Oil investing hardly needs an introduction as the petroleum industry has been the single most influential industry in the last century. Yet, talks about peak oil and environmental concerns over fossil fuels have sparked new debates about the viability of oil-based energy and the future of oil investing. Today, the industry remains in a state of flux: on one hand, concerns over running out of conventional fuels have led us scrambling to find alternative sources, on the other hand, the lack of a better solution means that oil continues to be our most important energy source.
The oil investing archive below uncovers the most important factors affecting oil markets and oil stocks. Our in-depth analysis—featuring exclusive charts and data—reveals the best long-term trends in oil investing and identifies the actionable investment opportunities to profit from these trends.
Be sure to also check out Profit from the Shale Gas Revolution, our authoritative free guide on investing in the most prolific trend in energy of the last 50 years.
Recent claims that drillers are dramatically overstating their resource potential stem from confusion over definitions.
The right time to own a leveraged oil driller isn’t as obvious as it might seem.
Beware stock screeners that are only as good as their data. In the case of Whiting USA Trust, the apparent value is a mirage.
The world’s favorite energy sources have important drawbacks as well, notably in terms of pollution and global warming.
Oil’s recent slide has hurt energy stocks but should reward the patient investor.
Production from the shale formation recently reached a million barrels a day, and is headed much higher. Here are the companies driving the gains.
The list of authorized exporters has recently doubled, and more are waiting their turn. Plus: chat followups on Noble and Laredo.
Oil trades above $100 a barrel despite the shale drilling boom because developing world demand has grown even faster.
Last week's easing of restrictions could be followed by other moves to ease the domestic supply glut.
Its annual statistical energy survey shows just how reliant the world has grown on the US shale boom.