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US Expected to Produce Half of Global Oil and Gas Output by 2025


Relentless American shale development is set to allow the U.S. to leapfrog the world’s other major oil and gas producers, with the potential for the country to account for roughly half of global crude and natural growth by 2025, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. In its annual World Energy Outlook report, the IEA said […]

In OPEC’s Heartland, Billions Are Spent to Boost Oil Capacity


OPEC members may be weighing oil production cuts again, worried that a slowing global economy will undermine prices, but in the group’s Middle East heartland producers are spending billions to add output capacity for the long term. As the global oil industry recovers from one of the worst slumps in its history, the biggest international […]

Saudi Arabia to cut oil output by half-a-million barrels per day


Saudi Arabia plans to reduce oil supply to world markets by 0.5 million barrels per day in December, its energy minister said on Sunday, as the OPEC power faces uncertain prospects in its attempts to persuade other producers to agree a coordinated output cut. Khalid al-Falih told reporters that Saudi Aramco’s customer crude oil nominations […]

Oil Could Hit $100 If Supply Crunch Worsens


Oil prices are likely to be “biased to the upside” for the rest of the year as demand from refineries rises in November and December, according to Citigroup Inc. An average price of $80 a barrel for this quarter is “realistic,” with spikes to $90 or even $100 possible if further disruptions worsen a supply […]

Russian Oil Output Nears All-Time High


Russian oil production moved closer to an all-time high before the nation meets with OPEC partners to discuss future supply. The country’s crude and condensate output averaged 11.412 million barrels a day last month, according to data from the Energy Ministry’s CDU-TEK unit released Friday. That’s about 160,000 barrels a day more than two years […]

Michael Lynch: A Better Approach to Conventional Oil Exploration


The advent of commercial production of oil and gas from shale has made geological risk seem, to many, a thing of the past. But the history of oil exploration is one of trying to overcome the odds; for small companies, one too many dry holes means failure and substantial amounts of research and effort have […]

Canada’s Economy Expands on Oil Extraction


Canada’s economy grew for a seventh consecutive month in August, led by crude oil and financial services, keeping the momentum going for higher interest rates. Gross domestic product climbed 0.1 percent on the month, Statistics Canada said Wednesday from Ottawa. That beat the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey for an unchanged reading. Alberta’s oil […]

Michael Lynch: Is $100 Oil Inevitable?


Bloomberg:  “Rising oil prices are prompting forecasts of a return to $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014, creating both winners and losers in the world economy.” The media is full of stories predicting that the oil price will go over $100 a barrel within a year or two while others predict “lower, […]

OPEC in Maximum Production Mode


Saudi Arabia gave the strongest indication yet that it’s trying to stop oil prices from rising further, saying that OPEC and allies are in a “produce as much as you can mode” to assure customers that they can meet demand and remove any uncertainties about looming shortages. The kingdom has already boosted oil production to […]

U.S. Shale Has A Glaring Problem

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Oil prices are down a bit, but are still close to multi-year highs. That should leave the shale industry flush with cash. However, a long list of U.S. shale companies are still struggling to turn a profit. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Sightline Institute detail the “alarming […]

New Iraqi National Oil Company aims to produce 7 million bpd

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raq is seeking to produce 7 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) through its newly established National Oil Company and to export 4 million bpd in 2019, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi speaks during a news conference in Basra, Iraq June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani […]

Don’t mention the oil price


OPEC has urged its members not to mention oil prices when discussing policy in a break from the past, as the oil producing group seeks to avoid the risk of U.S. legal action for manipulating the market, sources close to OPEC said. Proposed U.S. legislation known as “NOPEC”, which could open the group up to […]

What the Permian Oil Boom Looks Like

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The first clear indication that I had entered an area experiencing an oil boom was the Halliburton Co. office with a “Now Hiring” sign out front on the north side of Artesia, New Mexico. Next came a couple of equipment rental places with some unfamiliar-looking equipment on their lots, then the first of what were […]

OPEC, allies struggle to fully deliver pledged oil output boost – internal document


OPEC is struggling to add barrels to the market after agreeing in June to increase output, an internal document seen by Reuters showed, as an increase in Saudi Arabia was offset by declines in Iran, Venezuela and Angola. FILE PHOTO: A man fixes a sign with OPEC’s logo next to its headquarters’ entrance before a […]

Iraq Wants to Know How Buyers Use Its Oil


Major OPEC producer Iraq would like to know how and where its oil will be used, as demand rises for Middle East cargoes to replace shipments from fellow group member Iran. Iraq’s state-run Oil Marketing Co., known as SOMO, is asking buyers of its Basrah crude to specify the final destination country for its cargoes, […]

