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NexGen Energy Ltd.

"My top pick for 2016 is NexGen Energy Ltd. . . Arrow is an emerging world-class deposit that is still in the early stages of discovery. The state—it being so early in the delineation and development process—means a lot of upside still remains. . .the company just closed a $21M financing, which means the company has enough cash to carry through 2016 and beyond." (12/23/15) - Gwen Preston, Resource Maven

NexGen Energy Ltd.

"My top pick for 2016 is NexGen Energy Ltd. . . Arrow is an emerging world-class deposit that is still in the early stages of discovery. The state—it being so early in the delineation and development process—means a lot of upside still remains. . .the company just closed a $21M financing, which means the company has enough cash to carry through 2016 and beyond." (12/23/15) - Gwen Preston, Resource Maven

Fission Uranium Corp.

"Fission Uranium Corp. announced it entered into a binding letter of intent with China's CGN Mining, a subsidiary of nuclear giant China General Nuclear Power Group, to acquire 19.99% of Fission as part of an CA$82M strategic investment, along with a potential future offtake agreement on production from Patterson Lake South (PLS). . .we urge investors to bolster positions in Fission as the deal derisks development financing, and in the interim, should fund PLS through full feasibility and permitting." (12/22/15) - David Sadowski,

Energy Fuels Inc.

"Energy Fuels Inc. is the only conventional uranium producer in the U.S. and the second-largest producer overall. It has the potential become #1, given the projects and mines it has on standby or that are close to being in development. At full ramp-up we expect the company to be able to produce 5–7 Mlb/year, in a country currently producing 4–5 Mlb/year. The U.S. consumes 55 Mlb/year, but only about 10% is supplied domestically. U.S. utilities seeking security of supply will greatly prefer U.S. producers over those from Kazakhstan, Russia or Africa. This company is well positioned to benefit from higher uranium prices. We have a Buy rating with a target price of $11.85/share." (12/22/15) - The Energy Report Interview with Rob Chang

Fission Uranium Corp.

"Fission Uranium Corp. announced it entered into a binding letter of intent with China's CGN Mining, a subsidiary of nuclear giant China General Nuclear Power Group, to acquire 19.99% of Fission as part of an CA$82M strategic investment, along with a potential future offtake agreement on production from Patterson Lake South (PLS). . .we urge investors to bolster positions in Fission as the deal derisks development financing, and in the interim, should fund PLS through full feasibility and permitting." (12/22/15) - David Sadowski,


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Compromised. The Energy Report 10/20/2021

Is the green energy transition compromising world leaders or compromising the health of the global economy. Is it raising risks of food shortages and economic mayhem?

The crude oil market may be pulling back a bit on China's attempts to try to cool down coal and oil prices, yet the global energy crisis is far from over. Bloomberg reported that China is reviewing measures to intervene in coal prices amid rising costs, the state planner says in a statement on its WeChat page after a meeting. "The National Development and Reform Commission will closely monitor with relevant departments the dynamics of the coal market and price trends." Market regulators will step up inspection and enforcement to crack down on illegal activities such as hoarding and price collusion. Sounds like Biden administration's plan.

Yet Saudi oil minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is making more sense than other world leaders warning that, "we should not compromise energy supply safety for climate modification fight." Mr. Abdulaziz says clearly that low financial investment in hydrocarbons is affecting oil rates. He is warning that gasoline and natural gas supplies are low and is trying to talk sense into world leaders that have been compromised into believing that wind and solar and other biofuels can easily replace hydrocarbons. He is warning that fuel switching could add 500,000 to 600,000 barrels a day. As a reminder, the IEA's October report highlighted a global oil market that is currently undersupplied by 700,000 b/d as OECD inventories hit 210 million barrels below the five-year average.

Iraq's oil minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail says that he is forecasting $100.00 a barrel oil in Q1-Q2 of 2022. That is more in line with our forecast. We do not think we will hit $100.00 this year but we could see $88. If we get cold early, then that goes to $99.

This comes as the New York Times reports that, "about 20,000 heads of state, diplomats and activists are expected to meet in person starting Oct. 31 at a United Nations global warming conference beginning this month in Glasgow to set new targets for cutting emissions from burning coal, oil and gas that are heating the planet. The conference is held annually but this year is critical, the Times says because scientists say nations must make an immediate, sharp pivot away from fossil fuels if they hope to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Yet the Times says that China, Australia, Russia, and India have yet to make new pledges to cut their pollution, and it's not clear that they will before the summit.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo says oil industry investment shrunk 27% over 2017-18, then was slammed by the COVID-19. "We have not fully recovered from this contraction. We would like to see this on the global agenda, particularly in Glasgow" Good Luck. Yet world leaders have to be shaken by the energy crisis and if they come off too strongly in reducing investment in fossil fuels, then it may cost them politically at home. The poor are bearing the brunt of this crisis.

ZeroHedge reports China's move to impose export restrictions on fertilizers will be felt worldwide. Beijing's increased scrutiny comes as global fertilizer markets have been battered by plant shutdowns and skyrocketing prices that may continue to boost food inflation well into 2022. Chinese communist party officials have called for stable fertilizer supplies and food security amid overseas turmoil. On Oct. 15, Beijing implemented a new rule requiring additional inspection of fertilizer exports. The general administration of customs added new inspection requirements on urea to ammonium nitrate, according to Bloomberg.

Last month, a statement published on WeChat by the National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, urged local authorities to ensure stable prices by keeping fertilizer plants operating despite widespread power cuts. This call for adequate fertilizer supplies is critical for the country to sustain agricultural production amid mounting food security risks.

Marketwatch reported that, "The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by 3.3 million barrels for the week ended Oct. 15, according to sources. The API reportedly showed inventory declines of 3.5 million barrels for gasoline and 3 million barrels for distillates. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Okla., storage hub, meanwhile, edged down by 2.5 million barrels for the week, sources said. Inventory data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Wednesday. On average, the EIA is expected to show crude inventories up by 2 million barrels, according to a survey of analysts conducted by S&P Global Platts. The survey also calls for supply declines of 2.2 million barrels for gasoline and 2.4 million barrels for distillates. This report looks supportive. Big draws in Cushing, Oklahoma and big drops in products should lend support.

MarkertWatch reported that Russia indicated that it may not provide additional natural gas to European consumers amid an energy crunch in the region, unless it gets regulatory approval to start shipments through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Renewed worries about natural-gas supplies likely fed expectations that the energy market would need to boost demand for oil, analysts said. It looks like Russia may not increase natural gas shipments to Europe, said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at The Price Futures Group. The Russians are "in no hurry whatsoever to comply" with demands from the European Union, he said.

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