Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utah's billions of barrels of oil sands.
A Greek deal and a possible Iran deal is giving crude oil mixed signals. On one hand, it seems that a deal in Greece will allow the market to focus on the more positive data that has been coming out of the Eurozone.
Oil rises as Ramadi falls as this markets price action continues to defy the calls for an oil price crash. ISIS forced Iraqi security forces to flee the largest province in Iraq despite help from U.S. air support.
Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, recently had these words of advice for fellow American shale producers: “Save that money. Avoid selling that production in this poor market and wait for service costs to fall [further] before completing those wells.”
Retail gasoline prices have hit their high for the year, but the news is not all bad. Despite the fact that AAA says prices have risen 17 cents a gallon, hitting $265 per gallon, prices are a lot lower than a year ago--and taking into consideration the fact that crude oil prices have soared, it could have been a lot worse.