Opinion: Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On US Shale

by James Stafford of Oilprice.com Saudi Arabia continues to ratchet up production, taking market share away from US shale producers. According to OPEC's latest monthly oil report, Saudi Arabia boosted its oil output to 10.31 million barrels per day in April, a slight increase over the previous month’s total of... Read more →

Opinion: Oil Price War May Benefit both US Shale and Saudi Arabia

by Michael McDonald on Oilprice.com Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US oil producers remains one of timing. How long will the oil price slump last? Is this a relatively short term... Read more →

Opinion: Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

by Alexis Arthur for Oilprice.com Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. Still, with a resource potential both vast and untapped, the nation has never been far from energy investors’ minds. The question today is just how much... Read more →

by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com Predicting and diagnosing the trajectory of oil prices has become something of a cottage industry in the past year. But along with all of the excess crude flowing from the oil patch, there is also an abundance of market indicators that while important, tend to... Read more →

Opinion: Why oil prices must go up

by Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find major new discoveries ensures a future of expensive oil. While analyzing the short-term trajectory of oil prices is certainly important,... Read more →

Commentary: Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. Not only has financing come from company shareholders and traditional banks, but hundreds of billions of dollars have also come from junk-bond investors looking for high... Read more →

Opinion: The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

by Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift to the East. The reasons for the cozier relationship between... Read more →