Prices - Exclusives

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Former Energy Chief: Price Perception Sets This Downturn Apart

Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham notes how rise in U.S. output, reaction by OPEC, contrast sharply with previous cycles.

Joseph Markman
Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:01
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In ‘Wait-and-Watch’ Mode: OPEC Leaves Output Ceiling At Current Level

The move, or lack thereof, could mean continued pressure on oil prices—at least for the first-half of the year, analysts say.

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 13:53
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US Gasoline Demand Key To Global Crude Rebalancing Equation

While an enormous supply growth from the U.S., compounded by a massive competitive surge from OPEC, have been primary culprits behind the oil-price collapse little attention has been given to the demand side of the equation.

Bryan Sims
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:46
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Watch The Pump, Count The Votes

How is buying gasoline like voting? The price of one usually predicts the outcome of the other, according to a leading Washington, D.C., policy strategist.

Paul Hart
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:50

Prices - Frac Spread

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Frac Spread: Turbulence Ahead

As uncertainties abound in the crude market, it’s likely that gas and liquids markets could experience more volatility.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:51
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Frac Spread: Time For A Pricing Change?

There is growing sentiment that the market has decided enough is enough and decided to set a floor for crude prices. 

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:58
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Frac Spread: Minor Movements

Commodity prices continue to stutter with modest improvements, though a warm summer could spur a stronger back end of the year. 

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:12
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Frac Spread: Crude Awakening

WTI prices improved this week after hitting a 12-year low, but challenges remain as Iranian crude re-enters the global market.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:01

Prices - Crude Oil

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California Planners Reject Valero Crude By Rail Project

Valero first proposed building the rail facility at Benicia refinery to offload up to 70,000 barrels per day of inland U.S. and Canadian heavy crude three years ago, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:33
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Output Cuts Are Possible As Phillips 66 Sells Excess Crude

Unusual sales of excess oil added pressure to March/April WTI futures spread, with front-month discount widening to $2.37 a barrel on Feb. 10, the most since November 2015, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:38
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Report: US Shale Oil Output To Double By 2035

In its industry benchmark 2035 Energy Outlook, BP forecast global demand for energy to increase by 34%, driven by growth in the world population and economy.

Emily Moser
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:43
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Open Season Begins For Medallion Pipeline Expansion

Firm transportation capacity can be acquired under minimum 10-year term agreements on the Howard Lateral and the Wolfcamp Connector expansion.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:29

Prices - Natural Gas

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Key North American Hub Prices: Feb. 12, 2016

Key North American Hub Prices: Feb. 12, 2016

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:10
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Key North American Hub Prices: Feb. 11, 2016

Key North American Hub Prices: Feb. 11, 2016

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:21
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SoCalGas: First Relief Well For Aliso Canyon Gas Leak is Progressing

Controlling the flow of the leaking gas will involve pumping heavy fluids into the target well, and this will begin in the next few days.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:38
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Black Swan Commissions Aitken Creek Shallow Gas Plant

At year-end 2015, Black Swan held more than 217,000 net acres of Montney land with more than 2,800 potential horizontal drilling locations. Black Swan has drilled 46 horizontal Montney wells. 

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:55

Prices - Natural Gas Liquid

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Fluor Will Provide ECPM For Cutbank Sweet Gas Plant Project

The new facilities will receive sweet natural gas, remove water and hydrocarbons, chill and compress the gas to meet transmission pipeline requirements and recover NGL from the gas streams.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:59
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Experts Question Safety Of Plan To Burn Methane From Southern California Leak

Hearing board of South Coast Air Quality Management District scheduled a fourth meeting for Jan. 23 to take more testimony on plan to siphon off and incinerate methane, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:10
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Obama Says US Must Change Management Of Fossil Fuel Resources

Environmental groups noted Obama's pledge comes as his administration works on a new five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leases.

Emily Moser
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 07:28
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NEB Approves LNG Canada Development’s 40-year Gas Export License Application

The approved export point is at the outlet of the loading arm of the natural gas liquefaction terminal that will be built near Kitimat, British Columbia.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:32

Prices - PetroChemical

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IHS Closes Acquisition Of OPIS

OPIS, the most complete source for U.S. refined petroleum pricing data, news and analytics for the downstream market, will remain based in Gaithersburg, Md.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:17
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Zenith Energy Acquires Amsterdam Terminaling Assets from From BP

Facility stores more than 6 million barrels of gasoline, ethanol, middle distillates, biodiesel, kerosene and LPG. Terminal assets are on the North Sea Canal in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp region.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:26
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Alberta Has CA$500 Million Plan To Boost Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals diversification program will support construction of new facilities that use propane or methane as feedstock to produce materials for products including plastics, detergents and textiles, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:40
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KMI Closes Acquisition Of BP North America’s Refined Product Terminals

About 160 former BP employees were included as part of the roughly-$350 million transaction. KMI will operate and market 14 of the terminals, which the joint venture will own. 

Erin Pedigo
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:19