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U.S. Oil Production Strong as Ever, Says Raymond James

U.S. Oil Production Strong as Ever, Says Raymond James

Domestic oil production may be showing signs of slowing down, but analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc. don’t think it’s a trend.

July 17, 2013

Industry Brief

Idaho regulators are looking at the latest integrated resource plan (IRP) of PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power unit, which assumes modest 1.1% annual growth and some changes in coal-fired power generation, including the retirement of a unit and replacement with a new natural gas-fired generation facility. Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain is the PacifiCorp operating utility in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Part of the IRP filed with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) calls for Rocky Mountain converting its Naughton Unit 3 coal-fired plant near Kemmerer, WY, to a natural gas-fired plant, and installing emissions control equipment on coal units in Utah (Hunter Unit 1) and Wyoming (Jim Bridger Units 3 and 4). The utility said that these plans are not final, due to the uncertainty of the future federal carbon tax legislation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final new standards for power plants. The PUC said it is taking comments from the public through Aug. 8.

July 1, 2013

Midwest Strength Unable to Offset Weak East; Futures Retreat

Cash prices eased a penny on average Monday, with modest gains in the Midwest unable to offset declines in the Northeast and East. Major market centers were mixed. Futures prices were pounded lower by forecasts of warmer temperatures in the nation’s midsection, a stark contrast to last week’s outlooks calling for a cooler-than-normal regime. At the close May had fallen 14.1 cents to $4.267 and June was lower by 13.9 cents to $4.298. May crude oil expired at $88.76/bbl, down 75 cents.

April 23, 2013

Oil, NatGas Industry Water Use Charted in Texas

While water use for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in drought-stricken Texas is considered modest when compared to other uses, such as for agriculture, where the water is drawn from is a significant consideration, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

April 22, 2013
EDF: Two-Dozen Texas Counties Represent Biggest Water Concerns

EDF: Two-Dozen Texas Counties Represent Biggest Water Concerns

While water use for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in drought-stricken Texas is considered modest when compared to other uses, such as for agriculture, where the water is drawn from is a significant consideration, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

April 17, 2013

Cash Gains, But Lean Build Report Fails to Rally Futures

Overall cash prices Thursday rose a penny on average, but the modest change belies regional swings. The Northeast plunged as pipeline supplies from the Canadian Maritimes returned, and southern California rose as the area remained in the grip of a heat wave.

September 14, 2012

Canaccord Genuity Sees $5 Natural Gas Price Long Term

Canaccord Genuity is maintaining a natural gas price forecast of $3.50/Mcf for 4Q2012, with prices gaining 50 cents in 2013 and then moving to $5.00 for the long term, analysts said Friday.

September 10, 2012

Cash, Futures Waltz Lower

The physical market weakened about 3 cents on average overall Thursday with modest gains posted in the Northeast and more prevalent weakness shown at eastern, Midwest and California points.

September 7, 2012

Northeast, Eastern Points Outpaced By September Futures

The overall market Tuesday was flat, but modest strength at Northeast and eastern points offset the more than a handful of Rockies locations which traded anywhere from a couple of pennies to close to a dime lower. A Connecticut nuclear outage was expected to ripple through the markets Wednesday. At the close of futures trading September had risen 10.5 cents to $2.834 and October was up 10.3 cents to $2.871. September crude oil gained 70 cents to $93.43/bbl.

August 15, 2012

LNG Export: ‘Not Huge,’ But Not Insignificant

When the fear and hype die down, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will happen, and volumes will be smaller than many expect with a modest impact on domestic gas markets, according to a global gas market expert. But just a little bit can make a difference in other ways.

August 13, 2012
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