The Permian Oil Boom Is Showing Signs of Overheating


At 10:30 p.m. on an 85F August night in Penwell, West Texas, a 69-year-old repairman is hammering away at the frame of an 18-wheeler in the forecourt of an abandoned truck stop. The song Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynrd blares from the radio. “I’m making more money than I ever did,” says Don Suggs, who […]

Oil flowing at new site within petroleum reserve in Alaska


Oil is flowing from a drill site in what is now the farthest-west producing site on Alaska’s North Slope, ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc said on Tuesday. Production at Greater Mooses Tooth 1, a prospect on the western edge of existing Arctic Alaska oil development, started last Friday, ConocoPhillips said. Production at GMT 1 is expected to […]

The Russian Oil Decline


Oil Supply Tailspin I have previously explained the breakdown of global crude oil production. As the date for renewal of US sanctions against Iran approaches (November 4), the market presumes there will be constriction on the supply side moving forward. Supply is driven less by aggregate production and more by how much volume actually makes […]

Saudi-Russian Cooperation Marks New World Order For Oil


Global oil prices are continuing their upward trajectory amid concerns that more Iranian barrels will be removed from the market once U.S. sanctions hit the country’s energy sector Nov. 4. Oil market jitters are also being exacerbated by supply disruption problems in Venezuela, Nigeria and Libya—all OPEC members. Additionally, geopolitical factors are putting upward pressure […]

Saudi Crown Prince to Trump: We’ve Replaced All Iran’s Lost Oil


Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, facing U.S. pressure to tame surging oil prices, insisted that the kingdom is fulfilling promises to make up for Iranian crude supplies lost to American sanctions. “The request that America made to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries is to be sure that if there is any loss of supply from […]

Oil and Gas This Week Podcast: Why Peak Oil Demand Doesn’t Matter


MP3•Episode home•Series home•Public Feed By Mark LaCour & Jake Corley. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers. In this Episode of Oil & Gas This Week – Why Peak Oil Demand Doesn’t Matter, The Oil And Gas Situation: […]

Venezuela’s Oil Exports Are Falling Even Faster Than Expected

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A delay in port repairs following a tanker collision is putting additional pressure on already pressured Venezuelan crude oil exports, Reuters quoted anonymous sources close to PDVSA as saying this week. It seems that Venezuela’s woes are only multiplying as time goes by, although news from official Caracas sources seems more upbeat. Oil, however, appears […]

Saudi Arabia to invest $20 billion in spare oil production capacity


Saudi Arabia will invest $20 billion in the next few years to maintain and expand its spare oil production capacity, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Thursday. Saudi Arabia’s oil production capacity stands at 12 million barrels per day. Reuters

Too much oil? Texas boom outpaces supply, transport networks

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The west Texas drillers that drove the shale revolution have overwhelmed the region’s infrastructure with oil production -driving up costs, depressing regional oil prices and slowing the pace of growth. The U.S. government continues to forecast the country’s oil output rising to fresh record. But competition for limited resources in Texas is making it harder […]

“We’re Our Own Worst Enemy” – Midstream Constraints Threatens Permian Shale Boom

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The US now pumps a record 11 million barrels a day in oil, surpassing both Saudi Arabia and Russia, and becoming the world’s largest oil producer. Behind this historic achievement is America’s most productive region, the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, where approximately one-third of the nation’s daily supply is extracted from […]

Shell agrees to massive Canadian liquified natural gas project

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Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell and its partners have finally given the green light to an enormous liquified natural gas project in Canada. Shell has a 40% interest in LNG Canada and the remaining shares are held by Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional, Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Korea Gas. Construction will start immediately, with the first LNG expected before […]

$11tn global oil investment needed between 2018 and 2040

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Between 2018 and 2040, the required investment in oil production would reach at least $11tn as the expected demand for oil will continue to increase to reach a peak of 113mn bpd by 2040, according to HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada. Al-Sada made the statement during his address […]

A Breakthrough for Hydraulic Fracturing


A revolutionary study of groundwater quality in the Ohio Middle Ordovician Utica Shale hydraulic fracturing play provides new evidence that “fracking” operations are safe to nearby water sources. The study found that methane concentrations in the studied water supply did not increase over a period of four years, and the methane present was from plants, […]

Move Over, Permian. Bakken’s Making a Comeback.


After months of being the red-headed stepchild to the Permian, the Bakken shale play is getting a resurgence. Crude oil production in North Dakota reached an all-new high for the second time this year in July, averaging 1.27 million barrels per day, according to the most recent figures available. Monthly oil production in July was […]

GoM Reserves and Production Update, 1H2018


A Guest Post by George Kaplan crude and condensate reserves BOEM remaining C&C reserve estimates for GoM increased by 649 mmbbls for 2016 (i.e. to 31st December 2016). This was 112% reserve replacement and followed a similar growth of 618 mmbbls (111% reserve replacement) for 2015. The BOEM reserve calculation method appears to give highly conservative […]

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