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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 month 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 month 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 4 months agoOpinion > weekly oil newsWorld NewsElectric cars +20

Crude Oil Prices: Changing Gear

Russia and Saudi Arabia both making new pledges on supply cuts comes despite supply issues elsewhere in OPEC, which could have provided some cushion for smaller cuts. Iranian production remains constrained by new American sanctions; targeted waivers have provided some relief – and indeed Iranian ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

The Valve Closes On Venezuela’s Oil

Under the new sanctions, Venezuela can only sell crude to the USA or using US dollars through offshore companies until April 28, 2019. The US is the main demand centre for Venezuela's heavy crudes; despite investment from Russia and China, the loss of American demand will be a major blow to PDVSA ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesSanctions +4

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 5 months agoOpinion > Santa Felatest oil and gas newsNew Mexico +69

Key Milestones in 2019 for Oil Prices

The market swang from balanced supply/demand to a supply crunch to a glut – dealing with American sanctions on Iranian crude exports, surging American crude oil production, the implosion of Venezuela's economy and signs that the global economy might be entering a slowdown. Sometime in the first q ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

Is the US a Net Crude Oil Exporter?

The comparison of those two net trade numbers could be construed that the US has became a net exporter of 0.2 mmb/d of crude and finished products for the week. For any other direction, the US is still a net importer of 4 mmb/d of crude oil or in a net deficit of oil supply by 1.9 mmb/d. But mis ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

Crude Oil Prices in 2019

This is after OPEC+ managed to corral its members together to agree to a 1.2 mmb/d cut in early December – a move that managed to steady oil prices for mere days. If it manages to keep the supply/demand balance aligned, it is conceivable that crude prices could return to those ranges – which unde ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5

OPEC+ Prevails, For Now

Its reasoning made logical sense – Qatar produces very little crude, so to have a say in a cartel focused on crude was not in its interests, which lie in LNG – but it hinted at deep-seated tensions in OPEC that could undermine Saudi Arabia's attempts to corral members. Split between 800,000 b/d f ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +7

ESAI Energy: Trump Statement Not Oil Policy

Many in the oil patch have pointed to President Trump's recent statement on Saudi Arabia as a signal to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (and the world), absolving the prince of guilt for the execution of Jamal Khashoggi and somehow setting up a quid pro quo that requires the Saudis to facil ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > President TrumpTrumpESAI Energy +4

Analysis: Trump and Saudi Collision on Oil, and Bingaman’s Return to Santa Fe

In an earlier column, readers overseas benefited from this writer's forecast that crude oil prices would fall dramatically because most commodity traders got it wrong. Simply, this column's analysis was the buying of oil assumed a shortage would result once the sanctions against Iran would be activ ...

Will Fine


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > Senator BingamanBingamanSanta Fe +71

Trump’s Impact on the O&G Industry: How to Reduce Exposure to Tariffs

The future of NAFTA is still uncertain, and with the imposition of new U.S. “safeguard” tariffs and Canada's surtax countermeasures, the issue of customs duties and tariffs is at the top of every oil & gas company's corporate tax and supply chain planning agendas. BDO Canada's leading customs and ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


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Posted 10 months agoEvent > United StatesTrumpPresident Trump +4

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 10 months agoOpinion > United StatesMiddle EastPermian +69

3 Ways The Oil Industry Will Be Hit By the Iran Sanctions

Unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran, which came into force this week, will hit the country hard, of that there can be no doubt. The sanctions affect trade in dollars, gold, steel and aluminium, and in November the restrictions will be extended to include Iran's oil trade . But what are the possible ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > Iraniran sanctionsSanctions +5