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Pandemic rocks Permian Basin as wells, rigs idled and workers laid off

It wasn't long ago that some of the largest oil companies in the world were flocking to Lea and Eddy counties to boost oil production, open regional offices and add high-paying jobs that attracted workers from across the country to cities like Carlsbad and Hobbs. The good ol' days are goneBefore ...

Will Fine


Posted 3 months agoLink > Farmington New MexicoGovernor of New MexicoNew Mexico +65

Hitting the brakes

Oil producers in New Mexico and elsewhere are hoping for some relief this week, because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other oil-producing nations plan to meet Thursday to discuss potential, collective cutbacks in output to reduce world oversupply and lift prices. N ...

Will Fine


Posted 4 months agoLink > oil and gas newsOil Industry Newsoil news +35

Expert Dan Fine discusses future of oil, natural gas amid low prices and the coronavirus

(Photo: Augusta Liddic/The Daily Times)AZTEC — Two tweets sent by President Donald Trump on the morning of April 2 spurred optimism for an oil industry hit hard by a flood of oil from Saudi Arabia and Russia, driving down the price. (Photo: Twitter screengrab)Fine said Russia, which has been frus ...

Will Fine


Posted 4 months agoLink > NewMexicogeopoliticalGeopolitics +66

Special lecture on the Oil Price War with Dr. Daniel Fine rescheduled for this Thursday 4/2

News Breaking Announcement from Dr. Fine--> My entire lecture is this upcoming THURSDAY APRIL 2 “ENERGY ELECTION 2020" has been moved to a Zoom conference instead from 10AM to 11:15AM ! To get on the ZOOM conference call -> 505 566 3702 and ask for Cecilia! or email cgunnell@4cornersed.com You ...

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    US 02 Apr 2020


Posted 4 months agoEvent > durangoFarmington New Mexicocolorado +57

Oil and gas industry faces huge loss

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA AND DAN BOYD / ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL STAFF WRITERS Published: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 5:04pm Updated: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 9:55pm " Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal With oil prices plunging to their lowest level in 22 years, state legislators are proje ...

Will Fine


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > Farmington New MexicoDelaware BasinWest Texas Delaware Basin USA +63

Special lecture on the Oil Price War with Dr. Daniel Fine

You are invited to a special lecture with premiere energy and geopolitical analyst Dr. Daniel Fine ! I will be lecturing on 1) Energy Election 2020: Second Term Trump or Alternative 2) U.S Energy Domination and Trump: Export or Else 3) Gas and Oil under the Alternative: Climate Control and Taxation ...

Will Fine


Farmington   NM   US 30 Mar 2020


Posted 4 months agoEvent > oil priceoil price collapseOil prices +57

Oil price plunge wallops NM

With Russia and Saudi Arabia now locked in battle over which country can sustain their economies the longest as prices plummet, the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico is caught directly in the crossfire. In fact, in good part, the price war appears directly aimed at slowing prod ...

Will Fine


Posted 5 months agoLink > Governor of New MexicoFarmington New MexicoBusiness news +48

Oil price plunge wallops New Mexico

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / Albuquerque JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Published: Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 10:02pm Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico's oil boom could soon turn to bust after world prices for crude crashed on Monday. The price for U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate b ...

Will Fine


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > RussiaRussian marketOPEC +85

Analysis: Oil market glut will lead to declining prices through 2020 by Dr. Daniel Fine

With the OPEC-Russia meeting ahead, the price of oil is at a crossroad.  President Trump wants lower prices for gasoline at the pump and the Democratic Party wants a shortage to lift prices higher. This is the 2020 presidential election, to re-elect Trump or a create a Democratic left-center White ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Pioneer Natural ResourcesOccidental PetroleumAnadarko Corporation +97

Analysis: Electric cars and the Permian: Saudi Arabia in Lea County by Dr. Daniel Fine

Some 30,000 children marched in Belgium weeks ago against Climate Change. It is only a matter of two years before a few members of Congress, alone with only cameras today, will march at the head of crowds of 500,000 down Pennsylvania Avenue. It will have its colors; green  — and yellow for the Frenc ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > weekly oil newsWorld NewsElectric cars +20

Analysis: Things are flat in the Permian, and there's a push for renewables in Santa Fe by Dr. Daniel Fine

The Permian-Delaware Basin rig count should start falling as oil operators, large and small, are flat for 2019. Spending has been sharply reduced as supply now dominates the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) used by many commodity traders in oil.    The large or integrated oil companies have all the ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Santa Felatest oil and gas newsNew Mexico +69

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > OPECNon-OPECNOPEC +91

Analysis: What's Next for Oil and Gas Prices After Putin-Trump Summit? by Dr. Daniel Fine

(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais,/AP) The opposition in Congress wants to see a transcript of what President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about for two hours alone. No doubt some of that time was spent discussing OPEC and the price of oil. This is abov ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident of the USAPresident +56

Fine: No Such Thing As 'Free Trade' With OPEC as a Cartel

Among some speakers at the 2018 Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference last month in Farmington there were evasive positions on the future of OPEC. Also, previous online or media positions of “free trade” were muted to be popular with the oil, gas and equipment operators who made up those in attendanc ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiasaudi +68

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