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Investing in Energy


Investing in Energy

A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry
, Band 154 1. Aufl.

von: Gianna Bern

38,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 18.05.2011
ISBN/EAN: 9781118128381
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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An energy industry researcher and investment advisor provides a fresh perspective on the economics of energy From major players in the energy industry, such as big oil, to the emerging cap-and-trade market, no other book offers a more complete overview of the energy industry, specifically its economic and financial intricacies, than Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry. Details how to value and invest in the four big energy sectors: oil, gas, power, and green Describes key financial considerations for the energy sectors, including credit metrics, the importance of liquidity, cash flow, and capital expenditures From Bloomberg, a leading provider of the most up-to-date business news and financial data A comprehensive guide to the economics of the energy industry, Investing in Energy will prove an invaluable resource for traditional energy investors looking to expand into new areas, as well as for eco-investors looking to better understand how energy markets function.
Preface xiii Acknowledgments xv Part I: Introduction and Financial Considerations Chapter 1 Historical Perspectives 3 Oil and Gas Producers 4 Production Perspectives 5 Importance of Reserves 6 Regulatory Environment 7 Alternative Energy Forms 8 Alternative Energy Growth 8 Energy Investment Cost Considerations 12 Concluding Thoughts 12 Chapter 2 Investment Opportunities in Energy 15 Asia Comes of Age 15 Australia’s Natural Gas Boom 16 Brazil Beckons with Deepwater 17 Iraq’s Road to Recovery 20 North American Unconventional Natural Gas Plays 23 Solar Power Generation 24 Concluding Thoughts 24 Chapter 3 Cash Flow and Liquidity at Various Crude Prices 27 Independent Oil Companies 27 National Oil Companies 28 Capital Expenditure Planning 29 Liquidity—Cash Is Still King 31 Liquidity Metrics 32 Cash-Flow Considerations 32 Cash-Flow Metrics 33 Leverage 33 Concluding Thoughts 34 Chapter 4 Capital Structure and Capital Markets 37 Capital Structure 37 Investors 39 Alternative Energy Subsidies 42 Concluding Thoughts 43 Chapter 5 The Quarterly Earnings Disconnect 45 Short Term versus Long Term 45 Business Risks 49 Concluding Thoughts 50 Part II: Crude Oil and Natural Gas Chapter 6 Analyzing Reserves 53 Authorities on Reserves 53 Proven Reserves 54 Industry Nomenclature 54 Proven Reserve Criterion 55 Unproven Reserves 57 Certification Process 58 More on Reserve Authorities 59 Measuring Reserves 61 Concluding Thoughts 63 Chapter 7 Crude Oil Markets and Production 65 The Crude Oil Markets 65 Benchmark Crudes 65 Inventory Levels 67 Crude Oil Quality 67 Crude Oil Markets 68 Concluding Thoughts 74 Chapter 8 Natural Gas Markets and Production 75 De-Coupling of Natural Gas from Crude Oil 75 Conventional Natural Gas Production 76 North American Unconventional Natural Gas Shale Plays 77 Canadian Natural Gas Markets 78 Natural Gas Markets 79 LNG—Fuel for the Future 81 Natural Gas Storage 81 Natural Gas as a Utility 82 Natural Gas—The Cleaner Fuel 82 Concluding Thoughts 83 Chapter 9 Understanding Refining Economics 85 The Business Model 85 Challenge for Independent Refiners 86 Physical Crude Oil Trading 86 Refining Capacity, Complexity, and Utilization 87 Benchmark Crude Oils 90 Crack Spreads 90 The Challenge 93 Concluding Thoughts 94 Chapter 10 Integrated Majors and the Evolution of the Competitive Landscape 95 Role of National Oil Companies 95 The Road Ahead for Integrated Majors 97 U.S. Safety and Regulation 97 UK Environmental Program 98 Technological Challenges Abound 99 Reserve Changes 101 Concluding Thoughts 102 Chapter 11 The Oilfield Service Sector and Oil Juniors 103 The World Is Their Platform 103 Oil Juniors: Is Smaller Better? 106 Concluding Thoughts 110 Chapter 12 OPEC 111 OPEC Organization 111 OPEC Crude Basket 112 OPEC Crude Production 112 OPEC’s Role during the Financial Crisis 2008 to 2009 113 Saudi Arabia’s Role in OPEC 115 OPEC versus Non-OPEC Reserves 116 Geopolitics of Crude 117 Nationalization of Assets 117 Concluding Thoughts 118 Chapter 13 Bidding and Production Rights 119 Brazil 119 Mexico 121 Norway 123 The United Kingdom 124 Venezuela 125 Concluding Thoughts 126 Chapter 14 Analyzing State-Owned Oil Companies 127 Hydrocarbons, a Source of Revenue 127 Regulatory Frameworks 128 Concessions and Bid Rounds 129 Taxes and Royalties 129 Pensions and Legacy Support 129 Transparency 130 Social Programs 130 Capital Markets 131 Mexico’s PEMEX 131 Ownership Structure 132 Hybrid-Capital Companies 132 Concluding Thoughts 136 Chapter 15 Crude Oil Pricing and Industry Investment 137 Higher Crude Prices Impact Demand 137 Global Oil Imbalance 138 Unprecedented Financial Crises 139 Great Commodity Collapse of 2009 140 Leverage Creep 141 Improved Market Fundamentals 142 Investment Outlook 142 Concluding Thoughts 143 Part III: The Power Sector Chapter 16 Hydroelectric Power 147 Advantages 148 Disadvantages 149 China 150 Brazil and Paraguay 151 Concluding Thoughts 152 Chapter 17 Nuclear Quagmire 153 The Issue: Nuclear Waste 153 The Benefits 154 Nuclear Power in the United States 154 The Future of Nuclear Energy 156 Nuclear Energy in France 157 Concluding Thoughts 159 Chapter 18 Geothermal and Wind Energy 161 United States 162 Philippines 162 Wind Generation Energy 163 Denmark 164 United Kingdom 165 Concluding Thoughts 165 Chapter 19 Solar Energy 167 Types of Solar Energy 167 Spain 168 Germany 170 Concluding Thoughts 171 Part IV: Green Energy Chapter 20 Biofuels and Ethanol 175 Biofuels Development 175 Ethanol Development 177 Concluding Thoughts 182 Chapter 21 Cleaner Coal 183 Coal as a Fuel Source 183 Cleaner Coal 186 Concluding Thoughts 189 Part V: Summary and Conclusion Chapter 22 Opportunities and Challenges in Green and Traditional Energies 193 Renewable Energy 193 Cap and Trade 195 Natural Gas Opportunities 196 Offshore Drilling Challenges 197 Concluding Thoughts: Energy Independence—A Strategic Imperative 197 Appendix: Energy Equivalent Conversions 199 Glossary 201 About the Author 205 Index 207
