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Energy Stocks to Watch

Company Name
Ticker
Price
52-Week Low
52-Week High
P/E
NextEra Energy NEE $133.56 $110.49 $134.33 16.28
UGI UGI $50.16 $39.44 $50.55 18.37
CenterPoint Energy CNP $28.53 $21.09 $28.86 28.65
Ormat Technologies ORA $59.06 $41.12 $59.93 31.49
Xcel Energy XEL $45.05 $38.00 $45.44 20.47
DTE Energy DTE $104.59 $86.81 $105.81 18.35
Sempra Energy SRE $113.02 $92.95 $114.66 20.68
Atmos Energy ATO $81.02 $68.51 $82.07 23.36

Options Volume Profile: The graphs plot WTI Crude Oil and Henry Hub Natural Gas options Daily Volume, Open Interest and Total Premium Value for given option strike prices. Traders use volume histograms to identify where trading activity takes place. Source: CME Group

Inventory Data: The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes weekly inventory numbers for oil and natural gas. An in-depth view can be found here. Source: U.S. EIA








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Six energy partners from Baker Botts have left the Houston-based law firm to join Gibson Dunn, one of the latest out-of-state law firms to open an office in Houston. All six, who became partners at Gibson Dunn, represent energy clients in mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic oil and gas […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Houston Chronicle

As West Texas’ Permian Basin becomes more saturated with drilling activity, more rigs are returning to the Eagle Ford shale in southern Texas. The U.S. added 13 rigs actively drilling for oil and gas this week and almost all of them came in Texas. The Lone Star state added 11 […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Houston Chronicle

Crude oil processing facilities in Kazakhstan from ChevronTexaco.Chevron posted double-digit increases in revenues and profits on Friday, boosted by good news in most business sectors, including U.S. and international oil production. Revenues rose $9 billion or 42 percent over the same quarter last year to $33.4 billion. Income swung to […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Houston Chronicle

Houston-based power company Calpine Corp. reported a lost of $56 million for the first quarter of 2017, as compared to a loss of $198 million for the fourth quarter of last year. The company managed to narrow its losses this quarter, despite a mild Texas winter and a wet year […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Houston Chronicle

Europe is banking on cheap US LNG exports competing with Russian pipeline natural gas to keep prices low and global supplies plentiful. But the US natural gas system is not as comfortable as you might think.
The US produced less gas in 2016 than in 2015, the first time since 2005 […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Platts Energy

In Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier: Pushing to rip out and reroute an existing pipeline – Enbridge Inc.’s aging Line 5, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac. […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Rigzone

Egypt sold gas to Israel under a 20-year agreement that collapsed in 2012 after months of repeated attacks by insurgents on a pipeline serving Israel in Egypt’s remote Sinai peninsula. […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Rigzone

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to expand offshore oil drilling and to reconsider rules that safeguard the activity. […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Rigzone

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is taking a leaf out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” playbook. […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Rigzone

Refining margins have risen since November

This is the third and final segment of a three-part look at why oil prices have failed to rally despite OPEC’s best efforts at managing supply cuts. Not only have prices failed to rally, both NYMEX WTI and ICE Brent have fallen around 9% over the past three weeks. In […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Platts Energy

Spot liquidity

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has left more than uprooted trees and overturned boats in its wake: The seaborne metallurgical coal market has also been upended, with China coming out as the top seller in the spot market from being the single largest buyer a year ago.
The cyclone has caused huge supply […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Platts Energy

How low can the costs of US shale oil production go?
Even with oil prices hovering around the $50/b mark, the US rig count has increased rapidly while E&P companies continue to record substantial reductions in well drilling costs. The increase in new well oil production per rig demonstrates the extraordinary […]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source Platts Energy

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at
increasing US offshore oil… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Natural Gas

The ruling from the Stockholm court of arbitration regarding the first
gas dispute case between… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Natural Gas

The Australian government’s decision to enforce export controls on LNG to
protect domestic supply has… […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Platts Natural Gas

Pluspetrol, the third-biggest oil producer in Argentina, plans to invest
$160 million in a pilot… […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Platts Natural Gas

The Trump administration has launched a review of the current
five-year US federal offshore lease… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Oil

Prices for Kazakhstan’s CPC Blend crude jumped Thursday on sharply higher
bidding by BP despite… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Oil

The Nigerian government is working on a long-term plan to replace the use
of refined… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Oil

China’s apparent demand for gasoline edged up 1% year on year in March
and for… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Oil

[GlobeNewswire] – EL PASO, Texas, April 28, 2017– The Board of Directors of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP declared a quarterly cash distribution for the first quarter 2017 of $0.4525 per unit, or … […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

[GlobeNewswire] – OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 28, 2017– Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. today announced that Ferrellgas, L.P. entered into a sixth amendment to its secured credit facility. This amendment provides covenant relief … […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

[PR Newswire] – NEW YORK, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong are investigating the Board of Directors of Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other … […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

[PR Newswire] – ATLANTA, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power and Westinghouse have extended the interim assessment agreement that will allow work to continue at the site through May 12. During this time, the parties will continue to work on finalizing a new service agreement which would, if necessary, […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

[PR Newswire] – HONOLULU, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (American), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) (NYSE: HE) today reported net income of $15.8 million … […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

[PR Newswire] – BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pampa Energía S.A. (‘Pampa’ or the ‘Company’; NYSE: PAM; BCBA: PAMP), the largest independent integrated energy company in Argentina that, through … […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Yahoo! Finance

According to a report by Allen & York, the 9.4 million includes 2.8 million in solar PV, 1.6 million in liquid biofuels and 1 million in wind, reflecting a “5% increase in 2015 and confirms the strength of this relatively new industry.” […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source R.E. Focus

A new report from the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association says that growing sales in the US highlight the range of benefits and markets that fuel cells can serve, with high-profile corporations and utilities leading a surge in both new and repeat customers. […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source R.E. Focus

Intertek has published a study on the influence of storm surges on tidal range energy, as part of tidal energy research in collaboration with several academic institutions. […]

Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Source R.E. Focus

US-based FuelCell Energy and its South Korean partner POSCO Energy have dedicated the 20 MW Noeul Green Energy Company fuel cell park in Seoul, which was constructed in just 10 months. […]

Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Source R.E. Focus

Owners of the Alliance pipeline, one of the longest natural gas pipelines in North America, are in the early stages of assessing interest in expanding its capacity to transport natural gas from western Canada to Chicago, Illinois. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source EIA

As of 2016, the United States had 99 operating nuclear reactors at 61 plants across the country, with a capacity-weighted average age of 37 years. The oldest operating nuclear reactor in the United States was built in 1969. Watts Bar 2, which entered commercial service in 2016, was the first […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source EIA

Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, based on estimates from EIA�s Drilling Productivity Report. Between January 2016 and March 2017, oil production in the Permian Basin has increased in all but three months, even […]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source EIA

After reaching a record high of 79 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015, U.S. marketed natural gas production fell to 77 Bcf/d in 2016, the first annual decline since 2005. Texas, the state with the most natural gas production, fell by 2.5 Bcf/d, while Ohio and Pennsylvania each […]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source EIA

Financial markets’ cheery mood after the first round of France’s presidential election will be tested as Fed decision-makers issue a verdict on the world’s largest economy.
[…]

Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Source Daily FX

The bull/bear debate on energy with Brian Youngberg, Edward Jones oil and gas analyst, and John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source CNBC

The Trump administration won a legal victory over a climate policy implemented under Barack Obama […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source CNBC

The “Halftime Report” traders weigh in on an three energy-earnings movers in our trader blitz. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source CNBC

A measure by Rep. Tim Murphy could jeopardize pressure on coal companies to permanently fund retirees’ health care, Huff Post reports. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source CNBC

THE news that America’s GDP growth slowed to 0.7% on an annualised basis in the first quarter of 2017 is no real surprise, for two reasons. First, although consumer and small business confidence have soared since Donald Trump won the presidential election, most measures of actual economic activity have failed […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Economist

Preview

The US economy showed its weakest performance since 2014 in the first three months of the year after consumer spending sharply slowed and businesses invested less in inventories. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source RT

Preview

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Friday which could lead to the expansion of drilling in the US Arctic and Atlantic oceans. It is part of Trump’s campaign promise to boost domestic energy production. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source RT

Preview

In a landmark agreement reached between Moscow and Tokyo, Russia will begin exporting beef and poultry to Japan in the second half of 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source RT

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. Full Text […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source BEA

Preview

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans in 50 percent of all jobs in just ten years, says Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a reputable Chinese technologist. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source RT

THERE comes a time when every financial innovation is taken a bit too far—when, in television terms, it “jumps the shark” and sacrifices plausibility in search of popularity. That may have happened in the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry. The latest ETF to be launched is a fund that invests in […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Economist

