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Frac Spread: Is The Worst Over?

NGL prices went through their roughest patch since 2008, but questions still remain over whether the market’s recovery has begun or not. 

Frank Nieto
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:09
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Examining The Value Gap Between Crude, NGL and Natural Gas Prices

Looking to future exports of natural gas and NGL for an answer to price woes may lead to disappointment, an analyst says.

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:52
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Trashing The ‘Barbarous Relic’

University of Houston professor Craig Pirrong: The oil-linked standard for LNG no longer holds any water.

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:29
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Frac Spread: Propane Facing Difficult Times Ahead

Rail capacity is being overwhelmed by propane shipments, which could cause the product to become competitive with resurgent gas prices. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:08

Prices - Frac Spread

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Frac Spread: Is The Worst Over?

The NGL barrel has lost more than half of its value in the past year. However, prices may have reached their floor. 

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:09
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Frac Spread: Prices Playing A Long Game

The prospect of Iranian crude reaching global markets further dampens an oversupplied market, but long-term prospects remain solid.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:59
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Frac Spread: Crude-Price Tumble Affects Global Commodity Markets

Decreased WTI prices push heavy NGL prices down after experiencing a bump the previous week

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:05
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Frac Spread: Is The Worst Over?

NGL prices went through their roughest patch since 2008, but questions still remain over whether the market’s recovery has begun or not. 

Frank Nieto
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:09

Prices - Crude Oil

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Air Quality Permit Filed For Quantum Crude Processing Facility

On Berthold-area land, 40,000 barrels per day will be processed. Estimated output is 18,400 barrels per day of gasoline, 13,200 of diesel #2, 5,600 of diesel #1 and 2,800 of AGO/bottoms.

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:18
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Exxon Takes Steps To Expand Beaumont Refinery

A third crude distillation unit at Exxon’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery could make it the top refinery in the country, sources familiar with the matter said, Reuters reported.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:00
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Senate Energy Committee Passes Bill Lifting Oil Export Ban

The 22-member panel passed bill allowing United States to export oil and boost state revenue-sharing for offshore oil and gas drilling by a vote of 12 to 10, Reuters said.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:29
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New Oil, Ethanol Train Rule Requires Safety Equipment Inspection

Federal Railroad Administration now requires two qualified railroad employees to ensure that handbrakes and other safety equipment have been properly set on unattended crude oil or ethanol trains, Reuters said. 

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:15

Prices - Natural Gas

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Enbridge Considers Natural Gas, Power Generation M&A

Enbridge Inc. is considering natural gas and power generation acquisitions to help boost the diversity of its asset base, the company's CEO said July 31, Reuters said.

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:57
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Open Season In August For Mier-Monterrey Pipeline Expansion

Mier-Monterrey pipeline could carry about 1.340 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. Existing pipeline will be looped from the Mexico-U.S. border to Huinalá, Nuevo León, Mexico. 

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:50
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Gas Prices Will Be Affected By LNG Exports

By 2019, 8.5 billion cubic feet of LNG could leave market, affecting prices during very cold winters, Bloomberg new energy finance analyst and BNP Paribas’ commodity investor team director said.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:34
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Chevron Plans To Cut 1,500 Jobs Worldwide

Of the positions that will be eliminated 950 are in the Houston, where Chevron has about 8,000 employees.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:18

Prices - Natural Gas Liquid

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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
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MLPs Still Viable, Marathon-MarkWest Deal Shows

The MLP structure is still viable, Emily Hsieh, director of operations for MLP indexing firm Alerian, told Bloomberg. Recent Williams Cos.-Kinder Morgan Inc. consolidation efforts left investors questioning the model. 

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:07
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Without Breaking Stride, Marathon Petroleum Buys Moneymaker MarkWest

Marathon sponsored MPLX will purchase MarkWest for a 32% premium, creating the fourth largest MLP with a $21 billion market cap.

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:18

Prices - PetroChemical

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New Oil, Ethanol Train Rule Requires Safety Equipment Inspection

Federal Railroad Administration now requires two qualified railroad employees to ensure that handbrakes and other safety equipment have been properly set on unattended crude oil or ethanol trains, Reuters said. 

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:15
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PhosZero Controls Scale, Corrosion During Cooling Water Treatment

The need to store acid onsite is reduced due to plant safety improvement. E-FeX’s blend of ingredients replaces the most common uses of phosphorus in cooling water applications.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:34
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Small Diesel Spill Cleaned, Houston Ship Channel Reopened

Part of the Houston Ship Channel is now open after it was briefly shut down while about 31 barrels of diesel in Greens Bayou were cleaned up, Reuters said. 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:25
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India’s Reliance Considers Selling US Shale Gas Assets

Indian oil refinery complex operator Reliance invested more than $8 billion in its U.S. unconventional gas joint ventures through March, Bloomberg reported. It is considering sale in private matter.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:29