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Inclusive Energy Gains Williston Foothold for OFS Across Canada, U.S. Region

Inclusive Energy Gains Williston Foothold for OFS Across Canada, U.S. Region

Calgary-based Inclusive Energy Ltd. has secured a market for its oilfield services (OFS) with an agreement to fund drilling in the northeastern corner of the Williston Basin, both in the United States and Canada. The agreement announced Wednesday by the oilfield services (OFS) company is to provide services in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as…

December 17, 2021
CFE Maintenance Works Could Benefit Entire Mexico Grid, Seasoned Lawyer Says

CFE Maintenance Works Could Benefit Entire Mexico Grid, Seasoned Lawyer Says

The overhaul of some of Mexico’s aging power plants by state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) could improve the working of the power grid, José Luis Herrera Vaca, founding partner of Herrera Abogados SC and seasoned Mexico energy lawyer, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “One of the most ambitious projects the CFE is carrying out…

December 10, 2021
NOLA Terminal on Mississippi Designed for Largest Crude Tankers Ever

NOLA Terminal on Mississippi Designed for Largest Crude Tankers Ever

NOLA Oil Terminal LLC has begun construction on the first phase of a $930 million oil and refined products terminal on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, LA. “NOLA Oil Terminal will be the first of its kind in the region, allowing Mississippi River access for much larger vessels, such as the New-Panamax and the…

December 10, 2021
Canada Regulators Say No to Long-Term Oil Contracts on Enbridge Mainline

Canada Regulators Say No to Long-Term Oil Contracts on Enbridge Mainline

A 28-month fight over access to Enbridge Inc.’s oil Mainline ended in defeat Friday for its plan to sell decades-long contracts to fill 90% of the conduit’s capacity for 3 million b/d to a handful of refineries and brokers. “Mainline contracting would likely reduce the access to pipeline capacity realistically available to certain shippers,” said…

November 29, 2021
Canada Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Forecast to Accelerate in 2022, Topping Pre-Pandemic Levels

Canada Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Forecast to Accelerate in 2022, Topping Pre-Pandemic Levels

Canadian natural gas and oil drilling should expand  in 2022 at a brisk pace that tops activity in 2019, before Covid-19 disrupted the industry, according to the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. A new forecast by the industry group is projecting there will be 5,400 Canadian wells in 2022, up from 5,100 in 2019, 2,850…

November 12, 2021
Valero Says Gasoline Sales Near Pre-Pandemic Levels, Natural Gas-to-Oil Switching Imminent

Valero Says Gasoline Sales Near Pre-Pandemic Levels, Natural Gas-to-Oil Switching Imminent

Management of refining giant Valero Energy Corp. painted a bullish picture for oil products demand on Thursday, citing low inventories and surging global natural gas prices among factors boosting healthy crack spreads for U.S. refineries. “Refining margins were supported by strong recovery in product demand coupled with product inventories falling to low levels during the…

October 22, 2021
OPEC-Plus Holds Line on Oil Production Targets Even as Demand, Prices Jump

OPEC-Plus Holds Line on Oil Production Targets Even as Demand, Prices Jump

Citing rising global energy needs, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies on Monday affirmed a plan to increase crude production through November. The cartel stopped short of further boosting output levels, however, a decision that fueled supply concerns and sent oil futures to seven-year highs. OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia,…

October 4, 2021
Lower 48 E&Ps Spurning New Wells, Drawing Down DUCs at ‘Unsustainable Delta’

Lower 48 E&Ps Spurning New Wells, Drawing Down DUCs at ‘Unsustainable Delta’

U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies are completing wells at record rates, outpacing new wells by nearly 250 a month, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. Analyst John Freeman in a note to clients Monday said the domestic count of drilled but uncompleted wells, aka DUCs, has dropped by nearly 3,300 from nearly 9,000…

September 27, 2021
Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Increased activity in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale helped push the U.S. rig count nine units higher to 512 during the week ended Friday (Sept. 17), according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A 10-rig increase in oil-directed drilling offset a one-rig decline in natural gas-directed rigs in the United…

September 17, 2021
Global Oil Consumption in 2022 Likely Above Pre-Covid Levels, Says OPEC

Global Oil Consumption in 2022 Likely Above Pre-Covid Levels, Says OPEC

Global oil demand in 2022 is gathering pace to exceed pre-pandemic levels, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said Monday. In its Monthly Oil Market Report, the cartel said the Covid-19 Delta variant put a crimp in forecasts for the second half of 2021. However, economic growth worldwide in 2021 and 2022 remains…

September 13, 2021
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