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Recent decrease in U.S. crude oil production was geographically isolated, likely temporary

Monthly U.S. crude oil production fell by 276,000 barrels per day (b/d) in July 2019, based on the latest data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Petroleum Supply Monthly. Crude oil production in the Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico fell by 332,000 b/d in July when some producti ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 hours agoLink > ProductionsupplyLiquid Fuels +3

U.S. crude oil exports continued to grow in the first half of 2019

In the first half of 2019, U.S. exports of crude oil increased to average 2.9 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 966,000 b/d from the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports to Asia grew significantly in the first half of 2019, up 472,000 b/d (58%) compared with the same period in 2 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 days agoLink > exoprtsImportsLiquid Fuels +3

August non-OPEC unplanned oil production outages fell to lowest level since at least 2011

The stock prices of U.S. oil exploration and production (E&P) companies relative to the broader U.S. equity market index have declined since the start of the year. According to the 42 companies' income statements, however, upstream production costs did not increase at the same rate as total outpu ...

Hui Shan


Posted 12 days agoLink > Productionsupplyoutages +4

Saudi Arabia crude oil production outage affects global crude oil and gasoline prices

Although U.S. imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia have declined during the past three years—and recently hit a four-week average record low of 380,000 b/d in the week ending September 6—the United States still imports about 7 million b/d of crude oil. Saudi Arabia can use these inventories to ...

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Posted 20 days agoLink > pricesInternationalGasoline +6

This Week in Petroleum: 2018 OPEC net oil export revenues highest since 2013, but likely to decline

EIA estimates net oil export revenues based on oil production—including crude oil, condensate, and natural gas plant liquids—and total petroleum consumption estimates, as well as crude oil prices forecast in the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). EIA's net oil export revenues estimate ...

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Posted 1 month agoLink > exportsImportsInternational +7

TODAY IN ENERGY: The U.S. leads global petroleum and natural gas production with record growth in 2018

For the United States and Russia, petroleum and natural gas production is almost evenly split; Saudi Arabia's production heavily favors petroleum. Petroleum production is composed of several types of liquid fuels, including crude oil and lease condensate, natural gas plant liquids (NGPLs), and bi ...

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Posted 1 month agoLink > ProductionsupplyOil +5

SHORT-TERM ENERGY OUTLOOK

Facing a tough situation where shale oil prices are depressed due to a lack of infrastructure to send them to the US Gulf Coast for processing and export, independent US shale drillers are facing financial pressure as loans are no longer handed out like candy and investors are demanding results. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > ElectricityrenewableCoal +10

TODAY IN ENERGY: In the United States, most petroleum is consumed in transportation

Facing a tough situation where shale oil prices are depressed due to a lack of infrastructure to send them to the US Gulf Coast for processing and export, independent US shale drillers are facing financial pressure as loans are no longer handed out like candy and investors are demanding results. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > transportationConsumptionDemand +3

TODAY IN ENERGY: Saudi Arabia has been exporting more crude oil to China, less to the United States

Four Asia-Pacific countries that publish crude oil imports by country of origin—China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan—collectively imported an average of 3.5 million b/d of crude oil from Saudi Arabia in 2018. China's, Japan's, and Taiwan's 2019 year-to-date crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia ar ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > InternationalChinaSaudi Arabia +7

TODAY IN ENERGY: The Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline are critical chokepoints for oil and natural gas trade

The Suez Canal and the SUMED Pipeline are strategic routes for Persian Gulf crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Europe and North America. Total oil flows through the Suez Canal and the SUMED pipeline accounted for about 9% of total seaborne traded petroleum ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > natural gasPipelinesLiquid Fuels +5

Iran drives unplanned OPEC crude oil production outage to highest levels since late 2015

The risk assessment comes as the British warship HMS Montrose had to escort the BP oil tanker British Heritage out of the Persian Gulf into the Indian Ocean from being blocked by Iranian vessels. While a risk premium has already been applied to current oil prices, some analysts are suggesting tha ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > Productionsupplyoutages +5

TODAY IN ENERGY: U.S. crude oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day in April

The Wafra field was discovered in 1953, and in 1960, Japan's Arabian Oil Company (which held an offshore concession awarded by Saudi Arabia in 1957 and another awarded by Kuwait in 1958) discovered the giant Khafji offshore field. The unique status of the Neutral Zone is exemplified by its struct ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyEIA +5

Petroleum, natural gas, and coal continue to dominate U.S. energy consumption

Fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have accounted for at least 80% of energy consumption in the United States for well over a century. Despite the increase, the fossil fuel share of total U.S. energy consumption in 2018 increased only slightly from 2017 and was the second-lowest share ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandCoal +4

TODAY IN ENERGY: Crude oil inputs to Mexico’s petroleum refineries continued to decline in 2018

Crude oil inputs to Mexico's petroleum refineries declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2018, falling to nearly 600,000 barrels per day (b/d), a 50% drop from 2013 levels. Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's national oil company, owns and operates the country's six petroleum refineries, wh ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > Liquid FuelsCrude oilpetroleum +3

SHORT-TERM ENERGY OUTLOOK

On May 31, 2019, Sempra Energy, the majority owner of the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, announced that the company had shipped its first cargo of LNG, becoming the fourth such facility in the United States to enter service since 2016. Cameron LNG has regulatory approval to ...

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Posted 4 months agoLink > STEOLiquid FuelsEmissions +4