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Dr. Daniel Fine: OPEC in Houston and Steel Pipes From China

For a week in March, Houston was the site of a world assembly of oil producers engaged in an OPEC-Russia dialogue with American shale or light tight oil producers on supply and — indirectly — price.  OPEC and Saudi Arabia pitched a market information offensive.  Put simply, American oil producers ...

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Posted 2 years agoOpinion > HoustonChinaChina National Petroleum Corporation CNPC +70

Dr. Daniel Fine: NAFTA, natural gas and the San Juan Basin

The North American Free Trade Agreement is now in a final stage with the U.S. team looking over the “energy chapter,” which has been approved by Canada and Mexico. The Administration's position, with a revisionist-protectionist core, offers President Trump a withdrawal-from-NAFTA option, at least a ...

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Posted 2 years agoOpinion > NAFTACanadaMexico +30

Dr. Daniel Fine: Oil and Gas: A Look at What 2018 May Bring

Trump leads mass deregulation effort; comeback seen for San Juan Basin by Dr. Daniel Fine The price of oil in 2018 will be volatile with commodity market traders selling on signals of OPEC-Russia “cheating” or members producing more oil than the extended Algiers Agreement output quotas. This shou ...

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Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident TrumpTrump +68

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 2 years 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 ...

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Posted 2 years 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 3 years agoOpinion > Hurricane HarveyStrategic Oil & Gasoil royalties +36

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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years agoLink > Permian BasinWhite HouseEnergy policy +51