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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 ...

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Posted 2 months 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 ...

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Posted 5 months agoOpinion > weekly oil newsWorld NewsElectric cars +20

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 ...

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Posted 6 months agoOpinion > Santa Felatest oil and gas newsNew Mexico +69

Reactions to Delaware Basin News Shows Misunderstanding of Petroleum Economics by Dr. Daniel Fine

News of the size of oil reserves in the Delaware Basin (New Mexico's share of the Permian) while OPEC was deciding how many barrels it will cut from the world market to lift prices caused epic confusion – and revelations of how little “authorities” and the media understand petroleum economics. The ...

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Posted 7 months agoOpinion > OPECNon-OPECNOPEC +91

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident of the USAPresident +56

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiasaudi +68

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > HoustonChinaChina National Petroleum Corporation CNPC +70

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > NAFTACanadaMexico +30

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > New MexicoHilcorp EnergyDepartment of Interior +31

In The Oil Patch – Dr. Daniel Fine (ep. 123)

In The Oil Patch – Episode 123: host Kym Bolado and her cohost Alvin Bailey welcome Dr. Daniel Fine onto the show! Dr. Fine is with the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and he does not hold back any of his thoughts in this episode. This is definitely a must-listen show!

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Posted 1 year agoLink > OPECKingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia +39

Oil and the Saudi Arabia threat

The big picture is struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia to dominate the region or Islamic Middle East.It was the take-over generation that switched Saudi Arabia oil strategy from an anti-American shale and sand price and market share war against West Texas Intermediate oil to a reduction of outp ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramcooil price +35

Energy expert Daniel Fine examines Trump plan for U.S. energy ‘dominance’

The Trump administration has pushed an energy policy based on the notion of American self-sufficiency and energy “dominance.” Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and senior policy analyst for the New Mexico State Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural R ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Permian BasinWhite HouseEnergy policy +51