coast, with 15,500 of our 90,500 dams now a high-hazard potential for public safety and the economy that will take $45 billion to fix … Pipelines have caused almost 9,000 significant accidents in only 30 years, hitting us with $8.5 billion in damages, killing 548 people and injuring over 2,500 more … The over 140 oil refineries…

Game Changing Oil Tech Could Upend OPEC

In the twentieth century, fossil fuels powered the industrialization, urbanization and modernization of the global economy. Societies transformed. The world was connected. Wealth increased tenfold. Now, in the twenty-first century, as revolutionary technologies disrupt moribund industries at lightning speed, knowledge is the new source of power. Proprietary technology can translate into massive success for companies positioned to meet demand. In the energy sector, companies like Halliburton, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes reap huge profits from…

This Breakthrough Could Spark A New Oil Boom

The jury is in on global oil dominance: The U.S. is poised to become the definitive leader, driven by unparalleled technological advances that could lead to growth of 8 million barrels a day by 2025. The judge is the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the ruling is clear: The U.S. oil boom was just getting started with fracking. The next phase is phenomenally high-tech, and should turn the U.S. into a net exporter of fossil fuels. And the tech doesn’t get much higher than a breakthrough that can take the ‘dirty’ out of the…

Top 5 Miners To Ride The Christmas Commodity Boom

Precious and industrial metals have had a banner year on a weak dollar and the beginnings of what appears to be another upcycle for commodities. Strong demand and questions about the availability of long-term supply are pushing up prices across the board. • Gold prices are up sharply since touching a low point at the end of 2016. • Copper prices have soared, particularly since June. Spot prices are up nearly 20 percent in the past four months. • Lithium prices have doubled in the past year and a half, and are up 50 percent since…

Oil Prices Nosedive On Bearish IEA Report

Oil prices are cratering after the IEA said that global oil demand is actually much weaker than everyone thought. The IEA lowered its demand forecast by 50,000 bpd in 2017 and 190,000 bpd in 2018, raising concerns that the oil market is actually not as healthy as it seems. That puts demand growth at 1.5 million barrels per day this year, and only 1.3 mb/d in 2018. In fact, the oil market might actually be oversupplied in the fourth quarter of 2017, which could deflate the recent price rally. Oil traders have gained confidence in the rebalancing…

5 Stocks To Watch In The $6 Trillion Cyber War

Cyber security is a megatrend that’s got horns just as big as the crypto currency bull. They’re both revolutionary elements of the digital era, and they both play a role in what is no less than World War III, unfolding in our cyber space. Nothing can hold tech back right now, and precisely because of that, cyber security is becoming an even bigger bull. That’s because business is under assault across every industry, everywhere in the world. What we’re seeing right now is a redistribution of wealth—and one of the biggest…

Finally: A Way To Invest In Blockchain

Most American investors missed the first boat on the wildly profitable cryptocurrency market, which hit $158 billion in August and is set to hit nearly $3 trillion by 2023. Now, another boat is setting sail, and this time there’s an easy way to get onboard. Bitcoin—soaring to $5,000 per coin– is now worth four times as much as an ounce of gold. A simple $100 investment a few years ago would have amassed multiple millions in profit. Profits like this have been hard to come by for the majority of investors because this is a complicated…

5 Hot Tech Stocks For The Fall Of 2017

There are 2.6 billion gamers worldwide – that’s 2.6 billion people turning to video games for relaxation, entertainment or to kill time on the bus or metro. The Institute for the Future estimates that gamers spend well over 3 billion hours per week playing games on smartphones, laptops, PCs, hand-held devices, and gaming consoles like Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s Playstation. The video game market, which used to be considered a niche market with little mass appeal, has grown 26x in the last 20 years to become a hugely valuable part…

Our 5 Top Picks For A Booming Marijuana Market

Twenty years ago, it was vilified as a “gateway drug.” Now, cannabis has grown into a big business, with the potential to become even bigger as laws are scheduled to change to reflect shifting social attitudes towards marijuana and investment picks up to take advantage of increased demand. And make no mistake: the demand is huge. In the United States, the legal cannabis industry is worth $6.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. In Canada alone, cannabis is estimated to reach an $8 billion market with 150,000 people using marijuana for…

Medical Breakthrough Could Save Millions Of Lives And Billions Of Dollars

Stroke and heart diseases cost the U.S. nearly $1 billion every day in medical costs and lost productivity, so when a small-cap biotech company finally starts releasing validation news for a medical device with the potential to detect blockage in the carotid arteries the leading cause of stroke—before it’s too late—investors tend to listen. The little-known company is CVR Medical (TSX:CVM.V;OTC:CRRVF), and its potentially life-saving device is the Carotid Stenotic Scan (CSS)–a technology designed to detect stenosis within arteries,…

