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    Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    05/01/2012
    Volume 9, Issue 5
    1205ogfj_digitalC1
    • On the Cover

      • M&A deals decline globally except in US and Canada

        Unconventional resource assets drove deal-making activity in the first quarter of 2012 with North America accounting for 78% of all transactions. For all of 2011, 48% of all upstream M&A spending was in the US and Canada.

    • Features

      • Scotiabank acquires Howard Weil Talent pool, resources aligned

        Toronto-based Scotiabank said April 18 that it has closed the acquisition by Scotia Capital Inc. of Howard Weil Incorporated, a privately held, US energy investment boutique with major offices in New Orleans and Houston. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

      • M&A activity contracts in Q1 as natural gas deals dry up

        The value of deals announced in the global oil and gas industry reached $33 billion during the first quarter of 2012, according to Eoin Coyne of London-based Evaluate Energy, which tracks worldwide mergers and acquisitions.

      • The future of LNG

        Should we convert LNG import terminals to export terminals? With conversion costs up to $8 billion per terminal, we need to consider the long-term prospects for the export market first.

      • The hedger's menu

        Larry Hickey offers a primer on the wide range of hedging choices available to producers.

      • Marcellus shale activity cools a bit

        Three out of four wells drilled in the Marcellus today are natural gas wells, and gas prices have hit rock bottom. This does not make for good economics.

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