Earnings Report Q4 2016

At the close of each quarter, I joyfully (or sometimes not so joyfully) read through the major OEMs earnings conference calls in hopes of finding gyms. I don’t really focus on...
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No One Is Abandoning Asia as Crude Rushes to Market

In one of our articles in the previous edition of The Five Star Standard,  we noted that North Sea crude was rushing to fill demand created by Asia’s oil refiners.  Crude...
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The Week In Numbers for the Week 02-10-2017

  In each edition of the Standard, we strive to provide you a bare bones summary of what happened to the price of WTI, Natural Gas, and Brent Crude. In addition,...
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Ty’s Take 2-10-17

Well, the good news seems to keep coming in. And we remain cautiously optimistic, but more optimistic than we have been. For Five Star, January was still well below our average,...
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Ty’s Take for 01-27-17

This week I’m traveling so please do not expect long prose or an overly complicated analysis. I will save that for two weeks from now, once I have had an opportunity...
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Trump Helps Out Steelworkers?

President Trump announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, that he had signed Executive Orders designed to promote construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines which were long blocked by...
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BP Revises 2035 Energy Projections

Each year, our friends at BP release a new energy outlook for the coming years. This energy outlook, which was released on January 25, 2017, is very well respected. At the...
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Where Would Various States Rank in OPEC?

Markets are abuzz with speculation as to what will happen should OPEC cut production as they promise. Obviously, the big issues are how much of a dent it will make in...
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Do Conflict Mineral Regulations Work?

Its that time of year again – when my inbox begins filling with emails from Schlumberger, GE, and many others asking me to fill out their conflict minerals forms certifying that...
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OPEC and Friends Are Complying?!?1?

Well folks, less than a month into the OPEC / non-OPEC production cuts and we already have good news: various oil ministers are reporting that 1.5 million barrels per day have...
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