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Natural Gas Inventories Drop, Lowest Since 2003 $

Natural Gas Inventories Drop, Lowest Since 2003  $

Natural Gas stockpiles fell less than expected last week. That was the analyst take-away and prices for natural gas fell as a result. But, there was another story with regard…

Coal Demand Surges $

Coal Demand Surges  $

This may come as no surprise to you, but coal demand and coal supply are working in opposite directions – giving some pricing power to coal producers.…

Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge

Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge

This is shaping up to be the year when all the travails in the agricultural world start to catch up with the commodities markets. There has been an unrelenting series…

El-Nino Return? Strength of Which Could Determine our Near Future $

El-Nino Return? Strength of Which Could Determine our Near Future  $

Could El Nino usher in the next World War?  Could it force the next recession? Those sound like crazy statements – but they aren’t that far-fetched – especially if you…

Domestic Oil Production Flat $

Domestic Oil Production Flat  $

There’s no big shocker here, but Reuters had a report out today showing that the shale oil production zones in the US were experiencing “flat” to reduced production volumes in…

It’s all Perspective – Cropland in California $

It’s all Perspective – Cropland in California  $

First, the cropland and farming sector in California is critical to the overall health of the farming community in the United States. Here are a few stats about California’s crop…

Petroleum Sector Investments Expected to Hit $80 billion $

Petroleum Sector Investments Expected to Hit $80 billion  $

We know that the US has been in a petroleum explosion (pardon the pun). IHS has estimated that the US petroleum sector will get about $80 billion a year in…

Grain Markets Really Struggling $

Grain Markets Really Struggling  $

Farmers are going to have a tough 2014 if this trend continues. Look at the GSCI chart at right concerning the price of key agricultural commodities. We can see in…

Mexico Approves Opening Oil Production to Foreign Investment $

Mexico Approves Opening Oil Production to Foreign Investment  $

We mentioned on Tuesday in a large piece that the Mexican Congress would be voting on allowing foreign direct investment in crude oil production and exploration for the first time…

Surprisingly, Cattle Herds Continue to Decline $

Surprisingly, Cattle Herds Continue to Decline  $

The national cattle herd size is contracting still and it remains smaller than we have seen in decades. That may not seem like a big deal to most of you,…

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