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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 ...

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Posted 19 days agoOpinion > Senator BingamanBingamanSanta Fe +71

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 ...

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Posted 3 months 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 ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident of the USAPresident +56

Dr. Daniel Fine: Oil – Before and After the November Election

The Trump Administration is moving towards less royalty rates on Federal land leases, less Bureau of Land Management discretion on Environmental Protection Act obstruction on the Application for Petroleum Drilling process, less coal and nuclear power generation decline, and less oil supply confiden ...

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Posted 5 months agoOpinion > Ryan zinkeDonald TrumpPresident Trump +66

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 6 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 ...

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Posted 7 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 ...

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Posted 8 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 ...

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Posted 10 months agoOpinion > NAFTACanadaMexico +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 ...

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Posted 11 months agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident TrumpTrump +68

NrgEdge: Your Weekly Update: 4 - 8 Dec

Market Watch Headline crude prices for the week beginning 4 December 2017 – Brent: US$63/b; WTI: US$58/b - As expected, OPEC agreed to extend its oil supply freeze until the end of December 2018. - Nigeria and Libya are now part of the production deal, agreeing to limit output to their 2017 le ...

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Posted 1 year agoPress > nrgedgeBusiness newsnews +2

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 ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiasaudiSaudi Aramco +89

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

Your Weekly Update: 18 - 22 Sep

Last week in the world oil: Prices -       Oil prices got a boost, within striking distance of US$60/b, as major producers say that the global supply glut is shrinking as strong demand creates a rebalancing, as well as threats by Turkey to cut off Kurdistan's only pipeline outlet for its crud ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > 2017 Oil industry PredictionsOil Price predictionsBusiness news +1

Dr. Daniel Fine: Hurricanes, strategic implications, royalties and prices

Hurricane Harvey last month shut down more than 3 million barrels of oil refinery output or nearly 17 percent of the nation's capacity. Refinery capacity in the Gulf Coast was down over 30 percent on Aug. 30. Whatever caused this hurricane, there is now a risk of future size and scale to be reckoned ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Hurricane HarveyStrategic Oil & Gasoil royalties +36

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