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Shale CEO: U.S. Has Passed Peak Oil

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Crude oil production has already peaked in the United States, according to a leading independent oil producer in the U.S. shale patch. Chief executive of Parsley Energy Matt Gallagher said that the peak production that the United States hit back in March—13.1 million bpd on average—represented shale’s glory days, ne’er to be repeated, according to […]


Saudi oil market share set to hit highest since 1980s

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Saudi Arabia‘s share of the oil market is set to rise this decade to its highest since the 1980s as investment in production elsewhere dries up in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, J.P. Morgan said in a report. Oil prices have plunged more than 40 per cent this year after an unprecedented collapse in […]


World’s Biggest Oil Importer Is Running Out Of Storage

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When the bottom fell out of international crude oil markets earlier this year, global oil storage was at a premium. In the United States, finding sufficient crude oil storage became such a challenge that the West Texas Intermediate crude benchmark plummeted below zero on April 20, ending the day at -$37.63 per barrel, meaning that […]


BP and Shell will keep (some of) it in the ground

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One of the biggest liabilities on the world’s climate balance sheet right now is all of the oil, gas, and coal sitting in the ground, discovered, but not yet dug up. For more than a decade, environmentalists and scientists have argued that we’re going to need to practice some restraint and keep those fossil fuels […]


Saudi Arabia Eyes Total Dominance In Oil And Gas

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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz claimed last week that the Kingdom will be the world’s biggest hydrocarbon producer “even” in 2050. “I can assure that Saudi Arabia will not only be the last producer, but Saudi Arabia will produce every molecule of hydrocarbon and it will put it to good use … It will […]


Will US Shale Oil Production See A V-Shaped Recovery?

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The news didn’t make much of a ripple when it came out, probably because crude prices were down anyway, though not by much. But for what it was worth, the latest weekly survey on the US oil rig count released by industry firm Baker Hughes on Friday showed a drop of just one unit. This […]


Non-OPEC W/O U.S. On Production Plateau

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A post by Ovi at peakoilbarrel. This post updates Non-OPEC production to February 2020. However we are now in late June 2020 and the effects of the plunge in the price of WTI which began on January 6 and ended in the negative low of $-37.63/bbl on April 20 is showing up in plunging production […]


Covid to Keep More Oil Underground, Forcing Drillers to Change

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Hundreds of billions of barrels of oil stranded by weak demand could accelerate companies’ pivot to cleaner energy, or threaten their long-term survival. BP Plc raised the possibility of stranded oil assets when it announced this month it would take the biggest writedown on the value of its business in a decade. But it wouldn’t […]


Are We Nearing Peak Oil Supply?

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Are we now deep in the abyss? Up to our necks in it, if the oil price is any guide. Brent has now tested sub-U.S.$20 a barrel in this downturn and WTI sub-zero, albeit briefly and in somewhat freakish circumstances. Where are the signs of stress across the oil value chain? And what are the […]


Millions of Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Pose Environmental, Health Risks

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In May 2012, Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous, dizzy, and short of breath. Regulators responding to the leak couldn’t find an owner to fix it. J.D. Carty Resources LLC had […]


Why Are There ANY Rigs Running In the Permian Basin ?

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Oil and natural gas wells make money or they don’t. They don’t start  making money until they have paid back ALL costs associated with acquiring the lease to  put that well on and ALL drilling and completions costs, including corporate overhead to run the business and, in the case of shale oil wells, the cost of financing. […]


US Oil Dominance Is Coming To An End

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U.S.’ energy dominance agenda is dead as the country’s shale industry is looking at a steep production decline. The U.S. tight oil or shale rig count has fallen 69% this year from 539 in mid-March to 165 last week. U.S. oil import dependence is set to grow in the next couple of years. U.S. energy […]


Michael Lynch: World Oil Reserves Suddenly Downgraded By 292 Barrels! Yawn.

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This week, Rystad Energy announced the eye-popping finding that the world’s estimate of oil supplies had suddenly shrunk by 292 billion barrels. Needless to say, the announcement caused eyes to pop, as did the headline’s statement heralding the early onset of “peak oil” demand. Hopefully, oil industry executives understand the nuances of the report, and […]


Russia’s Arctic ambition

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Russia remains warm on Arctic projects Despite arduous operating conditions, Covid-19 further challenging the economics and the threat of further Western sanctions, growth in the region remains a core priority for the government The Arctic is the final frontier for Russian E&P. The territory holds an estimated 48bn bl of oil and 43tn m3 of […]


Recoverable oil loses 282bn barrels as COVID-19 hastens peak oil

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The 2020 release of Rystad Energy’s annual global energy outlook reveals that the COVID-19 downturn will expedite peak oil demand, putting a lid on exploration efforts in remote offshore areas and as a result reducing the world’s recoverable oil by around 282 billion barrels. Global total expected remaining recoverable oil resources decrease to 1,903 billion […]


The Party Is Over For Shale And U.S. Energy Dominance

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The party is over for shale and U.S. energy dominance. It has nothing to do with the lack of shale profitability or other silly memes cited by people who don’t understand energy. It’s because of low rig count. The U.S. tight oil or shale rig count has fallen 69% this year from 539 in mid-March […]


Is the Past the Key to the Present for Oil & Gas?

