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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 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 days agoLink > ProductionsupplyEIA +5

The Winds of War and Oil Markets

Financial sanctions came first, then sanctions on crude oil exports from Iran. But the situation was diffused when the US introduced waivers for 8 major importers of Iranian crude in November 2018, calming the markets. Not just because the extension of the current OPEC+ deal could be scuppered, ...

Hui Shan


Posted 25 days agoLink > IranMiddle Eastoil price +3

Upcoming OPEC Meeting: What to Expect

With Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov suggesting that there was a risk that oil prices could fall as low as US$30/b and the Saudi Arabia-Russia alliance preparing for a US$40/b oil scenario, it looks more and more likely that the production deal will be extended to the end of 2019. The maj ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > OPECoil priceShale +3

Escalating Trade Wars and Oil Markets

U.S. Gulf Coast crude oil imports averaged 1.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in March 2019, the lowest level since March 1986 and significantly lower than the peak of 6.6 million b/d in March 2007. In 2018, 20% of all Gulf Coast crude oil imports were from Venezuela, an annual average of 498,000 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > nrgedgeOilgas +10

Is The Saudi - Russia Oil Bromance Souring?

Prior to the meeting, Saudi Arabia had gone on record to state that the Kingdom believed that OPEC's job in rebalancing the oil market was far from over and that output cuts were necessary to continue into the second half of 2019. In the past, Saudi Arabia would most likely to be able to bully it ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +3

ConocoPhillips vs PDVSA - Round 2

U.S. crude oil production increased 1.6 million b/d from 2017 to 10.9 million b/d in 2018, with the U.S. Gulf Coast—where more than 90% of U.S. crude oil exports depart from—producing 7.1 million b/d. In the first half of 2018, the United States exported 376,000 b/d of crude oil to China, which m ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > VenezuelaPDVSAConocoPhillips +4

Crude Oil Prices: Changing Gear

Russia and Saudi Arabia both making new pledges on supply cuts comes despite supply issues elsewhere in OPEC, which could have provided some cushion for smaller cuts. Iranian production remains constrained by new American sanctions; targeted waivers have provided some relief – and indeed Iranian ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

The Valve Closes On Venezuela’s Oil

Under the new sanctions, Venezuela can only sell crude to the USA or using US dollars through offshore companies until April 28, 2019. The US is the main demand centre for Venezuela's heavy crudes; despite investment from Russia and China, the loss of American demand will be a major blow to PDVSA ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesSanctions +4

CNOOC’s Capital Plans

After President Xi Jinping called for greater self-reliance and improving national security by boosting domestic reserves in August, the national upstream company CNOOC has now unveiled ambitious plans to boost capital spending with an eye to raise its production. Encompassing both domestic and i ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +3

Key Milestones in 2019 for Oil Prices

The market swang from balanced supply/demand to a supply crunch to a glut – dealing with American sanctions on Iranian crude exports, surging American crude oil production, the implosion of Venezuela's economy and signs that the global economy might be entering a slowdown. Sometime in the first q ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

Is the US a Net Crude Oil Exporter?

The comparison of those two net trade numbers could be construed that the US has became a net exporter of 0.2 mmb/d of crude and finished products for the week. For any other direction, the US is still a net importer of 4 mmb/d of crude oil or in a net deficit of oil supply by 1.9 mmb/d. But mis ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

Crude Oil Prices in 2019

This is after OPEC+ managed to corral its members together to agree to a 1.2 mmb/d cut in early December – a move that managed to steady oil prices for mere days. If it manages to keep the supply/demand balance aligned, it is conceivable that crude prices could return to those ranges – which unde ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

Alternative Facts About OPEC & U.S. Shale From The Wall Street Journal

Posted in The Petroleum Truth Report on December 19, 2018 The Wall Street Journal's recent editorial “ How America Broke OPEC ” shows that even high-quality journalism is susceptible to the contagion of alternative facts. It is a propaganda piece about how the underdog U.S. oil industry miracul ...

Art Berman - The Petroleum Truth Report


Posted 6 months agoOpinion > OPECUnited StatesUSA +3

OPEC+ Prevails, For Now

Its reasoning made logical sense – Qatar produces very little crude, so to have a say in a cartel focused on crude was not in its interests, which lie in LNG – but it hinted at deep-seated tensions in OPEC that could undermine Saudi Arabia's attempts to corral members. Split between 800,000 b/d f ...

Hui Shan


Posted 7 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +7

For One Week in November, the U.S. Was a Net Exporter of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Status Report During the week ending November 30, 2018, the United States exported more crude oil and petroleum products than it imported for the first time in weekly data going back to 1991. From November 24–30, the United S ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > USAUnited StatesExporter +4