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Higher Commodity Prices, Strengthening Economies Improve Outlook for Global Energy Demand, Moody’s Says

Higher Commodity Prices, Strengthening Economies Improve Outlook for Global Energy Demand, Moody’s Says

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its outlook for the global energy industry, citing a sustained increase in commodity prices and expectations for global economic growth to drive increased oil and gas demand over the next 12 to 18 months. The firm said it expects that, as vaccine programs become prevalent and the coronavirus outbreaks fade,…

May 3, 2021
No U.S. LNG Export FIDs Predicted in 2021, Says Wood Mackenzie

No U.S. LNG Export FIDs Predicted in 2021, Says Wood Mackenzie

No U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects are expected to be sanctioned this year, marking the second year in a row developers may postpone moving ahead with facilities, according to Wood Mackenzie. Consultants during a webcast last week said domestic final investment decisions (FID) were unlikely as sponsors struggle to secure long-term contracts “Generally, we’ve…

March 31, 2021
Higher Natural Gas Prices Said Needed to Avoid Supply Shortage by Year-End

Higher Natural Gas Prices Said Needed to Avoid Supply Shortage by Year-End

Although the natural gas supply outlook has improved in recent weeks, analysts are steadfast in their convictions that higher prices are needed in the coming months to prevent a significant supply shortfall next winter. A Goldman Sachs Commodities Research team, led by Samantha Dart, said this week it is maintaining a $3.25/MMBtu price forecast for…

March 16, 2021
ExxonMobil Retreats on Spending, with ‘Significant’ Natural Gas Development Off The Table

ExxonMobil Retreats on Spending, with ‘Significant’ Natural Gas Development Off The Table

ExxonMobil is backing off ambitious goals to increase spending and is slicing the book value of some of its assets, particularly the U.S. dry natural gas portfolio, by up to $20 billion. Following an annual strategic review by the board in late November, the Irving, TX-based energy giant on Monday said it has revised its…

December 1, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Prices to Average $3.30 in 2021, with Summer Even Higher, Says BofA

U.S. Natural Gas Prices to Average $3.30 in 2021, with Summer Even Higher, Says BofA

U.S. natural gas prices are forecast to average $3.30/MMBtu in 2021, with even higher prices predicted next summer, according to BofA Securities. The analyst team led by Francisco Blanch, head of commodities and derivatives research, discussed the outlook for energy overall during a webcast on Tuesday.  “The bottom line is that higher prices are needed…

November 25, 2020
Range Remaining Disciplined Despite Improving Natural Gas Outlook

Range Remaining Disciplined Despite Improving Natural Gas Outlook

Range Resources Corp. has ended production curtailments imposed in September and October in response to weak Appalachian natural gas prices, but even with an improved outlook, there are no plans to increase activity. Range cut 210 MMcf/d of natural gas production during the second half of September and most of October as Appalachian storage levels…

November 3, 2020
Lower 48 Tight Oil Output to Recover, but Possibly Not As Strong Pre-Covid, Says OPEC

Lower 48 Tight Oil Output to Recover, but Possibly Not As Strong Pre-Covid, Says OPEC

U.S. tight oil production should recover quickly as world energy demand recovers from Covid-19, but Lower 48 output may not again hit its previous forecasts, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Thursday. The Saudi-led oil cartel, aka OPEC, in its flagship 14th annual World Oil Outlook (WOO), cited the “unprecedented scale and impact”…

October 8, 2020
BP Impairing Up to $17.5B in Assets on ‘Enduring Impact’ from Covid-19 and Quicker Energy Transition

BP Impairing Up to $17.5B in Assets on ‘Enduring Impact’ from Covid-19 and Quicker Energy Transition

With an expectation that the energy transition away from fossil fuels may be sooner than expected, BP plc on Monday said it plans to impair up to $17.5 billion on the value of its assets for the second quarter because of limited upside in natural gas and oil prices.

June 16, 2020
U.S. E&Ps Improving Efficiencies, Cash Flow Heading Into 2020

U.S. E&Ps Improving Efficiencies, Cash Flow Heading Into 2020

Editor’s Note: This is one of a 14-piece series NGI undertook as the energy industry readied for the new year, with Lower 48 natural gas and oil supply continuing to surge in an uncertain environment as liquefied natural gas exports ramp up, Mexico markets remain shrouded and stakeholders demand more value. Get your complimentary copy of NGI’s 2020 Special Report today.

November 27, 2019
Schlumberger Expecting NAM Land Activity to Plunge 10%

Schlumberger Expecting NAM Land Activity to Plunge 10%

Schlumberger Ltd., the No. 1 oilfield services (OFS) operator in the world, is forecasting a sharp pullback in U.S. and Canadian onshore activity this year, while domestic offshore and overseas activity are on an upward trajectory.

July 19, 2019
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