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Gulfport Keeping Utica Natural Gas Curtailed to Await Better Prices

Gulfport Energy Corp. is still curtailing Appalachian natural gas production in anticipation of better prices later this year and into 2021.  Given an uncertain economic outlook, weak energy demand and a slight rebound in associated gas volumes, Gulfport remains “cautious near-term on natural gas pricing,” said CEO David Wood during a call to discuss second…

Lower 48 ‘Remains Core’ to BP’s Business, but Higher Prices Said Key to Boosting Activity

The Lower 48 oil and natural gas business that BP plc carved out under a separate umbrella took a tumble in the second quarter, with the rig count falling from 13 working during the first three months of the year to only one at the end of June. The primary production focus of Denver-based BPX…

August 6, 2020

Cost Cuts Bolster Profits for Lower 48 Operators Enable, EnLink

Aggressive cost-cutting helped prop up the bottom lines in the second quarter of two big Lower 48 midstream operators, Enable Midstream Partners LC and EnLink Midstream LLC, and expense control remains a high priority amid the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic and the demand destruction it created. Oklahoma City-based Enable said it moved swiftly to…

August 6, 2020

LA Operator AllenCo Under More Scrutiny for Oil Facility Violations

The Los Angeles (LA) City Attorney has filed 25 counts against embattled exploration and production operator AllenCo Energy Inc. for alleged environmental, health and safety violations at an oil production facility. The wellsite has been under scrutiny by the Department of Conservation’s California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), which in March issued a remedial order…

August 6, 2020

Argentina Natural Gas Production Down Again in June

Natural gas production in Argentina decreased by 10% year/year in June to 126 million cubic meters/day (MMm3/d), or 4.45 Bcf/d, according to the latest report by the IAE Argentine Energy Institute. Analysts attributed the drop to restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic and “a level of demand notably different from the same month…

August 6, 2020