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EIA Records Uptick in Jet Fuel Demand Ahead of Holiday, but Overall Petroleum Demand Falls

Petroleum demand in the United States declined around 2% last week as motor gasoline use fell, while demand for jet fuel saw an uptick for the period leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its updated Weekly Petroleum Status Report, EIA recorded roughly 19.2…

Gulfport Accuses Midship Pipeline of Illegally Seizing $75.6M

Bankrupt Gulfport Energy Corp. has accused Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Midship Pipeline subsidiary of illegally seizing $75.6 million to hold it “hostage” during contract renegotiations in anticipation of the Chapter 11 filing, according to court filings. “To obtain leverage in ongoing contract negotiations and secure an advantageous cash position prior to Gulfport’s bankruptcy, Midship made false…

November 25, 2020

U.S. Rig Count Soars Ahead of Holiday on Increases in Permian, Eagle Ford

The U.S. rig count rose 10 units to 320 during the short holiday work week ended Wednesday (Nov. 25), driven by a sharp increase in oil-directed drilling, including gains in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Gains in the United States included 10 oil-directed…

November 25, 2020

EIA Hits Refresh on Permian Midland Structure, Thickness Maps

Updated structure and thickness maps for one of the busiest developments in the Permian Basin, the Wolfcamp within the Midland sub-basin, have been updated by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The Wolfcamp formation, which straddles the Midland and Delaware formations, “has attracted many oil companies because of its stacked potential,” i.e. multiple hydrocarbon-producing zones that…

November 25, 2020

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production in 3Q Grew at Lowest Rate on Record

Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas production in the third quarter hit 1.751 Tcf, an increase of only 2% from the same period last year and the lowest annual growth rate on record as operators continued to pare activity throughout a tumultuous year. Production increased slightly from 2Q2020 volumes of 1.717 Tcf, according to the Pennsylvania Independent…

November 25, 2020