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Production in Libya Continues to Increase as Geopolitical Pressure Eases

Libyan oil output recovered in August as security concerns  from the fighting between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Petroleum Forces Guard (PFG) grew. There were reports another push would be made by the PFG for control over the Sirte basin and the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider ports in late Augu ...

Kayrros


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > LibyaZawiyaSharara +6

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 1 month agoOpinion > United StatesMiddle EastPermian +69

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 3 months agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident of the USAPresident +56

Libyan Oil Output Drops in May Amid Persistent Outages

Oil and gas infrastructure remains affected by repeated outages The Elephant Oil field remains shut down, while high temperatures forced the Libyan state firm AGOCO company to lower output from main fields in the Sirte Basin.   The lower production is in-line with a d ...

Kayrros


Posted 4 months agoPress > LibyaOilOil and Gas +17

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 4 months agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiasaudi +68

Dr. Daniel Fine: Oil Speculation and Natural Gas/LNG in New England and Russia

American oil production is poised to reach upward to 11 million barrels of oil per day if the price of West Texas Crude reaches $75 a barrel.   Saudi Arabia or Saudi Aramco believes it will, and commodity speculators are following. It is similar to 2008 in June when Goldman Sachs forecast $250 per ...

Will Fine


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Oil +34

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 ...

Will Fine


Posted 6 months agoOpinion > HoustonsteelChina +71

Dr. Daniel Fine: NAFTA, natural gas and the San Juan Basin

The North American Free Trade Agreement is now in a final stage with the U.S. team looking over the “energy chapter,” which has been approved by Canada and Mexico. The Administration's position, with a revisionist-protectionist core, offers President Trump a withdrawal-from-NAFTA option, at least a ...

Will Fine


Posted 8 months agoOpinion > NAFTACanadaMexico +30

Energy Dominance Needs NAFTA

Opportunities abound for negotiating a better NAFTA. As the Trump Administration pushes for modernization, one commonsense policy area that should be preserved and improved is energy. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Live Streamed Add to Calendar + The Heritage Foundation Lehrman Audito ...

Will Fine


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Posted 9 months agoEvent > NAFTAMexicoNew Mexico +30

Dr. Daniel Fine: Oil and Gas: A Look at What 2018 May Bring

Trump leads mass deregulation effort; comeback seen for San Juan Basin by Dr. Daniel Fine The price of oil in 2018 will be volatile with commodity market traders selling on signals of OPEC-Russia “cheating” or members producing more oil than the extended Algiers Agreement output quotas. This shou ...

Will Fine


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident TrumpTrump +68

Rosneft Global Deal-Making Spree Put Competitors Under Pressure

New exploration deals for Rosneft show how it is able to flex its muscles in the world's most fragile places, and beat other exploration companies to the punch. With the encouragement and backing of the Russian government, competitors need to up their game to access some of the most attractive and h ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > RosneftVenezuelaVenezuela oil +4

Dr. Daniel Fine on Oil and Gas: Prices and Supply Short of War in Middle East

One day after the OPEC annual meeting, although composed for publication two weeks ago, this column moves the clock forward to early 2018.  There is a background noise of regional “hybrid war” intruding on the market price of World and West Texas Intermediate oil. Most analysts both commercial and ...

Will Fine


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiasaudiSaudi Aramco +89

Geopolitics Is Rearing Its Head Again In Oil

Brent and WTI prices are now at their highest levels in two years. With Brent almost touching US$65/b and WTI within shot of US$60/b, this is cheer for the market, where most participants had resigned themselves to a prolonged period of US$50/b oil. There are several factors propelling this rise. OP ...

Easwaran Kanason


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > WTIOPECBrent +5

Dr. Daniel Fine: Trump's Approach to Oil and Gas a New Course in the San Juan Basin

It has been 70 years since a President of the United States has considered domestic oil and gas as a “power” in world affairs. With Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke charting a new course, the Trump Administration is considering a transfer of Federal Land management with natural resources to the ...

Will Fine


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > New MexicoHilcorp EnergyDepartment of Interior +31