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Peabody Energy, the boat that rocked…

Restructuring… this was yesterday’s concept, this is today’s necessity, but that’s not enough. On Wednesday, St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corporation filed for bankruptcy in the United States and was placed under Chapter 11’s protection. Founded in 1883 in Chicago by Francis Peabody, who was carrying coal on horse cart, the company became step by step […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Unconventional fossil fuel, the show must go on or the “chômeurs” go home…

That was to be expected… We even announced it a few months ago… The profitability of the unconventional fossil fuel exploitation should be tested. And the American energy revolution is all about volumes, but it is not yet about margins… The news flow therefore needs to be interpreted correctly. Yesterday, the world was staring at […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Private sector woes

The consequences of the low oil price environment are racking up, with impacts especially apparent in the private sector. Today we take a step back from sovereigns and examine the micro-world of oil and gas companies. If you weren’t already convinced that oil companies are in big trouble, here’s some more proof.
In a context of […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |