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The World’s Largest State-Owned Oil Companies

Via Visual Capitalist, a look at the world’s largest state-owned oil companies: Oil is one of the world’s most important natural resources, playing a critical role in everything from transportation fuels to cosmetics. For this reason, many governments choose to nationalize their supply of oil. This gives them a greater degree of control over their oil […]

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Sinopec’s Quest For Deals

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on Sinopec’s quest for deals: Sinopec has kicked off 2012 with a bang. Stay tuned for more. State-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., better known as Sinopec, has been on a tear in acquisitions in the past year, the most recent deal being Tuesday’s multi-billion U.S. shale […]

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At The Pump, Ready To Gas Up: China’s Oil Groups Ready For More Deals

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting look at how China’s oil groups are ready for more deals:   Sinopec reported a 12 per cent rise in net profit, to Rmb41bn, in the first half of the year, beating analysts’ expectations Solid first-half profits at China’s state-owned oil companies have paved the way for further […]

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China, Inc.: The Newest Big Oil Company

Via Fortune, a report on increasing size and impact of China’s NOCs: “…You know the major players in big oil — Shell (RDSA), Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500), BP (BP), Chevron (CVX, Fortune 500) and a handful of other fuel goliaths. Soon though, it might be time to add China to that list. The country’s […]

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China’s Search For Oil

Via Abu Dhabi’s The National, a look at China’s state-controlled enterprises efforts to secure oil and gas supplies wherever they can be obtained in order to feed the growing energy appetite of the world’s second-largest economy.  As the article notes: “…When the going gets tough, China goes shopping for energy assets. Last year, Beijing sent […]

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China’s Global Oil Ambitions

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an excellent look at the reach of China’s state oil companies around the globe.  As the article notes: On a leafy street in Almaty, a few hundred miles from Kazakhstan’s border with China, the elegant mansion of China National Petroleum Corporation is kept under close guard. Behind its closed shutters, […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.