WOULD you care to invest in Gnosis, a prediction market where users can bet on outcomes of events such as elections? Or in ZrCoin, a project to produce zirconium dioxide, used to make heat-resistant alloys? How about an “immersive reality experience” called “Back to Earth”?These are just three of a […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Economist

PONDER the dire state of infrastructure in America and some other advanced economies, and their governments’ fecklessness boggles the mind. Time was when they were able to make badly needed investments; the roads and the universities were a priority. What changed? Not for nothing do pundits cite the hustling governments […]

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source Economist

Financial markets are set for a volatile week as first round of the French presidential election, a White House tax reform proposal and first-quarter US GDP data looms ahead.
[…]

Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Source Daily FX

The Headline Sales Managers’ Index (SMI) for the NAFTA trading bloc (Canada, US, and Mexico) showed further improvements in business activity in April. The headline index posted 53.3 – up from 52.6 in March and the highest reading since October 2015… […]

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source World Economics

The World Economics Headline Sales Managers’ Index (SMI) for the ‘Growth Continents’ registered 54.3 in April. This level represents a solid rate of growth for this collection of emerging and developing markets… […]

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source World Economics

April data for The Americas Sales Managers’ Index (SMI), which measures growth across the North and South American continents, reported improving conditions across the region as a whole. The Headline SMI for April was 52.7, up from 52.0 in March and the ninth consecutive month of improvement… […]

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source World Economics

Finance and insurance; retail trade; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. According to gross domestic product (GDP) by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 19 of 22 industry groups contributed […]

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source BEA

Global business activity across all industry sectors grew solidly in April with a headline Sales Managers’ Index reading of 54.3 – this level indicates that the global economy continues to exhibit relatively consistent and solid rates of economic growth… […]

Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source World Economics

Arts and cultural economic activity nationwide grew an inflation-adjusted 1.9 percent in 2014, according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That compares with a 2.4 percent increase in real value added from all arts and culture industries for 2013. Arts and cultural economic activity accounted for […]

Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source BEA

Financial markets will be looking to the White House for direction again as its actions stoke worries about wars of the military and currency variety.
[…]

Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Source Daily FX

Geopolitics threaten to derail financial markets yet again as investors reckon with the aftermath of an unexpected US airstrike against Syria.
[…]

Sat, Apr 08, 2017
Source Daily FX

A federal appeals court Friday suspended lawsuits over the Environmental
Protection Agency’s carbon rules affecting… […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Platts Power

Newbuild vessel prices fell in March 2017. We saw in our last month’s series that newbuild vessel prices also fell in February. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Market Realist

For 1Q17, analysts expect ConocoPhillips (COP) to report ~48% higher revenues on a YoY basis and ~2% higher than in 4Q16. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Market Realist

Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) is currently trading 4% below its 200-day moving average and 6% below its 50-day moving average. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Market Realist

On April 25, 2017, Stryker (SYK) released its 1Q17 earnings. After the announcement, Stryker’s share price rose ~1.2%. […]

Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Market Realist

New technology has reshaped the upstream oil and gas sector. In 2009, over 600 companies operated natural gas production wells in western Canada. In 2016, that number had fallen to less than 500 operators despite total natural gas production remaining the same over this period. […]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source NEB

Will India reduce its reliance on coal?

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars.
That’s the conclusion of a new paper, published in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future. These planned plants would increase Indian coal generating capacity […]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source Carbon Brief

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline “sharply” if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new report backed by energy giants Shell and BHP Billiton.
Global coal use must be cut by 70% within 25 years, oil use must […]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source Carbon Brief

Infographic: Ten options for negative emissions

The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world’s first research programme dedicated to this topic.
The public money will fund projects exploring the real-world potential of “negative emissions” technologies (NETs), including soil carbon management, […]

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source Carbon Brief

The NEB is committed to increasing the amount of energy and pipeline information available to the public, and this new Pipeline Portal complements information already published by the NEB. This includes a recently launched interactive Pipeline Map, a regularly updated Safety and Environmental Performance Dashboard, and detailed financial analysis of […]

Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source NEB

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law and energy regulation. He is also the director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. His books include Global Climate Change and […]

Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source Carbon Brief

Alberta’s oil sands operations currently account for more than 25% of Canadian natural gas demand. From 2005 to 2016, natural gas purchased by oil sands projects more than tripled, from 0.73 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) to nearly 2.38 Bcf/d in 2016. In contrast, total Canadian gas demand increased […]

Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source NEB