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Punditry is a great thing. Especially when it involves forecasting major economic changes that are expected to take place over years instead of weeks. It allows anyone to be wrong as often as they are right. So, all pundits are wrong at least half the time. Especially when they venture into the massively unpredictable oil […]


Kurt Cobb: Peak World Oil Production?

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We who have been suggesting that a peak in world oil production was nigh almost from the beginning of this century looked like we might be right when oil prices reached their all-time high in 2008. But since then, we have taken it on the chin for more than a decade as the U.S. shale […]


North Sea Oil Is Starting to Diminish

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A glut of benchmark North Sea oil that’s been sitting on ocean-going tankers for weeks is starting to diminish. Millions of barrels of the region’s unwanted crude have been stashed on oil tankers since the coronavirus caused a demand collapse. But now the volumes are starting to shrink sharply, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Anchored […]


China Begins Consolidation Of $100+ Billion Oil & Gas Pipeline Industry

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China has required the three biggest state-held oil corporations to transfer the management of half of their liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals to the newly created state-controlled midstream firm, Caixin Global reported, citing industry insiders. The transfer of 10 LNG terminals owned by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Sinopec, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation […]


Oversupply Is a Thing of the Past

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Oversupply is a thing of the past as long as OPEC+ compliance stays strong and the oil demand recovery trajectory isn’t radically altered. That’s according to Rystad Energy, which made the comment in a statement sent to Rigzone on June 8. The company outlined that the last surplus month appears to have been May, when […]


Mediterranean Oil Tensions Are Boiling Over

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Under pressure in Libya – where it’s gone head-to-head with General Haftar in an ongoing battle to decide who gets to ultimately control the country’s oil revenues – and floundering in Syria, Turkey is once again upping the ante in the Mediterranean, this time preparing to issue new oil and gas exploration licenses in direct […]


Saudi Arabia Lays Down the Law to the Oil Market

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Saudi Arabia called out the cheats at yesterday’s OPEC meeting — the countries that hadn’t fully reduced oil output in May as agreed — and extracted promises that they would compensate with even deeper reductions in the third quarter. Now the kingdom faces the group’s perennial problem of enforcing those promises. The meetings of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries […]


Post-Pandemic Energy Might Not Change Much

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When talking about the movement of oil prices, I often refer people to the movie “Trading Places,” and specifically to the scene where the elderly investment bankers are explaining the futures market to street hustler Eddie Murphy, and he says, “I get it. You guys are bookies.” One of the brothers turns to the other […]


US Oil Production Rebound Off The Lows

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Shut-in oil production will start to return in June as producers receive better pricing. May production is likely to average somewhere around ~10 mb/d. Q3 2020 will see US oil production gradually decline as a lack of activity in Q2 will eat into existing production base. If our oil price projection pans out, US oil […]


Shutting Down Oil Wells, a Risky and Expensive Option

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The temporary shutting in of wells is the one thing that oil companies are trying to avoid at all costs. That’s because restarting production is expensive and wells are not guaranteed to return to their flow rate. The doubts are so great that some experts wonder whether the current round of shut downs, far from […]


Oil Markets Could Soon Face A Devastating Supply Crunch

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Concerted production cuts by OPEC+ and IOCs have largely been canceled out by a sharp fall in global oil demand from a record peak of >100 mbd to a recent low of 70 mbd, while WTI prices appear stuck in the mid-$30/barrel range. Given this backdrop, the last thing on the minds of investors probably […]


Oil Rallies With Producers Hiking Prices

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Oil’s recovery from its historic crash last month is barreling ahead, with some OPEC producers displaying signs of confidence that the market is stabilizing. Nigeria and Algeria — both members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — have lifted the official selling prices for their supply, a sign that they believe customers are willing […]


The stealth peak in world oil production

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We who have been suggesting that a peak in world oil production was nigh almost from the beginning of this century looked like we might be right when oil prices reached their all-time high in 2008. But since then, we have taken it on the chin for more than a decade as the U.S. shale […]


Petro Questions and (Some) Answers

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These are unusual times in oil and gasoline markets, but not really mysterious. Everyone has a role to play in the pandemic. My primary role – as my younger friends remind me – is to stay the hell home, and out of the hospital. Check. But the questions in my inbox lately suggest another role: […]


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