5 Top Picks To Play The Electric Car Boom

The electric vehicle revolution is coming much faster than even some of the most bullish analysts expected. In late July, even the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, said that he would buy an electric vehicle, acknowledging that the transition from the internal-combustion engine to the electric battery was inevitable. He also said that oil prices could remain “lower forever,” and that the oil market would see peak oil demand within the next decade and a half. According to Bloomberg New Energy…

Researchers Just Found Something Extraordinary In This Volcano

There’s nothing like raging magma to form the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar business. When the ashes settled around this millionaire making massive volcano in Argentina thousands of years ago, after expelling its fiery magma, it left behind a vast salt flat that would eventually become a miner’s glory and an investor’s dream. This is where Mother Nature pays us back … with an abundance of a metal that is in short supply and will define our energy future—if we can get enough of it. The metal is lithium. And…

5 Companies To Watch As Oil Rebounds

U.S. shale drilling may have rendered OPEC production cuts irrelevant and caused oil to drop again, but this is a fabulous opportunity for investors to get in on great companies trading at fantastically low prices. This won’t last for long though, because shale growth—even where it’s at right now—can’t fill in the gaps of declining investment and production around the world. In the longer term, oil prices will rebound, and those companies who have managed to strengthen themselves with innovations, cost-cutting, greater…

This Is How You Make Money On Gold

This is how you make gold great again for investors … You find the next company that’s building up a mid-tier producer from scratch with existing cash flow and huge growth potential, and then you look at where it is and who’s behind it. In this case, we’re looking at Latin America—the best gold venue of the decade. And who’s behind it? Well, this is where it gets exciting. When you see names like legendary mining financier Frank Giustra and General Wesley Clark, you know you’re on the right track to outsized…

How To Profit From Canada’s $22 Billion Marijuana Boom

Colorado was the first U.S. state to set up a booming legal marijuana industry a few years ago, inspiring other states to follow suit. Bit by bit, the dominoes are starting to fall and marijuana is slowly becoming more available across the country. However, the federal government is once again hostile to marijuana – with Attorney General Jeff Sessions a particularly fierce opponent of legalization – raising questions about what comes next. But America’s northern neighbor does not have that problem. The Canadian government is moving…

Smart Money Backing A Marijuana Boom In 2017

This little-known marijuana company is the only real entry point into the multi-billion-dollar Canadian pot market, and it’s also the first marijuana company to pay a dividend to its shareholders. Pot stocks were already skyrocketing—in some cases beyond 1700%–in anticipation that the Canadian government would put legislation on the table to legalize marijuana for recreational use in April. That’s already happened, and now stocks are going wild because it should all be legal by July 1st, 2018. This is the making of a multi-billion-dollar…

Where The Smart Money Is Looking This Summer

This summer, the stock markets are all about tech and pharmaceuticals, while the banking sector has just won a nice reprieve from stress resulting in some attractive shareholder payouts. The Internet of Things and two all-out wars on this playing field make for a more explosive market than ever before. One war is between mobile telephone and data providers, vying for capabilities and customers. Another war is between cyber thieves, hackers and extortionists and those racing to the market with weaponry to keep our data safe. We’re also looking…

5 Companies Winning The $24 Trillion Cyber War

Business is under attack to the point of all out cyber war, and there is nowhere more lucrative right now than cyberspace, where a $200-billion-plus market is ripe for investors looking to turn profits that make the pre-bubble dot.com era look like chump change. There are plenty of catalysts, thanks to hackers who most recently managed to hijack the systems of one of the biggest shipping companies in the world, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world and thousands of others—forcing them to pay ransom in bitcoins to get their…

New Superfuel To Transform The Energy Markets

We now have a new way to extract a rare ‘superfuel’—and it could be the most important energy development since shale oil went commercial. Oh, and it only takes a day. This ‘superfuel’ is the foundation of everything that defines our high-tech future—from crazed demand for rechargeable batteries, energy storage systems and electric vehicles, to the millions of consumer electronics we boost demand for daily. The superfuel is lithium, and the craze is already on. But we won’t have enough—not because…

5 Big Plays As Gold Markets Heat Up

Growing geopolitical tensions and ”Trumpflation” have spurred a dramatic increase in safe haven demand…and the ongoing Bitcoin craze clearly proves it. Bitcoin prices have more than doubled in the year-to-date, while those of its closest peer, Ethereum, are up an eye-popping 4,500 percent. Yet, extreme volatility by digital currencies makes them a poor hedge against future uncertainties. Bitcoin has a downward deviation SIX times greater than gold’s, making it extremely risky for use as currency. Gold remains the pre-eminent and time-tested…

How The Smart Money Is Playing The Lithium Boom

There are incredible opportunities available in Lithium right now… But most investors are getting it wrong. Demand for lithium is soaring thanks to battery demand. And interest in the industrial metal has never been higher. But, before investing you MUST know this: Not all lithium is created equal. Savvy lithium investors know that it’s the quality of the lithium procured, not just the quantity that will mint the biggest fortunes. Unfortunately, most lithium miners are sitting on low-grade finds. Their investors will find out the hard way…

Is The Electric Car Boom Running Out Of Fuel?

