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So Long, DUCs; PUCs Are The Future as Drilling Pace in Permian May Not Be Sustainable
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So Long, DUCs; PUCs Are The Future as Drilling Pace in Permian May Not Be Sustainable

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February 21, 2017

Markets

Spring-Like Temperature Forecasts Prompt Free-Falling NatGas Physical, Futures; March Down 27 Cents

Daily GPI
Natural gas physical and futures prices Tuesday both had the trajectory of a safe falling from a 10-story building.

Environmental Roadblock Ahead For Canadian Oilsands Gas Burn

Daily GPI
About half the potential production growth in the Alberta oilsands will be lost unless thermal extraction plants curb their voracious appetite for natural gas, according to projections by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

Plump Surplus Expansion In Play; March Called Down 9 Cents

Daily GPI
March natural gas is expected to open 9 cents lower Tuesday morning at $2.74 as both near- and medium-term temperature forecasts call for less heating load. Overnight oil markets were unchanged to higher.
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Weekly NatGas Cash, Futures Both Fall 20 Cents; Trader Sees End-Of-March Spot Futures At $2.32

NGI Weekly Gas Price Index
Both physical and financial natural gas prices suffered what seemed to be a never ending succession of weather outlooks calling for unusual winter warmth during the week that ended Feb. 17. All points followed by NGI fell into the loss column and the NGI Weekly National Spot Gas Average tumbled 20 cents to $2.75.

Eastern NatGas Cash Weakness Leads Physical Market Lower; March Down 2 Cents

Daily GPI
Physical natural gas buyers saw little reason to commit to four-day deals Friday as mild near-term weather, abundant storage, and low expected power loads conspired to limit demand.
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March NatGas Forwards Shed Average of 18 Cents on Storage, Weather

Forward Look
A lower-than-expected natural gas storage withdrawal and forecasts for continued mild weather for much of the rest of the month sent March natural gas forward prices down an average of 18 cents between Feb. 10 and 16, according to NGI Forward Look.

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E&P

Shale Breakeven Overall Estimated Below $55/bbl as E&Ps Do More With Less

Shale Daily

U.S. shale producers are pulling out more oil and gas at a much lower cost, setting them on course to accelerate activity later this year and into 2018.

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So Long, DUCs; PUCs Are The Future as Drilling Pace in Permian May Not Be Sustainable

Shale Daily
The pace of drilling activity in the Permian Basin cannot be sustained as a lack of takeaway capacity will inevitably lead to a backlog...
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Gastar Lands Deal to Refinance Balance Sheet, Double Down in Midcontinent

Shale Daily
Gastar Exploration Inc. has a new financial partner in Ares Management LP, announcing last week that the investment firm has agreed to provide $425 million to help refinance its balance sheet and provide the liquidity the company needs to continue de-risking its Midcontinent assets.
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Higher Prices, More Rigs Lift Oklahoma Energy Index

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Higher prices for oil and natural gas, as well as increased drilling activity, drove the Oklahoma Energy Index to its fastest increase in more than five years, according to the providers of the index.
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Haynesville Rig Comeback Continues

Daily GPI
Data from the latest Baker Hughes Inc. rig count shows drillers continuing their return to Louisiana's Haynesville Shale.
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PA Links Hilcorp Fracking to 2016 Earthquakes; New Regulations Likely

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has concluded that hydraulic fracturing at a Hilcorp Energy Co. pad triggered...

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Infrastructure

Rover Seeks OK to Clear More Trees, Has Water Quality Permits in Hand

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Backers of the Rover Pipeline pressed FERC Friday to issue a notice to proceed (NTP) with tree clearing activities for all areas of the project in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan.

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Pittsburgh-Based Peoples Acquiring Kentucky NatGas Utility

Daily GPI
Peoples Natural Gas has struck a deal to acquire Delta Natural Gas of Winchester, KY, which serves 36,000 customers in central...

Mexico’s Cenagas Announces Importation Pipeline Auction Winners

Daily GPI
Mexico’s first auction to reserve natural gas importation capacity produced its winners on Friday.

Oregon Coal Plant Closure Problematic For Planners, PGE CEO Says

Daily GPI
More natural gas-fired power generation could be part of the future energy mix in Oregon, but it is not being swallowed easily by some stakeholders as they wrestle with what to do to replace a major coal-fired plant that is set to close in 2020, Portland General Electric (PGE) CEO Jim Piro said Friday.

