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Brookshire in the Media - 2010

The news media frequently calls on Brookshire's Gianna Bern for expert commentary on a variety of financial and energy issues.  Here are examples from 2010:

December 28, 2010

Bloomberg News

Brazil Finds More Signs of Oil at Libra Offshore Field (Update2)

... "Fifteen billion barrels, all things considered, is a big number," Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research Inc., a Chicago-based adviser to ...

 

November 10, 2010

Bloomberg News

Petrobras May Invest About $400 Billion Through 2020 (Update3)

... ‘Nowhere But Up’ “When you’re talking about the next 10 years, $400 billion may actually be light,” said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire ...

 

October 29, 2010

Bloomberg News

Chevron Profit Unexpectedly Falls on Exploration Costs (Update4)

... time when everyone else in the industry is reporting healthy earnings with the improvement in the crude pricing environment,” said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

October 27, 2010

Bloomberg News

PDVSA Facing Tough Sale of Citgo, Minister Says (Update1)

... “This may be part of a larger capital raising effort concurrent with their new bond issue,” said Gianna Bern, president of Chicago-based oil and gas ...

 

October 26, 2010

Bloomberg News

Valero Reports Profit, Seeks European Refineries (Update4)

... It’s increased throughput and improved refining margins based on an uptick in demand,” said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory & Research Inc. ...

 

September 3, 2010

Bloomberg News

US Probes Fire in Gulf of Mexico That Sparked BP Deja Vu

... killed 11 workers, triggered the biggest offshore oil spill in US history and prompted a moratorium on deep-water drilling, said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

September 2, 2010

Bloomberg News

Mariner Energy Platform Fire Out in Gulf of Mexico (Update2)

... less than five months after a rig explosion killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest offshore oil spill in US history, said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

August 3, 2010

Bloomberg News

Marathon Oil’s Refining Profit More Than Doubles (Update3)

... combination of favorable crude-oil prices combined with very positive refining margins made for a very good second quarter,” said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

July 30, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor

Cautioned by BP oil spill, Brazil continues deep-sea drilling

"The days of easy oil are long gone," says Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research

 

July 29, 2010

Bloomberg News

BP’s Dudley Targets Riskiest Drilling After $32 Billion Blowout

... “In the years to come they certainly have the potential to have higher profitability on a per-barrel basis,” said Gianna Bern, a principal at Brookshire ...

 

June 23, 2010

Bloomberg News

Petrobras Falls Most in 3 Weeks on Share Offer Delay (Update2)

... the Gulf of Mexico may cause Petrobras to pay higher yields on bonds as costs for the industry increase because of the accident, said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

June 15, 2010

Bloomberg News

Exxon, Oil Companies Slammed for ‘Carbon-Copy’ Plans (Update1)

... moratorium is lifted and federal regulators allow deepwater drilling to resume, there may be few rigs available for the work, said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

June 15, 2010

Bloomberg News

Exxon Distances Itself From BP’s ‘Dramatic Departure’ in ...

... regulators allow deep-water oil exploration to resume, there may be few rigs remaining in the Gulf of Mexico to do the work, said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

June 14, 2010

Bloomberg News

Exxon, Chevron Seek Reprieve From Oil ‘Crucifixion’ (Update2)

drilling rules that could discourage exploration in US territorial waters without making meaningful contributions to safety, said Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

June 3, 2010

Bloomberg News

BP May Sell Prudhoe Bay Stake as Spill Costs Mount (Update1)

... than a takeover of the company because it’s too soon to estimate how much the spill and its aftermath will end up costing, said Gianna Bern, founder of ...

 

May 17, 2010

Bloomberg News

Petrobras Sees No Obstacle to Share Sale Amid Crisis (Update2)

... t see the Euro zone turmoil being resolved anytime soon; investors may very well be on the sidelines during this unsettled period,” Gianna Bern, president of ...

 

May 17, 2010

Business Insider

Why The EIA’s Energy Outlook For 2010 Reveals Some Disturbing Figures

This oil spill was a disaster for the industry,” said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory & Research...

 

May 13, 2010

Bloomberg News

BP Disaster Strands Billions of Barrels of Crude (Update2)

... “This oil spill was a disaster for the industry,” said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory & Research in Flossmoor, Illinois, and a former BP ...

 

May 4, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Gas prices unlikely to top $3 this summer

"In general, gasoline prices in the spot market have been relatively robust," said Gianna Bern, president...

 

May 4, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil prices plummet after 4 days of gains

"Sovereign concerns are hanging over the market like a dark cloud," said Gianna Bern, president...

 

May 3, 2010

Bloomberg News

Petrobras CEO Sees No Problem in Demand as IPOs Flop (Update3)

... “What you are seeing is Petrobras preparing for any eventuality based on the decisions of Brasilia,” Gianna Bern, who follows the oil industry as president ...