A perfect storm is brewing in the 21st-Century energy market, and it has nothing to do with OPEC. It’s about batteries that charge everything from mainstream electric cars to massive power walls and mountains of consumer electronics. More specifically, it’s about what goes into those batteries—and it’s not just lithium. The other element that makes up 35 percent of the lithium-ion batteries mass produced at Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Nevada gigafactory—and at a dozen of other behemoths slated to come on line—is…

Electric Car Boom On Hold As Key Ingredient Vanishes

The rise of clean energy is creating a supply crunch for a little-known resource – COBALT. Largely ignored, there hasn’t been any exploration of cobalt in years. That’s because it’s typically found alongside industrial metals like copper and nickel, neither of which has experienced strong demand over the last few years. Demand for cobalt is soaring. It is a lesser-known yet essential component of electric vehicle batteries. And for the first time in history, the world’s supply isn’t keeping up with demand. Additionally,…

The 5 Biggest Winners Of The Electric Car Boom

We now live in a world where upstart Tesla Motors Inc. is worth more than General Motors (GM). The new market heroes are heroes of an energy revolution that is putting electric vehicles into the mainstream, building battery gigafactories to power them, discovering and developing new deposits of lithium and cobalt to feed the revolution, and taking futuristic tech over the finish line so we can have things like self-driving cars. The world not only wants a major change, it’s already demanding it. “When you have 400,000 people sending a company…

5 Stocks Set To Soar As Metal Markets Take Off

There is no commodity as essential and yet unknown as zinc, a metal that plays a central role in everything from infrastructure to military technology and even health care. But zinc will soon come out of the shadows, as a serious supply deficit looms and demand continues to grow. The last two years have seen several millionaire-maker metals breakout, with both lithium and cobalt experiencing unprecedented growth. Now it is zinc’s turn to enter a super-cycle, and the similarities cannot be ignored. And it’s not just that supply is low…

The Next Big Opportunity In Gold Is Here

Big money is betting on a bull run for gold, and Dutch ABN Amro sees it hitting $1,300 by year-end, and $1,400 in 2018 amid rising global uncertainty. But what they might have missed is one unique junior explorer that has managed to pull off the impossible on the precious metals scene at exactly the right time. Fiore Exploration (TSX:F.V; OTC:FIORF) has scooped up almost all the best exploration territory surrounding the world-class El Peñon gold mine in Chile in a deal that a junior explorer could only manage if backed by heavy hitters.…

Top 5 Gold Stocks For 2017

Follow the money and you’ll get to gold. Not even 9/11 managed to create the global tension that we have now. The world is seething, the flames of war in the Middle East are being fanned excessively, North Korea has its finger on the nuclear trigger, and you can cut the tension with a knife. All the while, talk of recession intensifies. This is what gold—our safe haven metal—loves more than anything. Legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffett, of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), who noted that the U.S. is “less well…

5 Companies Taking Advantage Of The Metal Boom

Commodities are surging and metals are loving their longest rally in seven years. Last year might have been a good one for metals, but this year will be even better. For five straight quarters, six metals have risen, and this quarter’s spike turns all our attention back to the miners: Gold is up 8.8 percent; silver is up 15 percent; aluminum and lead are both up 16 percent; and palladium is up 17 percent. But that’s nothing compared to the run on lithium and cobalt. Lithium continues is phenomenal rise, with the ‘Big 5’…

Electric Bar Boom Sets Cobalt Up For Massive Price Spike

Facing an acute shortage of cobalt coupled with challenging bottlenecks in the existing supply chain, ‘blue metal’ mania has taken hold. Prices are shooting up, hedge funds are hoarding physical supplies, and buyers are wondering where the next shipments are going to come from to feed the phenomenal progression of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution and massive battery gigafactories. First, it was lithium that shot through the roof and made millions for those who invested in it. Those who got in on lithium at the right time saw returns…

5 Mining Stocks To Watch As Commodity Prices Surge

Precious and industrial metals have rallied as the dollar dives and global chaos rules the day. So, if you have stayed away from mining this year, it’s time to rethink your investment strategy. Following the U.S. airstrike on Syria, precious metal prices have soared while industrial metals have been loving life since the U.S. presidential elections. • Gold and silver prices have been swinging upwards since mid-March.• Copper prices have rebounded from their lowest level in three months thanks to the weaker dollar and solid trade…

