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Bolivia Seeks Oil & Gas Investment, Russia’s Help To Solve Energy Crunch

Via Reuters, a report on Bolivia seeks oil and gas investment, Russia’s help to solve energy crunch: Bolivian state energy firm YPFB is looking to improve conditions for investment in the country’s flagging oil and gas sector and seeking help from Russia to overcome recent fuel shortages, the head of the company told Reuters. The […]

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Venezuela Gets Ready to Lose Citgo

Via the Wall Street Journal, commentary on Venezuela’s upcoming lose of Citgo: Venezuela has two big events on the calendar next month. One is the presidential election. The other is the scheduled announcement of the winner of the U.S. court-ordered auction of PDV Holding, the Venezuelan owner of Citgo Petroleum. The military dictatorship in Caracas […]

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China’s Sinopec to Build Gas Pipelines for Saudi Aramco in $1-Billion Deal

Via, a report of China’s Sinopec’s plans to build gas pipelines for Saudi Aramco in $1-Billion deal: A subsidiary of China’s energy giant Sinopec has signed a $1.3-billion deal with Saudi Aramco to procure and build pipelines for an expansion of the Kingdom’s natural gas distribution network, the Chinese firm said on Thursday. Under the turn-key fixed-price […]

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How Saudi Aramco Plans To Win The Oil Endgame

Via The Economist, an article on how the world’s biggest energy firm is the linchpin of the kingdom’s ambitions: The managers of Saudi Aramco could have the cushiest jobs in the energy business. The state-run oil colossus produces 9m barrels of oil a day, more than any other firm and nearly a tenth of the world’s […]

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Face It, Putin: China Is Just Not That Into Your Gas Pipeline

Courtesy of Bloomberg, commentary on China’s waning interest in the proposed Russian-Chinese gas pipeline, dubbed Power of Siberia 2: Underneath all the bombast and saber rattling that plays out whenever President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin meet up, there’s always an undertone that sounds more like a plot line from a high […]

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Sand to Sea: Aramco’s Earnings Are Helping The Saudi Kingdom Shake Up The Global Economy

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine, a look at how the oil earnings of Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable company, are helping the Saudi monarchy shake up the global economic order: For generations, the city of Cannes in the South of France has been famous for its glitzy film festival, where the world’s movie stars strut […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.