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US Monetary Policy, Junk Bonds and the Collapse of the Oil Price

The twin technologies of directional drilling of wells and fracturing rock formations to stimulate recovery of oil and gas are widely known and have been utilized for decades in the industry. It is only relatively recently that these technologies have

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US Shale Gas Destined for China?

How is it that US shale gas may end up in China as ethylene and propylene? Several Chinese companies have announced plans to build methanol plants in the US with all or most of the product methanol being transported to

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The U.S. Shale Oil Revolution: a Boon to Some Refiners

The United States has gone through a dramatic resurgence in crude oil supply during the past few years as a result of the unconventional shale oil revolution. The combination of horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, increasing oil price, and the risk

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