Getting In On Canada’s $30 Billion Marijuana Boom

A new commodity boom is coming to Canada. And this time, it is going to be a green rush. Marijuana is expected to be legalized in the country this year. And the market could be worth nearly $23 billion or more annually. The clock started ticking in April 2017. That’s when new legislation legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Canada will be introduced. If approved, the law is anticipated to go into effect on July 1, 2018. While other companies will be scrambling to catch up, one company has been quietly preparing to meet Canada’s…

5 Stocks To Profit From The Canadian Marijuana Boom

No bull market has grown bigger horns this decade than medical marijuana, and while there’s not as much big pot money to get in on in the U.S., the Canadian play ground is about to explode. Not only is medical marijuana federally legalized in Canada, but the government has now begun the process of legalizing its recreational use, and this will open the flood gates for producers whose stocks are already soaring to amazing heights. The launch of the first marijuana exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Canada took place in the first week of April,…

The 5 Hottest Gold Stocks In The Market Today

The timing couldn’t be better for gold. The dollar is plummeting, the stock market has lost over 80 percent of the ‘Trumphoria’ gains it made, and gold is once again everyone’s favorite safe haven asset. Gold is looking fantastically more attractive as the market keeps pulling back from its record highs, with the Dow Jones falling for the eighth straight session on Monday in its longest losing streak since 2011. The last straw was the failure of the GOP healthcare plan last week. Lost faith in the market, means burgeoning…

5 Mining Companies Set for Major Breakouts In 2017

While the beginning of 2016 was a rough one for metals miners, by the end of last year the recovery had started, and now we’re heading into a nice bull run at a time when mining stocks are still attractively priced. We’ve seen a lot of smart restructuring, cost-reduction, debt pay downs, divestment and positioning. What the sector does next is critical, and these are our 5 top picks for gold, silver, copper and lithium in the coming weeks and months. For gold, silver and copper, the Fed’s recent interest rate hike will boost prices.…

Saudi Arabia Considers Selling Cheap Aramco Shares To Locals

Oil giant Saudi Aramco is reportedly considering offering shares to citizens of Saudi Arabia as it prepares for an initial public offering that could be the biggest the world has ever seen. Quoting sources ‘familiar with the matter’, Bloomberg reported that Aramco has been talking about how to structure the IPO so that Saudi retail investors could get in on the deal cheaper than through international exchanges. No details on the local shares structure have been released, nor has Aramco commented on the plan officially. Bloomberg…

Russia Sanctions Scandal Only Begins With Flynn’s Resignation

The resignation of General Michael Flynn after only 24 days as national security advisor over secret conversations with a Russian diplomat may only be the beginning of a wider scandal. As the White House considers a new national security advisor, and the debate now is centered on whether Flynn’s undisclosed talks concerned sanctions, and whether he was acting ‘rogue’, the controversy may not simply end with a resignation. National security is in question here. Last week, the Washington Post revealed that Flynn and Kislyak had…

Where To Look As The Lithium Boom Unfolds In 2017

The sweetest spot in the Lithium rush is now definitively Chile: It’s the world’s biggest venue, and it’s about to explode as Tesla flips the switch on its battery gigafactory, Chinese-Korean investors prepare to drop $2 billion on a new Chilean gigafactory, and the government has a change of heart that has lithium at its core. Against this backdrop, we’re not just looking at the new ‘Who’s Who’ of lithium. We’re beyond that. Now we’re looking at who’s going to advance to new production…

Pipeline Approvals Could Put A Ceiling On Gas Prices

Two new pipelines to be built over the next 12-18 months are likely to bring down natural gas prices on the U.S. market just when they were starting to rise more consistently. While this is good news for consumers, it is not so welcomed news for producers, who might have to start thinking about finding new markets. The pipelines in question are Atlantic Sunrise, a project of Williams Partners, and Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover. The two got the greenlight from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week and became cause for celebration…

Dubai State Oil Company Loses 10% Profits In Oil Price Dip

Dubai-based state-owned Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has reported a nearly 10-percent year-on-year drop in profits as a result of depressed oil prices, the company told reporters Monday. Driven largely by its trading arm, which sold record volumes of petroleum products last year, ENOCrecorded a turnover around US$13 billion in 2016. “While about 45 million to 50 million barrels of sales were accounted for by its physical operations, the bulk of its sales volume – nearly 200 million barrels of oil equivalent – was accounted…

Kuwait Slashes Oil Production To 2.707M BPD On OPEC Accord

Kuwaiti officials say the OPEC-member country has reduced oil production this month to around 2.707 million barrels per day, in line with the targeted amount under the OPEC output cut agreement reached on 30 November. So far, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Venezuela are honoring the commitment to cut output, while Iran uses the time to shore up lost market share, and Libya and Nigeria struggle to ramp up production to avoid destabilization. Kuwait agreed in November to cut output by 131,000 barrels per day, starting on 1 January. This figure is…