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From Certain Doom To Cautious Optimism

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 3 months agoLink > WTIWest Texas IntermediateBrent +8

New Mexico watching as Texas considers limits on oil production

Laws governing oil production in New Mexico stem from the Oil and Gas Act of 1935, which, among many other things, suggests the state can impose statewide caps on oil production, as well as more explicitly allowing it to cap output at specific reservoirs or “pools” of oil to “prevent waste.” If p ...

Will Fine


Posted 4 months agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineFarmington New MexicoGovernor of New Mexico +54

Dr. Daniel Fine & T Greg Merrion on the OIL PRICE WAR and U.S. collapse

Interview with Oil and Gas Expert Dr. Daniel Fine with T.Greg Merrion of Merrion Oil D r. Daniel Fine and T. Greg Merrion of Merrion Oil are experts in their fields.  Dr. Fine raises the fact the oil market was manipulated and explains just how it was done.  T Greg gives an acrual account of from ...

Will Fine


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > oil newsBusinessNewsBusiness news +44

The WTI Oil Price Crash Explained

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 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > WTIWest Texas IntermediateBrent +7

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 4 months agoLink > Farmington New MexicoGovernor of New MexicoNew Mexico +65

The Great “Too Little, Too Late” Deal

It immediately props up the current traded prices of crude oil, which were languishing in the US$25/b level before chatter of the deal emerged but it also is prescient enough to acknowledge that the negative impact of Covid-19 will linger for very long, hence the need for a long tail to the deal. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +7

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 5 months agoLink > NewMexicogeopoliticalGeopolitics +66

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

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 6 months agoLink > Governor of New MexicoFarmington New MexicoBusiness news +48

Major slowdown expected in U.S. shale oil production

Last in a five-part series: Behind the BoomThe shale-oil tsunami that has flooded New Mexico with a wave of petro dollars in recent years may be receding somewhat as U.S. production faces its first significant decline since the gushers began nearly eight years ago. Signs of trouble are showing up ...

Will Fine


Posted 9 months agoLink > Mancos ShaleColorado ShaleMarcellus Shale +51

Kaboom in World Oil Supply!

Crude oil markets will certainly continue to react to new information as it becomes available in the days and weeks ahead, but this disruption and the resulting changes in global crude oil prices will influence U.S. retail gasoline prices. Saudi Arabia can use these inventories to maintain a simi ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 year agoLink > KSASaudi ArabiaTrump +6

Chevron & Venezuela – Together Still

Barely hours before the deadline, Chevron received word from the US government that it would be allowed to continue operating in Venezuela. The lone major US oil company still in operation after ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips made a costly flee when Hugo Chávez nationalised the oil industry, Chevr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 year agoLink > TrumpVenezuelaGuaido +10

Chevron & Venezuela – Together Still

Barely hours before the deadline, Chevron received word from the US government that it would be allowed to continue operating in Venezuela. The lone major US oil company still in operation after ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips made a costly flee when Hugo Chávez nationalised the oil industry, Chevr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 year agoLink > TrumpVenezuelaGuaido +10

Escalating Trade Wars and Oil Markets

U.S. Gulf Coast crude oil imports averaged 1.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in March 2019, the lowest level since March 1986 and significantly lower than the peak of 6.6 million b/d in March 2007. In 2018, 20% of all Gulf Coast crude oil imports were from Venezuela, an annual average of 498,000 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 year agoLink > nrgedgeOilgas +10

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