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U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue to set records through 2020

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 days agoLink > ProductionsupplyCrude oil +5

Crude oil used by U.S. refineries continues to get lighter in most regions

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 8 days agoLink > Crude oilProductionsupply +2

EIA forecasts lower crude oil prices despite tighter global liquid fuels balances

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 8 days agoLink > CanadaChinaCrude oil +4

Recent decrease in U.S. crude oil production was geographically isolated, likely temporary

Monthly U.S. crude oil production fell by 276,000 barrels per day (b/d) in July 2019, based on the latest data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Petroleum Supply Monthly. Crude oil production in the Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico fell by 332,000 b/d in July when some producti ...

Hui Shan


Posted 8 days agoLink > ProductionsupplyLiquid Fuels +3

This Week in Petroleum: U.S. crude oil exports continued to grow in the first half of 2019

In the first half of 2019, U.S. exports of crude oil increased to average 2.9 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 966,000 b/d from the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports to Asia grew significantly in the first half of 2019, up 472,000 b/d (58%) compared with the same period in 2 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 19 days agoLink > CanadaChinaCrude oil +4

August non-OPEC unplanned oil production outages fell to lowest level since at least 2011

The stock prices of U.S. oil exploration and production (E&P) companies relative to the broader U.S. equity market index have declined since the start of the year. According to the 42 companies' income statements, however, upstream production costs did not increase at the same rate as total outpu ...

Hui Shan


Posted 20 days agoLink > Productionsupplyoutages +4

TODAY IN ENERGY: U.S. natural gas production reaches a new record despite low prices

Pickens was known as a corporate raider in the 1980s, targeting Gulf Oil, Unocal and Phillips Petroleum, a company later targeted by Icahn. The companies became Mesa Petroleum, which Pickens took public in 1964 and became one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in the United States. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > Productionsupplynatural gas +3

TODAY IN ENERGY: The U.S. leads global petroleum and natural gas production with record growth in 2018

For the United States and Russia, petroleum and natural gas production is almost evenly split; Saudi Arabia's production heavily favors petroleum. Petroleum production is composed of several types of liquid fuels, including crude oil and lease condensate, natural gas plant liquids (NGPLs), and bi ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyOil +5

This Week in Petroleum: EIA forecasts moderate inventory builds in 2020 and lowers crude oil price forecast

In the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts relatively flat crude oil prices for the remainder of 2019 and through 2020 and a balanced global oil market in 2019 followed by modest inventory builds in 2020 as production growth outp ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandprices +5

Iran drives unplanned OPEC crude oil production outage to highest levels since late 2015

The risk assessment comes as the British warship HMS Montrose had to escort the BP oil tanker British Heritage out of the Persian Gulf into the Indian Ocean from being blocked by Iranian vessels. While a risk premium has already been applied to current oil prices, some analysts are suggesting tha ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > Productionsupplyoutages +5

TODAY IN ENERGY: In 2018, 90% of the natural gas used in the United States was produced domestically

EIA's U.S. natural gas flow diagram helps to visualize the elements of U.S. natural gas supply (production, imports, and withdrawals from storage) and disposition (consumption, exports, and additions to storage). U.S. natural gas production and consumption have both generally increased since the ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyConsumption +6

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 3 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyEIA +5

North American gas outlook to 2030

Debottlenecking and capacity additions that are currently or soon to be in progress will lead Appalachia to take a much larger role in supply, though associated gas from the Permian Basin will remain a substantial—and low-cost—supply source for much of the US Gulf Coast. However, ongoing associat ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > Demandsupplygas price +8

This Week in Petroleum

Oil company finding costs reached a 10-year low in 2018 In 2018, a group of the world's largest crude oil and natural gas producers added more hydrocarbons to their resource base than in any year since at least 2009, according to the annual reports of 116 exploration and production (E&P) companies ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > CrudeOilDrilling +4

EIA’s new liquids pipeline projects database shows new U.S. crude oil pipeline capacity

Source:  U.S. Energy Information Administration  liquids pipeline projects database EIA recently launched a new  liquids pipeline projects database  that tracks more than 200 crude oil, hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL), and petroleum products pipeline projects. Rising domestic crude oil productio ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > ProductionsupplyPipelines +8