Tag: IHS

Long-term investors should be wary of rapidly declining energy assets, PE investor warns

In the last three decades, up to three-quarters of all upstream companies have “destroyed shareholder value,” yet Wall Street investors prize some wonky metrics over the inevitable: Oil-producing assets, especially in shale plays, decline quickly and are often costly to replace, a private equity investor said Wednesday.  More »

Dow says US shouldn’t bail out Europe with natural gas

HOUSTON — European leaders visited Washington this week, urging U.S. lawmakers to allow more natural gas exports overseas, arguing the maneuver would reduce their dependency on Russia as an energy provider. But the largest American chemical company had a simple response: tough luck.  More »

US to become top exporter of liquefied petroleum gas, experts say

The U.S. is poised to become the top exporter of liquified petroleum gas — more commonly known as propane or butane — within just a few years, officials with research analyst IHS said Monday.  More »

Bernanke: Energy ‘a bright spot’ in recovering economy

The national oil and gas boom may have created a quarter of the jobs U.S. employers have added to payrolls since the economic downturn began six years ago, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.  More »

US gas exports will grow but won’t change markets, CEO says

U.S. tankers carrying cheap natural gas will ride a massive wave of demand to Chinese shores in coming years, but they won’t be able to unshackle the high price Asia pays in the global gas trade from oil indexes, energy executives said Wednesday.  More »

Investor push to cut spending hindering M&A markets

Activist investors are pressuring energy companies to cut spending levels in the face of rising costs and lower returns, to the detriment of the deal market, panelists at IHS CERAWeek said Tuesday.  More »

Canadian leader: Keystone XL decision coming soon

A final decision on Keystone XL could be coming “fairly soon,” Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speculated Tuesday.  More »

Senator: US should use oil and gas as strategic weapon in world politics

The United States should use its oil and gas bounty as a strategic weapon, helping to protect allies and tame crises like those unfolding in Russia and Venezuela, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday.  More »

IHS CERAweek draws energy luminaries to Houston summit

Tempered growth in major emerging economies will loom over a massive energy symposium this week when industry power brokers assemble in Houston to analyze rising competition and geopolitical threats to global markets.  More »

Houston companies scored major stock gains in 2013

Companies that invested in North American oil plays were rewarded with big stock gains in 2013, even as the largest energy companies saw little change in their value overall, according to a new report from the research firm IHS.  More »

Oil prices may fall on oversupply in 2014, Moody’s says

Slowing economic growth in China and rising oil production in the Middle East could hamper global oil prices in 2014, especially in North America, according to Moody’s Investors Service.  More »

Natural gas boom spurs methanol rush

The natural gas boom has turned the United States into a magnet for production of the chemical methanol, with nine major plants expected to be built, expanded or restarted in the country in the coming years.  More »
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