• A Little Known Chinese Oil Play

    By Ryan Palmer - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CEO, PTR, SHI

    CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) isn't usually the first company that comes to mind when discussing the Chinese oil and gas sector. The acronym CNOOC stands for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, and is an upstream oil and gas company.

    In the context of the oil and gas sector, upstream companies are the ones that engage in exploration in order to discover locations of reserves. Upstream companies are also the more »

  • As Demand Rises, So Will the Stock Prices of These Three Oil and Gas Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: APC, CEO, OXY

    According to the Energy Information Administration, global production of oil will increase from 89.13 million barrels per day in 2012 to 91.40 million barrels per day in 2014. With this, total world consumption is expected to increase from 89.16 million barrels per day in the previous year to 91.22 million barrels per day next year.

    This rising demand trend will be beneficial for oil producing & marketing more »

  • Chinese Oil Majors Create Smörgåsbord for Bond Investors

    By Peter Pham - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, LQD

    The second half of April saw record setting bond sales Hong Kong and New York. Asia’s leading oil refiner, Sinopec (NYSE: SNP), sold $3.5 billion, which was not only the biggest bond sale by a Chinese company in the last ten years, but also the single largest sale in Asia, excluding Japan. Two weeks later, CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) announced an even bigger bond sale worth $4 billion. With more »

  • 3 Oil & Gas Stocks From Emerging Markets

    By Victor Selva - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, PBR

    Emerging markets provide plenty of growth opportunities, especially with their higher current and expected GDP growth rates. In this article we will look into three interesting oil and gas companies from two quickly developing economies, Brazil and China. These are Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) and CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), companies that provide compelling long-term growth prospects and ones which you should consider for your portfolio more »

  • Significant Risks in Passive Chinese ETFs

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, SNP, CEO, PTR, CHXF

    Passive, index-tracking exchange-traded funds are in huge demand -- but are they always wise investments? The WisdomTree China Dividend Ex-Financials Fund (NASDAQ: CHXF) is an example of an index fund with a lot of unnecessary risk--the index it follows is based on investing in Chinese dividend-paying stocks. The year-to-date return is -5.08% and a dividend has yet to be established or paid (see the price chart below).

    Some of the more »

  • A World Filled With Oil Part III

    By Reuben Brewer - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, PTR

    Oil and natural gas demand grows as a society grows. Nowhere is this more apparent today than China. In fact, that nation is on a mission to ensure its access to these vital resources. Investors can tag along for the ride with CNOOC (NYSE: CEO), PetroChina (NYSE: PTR), and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP).


    There is a massive infrastructure to support the production and use of oil. This more »

  • Is Natural Gas a Flaming Buy? Five Cheap Natural Gas Producers to Watch

    By Brendan O'Boyle - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, CEO, COP, ECA, EOG

    It is probably fair to say that the boom in natural gas has been one of the most unprofitable revolutions in recent memory for investors in natural gas producing companies. Even the legendary Warren Buffett admitted that he overpaid for ConocoPhillips during the heady days leading up to the credit crisis in 2008. This lesson should not be lost on other investors: when energy prices are high, companies that derive more »

  • Challenges and Growth with Chinese Oil

    By Joshua Bondy - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: CEO, COP, PTR

    The oil market continues to develop, and China has become one of the biggest sources of consumption growth. This is in contrast to the U.S., where consumption of crude oil continues to fall. China's heavily state-directed economy gives its oil companies an extra level of complexity. China continues to grow, but investors need to be aware of the added risks from the Communist Party. 

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  • Petronas Pursues Aggressive Expansion Despite Political Uncertainties

    By Peter Pham - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, COP, XOM, EEM, EWM, PRQNF, RDS-A, VWO

    After finalizing the acquisition of Canada’s Progress Energy (PRQNF.PK), Malaysia’s state owned oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd, more commonly known as Petronas, is planning to spend as much as $60 billion (RM 186 billion) over the next five years to ramp up the country’s oil and gas sector in a major exploration and production drive. Moreover, it is also expected to spend an additional more »

  • Southeast Asia Will Drive Oil Politics

    By Peter Pham - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CEO, COP, XOM, NXY, PSX, RDS-A

    As we stand at the edge of the fiscal cliff we also stand at the edge of another fundamental change in world politics and economics.  The U.S. is becoming an oil producing giant.  We’ve heard a lot about this recently-- the ‘shale-gas’ boom and the coming ‘shale-oil’ boom which will turn the U.S. into Saudi Arabia and dispel the chimaera of energy independence and make it a more »

  • Stocks that are primed to rise in the short-term

    By Marlin Hansbrough - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: AVD, CEO, CPRT, E, HAIN, IAG, LNN, SSL, SU, ULTA

    The stocks listed below are primed to rise in price over the next few months. I have a proven record of choosing stocks that have short - term growth. Check my twitter page to see my past results.

