This weekly news column is for the growing number of private investors wishing to keep their finger on the pulse of the ever changing energy business, and is provided as a free informational service. Industry News Industry cash flow break-evens down by $20/bbl with rapid strategic response Rapid and aggressive strategic response by oil and more »


Fossil Fuels? Maybe Not. . .

by charlie on July 24, 2012

Might it be true that everything we have been made to believe about fossil fuels are not true? Scientists have always said that fossil fuels were the result of decaying plant and animal matter and that they are a limited resource.  In fact many predict that we will be reaching the mid point of all more »



Oil’s Positive Effect on the Job Market

by charlie on July 6, 2012

Just read this article by Robert Bradley Jr. entitled “Oil and Gas: America’s Brightest Job Spot”.   There are amazing opportunities with great pay in this growing industry.  Article below.   “For many American families, struggling to make ends meet in the jobless recovery, energy development is an answer to a prayer. The fact that the more »


Smallknot Investments

by charlie on June 15, 2012

This is an interesting concept and one that many believe might become the future of lending for small business.  I definitely appreciate the idea of supporting local business that I frequent and want to see local businesses survive in our community.  This seems like a win win way to see that happen.  What do you more »


A History of Fracking

by charlie on June 12, 2012

For more than 100 years, nitroglycerin detonations increased a well’s production from petroleum bearing formations. Modern hydraulic fracturing technology can trace its roots to April 25, 1865, when Civil War veteran Col. Edward A. L. Roberts received the first of his many patents for an “exploding torpedo.” In May 1990, Pennsylvania’s Otto Cupler Torpedo Company more »


China Wants Oil

by charlie on May 31, 2012

China has a new interest in America’s energy sources.  Is this a good or a bad thing for the US? This article, “China paying billions for oil deals in the Americas” by Steve Hargreaves gives some good insight on the topic.   Click here for the full article.


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Peak, pause or plummet. . .

by charlie on May 18, 2012

This article “Peak, pause or plummet? Shale oil costs at crossroads” by Selam Gebrekidan, was a good read and brought me to the conclusion that the price issues support looking at the smaller operators that lead to bigger returns as the break even points on producing a barrel of oil in relation to the current more »


How to Invest in Oil

by charlie on April 10, 2012

When one thinks about investing in oil, it might seem like an investment that is unattainable and better left to the “big guys”.  That thought is not at all true and Absolute Wealth has written some amazing articles and done some informative video on how really anyone can invest in oil.  According to their article more »