Prices - Exclusives

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Enterprise Focusing On Demand

The company’s approach to meeting new demand is allowing it to manage the downcycle. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 04/01/2016 - 08:45
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Vitol ‘Extremely Cautious’ About Oil Market Ahead

Netherlands-based oil trader Vitol recently warned of trying times ahead in the global oil market as low commodity prices and slowing global growth rates continue to take their toll.

Bryan Sims
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:14
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Bottoms Up: Low Equity Prices Position Midstream For Growth

Relatively strong cash flows and yield spreads point to a strong recovery for the midstream sector, even without a recovery in oil prices.

Joseph Markman
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 15:57
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OPEC Warns: No Drilling Now, No Oil Supply Later

Secretary-General Abdalla Salem el-Badri indicated that OPEC is willing to cooperate to find a solution to low oil prices.

Leslie Haines
Tue, 02/23/2016 - 13:02

Prices - Frac Spread

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Frac Spread: Can Prices Continue Their Upswing?

Crude and NGL prices hit their highs for 2016, but can this trend continue? Undoubtedly it’s a positive for the oil and gas industry to see crude prices improve, but the key aspect to a possible resurgence is what happens when prices improve above $50/bbl. 

Frank Nieto
Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:21
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Frac Spread: Signs Of Supplies Tightening Supporting Market

It will take a while to achieve balance in the crude, gas and liquids markets, but there is evidence that reduced production is having positive impacts on the market.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 08:22
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Frac Spread: Optimism Increases As Prices Rebound

The bounce in prices lends credence to the possibility that a floor has been set in the commodities market. 

Len Vermillion
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:34
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Frac Spread: Second-Half Turnaround?

Crude prices experienced another decline the first full week of April as inventory levels remain high, but there was some optimism surrounding the market once again as the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced a nearly 5 million barrel (bbl) decline. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:26

Prices - Crude Oil

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Spot US Crude Rally Narrows Contango, Reduces Storage Economics

The discount narrowed as spot WTI hit a 2016 high of $45.90 a barrel on April 29, up 76% from a near 13-year low of $26.05 struck in February.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:27
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Colonial Pipeline Plans Texas Export Dock For Gasolines, Distillates

The company said that it will build a new dock and storage tanks in Port Arthur, Texas to help boost gasoline and diesel exports. Colonial expects to finish the project, which will accommodate Panamax-sized vessels, by the spring of 2017.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:47
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TransCanada Reports Better-Than-Expected Quarterly Profits

TransCanada reported lower earnings on its liquids pipelines, however, in part because of lower uncontracted volumes on its Keystone crude pipeline to the U.S. and Marketlink line from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:40
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Williston, North Dakota's Revenue Bond Ratings Slashed

Williston, a regional hub city for the Bakken Shale region, but the collapse in oil prices in 2014 has driven many energy companies and workers out of the region, draining the city of tax revenues.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:53

Prices - Natural Gas

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Key North American Hub Prices: May 2, 2016

Key North American Hub Prices: May 2, 2016

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:21
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Natural Gas Pipeline In Pennsylvania Receives FERC Approval

FERC’s approval authorizes UGI Sunbury to proceed with construction of the Sunbury Pipeline in the heart of the Marcellus Shale.

Emily Moser
Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:27
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Western Pennsylvania Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes, Injuring One

The explosion of the 36-inch pipeline occurred in rural Westmoreland County. The victim, who officials did not identify, suffered burns in a fire caused by the blast.

Emily Moser
Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:49
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Key North American Hub Prices: April 29, 2016

Key North American Hub Prices: April 29, 2016

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:07

Prices - Natural Gas Liquid

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TransCanada Reports Better-Than-Expected Quarterly Profits

TransCanada reported lower earnings on its liquids pipelines, however, in part because of lower uncontracted volumes on its Keystone crude pipeline to the U.S. and Marketlink line from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:40
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Stanford Activists Slam University Over Fossil Fuel Endowment Vote

The Stanford Board of Trustees said on April 25 it was not clear that the social injury caused by oil and gas companies outweighs the social benefit of providing energy to billions of people around the world.

Emily Moser
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:33
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American Midstream Buys 'Strategic' GoM Infrastructure For $225 Million

The Denver-based company's acquisitions consited of incremental ownership in Delta House, which is a semisubmersible Floating Production System in the GoM. Delta House is operated by LLOG Exploration Co. LLC.

Emily Moser
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:55
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Mountaineer NGL Storage Project Open Season Begins

The project will store ethane, propane, butane and y-grade products, meeting storage needs for wet gas producers in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:00

Prices - PetroChemical

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Colonial Pipeline Plans Texas Export Dock For Gasolines, Distillates

The company said that it will build a new dock and storage tanks in Port Arthur, Texas to help boost gasoline and diesel exports. Colonial expects to finish the project, which will accommodate Panamax-sized vessels, by the spring of 2017.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:47
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Zenith Energy Completes Acquisition Of BP's Amsterdam Terminal

The terminal is on the North Sea Canal in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) region, which has Europe’s largest concentration of refining capacity; ARA is also one of the largest refined product trading hubs globally.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:45
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Egypt Will Receive 700,000 Tonnes Of Petroleum Products Monthly From Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, along with other Gulf producers, has provided billions of dollars to Egypt since the 2013 toppling of former President Mohamed Morsi after mass protests against his rule, Reuters reported.

Erin Pedigo
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:29
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Kuwaiti Oil, Gas, Petrochemical Workers At State-owned Facilities Will Strike

Strikes are fairly common among Kuwaiti public sector workers. Kuwait Oil Co., Kuwait Oil Tanker Co., Equate Petrochemical Industries Co. and Kuwait Gulf Oil Co. will join the strike, Reuters reported.

Erin Pedigo
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:08