Crude Oil

U.S. Petroleum Demand Bounces Higher, Boosted by Gasoline Consumption, EIA Says

U.S. Petroleum Demand Bounces Higher, Boosted by Gasoline Consumption, EIA Says

U.S. petroleum demand jumped along with a continued rise in gasoline consumption, while domestic oil production held even, according to the latest federal data. Overall petroleum demand for the period ended May 14 jumped 10% week/week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. Gasoline demand, up substantially this year, increased 5% week/week to 9.2…

May 19, 2021
Enbridge Line 5 Still Moving Oil Across Straits of Mackinac as Mediation Continues

Enbridge Line 5 Still Moving Oil Across Straits of Mackinac as Mediation Continues

Oil was still flowing Thursday on Enbridge Inc.’s disputed dual-pipe Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac after an inconclusive round Wednesday in the third court fight since 2018 over Michigan demands to turn off the 540,000 b/d conduit. No order emerged to enforce a Wednesday shutdown deadline set by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from the…

May 13, 2021
Texas GulfLink Deepwater Crude Export Terminal Gaining Traction

Texas GulfLink Deepwater Crude Export Terminal Gaining Traction

A Sentinel Midstream LLC subsidiary said Monday it has received a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the deepwater crude oil export facility planned off the coast of Freeport, TX. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued the DEIS for the Texas GulfLink project, a “critical step in the regulatory process…

November 30, 2020
Light Oil Production Making Up Larger Share of U.S. Refinery Inputs

Light Oil Production Making Up Larger Share of U.S. Refinery Inputs

Light oil production continues to grow in the United States, rising 7% over the last four years to 57% of the total 1.24 million b/d of crude produced in 2019, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. light oil production grew to 6.7 million b/d last year, up from 5.8 million b/d in 2018,…

September 9, 2020
Phillips 66 Seeking to Expand Gray Oak Southbound Crude Service from Permian

Phillips 66 Seeking to Expand Gray Oak Southbound Crude Service from Permian

Phillips 66 Partners is launching an open season Tuesday to gauge interest in additional crude oil transportation capacity from the Permian Basin to South Texas. The new takeaway capacity along the Gray Oak Pipeline would terminate in Victoria, 85 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. In-service is targeted in the first half of 2022. The 850-mile…

August 31, 2020
Shell’s LNG, Oil Demand Plunges in Covid-19 Rout, with Energy Impacts Still Uncertain

Shell’s LNG, Oil Demand Plunges in Covid-19 Rout, with Energy Impacts Still Uncertain

Royal Dutch Shell plc swung to a massive loss in 2Q2020, torn down by a historic loss in natural gas and oil demand, with CEO Ben van Beurden warning the long-term energy outlook remains uncertain as long as the global pandemic wreaks economic havoc. The Anglo-Dutch supermajor said the 2Q2020 current cost of supplies (CCS),…

July 30, 2020
Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

President Trump rallied West Texas oil and natural gas workers on Wednesday afternoon during a visit to Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, touting American energy dominance and claiming the industry is not only back on track but expanding. The campaign speech of sorts came during a brief visit after the president toured…

July 30, 2020
North American Midstreamers Enterprise, Enbridge Find Success Beyond Liquids in Strong Quarterly Results

North American Midstreamers Enterprise, Enbridge Find Success Beyond Liquids in Strong Quarterly Results

The diversified systems of two of North America’s largest midstream companies were positioned for a solid second quarter in which lower oil volumes were partially offset by strength in natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL) and storage. Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) and Enbridge Inc. reported second quarter results on Wednesday, with each company highlighting…

July 30, 2020
Hess Sees Bakken Oil Production Climb 26% in 2Q

Hess Sees Bakken Oil Production Climb 26% in 2Q

Hess Corp. saw net production from its acreage in the Bakken Shale increase to 194,000 boe/d in the second quarter compared with 140,000 boe/d in the prior-year quarter, with net oil output up 26% to 108,000 b/d. The New York City-based independent attributed the performance to increased wells online and improved well performance. Total second…

July 30, 2020
Permian Gains Give Oomph to U.S. Drilling Permits in June, but Recovery to 2019 Levels Not in Sight

Permian Gains Give Oomph to U.S. Drilling Permits in June, but Recovery to 2019 Levels Not in Sight

Requests for U.S. drilling permits improved in June following a brutal April and May, with the Permian Basin still the top region for operators, according to Evercore ISI. The analyst firm each month compiles permitting statistics for the Lower 48 and offshore using federal and state data. Covid-19 and low commodity prices had crushed permit…

July 20, 2020
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