GIANNA BERN is President of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc., and a recognized energy market strategist and oil analyst. Brookshire is a Chicago-based registered investment advisory firm focused on oil and gas commodity research, energy sector investment research, and energy risk management advisory services with clients based in Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States. Brookshire also is the publisher of The Brookshire Report, a quarterly global oil market outlook, and,The Brookshire Energy Series, independent oil and gas investment research. Gianna is a registered investment advisor and energy analyst with more than twenty years of experience in the energy sector, risk management trading, corporate finance, credit portfolio management, and corporate banking. Gianna is frequently interviewed and quoted on oil markets in Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, CNN Money, Reuters, and other major media. Prior to Brookshire, Gianna was a senior director in Fitch Ratings' Latin America Corporate Finance group with responsibility for oil, gas, and utilities. Before joining Fitch, Gianna was the credit portfolio manager of a leading commercial lease finance company where she managed a $2.5 billion commercial finance lease portfolio. Previously, Gianna was a crude and gasoline trader and manager of risk management trading at BP Amoco Plc. Before the merger of Amoco Corporation and BP Plc., Gianna was a senior energy analyst at Amoco Oil. Gianna began her career in corporate finance at Continental Bank (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch). Gianna has a BBA from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
INVESTING IN ENERGY A PRIMER ON THE ECONOMICS OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY AS IT REACTS TO new challenges in regulation, exploration, and alternative energy initiatives, the energy sector has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing and complex sectors for investment. Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry is a response to this growth, providing the most up-to-date knowledge for both established and would-be investors. Considering the economics of the industry and the multifaceted factors involved in investing, Investing in Energy identifies and assesses the major energy sectors: oil and natural gas— currently the most dominant sources—as well as power and emerging green industries. A comprehensive look at the economics of the energy industry, the book reviews the financial considerations necessary for evaluating and assessing investment opportunities, including cash flow, capital structure, and the role of capital markets across a myriad of energy sector firms. It also looks at the financial considerations for these sectors, including key credit metrics, the importance of liquidity, cash flow, and capital expenditure, as well as the multitude of investment strategies applicable to the green energy sector. A detailed guide to all of the major energy technologies, an overview of the economics of the industry, a review of the financial considerations, and an evaluation of each major sector of energy production, Investing in Energy covers everything from OPEC to biofuels, and everything in between, in order to get investors the information that they need to make informed decisions on how to invest in the energy industry.
INVESTING IN ENERGY A PRIMER ON THE ECONOMICS OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY AS IT REACTS TO new challenges in regulation, exploration, and alternative energy initiatives, the energy sector has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing and complex sectors for investment. Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry is a response to this growth, providing the most up-to-date knowledge for both established and would-be investors. Considering the economics of the industry and the multifaceted factors involved in investing, Investing in Energy identifies and assesses the major energy sectors: oil and natural gas—currently the most dominant sources—as well as power and emerging green industries. A comprehensive look at the economics of the energy industry, the book reviews the financial considerations necessary for evaluating and assessing investment opportunities, including cash flow, capital structure, and the role of capital markets across a myriad of energy sector firms. It also looks at the financial considerations for these sectors, including key credit metrics, the importance of liquidity, cash flow, and capital expenditure, as well as the multitude of investment strategies applicable to the green energy sector. A detailed guide to all of the major energy technologies, an overview of the economics of the industry, a review of the financial considerations, and an evaluation of each major sector of energy production, Investing in Energy covers everything from OPEC to biofuels, and everything in between, in order to get investors the information that they need to make informed decisions on how to invest in the energy industry.

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