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Expert Dan Fine discusses future of oil, natural gas amid low prices and the coronavirus

(Photo: Augusta Liddic/The Daily Times)AZTEC — Two tweets sent by President Donald Trump on the morning of April 2 spurred optimism for an oil industry hit hard by a flood of oil from Saudi Arabia and Russia, driving down the price. (Photo: Twitter screengrab)Fine said Russia, which has been frus ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > NewMexicogeopoliticalGeopolitics +66

Oil price plunge wallops NM

With Russia and Saudi Arabia now locked in battle over which country can sustain their economies the longest as prices plummet, the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico is caught directly in the crossfire. In fact, in good part, the price war appears directly aimed at slowing prod ...

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Posted 2 months agoLink > Governor of New MexicoFarmington New MexicoBusiness news +48

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 1 year agoOpinion > OPECNon-OPECNOPEC +91

S&P Global Platts - US Election Wrap: Democrats Win House, Voters Answer Oil Policy Questions

Washington — Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's mid-term election, but Republicans retained control of the Senate as voters decided on new gasoline tax hikes and limits on drilling, both on and offshore. Republicans won Senate races in Texas and North Dakota, t ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > S&P Global PlattsUnited StatesUSA +8

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 ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Ryan zinkeDonald TrumpPresident Trump +66

Breathing easier in NM's oil patch

“Before, we weren't even making enough money for that … Some of the large companies are ramping up spending, but for smaller guys like me, it's still a struggle, because we need higher prices in the mid-$60 (per barrel) range for new work-overs to expand production.” That, in turn, pushed the sta ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineNew MexicoPermian +21