Inflation

Domestic Crude Production Flat as Demand Dips, Global Economic Headwinds Gather

Domestic Crude Production Flat as Demand Dips, Global Economic Headwinds Gather

U.S. oil production held steady last week, just shy of the pandemic-era high, even as demand slowed amid warnings of economic headwinds. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday that output for the week ended Nov. 11 was on par with the previous week at 12.1 million b/d. That kept production levels within 100,000 b/d…

November 16, 2022
Comstock Scores Big on Strong Natural Gas Prices, LNG Sales from Haynesville Output

Comstock Scores Big on Strong Natural Gas Prices, LNG Sales from Haynesville Output

Haynesville Shale pure-play Comstock Resources Inc. scored in the third quarter, lifted by strong natural gas prices and by selling 15% of output directly to LNG shippers on the Gulf Coast. The Frisco, TX-based independent gained leverage with 70% of its natural gas sold in “high value” Gulf Coast markets, including the liquefied natural gas…

November 7, 2022
Natural Gas Prices Exceed Broader – and Lofty – Inflation; Higher Oil Costs Loom

Natural Gas Prices Exceed Broader – and Lofty – Inflation; Higher Oil Costs Loom

Natural gas futures soared over the summer months, driving up costs for utilities that bought gas ahead of the fall months and then passed along the hikes to consumers, federal data show. More energy inflation lurks as winter weather will drive higher gas demand and OPEC-plus production cuts could propel oil prices. The U.S. Department…

October 18, 2022
Recession Threat Hanging Over Natural Gas, Oil Markets

Recession Threat Hanging Over Natural Gas, Oil Markets

Threats of recession in North America and across Europe are gathering force amid festering inflation and rapidly rising interest rates, developments that already tapered oil consumption and could impact commercial and industrial natural gas demand. The latest indicator: The U.S. Labor Department on Friday reported the job market remains tight but hiring is slowing. Employers…

October 10, 2022
Prices Tread Water as U.S. Oil Production Stagnates, Russia’s Putin Escalates War in Ukraine

Prices Tread Water as U.S. Oil Production Stagnates, Russia’s Putin Escalates War in Ukraine

Domestic crude output stalled last week at a level below the 2022 peak – and far lower than the pre-pandemic high – while the Kremlin’s erratic dictator threatened nuclear weapon retaliation amid the war in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin amplified already elevated uncertainty about his country’s fragile role on the world’s energy stage. Brent…

September 21, 2022
Domestic Crude Production Holds Even as Demand Eases; OPEC Sends Mixed Signals

Domestic Crude Production Holds Even as Demand Eases; OPEC Sends Mixed Signals

U.S. oil output was flat for a third consecutive week as demand fell amid increasing consternation about a looming economic recession, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released Wednesday showed. Production for the period ended Sept. 9 was even with the previous two weeks at 12.1 million b/d, EIA said in its Weekly Petroleum Status…

September 14, 2022
Recession Fears, Europe Supply Woes Weigh on North American Natural Gas Markets Ahead of Winter

Recession Fears, Europe Supply Woes Weigh on North American Natural Gas Markets Ahead of Winter

With a U.S. recession appearing more likely in 2023 and uncertainty swirling around natural gas flows from Russia to Europe, natural gas markets may be in for a bumpy ride heading into the shoulder and winter seasons. “Our baseline is that you will see a recession in 2023,” Macquarie Group Ltd.’s David Doyle, head of…

September 7, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act Seen Vastly Improving CCUS Economics for Natural Gas Power Plants

Inflation Reduction Act Seen Vastly Improving CCUS Economics for Natural Gas Power Plants

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) could more than double the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that can economically be abated via carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS), according to modeling by Enverus. Natural gas-fired power plants, oil refineries and upgraders, as well as cement production, are among the emitting sources that would…

August 29, 2022
OPEC Downgrades Crude Demand Outlook; IEA Says Gas-to-Oil Switching Impacts Forecast

OPEC Downgrades Crude Demand Outlook; IEA Says Gas-to-Oil Switching Impacts Forecast

Oil demand shows signs of waning as the global economy slows, bringing the world crude market close to balance, OPEC officials said Thursday in a new outlook. The Saudi Arabia-led cartel cut its world oil demand outlook by 260,000 b/d from an earlier forecast to about 100 million b/d for 2022. It held its expectation…

August 11, 2022
Why Is Inflation Reduction Act a Big Deal for Natural Gas, Oil Industries?

Why Is Inflation Reduction Act a Big Deal for Natural Gas, Oil Industries?

The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a massive spending bill that would invest hundreds of billions of dollars to reshape the energy sector and try to slow climate change, creating far-reaching implications for oil and natural gas, as well as the economy broadly. The Inflation Reduction Act includes an estimated $370 billion over 10 years…

August 8, 2022
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