Chevron Canada Awards Calgary’s Pembina a Duvernay Infrastructure Franchise

Shale Daily
A 20-year Alberta shale gas liquids processing and transportation deal announced Thursday has potential to sire a multibillion-dollar chain of high-volume facilities, Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. predicted.

Appalachian Pipeline Projects Get FERC Notice to Start Tree Clearing, Construction

Daily GPI
TransCanada Corp.'s Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) has received full notice to proceed with construction of its Leach Xpress project.

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Regulatory

Pruitt Meets EPA Employees; Says He Will Withdraw Clean Power Plan, WOTUS Rule

Daily GPI
In one of his first actions as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt told a roomful of agency employees that while he rues the current “toxic” political climate, he wants EPA to follow a definitive regulatory process and the rule of law, thereby avoiding costly legal battles. He added that EPA's counterparts in state government need to see the federal agency as "partners...not adversaries."
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California Coal Ban Possible Target For Trump Lawyers

Daily GPI
While most analysts think it is a long shot, President Trump's vocal promises to revive the U.S. coal industry could cause his administration to take a shot at reversing coal bans in California and several other western states under the theory that they violate the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution.

BOEM Withdraws Financial Assurance Rules For Trump Administration Review

Daily GPI
More stringent financial assurance requirements for offshore production facilities, roundly criticized by the oil and gas industry, were withdrawn late Friday to allow the Trump administration time to review them.

