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Oil price, Victoria Oil & Gas, Lamprell, Velocys, Egdon/EOG/Union Jack. And finally...

Oil price The 'Opec' meeting scheduled for Wednesday and looked forward to by so many bystanders looks like being a farce but don't say you weren't warned. When the Opec President called for this meeting back on August 9th, swiftly followed by the Opec machine led by the Saudis and others it all lo...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Monday, September 26, 2016

What's the SCOOP on the STACK?

There are more than just earthquakes buzzing in Oklahoma. The South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher counties (SCOOP and STACK) are becoming some of the most highly sought after shale assets in North America. Along with the Permian, the newly deve...
» Written by Mitchell Zlotnik on Monday, September 26, 2016

Oil price, Sound Energy, Amerisur, Catch up-Hurricane-Lamprell-Faroe- And finally...

Oil price It's good to be back after an incredibly exciting, informative and whirlwind visit to Colombia which I will write up in more detailed reports in the next few days. Apart from todays news I shall attempt to make brief comments on this weeks events and will expect admonition for what I may ...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, September 23, 2016

BP in the Bight: why the planned oil spill response is too slow to protect the coast

Australia's offshore petroleum industry regulator is set to rule next week whether to grant oil giant BP's application to drill in the Great Australian Bight. But BP's environmental plan, released last week, suggests that the company's proposed plan for dealing with a blowout displays less urgency ...
» Written by Andrew Hopkins on Friday, September 23, 2016


Why Europe is pivotal to LNG growth

Europe will play a pivotal role in the performance of LNG markets globally amid ongoing concerns over gas over-supply, reduced demand in some quarters and pressure on prices. The major question remains the extent to which Europe can absorb increased gas volumes as part of goals to de-carbonize econ...
» Written by Paul Harris on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Does This Man Run The Best Natgas Company in North America?

Shares of natural gas producer Painted Pony have gone from $3-$9 this year-despite Canadian natgas prices trading as low as 65 cents/mcf this year! They are one of the lowest cost producers, and I think will show the largest percentage increase in both production per share and cash flow growth per s...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Regulation of Commodity Markets: Part Four

The first article in this series provided an overview of the regulatory policy objectives of the G20 group of Finance Ministers and their aim to restore global growth, strengthen the international financial system and reform international financial institutions following the 2007/2009 banking crisis...
» Written by Liz Bossley & Valerie Pivkina on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What really causes falling productivity growth - an energy-based explanation

What really causes falling productivity growth? The answer seems to be very much energy-related. Human labor by itself does not cause productivity growth. It is human labor, leveraged by various tools, that leads to productivity growth. These tools are made using energy, and they often use energy to...
» Written by Gail Tverberg on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Crude Oil Prices at Risk of Another Fall This Week

Overview of Oil Prices: Last week was a bad week for crude oil prices, and this week does not seem to be any better. Oil prices fell sharply last week on various negative data and news. Earlier in the week, oil prices fell sharply after traders and investors realized that the colossal drawdown in U...
» Written by Alahdal A. Hussein on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Energy in a world of uncertainty

Political, environmental, international, and economic: the fast-moving macro factors that affect the oil and gas industry have created more volatility - and more data points that must be analyzed to make sense of it all. As Michael Schwartz at EKA explains, it's not just political operatives that ha...
» Written by Mike Schwartz on Monday, September 19, 2016

A Sea Change In LNG

LNG technology evolved as a solution to the problem of transporting large quantities of gas over long distances. Developments in the market over the next five years are expected to have a significant impact on both the construction of LNG carriers and the primary LNG trading routes. The LNG carrier...
» Written by Katy Smith on Monday, September 19, 2016

The US And China: Saudi Arabia's Big Picture Oil Strategy

THE above chart should tell you a great deal of what you need to know about Saudi Aramco's interest in buying the LyondellBasell Industries (LBI) refinery that's located in the Houston Ship Canal in the US: Between January 2007 and October of this year, the Eagle Ford shale-oil field in Texas will ...
» Written by John Richardson on Friday, September 16, 2016

Oil price, Amerisur, Range, Solo, Sundry-GKP-Circle-Providence-EnQuest-Ophir- And finally...

Oil price Just to say that next week the blog may be a touch intermittent as I am travelling for a few days, I will attempt to put out flash blogs if circumstances allow. This week the oil price will likely end down around $3/4 as a result of the changes made by all three reporting bodies in which...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, September 16, 2016

Drilling in the Bight: has BP learnt the right lessons from its Gulf of Mexico blowout?

The Guardian newspaper recently hit a wall of non-response when it raised concerns about the possibility of an oil well blowout in BP's proposed drilling operations in the Great Australian Bight. The facts are that bolts on drilling rigs used in other parts of the world have been found to be defect...
» Written by Andrew Hopkins on Friday, September 16, 2016

IEA-EIA Oil-Glut Bomb

IEA and EIA dropped an oil-glut bomb this month. Their September monthly reports indicate that the world continues to have a glut of oil with little hope of a balanced market in the near future. IEA's Oil Market Report focused on weakening demand growth for oil.Their quarterly data shows that year-...
» Written by Art Berman on Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Regulation of Commodity Markets: Part Three

In the first article in this series we took an overview of the regulatory policy objectives of the G20 group of Finance Ministers and their aim to restore global growth, strengthen the international financial system and reform international financial institutions following the 2007/2009 banking cris...
» Written by Liz Bossley & Valerie Pivkina on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oil price, Rockhopper, RockRose, Falcon, Parkmead, Chariot, Sound Energy interview, Podcast on Hurricane and Pantheon, And finally...

Oil price The reports from Opec and the IEA in the last couple of days have been bearish for the oil price but it has been fairly resilient, under the circumstances. With Opec saying that non-Opec supply was stronger than previous forecasts to the tune of 190/- b/d 17 on 16 giving them a surfeit of...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Investors urged to kick-start domestic oil & gas growth in India

Investors are being urged to back India's plans to ramp up its domestic oil and gas industry. India is a huge net importer of energy to the tune of 3.627 million boe/day in 2015. That is up dramatically on the 3.289 million recorded in 2014, according to Evaluate Energy data. Source: Evaluate Ene...
» Written by Paul Harris on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Despite claims to the contrary, science says fracking not causing increased earthquakes

People in seven states, from South Dakota to Texas, were awakened Saturday morning, September 3, by Oklahoma's most powerful earthquake in recorded history. The 5.8 tremor was centered near Pawnee, OK. Several buildings sustained minor damage and there were no serious injuries. That we know. What ...
» Written by Marita Noon on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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