Crude

U.S. Oil Output Climbs Ahead of Biden’s Call for Action to Curb Energy Inflation

U.S. Oil Output Climbs Ahead of Biden’s Call for Action to Curb Energy Inflation

Crude output ticked up last week, reaching a new 2022 peak ahead of President Biden’s latest call for U.S. producers to boost activity in the face of soaring prices. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday output climbed to 12.0 million b/d for the week ended June 10, up 100,000 b/d week/week. It marked…

June 15, 2022
U.S. Crude Inventories Dive Lower as Demand Outstrips Production, Imports

U.S. Crude Inventories Dive Lower as Demand Outstrips Production, Imports

Domestic petroleum consumption climbed in early February, driven by robust demand for gasoline, while production only crept ahead and inventories dropped to a 2022 low. Demand rose 2% week/week to 21.9 million b/d during the period ended Feb. 4, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The advance was driven by an 11% jump…

February 9, 2022
Harvest Midstream Expanding Eagle Ford Oil Services with Arrowhead Acquisition

Harvest Midstream Expanding Eagle Ford Oil Services with Arrowhead Acquisition

Harvest Midstream is poised to take full ownership of some South Texas crude oil transportation and logistics assets as it seeks to expand services for upstream and downstream customers in the Eagle Ford Shale. The privately held midstream company announced a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the remaining 75% stake in Arrowhead ST Holdings…

January 14, 2022
NuStar to Expand Products Capacity on Texas-to-New Mexico Pipeline

NuStar to Expand Products Capacity on Texas-to-New Mexico Pipeline

Midstreamer NuStar Energy LP has unveiled plans to boost capacity by 6,000 b/d on a 293-mile refined products pipeline that runs from the Panhandle in Texas to Albuquerque, NM. The San Antonio-based limited partnership said Wednesday it would upgrade pump stations on the 17.2 million b/d Amarillo-to-Albuquerque Pipeline, which it jointly owns with Phillips 66…

March 5, 2021
EIA Reports Increase in U.S. Crude Inventories, Decline in Exports

EIA Reports Increase in U.S. Crude Inventories, Decline in Exports

Commercial crude oil inventories in the United States increased by 4.4 million bbl during the week ending Jan. 15 amid an uptick in net imports, according to data published Friday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Crude inventories excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve increased to 486.6 million bbl for the period, about 9% above the…

January 22, 2021
Oil Market Seen Swinging from Oversupply to Deficit in 2021 on Vaccine Rollout, Boosting WTI Price

Oil Market Seen Swinging from Oversupply to Deficit in 2021 on Vaccine Rollout, Boosting WTI Price

The new year could see the global oil market swing from its current state of oversupply to some of the highest monthly supply deficits in years as the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines propels a recovery in demand, according to experts. Raymond James & Associates Inc. analysts said Monday they expect “hefty” crude oil inventory draws…

January 4, 2021
U.S. Crude Stocks Fell Amid Stronger Exports Last Week as Holiday Demand Sagged, EIA Says

U.S. Crude Stocks Fell Amid Stronger Exports Last Week as Holiday Demand Sagged, EIA Says

U.S. demand for petroleum products eased lower last week and lagged well behind year-ago levels, although commercial crude stockpiles declined by 600,000 bbl for the period amid an increase in exports, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. A gauge for domestic demand, EIA reported 19.088 million b/d of total products supplied during the most…

December 23, 2020
U.S. Oil Exports Decline Amid Pandemic, Demand Destruction, EIA Says

U.S. Oil Exports Decline Amid Pandemic, Demand Destruction, EIA Says

After setting a record in February, U.S. oil exports declined over four consecutive months amid the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. Demand dropped in March and in the three ensuing months as countries across the globe initiated measures to limit virus outbreaks. With travel and overall activity limited,…

September 22, 2020
Permian Crude Sets Sail from Buckeye’s New South Texas Export Terminal

Permian Crude Sets Sail from Buckeye’s New South Texas Export Terminal

Sourced with Permian Basin crude oil, Buckeye Partners LP on Thursday loaded the first vessel for export at its new South Texas Gateway (STG) terminal in Ingleside, TX. The start of operations at the terminal, located at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, follows first deliveries of crude in June from one of…

July 17, 2020
U.S. Rig Count Down as Oil, Gas Patch Shows Signs of Stabilizing Post-Covid

U.S. Rig Count Down as Oil, Gas Patch Shows Signs of Stabilizing Post-Covid

Posting its smallest weekly decline in months, the U.S. rig count dropped one unit to finish at 265 for the week ending Friday (June 26), suggesting that upstream activity could finally be stabilizing after a prolonged period of Covid-induced retrenchment. According to the latest Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) data, total U.S. natural gas-directed rigs finished…

June 26, 2020
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