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BP Exits Alaska - An End of an Era

After over 60 years of operating in the frigid but productive wilderness of Alaska, oil supermajor BP has decided to call it quits. Once home to the largest crude oil field in America, BP's departure from Alaska is not a surprise but a trend of things to come. What Hilcorp purchases from BP incl ...

Hui Shan


Posted 13 days agoLink > AlaskaBPHillcorp +4

SHORT-TERM ENERGY OUTLOOK

Facing a tough situation where shale oil prices are depressed due to a lack of infrastructure to send them to the US Gulf Coast for processing and export, independent US shale drillers are facing financial pressure as loans are no longer handed out like candy and investors are demanding results. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > ElectricityrenewableCoal +10

US Monetary Policy and Crude Oil Prices

Facing a tough situation where shale oil prices are depressed due to a lack of infrastructure to send them to the US Gulf Coast for processing and export, independent US shale drillers are facing financial pressure as loans are no longer handed out like candy and investors are demanding results. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > OilFundOil Majors +5

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 month agoLink > TrumpVenezuelaGuaido +10

The Strait of Hormuz and Oil Prices

Weakening global oil demand and strong supply growth in the United States contributed to global petroleum and other liquid fuels inventory builds in the first half of 2019 and limited any sustained upward pressure on crude oil prices. EIA expects that the combination of strong growth in U.S. and ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > IranWaroil price +7

TODAY IN ENERGY: U.S. crude oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day in April

The Wafra field was discovered in 1953, and in 1960, Japan's Arabian Oil Company (which held an offshore concession awarded by Saudi Arabia in 1957 and another awarded by Kuwait in 1958) discovered the giant Khafji offshore field. The unique status of the Neutral Zone is exemplified by its struct ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyEIA +5

The Winds of War and Oil Markets

Financial sanctions came first, then sanctions on crude oil exports from Iran. But the situation was diffused when the US introduced waivers for 8 major importers of Iranian crude in November 2018, calming the markets. Not just because the extension of the current OPEC+ deal could be scuppered, ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > IranMiddle Eastoil price +3

Upcoming OPEC Meeting: What to Expect

With Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov suggesting that there was a risk that oil prices could fall as low as US$30/b and the Saudi Arabia-Russia alliance preparing for a US$40/b oil scenario, it looks more and more likely that the production deal will be extended to the end of 2019. The maj ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > OPECoil priceShale +3

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 ...

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Posted 3 months agoLink > nrgedgeOilgas +10

Is The Saudi - Russia Oil Bromance Souring?

Prior to the meeting, Saudi Arabia had gone on record to state that the Kingdom believed that OPEC's job in rebalancing the oil market was far from over and that output cuts were necessary to continue into the second half of 2019. In the past, Saudi Arabia would most likely to be able to bully it ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +3

ConocoPhillips vs PDVSA - Round 2

U.S. crude oil production increased 1.6 million b/d from 2017 to 10.9 million b/d in 2018, with the U.S. Gulf Coast—where more than 90% of U.S. crude oil exports depart from—producing 7.1 million b/d. In the first half of 2018, the United States exported 376,000 b/d of crude oil to China, which m ...

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Posted 6 months agoLink > VenezuelaPDVSAConocoPhillips +4

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 6 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 7 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesSanctions +4

CNOOC’s Capital Plans

After President Xi Jinping called for greater self-reliance and improving national security by boosting domestic reserves in August, the national upstream company CNOOC has now unveiled ambitious plans to boost capital spending with an eye to raise its production. Encompassing both domestic and i ...

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Posted 7 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +3

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 8 months agoLink > CrudeOil pricesBrent +5