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Natural Gas Production in Lower 48 to Continue Falling from January to February, EIA Says

Natural Gas Production in Lower 48 to Continue Falling from January to February, EIA Says

Cumulative natural gas production from seven key U.S. onshore regions is set to fall by 472 MMcf/d from January to February, extending a downtrend that goes back to early 2020, according to updated projections published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest Drilling Productivity Report, EIA said it expects the Anadarko, Appalachian…

January 19, 2021
Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 has completed a $1.4 billion infrastructure upgrade near its Houston Ship Channel facilities to serve the Permian Shale and Eagle Ford Shale. Houston-based Phillips 66 management said operations have begun on two natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plants at its Sweeny Hub in Old Ocean, TX, south of Houston. With a combined capacity…

November 24, 2020
Pioneer Natural Sees Federal Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Ban as Biggest Industry Exposure if Biden Hangs On

Pioneer Natural Sees Federal Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Ban as Biggest Industry Exposure if Biden Hangs On

Permian Basin heavyweight Pioneer Natural Resources Co.’s executive team sees a possible drilling ban on federal property as the biggest exposure facing the oil and gas industry if Joseph R. Biden Jr. hangs on to win the presidency, management said Thursday. Assuming that Republicans maintain a majority in the Senate, there “should be no effect…

November 5, 2020
Matador Not Looking for Merger, but Any ‘Serious Offer’ Gets ‘Serious Consideration’

Matador Not Looking for Merger, but Any ‘Serious Offer’ Gets ‘Serious Consideration’

Dallas-based independent Matador Resources Co., in sync with its midstream affiliate, pulled out all stops in the third quarter by reducing costs at a record rate while it boosted its oil and natural gas production. The portfolio stretches across oil- and natural gas-rich basins of Louisiana and Texas, but operations primarily are directed to the…

October 28, 2020
Permian, West Coast Natural Gas Big Benefactors of Oil Turbulence; LNG Poised to Lend Further Support

Permian, West Coast Natural Gas Big Benefactors of Oil Turbulence; LNG Poised to Lend Further Support

The oil market turmoil earlier this year provided a “rock solid bull trade for natural gas” that lifted basis to levels that should hold through 2021, particularly for West Coast locations and the upstream markets that serve them, according to market experts. Speaking Wednesday during a webinar hosted by Bloomberg and Natural Gas Intelligence, NGI’s…

August 7, 2020
ExxonMobil Slashing Permian Rig Count, Forecasting Global Oil Glut Extending ‘Well into 2021’

ExxonMobil Slashing Permian Rig Count, Forecasting Global Oil Glut Extending ‘Well into 2021’

A global oil supply glut and scant demand resulting from Covid-19 pushed ExxonMobil to a historic loss in the second quarter, with nearly every corner of its operations slammed. The quarterly loss of $1.1 billion (minus 26 cents/share) was the deepest in history as transportation and petrochemical demand reversed. During 2Q2019, profits were $3.1 billion…

July 31, 2020
Permian Methane Flaring, Venting Said Still ‘Stubbornly High’

Permian Methane Flaring, Venting Said Still ‘Stubbornly High’

Malfunctioning flares at oil and natural gas facilities across the Permian Basin remain “stubbornly high,” which when combined with preliminary federal data suggest challenges continue for producers in the biggest operating basin in the country. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) researchers reported data as part of the year-long PermianMap initiative that began last October. Researchers said…

July 22, 2020
Diamondback’s Curtailed Permian Oil Volumes Ramping Up, with Some Completion Crews Back to Work

Diamondback’s Curtailed Permian Oil Volumes Ramping Up, with Some Completion Crews Back to Work

Permian Basin pure-play Diamondback Energy Inc., which undertook a nearly three-month break from completion activity and shut-in wells as Covid-19 stormed the oilpatch, has brought back online nearly all of the volumes, but it has set full-year production guidance lower. The Midland, TX-based independent voluntarily curtailed 9,000 b/d (16,100 boe/d) during 2Q2020, mostly in May,…

July 15, 2020
Sweltering Heat Sparks Surge for Natural Gas Forward Prices

Sweltering Heat Sparks Surge for Natural Gas Forward Prices

Intensifying heat across the United States led a sharp rally for natural gas forward prices at a time when exports remain slow and uncertainty continues over energy demand recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic. Prices for August natural gas jumped 15.0 cents on average during the July 2-8 period, as did the balance of summer (August-October),…

July 9, 2020
Lifted by Permian, Appalachia, U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Slightly Better in 2Q

Lifted by Permian, Appalachia, U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Slightly Better in 2Q

Dealmaking in the United States within the upstream oil and gas sector staged a slight recovery in the second quarter, with three of five deals in Appalachia, but the period still ranks as the third lowest in quarterly value since 2009, according to Enverus. The data analytics company in its summary of 2Q2020 U.S. upstream…

July 6, 2020
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