Small and mid-cap shale oil companies face a decision in the face of low oil prices: Slow production growth or increase their debt loads.s.» Read More
NEW YORK, Oct 28- Investors stung by plunging oil prices and energy stocks may find relief right around the corner: A Republican-led U.S. Senate could well jump-start energy-friendly policies that would shore up the beaten-down sector. Now, those with a stake in the sector hope a Republican Senate takeover will lead to reform of export laws, speed up approval of...
Oct 8- Windy Cove Energy LLC said it received a $700 million equity investment from Blackstone Group LP, funds the company will use to buy mature oilfields that it will flood with carbon dioxide to free trapped oil and gas. U.S. companies such as Denbury Resources Inc, Whiting Petroleum Corp and privately held Roosevelt Resources LP inject carbon dioxide into...
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Sept 23- Hess Corp and other major North Dakota oil producers told the state's top energy regulators on Tuesday that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe, and tighter standards could do more harm than good.
Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.
The bear case for stocks is easy, but it's the bull case that may win out this summer, analysts say.
John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting's purchase of Kodiak.
Though oil is trading at below $100 a barrel, these oil and gas stocks are worth considering, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.
NEW YORK, July 14- A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.
The $6 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil & Gas is renewing attention on energy firms in North Dakota's Bakken formation.
Big mergers are afoot. But is a major shale oil deal a sign of a strong market?
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp for $3.8 billion in stock, to become the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil formations, eclipsing Harold Hamm's Continental Resources Inc..
July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp for $3.8. Bakken/ Three Forks oil formations. The formations, within the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, are among the largest oil plays in the United States.
July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp on Sunday said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp in an all-stock deal valued at $6 billion, and thereby become the largest producer in the Bakken/ Three Forks oil formations.
Some of 2014's biggest winners are slated to share their next big ideas at this year's Delivering Alpha Conference.
Recent accidents have analysts looking at companies that could be exposed to new rules governing oil shipments from the Bakken region.
"Where I'd avoid is the consumer-related names," Simon Baker says.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Earnings reports from Boeing and dozens of other major companies could set the course for stocks Wednesday, as the Dow reaches for new highs.