 

April 29, 2010

Bloomberg News

Exxon Profit Rises Less Than Estimated on Health Bill (Update4)

... “The costs of health-care legislation are a hit every company is going to take in one shape or another,” said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory ...

 

April 27, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil prices plummet on Greece, Portugal

"We've been talking about Greece and Portugal as an unresolved dark cloud over oil for weeks," said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc.  "Today's news is a case in point that the whole eurozone is still unsettled," she said.

 

April 26, 2010

Bloomberg News

Shell, Total Rely on Gas as Access to Oil Declines (Update2)

... “Producing crude oil is much more profitable than natural gas now,” Gianna Bern, a former BP crude-oil trader who runs Brookshire Advisory & Research Inc ...

 

April 20, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil prices break 3-day losing streak

"The Goldman news was a bit of a wet blanket for the oil markets," said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research.

 

April 6, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil prices at highest level in nearly 18 months

"There's still euphoria in the market," said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research.

 

March 24, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil drops on euro woes, supply build

According to Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc., oil prices will "tread water" until more definitive signs of stability are apparent.

 

March 23, 2010

Bloomberg News

Occidental Taps Phibro Profit to Fund Oil Exploration (Update1)

... Better Use Gianna Bern, a former BP Plc crude-oil trader who now runs Brookshire
Advisory & Research Inc., said Occidental is putting Phibro’s profits toward ...

 

March 23, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil edges higher

"We're going to be stuck in this $78 to $82 a barrel trading range for the next couple months until the market sees some definitive news on the economy," said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc.

 

March 22, 2010

Bloomberg News

Petrobras May Boost Investment 26% to Tap Pre-Salt (Update1)

... For the plan to succeed, “they need healthy crude prices, robust capital markets
and for the legislation to be passed
,” Gianna Bern, president of energy ...

 

March 15, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil plummets amid renewed uncertainty

"Sovereign ratings are going to continue to be a significant concern for investors," said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc.,

 

March 12, 2010

CNNMoney.com

Oil dips on gloomy consumer sentiment

"Consumer sentiment sucked the life out of the market today," said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc., a Chicago-based investment research firm.

 

March 11, 2010
Bloomberg News
Exxon’s Tillerson Bets Gas, Not Oil, Is Key to Growth (Update4)
... “Gas represents an opportunity to scoop up potential reserves,” said Gianna Bern,
president of Brookshire Advisory & Research Inc. in Flossmoor, Illinois. ...

 

February 17, 2010

Business News Americas

Pemex could increase debt by US$5bn in 2010 - consultant

... Mexican state oil company Pemex could increase its debt by some US$5bn in 2010, Gianna Bern ...... in time to be in the 10% range," Bern said. A January presentation from the state firm showed its debt...

 

February 16, 2010
Business News Americas
Pemex 2010 rig needs to be comparable to 2009 levels - consultant
... as it reassesses its E&P programs, Gianna Bern, president of Chicago-based consultancy Brookshire Advisory ...... -watchers alike have been awaiting indications of the state firm's prospective needs and plans. Bern particularly...

February 1, 2010
Bloomberg News
Petrobras Net Rises to 8.13 Billion Reais on Prices (Update1)
... “Petrobras is a good story because they are one of the few majors that have increased production,” Gianna Bern, president of energy investment adviser ...

February 1, 2010
Bloomberg News
Petrobras May Raise Up to $30 Billion in Share Sale (Update2) Feb. ...
... make it more difficult for Brazil to develop its offshore oil reserves because Petrobras will be the operator of all new projects, Gianna Bern, president of ... 

February 1, 2010
Bloomberg News
Exxon Fourth-Quarter Profit Drops Less Than Estimated (Update6) ...
... “Given what a drag refining has been on earnings, these results were better than I expected,” said Gianna Bern, president of Brookshire Advisory & Research ...

January 29, 2010
Business News Americas
Reserves, nationalizations became focal points in Carabobo tender - analyst
... in the Carabobo tender for new heavy crude blocks in the Orinoco belt, Gianna Bern, president of US ...... , then Venezuela holds promise," Bern said. Many majors and national oil companies, however, decided to sit...

January 28, 2010

Bloomberg News

Brazil Says Devon to Keep Using $473,000 a Day Rig (Update1) Jan. ...

... “Devon may have reason to believe the block may be less productive than other blocks in the basin,” Gianna Bern, president of energy investment adviser ...

 

January 13, 2010

Bloomberg News

Brazil’s Lobao Confirms Petrobras May Buy Galp Stake (Update1) ...

... BG Group Plc and Galp Energia own minority stakes. “A potential stake in Galp gives Petrobras more control over Tupi,” Gianna Bern, president of energy ...

 

January 4, 2010

Business News Americas

Export basket ends year at US$71.46/b

... 't think market fundamentals currently support an US$80/b crude price," Gianna Bern, president of US ...... of the energy value chain to continue investment programs," Bern added. "The biggest challenge PDVSA faces...

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