Prices - Exclusives

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Misery Loves Company: E&P Woes Seep Into Midstream Space

Moody’s lowers its outlook for global sector from ‘positive’ to ‘stable’ as spending cuts, reduced production cloud outlook for industry.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:01
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Relatively Cheap Energy Stocks Have Investor Appeal

Midstream MLP distribution growth should remain strong through 2016 as midstream development catches up with U.S. production, analyst says.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:00
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Reasons For Hope That Oil Prices Will Rise

Maynard Holt, the head of investment banking for Tudor, Pickering Holt & Co., sees reasons to be optimistic about future oil prices.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:15
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Markets In Focus: Oil Prices’ ‘Spectrum Of Pain’

The likelihood that Brent will return to the mid-$70 per-barrel (bbl) range by 2016 looks increasingly imperiled, and with it, the prognosis for the most cash-strapped OPEC members is deteriorating.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:38

Prices - Frac Spread

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Frac Spread: Volatile Markets Create Further Price Headwinds

Bearish sentiments in the commodities market were further increased as stock markets ride volatile wave. 

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:25
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Frac Spread: False Dawn

After a surprise price resurgence earlier this season, crude and liquids have been dropping in value. 

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:41
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Frac Spread: All Stocked Up

As the industry anxiously awaits demand to arrive, hydrocarbon storage is filling up. 

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:33
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Frac Spread: Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Commodity prices remain challenged as markets await various demand factors to start to kick in. 

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:46

Prices - Crude Oil

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ExxonMobil, BHP Will Spend US$290 Million To Replace Australian Pipeline

ExxonMobil Corp and BHP Billiton will replace a 187 kilometer (116 mile) pipeline that transports crude oil and condensate between two of their sites in Australia's Victoria state, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:56
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Prolonged Low Oil Prices Could Halt Ethane Investments: Report

Oil-price volatility is creating a nightmare for petrochemical companies planning investments, according to Don Bari, vice president of technology and analytics for IHS Chemical and author of the report.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:01
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Update: US Oil Soars More Than 10 Percent

The rally was aided by news of Shell’s force majeure on Nigerian oil exports and data indicating more drawdowns in crude this week at Cushing, Okla., Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:06
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Those In Favor Of Lifting Export Ban Seek More Support

U.S. oil producers should be able to export oil, supporters say, if Iranian producers can under an international agreement easing sanctions in exchange for limits on nuclear development, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:48

Prices - Natural Gas

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ExxonMobil, BHP Will Spend US$290 Million To Replace Australian Pipeline

ExxonMobil Corp and BHP Billiton will replace a 187 kilometer (116 mile) pipeline that transports crude oil and condensate between two of their sites in Australia's Victoria state, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:56
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Polarled Gas Pipeline Becomes First To Cross Arctic Circle

Statoil’s Polarled gas pipeline will open a new gas highway from the Norwegian Sea to Europe by crossing the Arctic Circle. The 482-kilometer pipeline is being transported by Allseas’ Solitaire vessel.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:50
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Three Contractors Have Minor Injuries After Pipeline Fire In Louisiana

Cause of pipeline fire near Marsh Island, La., will not be disclosed until an investigation is completed, Boardwalk said. The 10-inch pipeline belongs to Gulf South Pipeline Co., Reuters said.  

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:02
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Total Will Sell Some North Sea Pipeline Assets To ArcLight Capital Affiliate

The US$907 million sale to North Sea Midstream Partners, an ArcLight Capital affiliate, includes the Frigg U.K. and SIRGE gas pipelines and the St. Fergus gas terminal, Reuters said. 

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:52

Prices - Natural Gas Liquid

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Athabasca Cuts Output As Alliance Pipeline Shutdown Continues

Alliance declared force majeure on its 2,400-mile pipeline taking gas and NGL from western Canada and North Dakota to Chicago market after finding poisonous hydrogen sulfide, Reuters said.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:54
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Frac Spread: Summertime Sadness

Commodity prices continue their summer slump, but fall and winter should provide modest upticks.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:29
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The New Rules For Propane

Producers and operators are adjusting to new market dynamics as export demand replaces heating demand as the largest mover for propane prices. 

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:28
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WPX’s Oil Search Leads To Deal In Permian’s Promised Lands

The acquisition of private company RKI Exploration & Production adds 3,600 locations in the Permian Basin and continues WPX’s climb up in the oil producing ranks.

 

Darren Barbee
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:13

Prices - PetroChemical

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BP Restarts Whiting Crude Distillation Unit

The largest distillation unit’s full capacity is 250,000 barrels per day, and BP did not specify when full capacity will be reached after the restart.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:39
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State Judge Approves Exxon’s $225 Million New Jersey Pollution Settlement

Natural resources contamination resulted from refineries in Bayonne and Linden, N.J., and elsewhere. Some surface water damages claims can still be pursued, said John Hoffman, acting attorney general, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:42
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Michigan/Ohio Pipeline Expansion Transportation Agreements Executed

An open season for the pipeline was completed, and the transportation services agreements allow engineering and construction to move forward. The project is scheduled to be completed in second-half 2016.

Erin Pedigo
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:57
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IEP, Dominion Enter Agreement Supporting Gas-To-Butanol Potential

Isobutanol burns with less corrosion, holds more of gasoline's energy content allowing longer travel, is cheaper to blend with gas, and is compatible with the current petroleum infrastructure. 

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:09