    American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD)

    CNOOC Limited  (NYSE: CEO)

    Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT)

    Eni SpA (NYSE: E)

    The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN)
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG)
    Lindsay more »
  • Should You Keep This Energy Stock?

    By Jordo Bivona - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CEO, EOG, SGTPY.PK

    Apache (NYSE: APA), the fourth-largest independent producer based in the United States, reported results which did not meet expectations. The stock fell by nearly 5% on the earnings release date. The main reasons for the relatively weak quarter were lower price realizations coupled with an increase in labor costs. The average price received for oil fell by almost 4%, while NGL realizations fell by a steep 26%. In this article more »

  • Natural Gas Prices Holding This Player Back

    By Jordo Bivona - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: APC, CEO, EOG

    EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) has just announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 as well as an update on its operations. The four quarterly results announcements give us the only opportunities to examine a company in the context of its most recent numbers.  It also provides an opportunity to evaluate the company's liquids production growth as well as its impressive collection of drilling opportunities. In more »

  • Four Chinese Dividend Picks From The Matthews Funds

    By Reuben Brewer - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CMGE, SNP, CEO, NXY, TSM

    The Matthews family of Funds specializes on investing in Asia. A new report out from portfolio manager Yu Zhang stresses the benefits of a dividend focus in China and the changes in the market that make it easier now than ever before to be a dividend investor in that country. Four stocks in Matthews China Dividend Fund's concentrated portfolio are easy for U.S. investors to get their hands more »

  • Sinopec Sees a Larger Pot and Raises

    By Peter Pham - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, GS, PTR

    China’s state owned oil giant China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (NYSE: SNP), otherwise known as Sinopec Corp is planning to sell new shares worth $3.1 billion in what is going to be one of the continent’s largest equity sales in 2013.  Sinopec has officially said that it needs funds for “general corporate purposes” but it is the reality is that it is going on a wholesale buying more »

  • ConocoPhillips’ Asia Strategy Hedges Dollar Risks

    By Peter Pham - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: CEO, COP, PSX, RDS-A

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is showing renewed interest in the lucrative Asia-Pacific oil market.  It is gearing up to resume its biggest Chinese operations as well as having made a “final investment decision” on the Malaysian offshore project as it divests from China’s neighbor Kazakhstan. These represent an important diversification tool as the world heads towards a stagflationary low-growth period. 

    There are three big deals to look at:

    1. Kazakhstan’s more »
  • Chinese Companies Looking For Energy

    By Reuben Brewer - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, SNP, CEO, XOM, NXY, PTR

    CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) has been granted U.S. approval for its purchase of Nexen (NYSE: NXY), a Canadian energy company. This is a big deal, not because of the ultimate price tag, but because it gives China a notable position in the Canadian Oil Sands region. Although Canada is looking to put limits on similar purchases, China will likely continue to aggressively buy oil and natural gas assets. It has more »

  • Chevron Looks to Eastern Europe for Shale Gas

    By Peter Pham - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CVX, CEO, ECA, EOG, XOM

    The second biggest American oil and gas firm, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is gearing up for shale gas exploration in the Eastern European nation of Lithuania. The country’s officials have revealed that Chevron is in the driver’s seat to win the exploration license. According to the Lithuanian Geological Service, the country is estimated to hold shale gas reserves of up to 2.118 trillion cubic feet, enough to last more »

  • Cold-cracking May Stimulate E&P and Refinery Stocks

    By John Licata - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, STO, SU, TOT | Editor's Choice

    New major oil finds are rarer today than they were just two decades ago. Add the fact that a new Greenfield refinery hasn’t been built in the U.S. since 1976, and you can imagine demand for finished products such as gasoline, heating oil and jetfuel are high, even during a recession. So while refiners struggle to modernize new plants, E&P companies have benefited from the wide-spread adoption more »

  • Talisman Energy, a Charm for 2013?

    By Christopher Lacich - December 15, 2012 | Tickers: BP, CEO, NXY, TLM

    Talisman Energy (NYSE: TLM), formerly known as BP Canada, Ltd. has had a long, if not obscure history. It went public in 1992 when British Petroleum (NYSE: BP) sold 57% of its interest in the company to the public. Going back further, its origins can be traced to the Supertest Petroleum Company founded in Canada in 1923.

    Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Talisman Energy is now one of Canada's more »

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