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NGI's Bidweek Alert Day 5 - Jan 31 for February 2017
For more detailed information please download the Excel data file
FIXED RANGE BASIS RANGE
South Texas
Agua Dulce 3.13 to 3.13 --
Florida Gas Zone 1 -- 0.00 to 0.00
NGPL S. TX -- --
Tennessee Zone 0 South -- -0.14 to -0.1325
Texas Eastern S. TX -- -0.1325 to -0.115
Transco Zone 1 -- -0.1375 to -0.105
East Texas
Carthage -- -0.11 to -0.11
Houston Ship Channel 3.29 to 3.30 -0.12 to -0.105
Katy -- --
NGPL TexOk 3.19 to 3.19 -0.1425 to -0.1375
Tennessee Zone 0 North -- --
Texas Eastern E. TX -- -0.145 to -0.145
Transco Zone 2 -- --
West Texas/SE New Mexico
El Paso Permian 3.03 to 3.19 --
Transwestern 2.98 to 3.10 --
Waha 2.94 to 3.11 --
Midwest
Alliance 3.18 to 3.39 --
ANR ML7 3.17 to 3.23 --
Chicago Citygate 3.32 to 3.51 -0.02 to 0.05
Chicago - Nicor Gas 3.35 to 3.51 -0.02 to 0.05
Chicago - NIPSCO 3.32 to 3.48 --
Chicago - North Shore -- --
Chicago - Peoples 3.33 to 3.37 0.05 to 0.05
Consumers Energy -- -0.03 to 0.03
Dawn 3.35 to 3.70 0.14 to 0.225
Emerson -- -0.255 to -0.16
Joliet 2.98 to 3.39 --
Lebanon -- -0.11 to -0.095
Michigan Consolidated 3.17 to 3.35 -0.03 to 0.0325
Parkway/Union 3.52 to 3.59 --
Midcontinent
ANR SW 3.11 to 3.11 --
Enable East 3.14 to 3.15 -0.17 to -0.17
Enable West -- --
NGPL Amarillo Mainline -- --
NGPL Midcontinent 2.84 to 3.21 -0.23 to -0.225
Northern Border Ventura -- --
Northern Natural Demarc 3.36 to 3.45 0.01 to 0.055
Northern Natural Ventura 3.17 to 3.45 --
OGT 2.88 to 3.19 --
Panhandle Eastern 2.96 to 3.23 -0.19 to -0.175
Southern Star 3.03 to 3.10 --
North Louisiana/Arkansas
Perryville -- -0.085 to -0.08
Texas Eastern, M1, 24 -- --
Texas Gas Zone 1 3.35 to 3.35 -0.11 to -0.10
Trunkline Zone 1A -- -0.105 to -0.085
South Louisiana
ANR SE -- -0.09 to -0.025
Columbia Gulf Mainline -- -0.12 to -0.1025
Columbia Gulf onshore -- -0.10 to -0.085
Florida Gas Zone 2 -- -0.065 to 0.00
Henry Hub -- 0.00 to 0.0025
Southern Natural -- -0.075 to -0.0675
Tennessee Line 500 3.38 to 3.38 -0.085 to -0.05
Tennessee Line 800 -- -0.10 to -0.08
Texas Eastern E. LA -- --
Texas Eastern W. LA -- -0.12 to -0.10
Texas Gas Zone SL 3.12 to 3.12 --
Transco Zone 3 3.25 to 3.25 -0.06 to -0.045
Trunkline E. LA -- --
Trunkline W. LA -- --
Southeast
FGT Citygate -- 0.24 to 0.24
Florida Gas Zone 3 -- -0.05 to 0.00
Texas Eastern M-1, 30 -- --
Transco Zone 4 -- -0.065 to -0.04
Transco Zone 5 4.35 to 4.35 0.50 to 1.55
Transco Zone 5 North -- 0.57 to 0.78
Transco Zone 5 South 4.35 to 4.35 0.50 to 1.55
Appalachia
Clarington (non-Tenn) -- --
Columbia Gas -- -0.25 to -0.20
Dominion North -- -0.435 to -0.43
Dominion South 2.85 to 2.99 -0.42 to -0.39
Leidy Hub -- --
Millennium East Pool -- -0.53 to -0.48
Tenn Zone 4 200L 3.03 to 3.03 -0.3975 to -0.25
Tennessee Zn 4 313 Pool 3.05 to 3.05 -0.4375 to -0.40
Tennessee Zn 4 Marcellus -- -0.60 to -0.54
Texas Eastern M-2, 30 Delivery -- --
Texas Eastern M-2, 30 Receipt 2.89 to 2.95 -0.41 to -0.355
Texas Eastern M-3, Delivery 3.85 to 3.90 0.40 to 0.61
Texas Eastern M-3, Receipt -- --
Transco-Leidy Line 2.88 to 2.88 -0.50 to -0.46
Northeast
Algonquin Citygate -- 3.85 to 4.00
Algonquin Receipts -- --
Dracut -- --
Iroquois Zone 2 -- 2.35 to 2.45
Iroquois, Waddington 5.10 to 5.10 1.45 to 2.00
Niagara -- 0.00 to 0.09
Tenn Zone 5 200L -- -0.02 to 0.00
Tenn Zone 5 300L -- --
Tenn Zone 6 200L -- 4.20 to 4.20
Tenn Zone 6 300L -- --
Transco Zone 6 non-NY 4.30 to 4.30 0.625 to 1.10
Transco Zone 6 non-NY North 4.30 to 4.30 0.625 to 1.10
Transco Zone 6 non-NY South -- --
Transco Zone 6 NY 5.05 to 5.05 1.10 to 2.10
Rocky Mountains
Cheyenne Hub 3.01 to 3.20 --
CIG 2.95 to 3.22 --
CIG DJ Basin -- --
El Paso Bondad -- --
El Paso non-Bondad 3.09 to 3.13 --
Kern River 3.07 to 3.27 --
Kingsgate 2.74 to 2.80 --
Northwest S. of Green River 3.01 to 3.15 --
Northwest Sumas 2.95 to 3.35 --
Northwest Wyoming Pool -- --
Opal 3.07 to 3.28 -0.11 to -0.11
Questar 3.15 to 3.15 --
Stanfield 3.07 to 3.27 --
Transwestern San Juan 3.07 to 3.23 --
White River Hub 3.19 to 3.22 --
Arizona/Nevada
El Paso S. Mainline/N. Baja -- --
Kern Delivery -- --
California
Malin 3.03 to 3.33 -0.06 to -0.06
PG&E Citygate 3.62 to 3.80 --
SoCal Citygate 3.50 to 3.58 --
Southern Border, PG&E -- --
Southern Border, SoCal 3.18 to 3.38 -0.05 to -0.05
SoCal Border Avg. 3.18 to 3.38 -0.05 to -0.05
Canada
Empress 2.61 to 2.95 --
NOVA/AECO C 2.50 to 2.89 --
Westcoast Station 2 2.25 to 2.51 --