Brent crude finished up slightly last week, closing at over $104/barrel

Brent crude traded up modestly last week, which should benefit producers' margins slightly.
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Is Shell Better Placed than Its Peers for 2020?

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B) stock has risen marginally by 0.9% YTD (year-to-date). Overall, 2019 hasn't been great for the stock.

Spot rates to remain low short-term, negative for dry bulk firms

As much of the dry bulk shipping industry's service is commoditized, supply and demand balance is one of the most important drivers for dry...
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These Solar Stocks Offer a Strong Gain Potential for 2020

Overall, 2019 turned out to be volatile for solar stocks. However, there were some bright spots among broader markets last year.

Why shipping construction remains negative while ship orders for tankers rise

Significance of ship ordersOrders for crude tankers often reflect shipping companies' expectations of future supply and demand. Managers often place new orders when they...

Why natural gas price is unlikely to drive fertilizer producers

Natural gas and nitrogenous fertilizersNatural gas is a major raw material input in the production of nitrogenous fertilizers, such as urea and ammonia, ranging...

Why are 10-year-old vessels essential to shipping analysis?

Changes in price for older vessels often reflect a nearer-term fundamental outlook, and they tend to move ahead of new builds.

Why greater natural gas production has hurt some MLPs

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners stock has tumbled this year due to a drastic distribution cut. In this series, we discuss the drivers that have recently hurt the company’s earnings.

Regency’s PVR Midstream acquisition means Marcellus Shale exposure

Regency recently acquired a foothold in the Marcellus by buying PVR Partners LP in March this year in a deal worth $5.6 billion, specifically to boost its footprint in the Appalachian Basin.