Energy Markets

Energy markets are commodity markets that deal specifically with the trade and supply of energy. Energy markets tend to refer to an electricity market. Base-load power sources are the backbone of society. They are used to deliver power to billions of people around the world.

With government moving towards cleaner and greener energy, the 21st century could be powered by multiple sources.

Coal-powered stations are currently the main source of base load power. Nuclear power, which requires uranium, is up and coming. That said, with the ability to store an almost unlimited capacity, vanadium redox batteries offer potential as an alternative base load energy source. In case you haven’t heard about them, there’s a lot to like about VRBs. They are non-flammable, environmentally friendly, and maintain 90% of their capacity over 20 years.

We focus on the latest Energy Market news

With lots of potential future base load power sources, the energy market is likely to present multiple investment opportunities in the future. For that reason, rest assured, our editors are always one step ahead. They frequently analyse the movers and shakers in the energy market.

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The Midnight Oil Can’t Be Burnt Forever
Globally, we consume around 96 million barrels of oil every day. At this rate, worldwide reserves are estimated to dry up by 2039. Not far off at all. It’s the delicate balance of supply and demand that makes the crude oil price one of the best economic indicators. And for the past two years, it has been soaring.
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Why Crude Oil’s Run Simply Won’t Last
Crude oil’s definitely had a good run. But, unfortunately, one rally — an impressive one at that — doesn’t make a bull market. Crude oil still isn’t in a bull market. This is a two-year rally, just like many other commodities. I believe, unless a war breaks out in the Middle East, we should still see new lows in the months ahead.
US shale myths and facts
US Shale and The ‘Energy Freedom’ Myth
US shale developments have a history of exploding with production growth before rapidly drying up. Overly-optimistic oil companies are lapping up the low interest rates in the US, as it allows them to expand through increasing debt. Yet, seemingly, being positive cash flow doesn’t matter when you are ‘investing’ in the future.
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Oil Price Shows the Global Economy is Strong
Markets make opinions, goes the old saying. Nowhere is that more true than in the oil market right now. More broadly, the rally in oil prices tells you the global economy is healthy. That should keep stocks moving higher in 2017.
Crude oil industry
Here’s a Free Tip: Crude Oil Stocks
People ask me all the time what stock they should buy. With that in mind, here’s my free tip: Trade with the trend. It makes life so much easier. After months of trading above US$50 per barrel, oil prices have started to surge higher. That’s something we must respect.
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How Water Trading Boosts Aussie House Prices
The water trading plan calls for each apartment to have a quota of free rainwater from the communal tank. The unused part of the quota could be traded to other residents for a reduced water bill. More people, higher density, innovation and new technology…and up goes the land price.
Oil Spill
Houston’s Flood of Shale Oil
When the next downpour comes, you should expect a washout in Houston’s oil businesses. Marginal producers will get out. And marginal workers — attracted to Houston by the hope of higher wages — will move out.