Liquid Fuels

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TODAY IN ENERGY: Drop in petroleum demand led to rise in crude oil inventories and low refinery utilization

Either way, this has thrown a spanner in the works of the giant, multi-billion oil and gas projects that were announced over the past two years as the energy world began to wake up from its post-2015 price crash investment hibernation. Further impairments were made in April 2020 when the Q1 finan ...

Hui Shan

Posted 28 days agoLink > ConsumptionDemandLiquid Fuels +6

Motor gasoline accounted for almost half of U.S. petroleum consumption in 2019

Just a few days ago, Chevron sent a tremor through the LNG industry when it announced that it was putting its stake in Australia's giant North West Shelf project up for sale, having received ‘unsolicited approaches from a range of credible buyers'. The North West Shelf Project kicked off in the 1 ...

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Posted 1 month agoLink > ImportsProductionUnited States +3


Bounce back in China's manufacturing sector points the way; other countries expected to follow as lockdown is liftedLatest in series of on-line ADIPEC Energy Dialogues hears it could be late 2021 before oil and gas markets recover to 2019 volumesOPEC+ supply constraints coming under pressure from ...

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Posted 1 month agoLink > EmissionsHydrocarbonOil +8

North American crude oil prices are closely, but not perfectly, connected

A perfect storm of events – the Covid-19 lockdowns, the resulting effect on demand, an ongoing oil supply glut, a worrying shortage of storage space and (crucially) the expiry of the NYMEX WTI benchmark contract for May, resulted in US crude oil prices falling as low as -US$37/b. This was seen as ...

Hui Shan

Posted 2 months agoLink > pricesLiquid FuelsCrude oil +7

EIA expects record liquid fuels inventory builds in early 2020, followed by draws

In the same year, the US leapfrogged Malaysia as the third largest LNG exporter in the world, and by 2025, its LNG production capacity could reach almost 15 bcf/d – eclipsing both Qatar and Australia. With its recent moves to tap into the vast natural gas resources in its offshore North Field and ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyConsumption +8

EIA raises crude oil price outlook slightly as announced supply cuts lead to high inventory draws in 2021

EIA assumes OPEC members will mostly adhere to announced cuts during the first two months of the agreement (May and June) and that production compliance will relax later in the forecast period as stated production cuts are reduced and global oil demand begins growing. From that point, EIA expects ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > Crude oilLiquid Fuelsnon Opec +7


From March 16 to May 4, the average regular retail price of gasoline in the West Coast (Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD, 5) fell $0.58/gal to $2.44/gal, the lowest price since March 2016. Although the May 4, 2020, West Coast gasoline price is $0.65/gal higher than the U.S. ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > nrgedgeSTEOshort term energy outlook +9

COVID-19 mitigation efforts result in the lowest U.S. petroleum consumption in decades

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates the decline in petroleum product demand by examining the changes in total product supplied, EIA's proxy for consumption. In the week ending April 3, total U.S. product supplied of petroleum products fell by 3.4 million b/d, the largest we ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandLiquid Fuels +3

U.S. total energy exports exceed imports in 2019 for the first time in 67 years

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 ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > Coalnatural gasexports +5

U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves and production set new records in 2018

Just as quickly as they spiked, crude oil prices have now fallen back to their lowest levels in 6 weeks, trading at the subdued levels seen in late November before the OPEC+ club announced its renewed oil supply deal. Despite assassinations, embassy stormings and ballistic missile retaliations, t ...

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Posted 6 months agoLink > ProductionsuppplyReserves +5

Short-Term Energy Outlook

[1]After an agreement was reached on the transit dispute that led to a temporary shutdown of crude oil production, the governments of Sudan and South Sudan shifted their focus from border conflicts to the mitigation of their respective domestic opposition factions. [3]In South Sudan, President Sa ...

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Posted 8 months agoLink > ElectricityrenewableSTEO +3

EIA projects energy consumption in air transportation to increase through 2050

Despite oil and oil-equivalent production rising by 3% (driven by shale liquids production in the Permian), the fall was largely due to lower crude prices. BP's net profit fell 39.7% - beating expectations on lower upstream earnings and weaker oil prices. Quarterly profits were down by 15%, with ...

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Posted 9 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandLiquid Fuels +2

U.S. petroleum product exports rose slightly in the first half of 2019

Distillate remained the largest U.S. petroleum product export in the first half of 2019, averaging 1.3 million b/d, an increase of 60,000 b/d (5%) compared with the first half of 2018. Propane was the second-largest U.S. petroleum product export in the first half of 2019, at 1.03 million b/d, an ...

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Posted 9 months agoLink > Distillate FuelexportsImports +4

The United States now exports crude oil to more destinations than it imports from

As U.S. crude oil export volumes have increased to an average of 2.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations (which includes countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions) that receive U.S. exports has also increase ...

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Posted 9 months agoLink > exportsImportsCrude oil +5

U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue to set records through 2020

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

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Posted 9 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyCrude oil +5