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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 stateit being so early in the delineation and development processmeans 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 stateit being so early in the delineation and development processmeans 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 57 Mlb/year, in a country currently producing 45 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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Oil Hokey Pokey. The Energy Report 02/03/2023

You put the oil in, you take the oil out, you put the oil in, and you shake it all around. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around. That’s what it is all about. When it comes to the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Biden administration does not know whether it’s coming or going. As its historic 180 million barrel drain has come to an end, the administration is boasting that it would be buying oil back for the reserve at a big profit of around $70 a barrel. Yet while there was some noise that might happen, the Biden administration failed to close the deal. Yet at the same time, previously agreed SPR sales to reduce the US budget deficit are still scheduled to take place, further drawing down our depleted reserve.

Yesterday it was reported that the Energy Department is asking congress to halt the sale of 26 million more barrels of oil from the nation’s emergency supply of oil mandated for this fiscal year as it seeks to refill the strategic petroleum reserve. Yet that seems to be interesting because the Biden administration is also saying that they are not ruling out more SPR sales when the market starts surging once again as we head to the summer driving season. So let me get this straight. You don’t want to sell and you want to buy, but you might have to sell. Yup sounds just like a typical Biden administration policy.

In the meantime, US refiners helped keep US gas and diesel supplies flowing, using record-breaking refining utilization, signaling that they may have to cut back. OIL Price and Reuters are reporting that following record utilization last year, U.S. refiners expect to have lower capacity operating in the first quarter of this year, due to a heavy maintenance season. After operating at over 90% for most of 2022, the largest U.S. refiners now see their first-quarter utilization below 90%, and analysts expect refinery capacity utilization to be between 85% and 89% at the beginning of 2023, Reuters notes. The planned maintenance in the first quarter will affect the highest level of refining capacity in five years, analysts told Reuters. What this means is that this should set the stage for another spike in gasoline and diesel prices this summer.

US refinery runs have been low due to refining issues helping with recent crude oil supply increases. Reuters is reporting that the Pemex (PEMX.UL) is nearing a full restart on Thursday of its 312,500-barrel-per-day (bpd) Deer Park, Texas, refinery following an unplanned shutdown because of severe storms on Jan. 24, said people familiar with plant operations.

The market this week had a hard time shaking off weekly supply data that showed increases. The builds that we’ve seen in recent weeks reflect a sharp drop in demand. I think the thoughts that demand in the US have plummeted are misguided though. We did see some weakness in the US manufacturing sector that could account for some demand weakness. What we have to remember is when you’re talking about the demand for oil here in the United states, it is, relatively speaking, very strong. The Department of Energy continues to under represent demand on a weekly basis. Last week we saw the demand for gasoline go up, demand for diesel go down and we saw the demand for jet fuel going up.

There’s going to be some real concerns about jet fuel supplies going into summer. Supplies of jet fuel are below average and we’re already seeing spot shortages at many airports. This is part and parcel of the refining shortage. In the push toward green energy, nobody wants to be associated with diesel fuel and that is helping to create this global shortage. Venezuela is stepping up trying to fill the void, selling their heavy oil which is very good for making diesel fuel but at the same time, it plays into the geopolitical risk factors.

Today’s jobs report probably could push oil back into the positive if it comes out weaker than expected because demand is weak due to recent warm weather. The market is able to fret about every headline that comes across the board. We have seen a lot of choppy volatility and we expect that to continue but our base case is that we’re going to be facing a very tight market this year. We think the China reopening is going to leave the market under supplied. Unless we see a major drop off in economic activity around the globe, we still expect to see oil prices back above $100.00 this summer.



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