Oil Prices Are Set To Rebound

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The latest selloff in oil prices have left speculators in a predicament: The fundamentals continue to look poor with unimpressive drawdowns in crude oil stocks, but there is a general consensus that the extension of the OPEC deal should push the market towards a rebalancing over the next few quarters.

Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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The U.S. shale industry might have just received a huge windfall with the nine-month extension of the OPEC cuts. Shale output was already expected to come roaring back this year, but the extension of the cuts provides even more room in the market for shale drillers to step into.

The sky is the limit, it seems. However, there are growing signs that the U.S. shale industry could be reaching the end of the low-hanging fruit. Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble.

Geologists make 'hot find' along New Zealand fault line

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Seismic fault-line water, much hotter than expected, has been discovered in New Zealand. Geologists say the fluid could be harnessed to generate electricity or heating.


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Yen strength to hit Nikkei

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Japanese profits might be pressured due to the stronger yen, but there could be good news for longer-term investors, says Jesper Koll, WisdomTree Japan.


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