Keyword results: fracking


Firms Hunting More Oil Rely on Hunting PLC and that Could be Reflected in a Rising Share Price

Hello Share Pushers. With the price of oil once more rising, if only slowly, investors will be happier to own oil shares. But it might be more prudent to take advantage of the demand for the black stuff by buying into firms which are not actual producers, but instead the companies which supply oilers...

Brent Crude's Chance of Recovery Could Motor Shell Towards some High Broker Targets

Hello Share Kindlers. The price of Brent Crude has fallen rather a lot in the last six weeks. From $85 to $62 a barrel to be more precise. That’s understandable, as the black stuff was becoming a bit toppy. Part of the fall is due to a strange cycle in the oil market...


Three Mid-Range Oilers to Look at as the Ebony Nectar Price Continues to Shine

Hello, Share Minders. As the price of Brent crude continues to climb, still the big oil companies lag behind the surge. I keep stressing that their share prices will catch up, probably sooner than later. But what about the smaller fish?


Sunday Long Reads: Dyson's Electric Car, Inventing Fracking, Destruction Tourism, WeWork, Being Fabulous at Sea

Is there anything better than sitting back and reading a well-written article on a lazy Sunday? Every week ShareProphets features some long form journalism that you'll find of interest. Grab your cuppa and enjoy these five articles. 

Not Too Much to Fear About a Punt in Weir, I Fancy

Hello, Share Smackers. It won't have escaped your notice that one of the main reasons the Footsie stays high is the rise of mining shares. On most recent days, the big such companies are on the big index's leaderboard. But, as always, some miners do better than others.


The reality of fracking in the UK and the looming energy crisis

Was yesterday’s news from Cuadrilla the start of a fracking boom in the UK?  I fear not. Look through the spin and at the reality. The true nature of this politically driven disaster is discussed by the city’s No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips, of SP Angel, below

There May Still Be Time to Take Advantage of that Soaraway Oil Price

Hello, Share Trekkies. The oil price still forges ahead. It’s around $71 for a barrel of Brent crude. And yet the big oil companies are not really reflecting the boom. However, they’ll probably catch up soon.


Lost Faith in some of Your Old Favourites? Then Take a Look at this 200-year-old Niche Company

Hello, Share Smugglers. The main staples of your portfolio, I should imagine, are in these popular sectors; oil, banks, pharmaceuticals, utilities and insurance. I could be wrong, but history shows that people who invested in these areas years ago still hold the stock.


Follow the Fellow Who Follows Tullow

Hello Share Swabbers. I’ve held Tullow Oil (TLW) shares for as long as I can remember. At one stage they were up 120%. Nowadays I’m down by 50%. Like all the other big oil producers the share price has been attacked by the falling value of Brent crude. But Tullow seems to have suffered more than most.


All Eyes On OPEC. Will It Come Up with Goods or Will our Oil Shares Slide Down a Greasy Pole?

One of the most fascinating scenes I’ve seen for some time is the sight of Big Donald jigging around with some sort of weird entertainment put on by the Saudi’s for the President's visit. It almost made me forget the big benefit of this amiable state visit on share shifters like us. And that of course is that the President’s friendly reception sent the oil price up.

Why the sudden interest in Infinity Energy?

There suddenly seems to be a lot of excitement all over twitter and the bulletin boards about a tiny AIM shell called Infinity Energy SA (INFT) – but of course that wouldn’t have anything at all to do with the recent placing and placees looking to offload for a quick profit!


Photo Update: Union Jack Oil - Wressle news unlikely to please the naked protestors

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has noted an “Appeal & New Planning Application” announcement on the Wressle oil field (Union Jack: 15%, including 3.33% subject to approval from the Oil and Gas Authority) from operator Egdon Resources (EDR).

Oil Shares and that Tomahawk Strike

Hello Share Chirpers. Once again, hostilities threaten the world. The Americans have launched a missile strike on a Syrian airfield. The Russians and the Iranians don’t like it. The Middle East is in even more turmoil.


UK Investor Show: Naked protestors!

We know we finally made it as a show when protestors show up. Today it was a group - name unknown at this point - upset at the concept of fracking, and in particular, exhibitors in the fracking business. 

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How the Weak Oil Price Threatens the Footsie's Perky Progress

Hello Share Twirlers. Though the Footsie has been striding ahead, it would have done far better if the oil price had behaved itself. We are not just talking oil shares, but the whole of the share economy. A weak oil price has a negative effect all round.

