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Q: At this extremely low valuation ,do you consider this stock as a hold ,sell or a buy ? any comment on this Cie 's future perspective shall be greatly appreciated.Ps: I am wondering if the restrictions on Russian oil and gaz could significantly favor energy Cies active in western Europ ( like VET ..) , in order to compensate for pipelines and energy suppressions, thanks , J-Y

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on February 17, 2023

Q: I heard that Eric Nuttall is now out of VET. It's my only oil & gas stock that is under water at this point. What is your opinion? It seems to have declined due to the fall of natural gas in Europe and the extra tax levy. Do you think it has fallen enough to now be worth holding, or is there another oil and gas stock that you like better. I'm thinking maybe FRU or even NNRG.NE, Eric's fond? Or do you have another one?

Read Answer Asked by Steven on January 30, 2023

Q: Looking for what top 3 oil & gas recommendations you would have. Growth and appreciation over the next 2-3 years.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on January 12, 2023

Q: I must progressively restructurate a non-registrated portfolio, recovered in early 2022 for self-managing... Here are the percentage of each stock vs all portfolio, and also indications (+/-) if they are at a profit or at a loss on paper. stocks at profit are: BIP.UN (8% of portfolio), CM 5%, DIR. UN 3%, BIPC 1%, BCE 5%, ENB 2%, SGR.UN 1,5%. Stocks at a loss are: BN.PF.D (5% pf portfolio), TRP 1.5%, VET 1.2%.
My objectives are in order: stability, dividends, and some growth if possible.
Some stocks represent a probably too high percentage of the portfolio, I would not sell them “only to rebalance the portfolio” if they are still safe (to avoid non necessary capital gain tax), but I shall sell if they represent a risk. On the other hand, I would not sell stocks with a loss if they respond to my objectives.
I have already balanced a good part of this portfolio with ETF and a selection of stable dividend stocks. Those are the remaining stocks from the original portfolio..
Please give me suggestions for each stock according to objectives as : keep, sell, or sell partly. All of your comments are always greatly appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on January 10, 2023

Q: i own vermilion, cnq, erf, and gear . gear has an 11% yield, no debt, i cant resist.
i want to add one more small to mid cap energy name canadian. i know you like tamarack but it is a weak performer. can you recommend another for growth. dave

Read Answer Asked by david on January 03, 2023

Q: Sold half my position in VET in the mid $33 back in summer and I wish I would have sold the whole part. Looked at VET's Q3 report and it seems that it is the threat of a European "excess profit tax" that has pummeled the stock lately and I understand why and think the sell down is warranted. But the way I understand it there could be a unseen upside in VET in Q1 of 2023 when the VET's purchase of Shell's portion of the Corrib gas plant is completed. According to VET all of the 2022 Cash flow from Corrib should go to VET. When that cash flow is added to VET's income statement could they restate their 2022 earnings to the upside? I am not sure how this works but it seems to me that there is some 'hidden' earnings in VET that can not be realized until the sale of Shell's position to VET is officially completed. One thing we know is that Corrib definitely made money in 2022. Could the increased earnings from Corrib be enough to counter the Euroean excess profit tax. Long question and I hope you understand what I am trying to get at.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on November 15, 2022


Which three of the above fourteen oil & gas stocks would you sell first to bring my sector allocation back to my normal weight? This is assuming 100 WTI oil in 2023. Could you also provide a brief reason for each of the three stocks that you would get rid of first. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on November 04, 2022

Q: I read where the operator of the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia's Far East has been changed by Russian gov't decree. What is the risk for a firm like Parex or others with significant foreign operations to be affected in the same manner, including being nationalized?

Would you have a list of the larger energy companies with significant foreign operations? I know from my past work in the oil and gas industry [40 years ago] nationalization insurance was available. I'm not aware if it is still available or not.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on October 13, 2022

Q: Looking ahead to a very tight European natural gas market this winter. Which five Canadian (if any) and US natural gas and LNG companies would see a direct benefit?
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Terry on September 30, 2022

Q: what are the current annual percentages of dividend, debt and free cash flow yield for each of these companies. use as many question credits as needed

Read Answer Asked by hal on September 06, 2022

Q: I am thinking of buying these companies in my tfsa account in equal weights. Do you have any concern with any of these companies and would you be able to rank them in order of possible upside? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Myron on June 02, 2022

Q: Peter and Co,
The UK has introduced a ‘windfall tax’ of 25% on energy company’s profits. The bite of this tax can be substantially reduced on profits that are reinvested in more fossil fuel extraction. While this reduced tax rate might result in greater investment in oil/gas extraction and, therefore, production and profits it would appear that in subsequent years companies using reinvestment to reduce current taxes will have to make greater and greater reinvestments to keep ahead of the 25% tax. I understand that the existing UK tax on fossil fuels is 40%.
My portfolios are very overweight in energy stocks and particularly Vermilion. I understand that VET’s Corrib gas field is located within the boundaries of Ireland and the company pays only the Irish tax of 25% and has never paid taxes to the UK.
Would you please confirm or correct my statements about the UK taxes on fossil fuels. and the advantage that VET enjoys being an Irish producer?
With appreciation,

Read Answer Asked by Ed on June 01, 2022