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Oil bust could spur natural gas turnaround in San Juan Basin

If Merrion and key industry analysts are correct, there might be a silver lining in the oil crash caused by the coronavirus pandemic — it could end up helping northwestern New Mexico natural gas producers and even give a lift to state revenue in a time of crisis. The potential upside: The drop in ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 month agoLink > San Juan Basinnatural gasoil bust +36

Massive revenue shortfall in new state forecasts

The last time state economists released revenue forecasts, New Mexico had a massive oil boom with no end in sight. Those same economists released dire revenue projections on Wednesday, suggesting New Mexico could take in between $1.7 billion and $2.4 billion less than originally expected during t ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoLink > Santa FeSANTAFENewMexico +58

Your Weekly Update: 27 April - 1 May 2020

An entire phalanx of upstream service companies help build, operate and maintain the critical infrastructure necessary to extract oil in its natural form from deep below the ground and send it on its merry way to be turned into fuel for consumption. With all companies slashing upstream capex and ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > OilOil and GasOil and Gas Industry +6

New Mexico watching as Texas considers limits on oil production

Laws governing oil production in New Mexico stem from the Oil and Gas Act of 1935, which, among many other things, suggests the state can impose statewide caps on oil production, as well as more explicitly allowing it to cap output at specific reservoirs or “pools” of oil to “prevent waste.” If p ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineFarmington New MexicoGovernor of New Mexico +54

Dr. Daniel Fine & T Greg Merrion on the OIL PRICE WAR and U.S. collapse

Interview with Oil and Gas Expert Dr. Daniel Fine with T.Greg Merrion of Merrion Oil D r. Daniel Fine and T. Greg Merrion of Merrion Oil are experts in their fields.  Dr. Fine raises the fact the oil market was manipulated and explains just how it was done.  T Greg gives an acrual account of from ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > oil newsBusinessNewsBusiness news +44

Your Weekly Update: 20 - 24 April 2020

And now, unprecedented oil prices, as the WTI crude price marker slipped into negative territory for the first time ever. This had the same effect, though different contributing factors  in 2019, when WTI prices were depressed because demand was high but pipeline capacity was insufficient to carr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > Oiloil and gas newsOil and Gas Industry +7

Trump promises oil, gas industry assistance a day after WTI traded negative

Natural gas prices may increase Reducing oil production may have some positive impact on the San Juan Basin. Because the Permian Basin has been producing a surplus of natural gas, and there is no way to send all the natural gas to markets, the San Juan Basin natural gas prices have reached histor ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineFarmington New MexicoGovernor of New Mexico +27

Pandemic rocks Permian Basin as wells, rigs idled and workers laid off

It wasn't long ago that some of the largest oil companies in the world were flocking to Lea and Eddy counties to boost oil production, open regional offices and add high-paying jobs that attracted workers from across the country to cities like Carlsbad and Hobbs. The good ol' days are goneBefore ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoLink > Farmington New MexicoGovernor of New MexicoNew Mexico +65

Your Weekly Update: 13 - 17 April 2020

It immediately props up the current traded prices of crude oil, which were languishing in the US$25/b level before chatter of the deal emerged but it also is prescient enough to acknowledge that the negative impact of Covid-19 will linger for very long, hence the need for a long tail to the deal. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > Oiloil and gas newsOil and Gas Industry +7

OPEC, Russia tentatively agree to production cuts

OPEC and Russia, however, want the U.S. to impose state-mandated cuts, rather than let the free market force producers to scale back operations through low prices. And even if a deal is reached, it may do little to raise oil prices, since consumption is now hovering at 50-year lows, and with the ...

Will Fine


Posted 3 months agoLink > OPECG20Non-OPEC +54

Your Weekly Update: 30 March - 3 April 2020

As Saudi Arabia and Russia dig in their heels and prepare for extended trench warfare over oil prices, the important questions now are: how long will this last, and what (or who) can bring these friends-turned-foes back to the negotiation table? Saudi Arabia's ultimate goal is to have steady oil ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > Oiloil and gas newsOil and Gas Industry +7

Expert Dan Fine discusses future of oil, natural gas amid low prices and the coronavirus

(Photo: Augusta Liddic/The Daily Times)AZTEC — Two tweets sent by President Donald Trump on the morning of April 2 spurred optimism for an oil industry hit hard by a flood of oil from Saudi Arabia and Russia, driving down the price. (Photo: Twitter screengrab)Fine said Russia, which has been frus ...

Will Fine


Posted 3 months agoLink > NewMexicogeopoliticalGeopolitics +66

Africa Oil & Power Pledges Support to Energy Industry, Offers Free Communications Services

AOP is making its platform available for governments and companies within Africa's energy sector to submit press releases and articles free of charge. Open communication between all organizations involved in African energy helps combat misinformation and promotes safety during the Covid-19 crisi ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 3 months agoPress > newscovid-19Energy Sector +11

Special lecture on the Oil Price War with Dr. Daniel Fine rescheduled for this Thursday 4/2

News Breaking Announcement from Dr. Fine--> My entire lecture is this upcoming THURSDAY APRIL 2 “ENERGY ELECTION 2020" has been moved to a Zoom conference instead from 10AM to 11:15AM ! To get on the ZOOM conference call -> 505 566 3702 and ask for Cecilia! or email cgunnell@4cornersed.com You ...

Will Fine


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Posted 3 months agoEvent > durangoFarmington New Mexicocolorado +57

Your Weekly Update: 23 - 27 March 2020

With falling demand and increasing supply, the front-month price of the U.S. benchmark crude oil West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell from a year-to-date high closing price of $63.27 per barrel (b) on January 6 to a year-to-date low of $20.37/b on March 18 (Figure 1), the lowest nominal crude oil pr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > Oiloil and gas newsOil and Gas Industry +7