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Dr. Daniel Fine on Oil and Gas: Prices and Supply Short of War in Middle East

One day after the OPEC annual meeting, although composed for publication two weeks ago, this column moves the clock forward to early 2018.  There is a background noise of regional “hybrid war” intruding on the market price of World and West Texas Intermediate oil. Most analysts both commercial and ...

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Posted 12 days agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiasaudiSaudi Aramco +89

Dr. Daniel Fine: Trump's Approach to Oil and Gas a New Course in the San Juan Basin

It has been 70 years since a President of the United States has considered domestic oil and gas as a “power” in world affairs. With Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke charting a new course, the Trump Administration is considering a transfer of Federal Land management with natural resources to the ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > New MexicoHilcorp EnergyDepartment of Interior +31

Dr. Daniel Fine: Hurricanes, strategic implications, royalties and prices

Hurricane Harvey last month shut down more than 3 million barrels of oil refinery output or nearly 17 percent of the nation's capacity. Refinery capacity in the Gulf Coast was down over 30 percent on Aug. 30. Whatever caused this hurricane, there is now a risk of future size and scale to be reckoned ...

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Posted 2 months agoOpinion > Hurricane HarveyStrategic Oil & Gasoil royalties +36

In The Oil Patch – Dr. Daniel Fine (ep. 123)

In The Oil Patch – Episode 123: host Kym Bolado and her cohost Alvin Bailey welcome Dr. Daniel Fine onto the show! Dr. Fine is with the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and he does not hold back any of his thoughts in this episode. This is definitely a must-listen show!

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Posted 2 months agoLink > OPECKingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia +39

Producers employ tech innovations to keep lid on costs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Devon Energy Corp. manages all its oil operations in southeast New Mexico directly from a command-control center on the 44th floor of its Oklahoma City headquarters. Technology like WellCon, combined with a broad array of other high-tech innovations directly in the oil fields, ...

Will Fine


Posted 3 months agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineNew MexicoTechnology +25

Breathing easier in NM's oil patch

“Before, we weren't even making enough money for that … Some of the large companies are ramping up spending, but for smaller guys like me, it's still a struggle, because we need higher prices in the mid-$60 (per barrel) range for new work-overs to expand production.” That, in turn, pushed the sta ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineNew MexicoPermian +21

Oil and the Saudi Arabia threat by Dr. Daniel Fine

Dr. Daniel Fine, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy There is instability in the leading oil producer within OPEC and the lowest cost producer in the World. Nothing like this has happened in Saudi Arabia since the middle of the last century. It is only a matter of the short term before the price ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > San Juan BasinNew Mexicosaudi +27

Oil and the Saudi Arabia threat

The big picture is struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia to dominate the region or Islamic Middle East.It was the take-over generation that switched Saudi Arabia oil strategy from an anti-American shale and sand price and market share war against West Texas Intermediate oil to a reduction of outp ...

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Posted 4 months agoLink > Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramcooil price +35

Energy expert Daniel Fine examines Trump plan for U.S. energy ‘dominance’

The Trump administration has pushed an energy policy based on the notion of American self-sufficiency and energy “dominance.” Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and senior policy analyst for the New Mexico State Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural R ...

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Posted 4 months agoLink > Permian BasinWhite HouseEnergy policy +51