Tuesday, May 26, 2015



"Gold demand is outpacing supply while production is declining. Both the Chinese and Indian governments are purchasing gold in unprecedented quantities and encouraging their increasingly well-off citizens to accumulate bullion. Gold demand has also surged from central banks, which have been net buyers since 2009. All of these realities will help keep the value of this precious metal high into the foreseeable future."

"The Chinese currency the Yuan is still pegged to the U.S. Dollar at a level that undervalues it substantially, provoking criticism of this exchange rate policy. The world still believes that China cannot survive and prosper without the West to fund its development, and so most analysts are focused on a hard landing for China.
Nevertheless, what is really happening is that new currency swaps are forming the backdrop of Chinese metals accumulation and production. In essence, China is gradually amassing the lion’s share of global wealth in the form of hard assets.
An amusing quote posted by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.com sums this situation up rather well:
"While the insolvent "developed world" is furiously fighting over who gets to pay the bill for 30 years of unsustainable debt accumulation and how to pretend that the modern 'crony capitalist for some and communist for others' system isn't one flap of a butterfly's wings away from full on collapse mode, China is slowly taking over the world's real assets".

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Connacher Oil and Gas Limited T.CLL Sector: Energy | Sub-Sector: Oil & Gas Alternate Symbol(s): CLLZF

Trading now at 1-2c. and a speculative buy on higher oil prices going forward:
Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd is an oil company engaged in the exploration and development, 
production and marketing of bitumen;
 crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Connacher’s shares trade on the TSX under the symbol CLL.                            Connacher’s principal asset is a 100 percent interest in approximately 87,000 net acres of oil sands leases                                          in the Athabasca oil sands fairway, situated primarily southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Monday, March 23, 2015


senior management has taken a 10% reduction in salary and the Board of Directors fees have been reduced by 10%."
Highlights of 2014 include:
  • Transitioned the Company to a medium gravity oil focused producer. 
  • Generated $208 million of funds flow, including record 4th quarter funds flow of $54.3 million ($0.16/share). 
  • Returned $67.3 million dollars to shareholders through monthly dividends (32% payout). 
  • Maintained financial discipline by managing total payout to 95% (99% pre- of DRIP/SDP). 
  • Reduced net debt from $361.6 million at December 31, 2013 to $353.3 million at December 31, 2014. The Company's net debt will continue to decrease in 2015. 
  • Completed an organic capital program of $144.1 million ($137.6 million net of dispositions), including the drilling of 109 gross (105.7 net) wells at a 97% success rate. 
  • Established Provost, the Company's medium oil core area, as a sustainable, long term growth asset. 
  • Delivered successful results on both the new Sparky and Lithic channel plays at Provost at lower than anticipated capital costs and higher than expected productivity. 
  • Accelerated the horizontal development potential of the company's Lloydminster heavy oil core area. 

Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2015/03/23/twin-butte-energy-announces-2014-year-end-financial-and-operating-results#TKfkvOd12ev4fa0Q.99
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/companies/bullboard/tbtef/twin-butte-energy-ltd#whrr1H4efGC4tZUK.99

Monday, February 16, 2015

Petromin Resources Ltd. [PTR]

A small O/G company with a big investment in Chinese shale gas,
producing properties in Alberta, and advanced patented technologies.
A lot of potential upside here going forward...on SALE now.

Petromin Resources Ltd. is a progressive international Petroleum
and Natural Gas Exploration and Production company listed Tier 1 on the
Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.
The Company is currently focused on developing 655 sq km of coalbed methane (CBM)
 land in Western China along the Southern Junggar Basin (in China).
Alongside significant international resource development initiatives in China and Kuwait,
the Company’s core operations include five oil and gas producing properties in Alberta
Canada along the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

Petromin is leading the way in technologically innovative methods designed to significantly improve reserves of existing oil pools (EOR) and to enhance the recovery of coalbed methane (ECBM) while significantly minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.



Monday, February 2, 2015

Vantex Acquires 27 Mining Claims in the Bousquet Township and Receives a $75 000 Cash Payment From Sale of NSR

LA PRAIRIE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 2, 2015) - 
The management of Vantex Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VAX)(FRANKFURT:UD7A)(ALP:VAX) announces that it has acquired from Hecla Mining Company (Hecla) a 100% interest in a mining block consisting of 27 mining cells located in Bousquet Township as well as receiving a $ 75,000 cash payment in consideration of the totality of the royalty Vantex held in the Heva property.
The Heva property was sold to Aurizon Mines before the merger with Hecla (see press release of 27 February 2008).
This new block, integrated with the other blocks recently acquired by Vantex, will form the Lac Bousquet property and will consist of 79 cells covering an area of about 1,500 hectares.
Many gold showings of importance are present on the Lake Bousquet property. These showings are associated with a splay of the Cadillac Fault, one of the most prolific gold faults in the world, and consist of a swarm of quartz veins contained in sediments or in felsic intrusives along the fault.
Several gold intersections obtained in drilling and channel sampling with gold grades of 3.73 g/t Au over 5.5 m and 5.91 g/t to the 3.0 m were intersected on the property.
The presence of gold-bearing structures associated with the CadillacFault and hydrothermal alteration give an excellent gold potential to this property. Moreover, the immediate gold producers near Vantex are IAMGOLD (Westwood Mine) and Agnico-Eagle (La Ronde Mine). There are also many former gold producers in the area such as the Doyon and Mouska mines. More than 12 M oz of gold were produced within a radius of 10 km from the property,
A comprehensive geological compilation and a ground magnetic survey will be made on this new project in the coming weeks.

Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2015/02/02/vantex-acquires-27-mining-claims-in-the-bousquet-township-and-receives-a-75-000#ws510DeilFB7RCYw.99

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Vantex Resources Ltd. (VAX) Sector: Metals & Mining / Sub-Sector: Gold/ Alternate Symbol(s): VANTF

Vantex to Begin Exploration 

on Blackfly and Nomar 

Properties in Abitibi

[aggressive junior explorer to soon release results of this survey;
 good results are highly anticipated]

LA PRAIRIE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 20, 2014) - Following the acquisitions of the Blackfly and Nomar properties, the management of Vantex Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VAX)(FRANKFURT:UD7A)(ALP:VAX) will start in the coming days, a ground magnetic survey and a compilation of the historical data available on these projects.
These properties that comprise 40 claims, are located in the prolific Bousquet mining camp and overlap the Cadillac-Larder Lake Fault. They include many gold showings and previous works show promising gold potential.
About Vantex
Like many small Canadian mining exploration companies, Vantex faces a depressed mining market, new mining regulations and a constant drop of metal prices that makes financing, exploration and the development of mining projects very challenging.
The management of the Company wants to use this downturn to acquire quality gold properties and eventually joint venture them with willing partners, to develop them.