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Reactions to Delaware Basin News Shows Misunderstanding of Petroleum Economics by Dr. Daniel Fine

News of the size of oil reserves in the Delaware Basin (New Mexico's share of the Permian) while OPEC was deciding how many barrels it will cut from the world market to lift prices caused epic confusion – and revelations of how little “authorities” and the media understand petroleum economics. The ...

Will Fine


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > OPECNon-OPECNOPEC +91

Dr. Daniel Fine: Trump and Oil in Trade Geopolitics

Unlike 1973, and its oil embargo against the United States, there is no supply threat from the Middle East. Consequently, only a demand unknown moves the price of crude oil. Permian/Delaware has displaced the Middle East as a source and even Mexico imports U.S. production.  This has caused euphori ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > United StatesMiddle EastPermian +69

Dr. Daniel Fine: Oil – Before and After the November Election

The Trump Administration is moving towards less royalty rates on Federal land leases, less Bureau of Land Management discretion on Environmental Protection Act obstruction on the Application for Petroleum Drilling process, less coal and nuclear power generation decline, and less oil supply confiden ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Ryan zinkeDonald TrumpPresident Trump +66

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 ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > HoustonChinaChina National Petroleum Corporation CNPC +70

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 ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiasaudiSaudi Aramco +89