Europe Considers Options in Light of Threat to Russian LNG Supplies

The European Union may have given North American oil and natural gas producers the cold shoulder in the past, but now European countries could be considering cross Atlantic suppliers as one possible alternative to Russian gas supplies.

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Keith Schaefer Talks Natural Gas in BC

At the recent World Resource Investment Conference in Vancouver, Keith Schaefer, editor and publisher of the Oil and Gas Bulletin, spoke with INN editor Vivien Diniz about the state of the natural gas market in British Columbia.

Keith Schaefer: Profiting From the Natural Gas Boom in BC

In the second segment of the INN’s World Resource Investment Conference interview with Keith Schaefer, Keith provided INN viewers with some insight on profiting from the natural gas boom in British Columbia.

Rick Rule Predicts Natural Gas Demand Resurgence

Sprott US Holdings Chairman Rick Rule tells INN Senior Editor Andrew Topf that the sudden availability of natural gas, derived mostly through hydraulic fracturing, has increased its utility to consumers.

INN VIDEO: Keith Schaefer on High-risk Junior Oil and Gas Plays

At PDAC 2013, Keith Schaefer, editor and publisher of Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin, spoke with INN Editor Vivien Diniz about why junior oil and gas explorers are being pushed into frontier regions, why condensate is important and why oil prices are going to drop this year.

Company News

CBM Asia Applies for Management Cease Trade Order

CBM Asia Development Corp. (TSXV:TCF) applied for a management cease trade order to the British Columbia Securities Commission due to a delay in obtaining financial information and lack of funding.

German Based RWE Begins Gas Deliveries to Ukraine

Deutsche Welle reported that Germany's Essen based RWE (ETR:RWE) has begun supplying gas to the Ukraine. According to Deutsche-Welle, RWE signed a contract for natural gas deliveries with Kyiv in 2012, but has not yet specified the price Ukraine will pay for the gas.

Russia’s Rosneft To Move into the Arctic

The Moscow Times reported that Rosneft Oil Co. (OTCMKTS:RNFTF), Russia's largest oil company, will begin drilling for oil in the Arctic shelf this year. This follows earlier statements from Rosneft that it will be focusing its future exploration work on off-shore projects, according to the Times.

Glencore Xstrata buys Caracal for $1.35 billion

Bloomberg reported that Glencore Xstrata (LSE:GLEN) has purchased Caracal Energy Inc. (LSE:CRCL) for roughly $1.35 billion. Glencore hopes to gain oil and gas assets in central Africa, as Caracal is focused in Chad.

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Company Videos

INN Video: Chris Cooper of Aroway Energy Inc.

Aroway Energy (TSXV:ARW,OTCQX:ARWJF) President & CEO Chris Cooper spoke with Resource Investing News about its unique position in the oil and gas space.

Market News

BC Reverses Environmental LNG Rules

The Vancouver Sun reported that a government decision to exempt 99 percent of provincially produced natural gas from environmental assessment was reversed by the Liberal government and British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak on Wednesday.

Brent Crude Gains Tempered by Libyan Port Openings

Reuters reported today that U.S. Benchmark Brent crude oil prices increased to their highest on almost six weeks on expanding sanctions against Russia over issues in Ukraine. However, the price rise was halted with news of the first oil tanker being reloaded on Tuesday at Libya's Hariga port after a month long closure.

Oil Sands Producers Face Rising Natural Gas Costs

The Globe and Mail reported today that oil sands companies who rely on natural gas to run their operations may face a price squeeze as natural gas costs rise. The gas is used to create steam to soften oil-rich bitumen deposits. According to the Globe, gas prices for the May contract rose to $4.62 per million btu on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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