Oil for One and Oil for All. Look Again at the Big Oilers

In my humble view, now could be a good time to return to oil shares. I certainly hope so, as I have lost a packet since the big oil crash which began a few years ago. I’ve gradually dumped my holdings in the hopeful explorers, but I still have major holdings in the big producers, like Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA), BP (BP.) and Tullow (TLW). All of them are well shy of their previous bests.


Up and Away with British Airways (International Consolidated)? Perhaps Not.

Hello Share Hammerers. I cashed in my British Airways shares before the price of aviation fuel crashed. This timing error cost me a lot of money. And you probably agree with me that selling just before a share price leap is probably the nastiest feeling a share shifter can experience.

IGAS - irrational exhuberance, just fracking nonsense

Shares in overindebted AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) have shot out of the traps this morning on news that Theresa May is in favour of fracking and wants to bribe the locals into letting it happen. There is also a technical matter announced last week that Igas underwent a capital reduction which apparently strengthens the balance sheet......if only. The share price reaction has seen the shares race ahead by as much at 47% (30% last seen) but has anything changed? Er....

The Financial Media is part of the problem of AIM Corruption (again) - IGAS and The Telegraph

Having exposed the appalling goings on at the Daily Telegraph with regards to going bust Avanti Communications (AVN) last week, now it is the turn of the sister paper the Sunday Telegraph which on its from page today has a quite shocking piece on IGAS. This might as well have been dictated by the PR flunky it is so jaw droppingly bad.


To Be Crude, Oil Looks Perkier, which Is Why I Stick with High Dividend BP

Hello Share Chippers. I rate my large number of oil stocks in the same bracket I consider banks - a real solid gold let down. As I mainly invested in oil and banks because I once thought the sectors were relatively safe, I am even more disappointed. Banks of course have been a drain on our pockets ever since the big crunch of 2007. Whereas oil has only recently taken a nasty dive.

IGAS – a fracking good shorting opportunity?

This morning came an announcement (see HERE) that North Yorkshire County Council has voted to allow the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas from a site in northern England. It is the first fracking permit in the UK since 2011 and all of a sudden over-indebted Igas Energy (IGAS) shares have leapt 25% on the news. Of course it does nothing to relieve the balance sheet issues facing Igas and as such this seems to be a cracking (or fracking) good shorting opportunity.


Highlands Natural Resources is trading at around seven times NAV! Madness!

Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) has enjoyed a great run recently but now looks way over-priced to me and I would expect a return to reality in the near future.


This Ebony Nectar Outfit May be One of the Better Ways to Oil Your Portfolio.

Hello Share Rattlers. It takes a bit of courage to go anywhere near oil shares these days. But we have to be thankful that the price of the ebony nectar seems to have stabilised a bit at around 40 dollars a barrel.


Zak Mir's share tips of the year Number 2 - Buy Egdon Resources

2015 was the year when (at least for now), I had to swallow my disappointment regarding there possibly not being 1 billion barrels of oil under Gatwick airport. But it was the year when the long awaited shale gas / fracking revolution looked to be finally getting underway. While there are doubts about the possible environmental effects, poisoning aquifers, and of course the not in my back yard syndrome, the fact is that The Treasury needs the money to fund money guzzling organisations such as the NHS.


Pond Life – a macro call after Obama’s State of the Union.

The last dregs of 2014 vanished down the drain of time weeks ago but the uncertainty and discord it represented, are still with us; or rather, to be precise, with me. My last computer went into some kind of electronic fit in the beginning of this year, leaving me bereft as I try to cope with the subtle differences between them. 


Too Many Shares in Ebony Nectar? (That’s Oil) - Don't Worry.

Hello share grinders. If you have a bucket of oil shares- and I know a lot of us have - then these are rather dark days.


OPEC Decision does not spell disaster for AIM Oil Companies..

I read with interest my friend Ben Turney’s post OPEC bear view on the oil price and stocks HERE. I disagree with him and my initial economic reasoning is that lower oil prices will see heavily indented US fracking firms wiped out so restoring a supply demand balance. 

Interview with Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra, the shares are a buy at 0.3p target 0.6p

Following the growth of interest in US fracking companies listed on AIM I contacted Matt Lofgran CEO of Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG) for his views and thoughts about Nostra and general views about the US peer sector listed on AIM. It strikes me that Nostra shares could double from 0.3p. 

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