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Energy 24/7: Shale Debt - Again? [PODCAST]

April 21, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence

Much of the debt issued by shale operators has been high yield or what is commonly referred to as junk. According to the Wall Street Journal junk bonds have financed the U.S. shale boom, and now the sharp drop in oil prices could lead to a massive wave of defaults on that high-yield debt.[read more]

Financial Hedging Helps Some Producers Mitigate Effect of Falling Oil Prices

April 12, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Oil Prices and Financial Risk

The decline in crude oil prices since last summer has had a direct impact on oil producers' sales revenue, but hedging strategies have lessened the effects of lower prices on some producers' total revenue. Oil producers who adopt hedging strategies can reduce their price risk.[read more]

Three Ways to Play Uranium: Dundee's David Talbot Names His Top Draft Picks

October 26, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Ways to Play Uranium Investment

Dundee Capital Markets Vice President and Senior Mining Analyst David Talbot worked for nine years as a geologist in the gold exploration industry. Talbot joined Dundee's research department in May 2003, and in summer 2007 took over the role of analyzing the fast-growing uranium sector.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Not Everyone is Going to Survive'

May 31, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Unconventional Energy Companies


Bloomberg research indicates numerous companies operating in various US shale plays are severely overleveraged, with interest expenses making up significant double-digit percentages of revenue in many cases. The problem is comparatively expensive shale wells.[read more]