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Downward Price Pressure Mounts Anew on Natural Gas Futures; Spot Market Advances

Downward Price Pressure Mounts Anew on Natural Gas Futures; Spot Market Advances

Natural gas futures fell Monday, kicking off the new month much in the way 2023 has gone so far – under pressure from strong production, modest weather-driven demand and stout storage supplies. At A Glance: Prompt month sheds 11.9 cents Production, supplies robust Weakening weather outlook The May Nymex gas futures contract settled at $2.097/MMBtu,…

April 3, 2023
LNG Huge Opportunity for Mexico, but Challenges Remain — Column

LNG Huge Opportunity for Mexico, but Challenges Remain — Column

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The idea of using the Mexican Pacific coast as an export platform for LNG from Waha has been around for a while. …

March 3, 2023
Ovintiv Directing More Capital to Oily Permian, Less to Natural Gas Plays Until Fundamentals Improve

Ovintiv Directing More Capital to Oily Permian, Less to Natural Gas Plays Until Fundamentals Improve

Mark Ovintiv Inc. as yet another North American producer expecting to pull back the reins on natural gas development this year.  The Denver-based explorer is reducing development “in response to weaker short term North American natural gas fundamentals,” CEO Brendan McCracken said during the recent quarterly conference call.  Executives of other U.S.-based producers during 4Q2022…

March 3, 2023
Diamondback to Hold Permian Production Steady, Sees ‘Tight’ Natural Gas Takeaway

Diamondback to Hold Permian Production Steady, Sees ‘Tight’ Natural Gas Takeaway

Diamondback Energy Inc. has no plans to accelerate oil production growth despite signs of impending tightness in the global market, according to management. CEO Travis Stice hosted a conference call to discuss the Permian Basin pure-play’s fourth quarter and full-year 2022 results. “I don’t think the macro conditions are dictating any kind of production growth…

February 24, 2023
‘The Rich Get Richer’ as Large Caps Dominate Diminished M&A Market in U.S. Oil and Gas

‘The Rich Get Richer’ as Large Caps Dominate Diminished M&A Market in U.S. Oil and Gas

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the U.S. upstream fell to their lowest annual volume in nearly two decades last year, according to new research by Enverus Intelligence Research (EIR). Exploration and production (E&P) firms recorded 160 transactions valued at $58 billion total, the Enverus subsidiary found. This is the lowest number of deals since 2005.…

January 30, 2023
U.S. Midstream Working to Expand Permian, Haynesville Natural Gas Pipelines

U.S. Midstream Working to Expand Permian, Haynesville Natural Gas Pipelines

As the United States works toward casting a wider net on the global natural gas market via exports, key domestic markets like the Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale could be turned upside down in 2023 as midstream bottlenecks leave gas stranded. LNG developers on the Gulf Coast are in a race to boost liquefied natural…

January 20, 2023
Permian, GOM Gain as U.S. Drilling Activity Rises in BKR’s Count

Permian, GOM Gain as U.S. Drilling Activity Rises in BKR’s Count

Bolstered by gains in the oil patch, including in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale, the U.S. rig count rose three units to reach 775 during the week ended Friday (Jan. 13), according to updated numbers published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Changes in the United States for the week included a five-rig…

January 13, 2023
Average Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Price Shoots to 14-Year High in 2022

Average Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Price Shoots to 14-Year High in 2022

U.S. natural gas prices have had a remarkably soft winter so far, but the whole of 2022 tells a completely different story. In 2022, the wholesale U.S. natural gas spot price at Henry Hub averaged $6.45/MMBtu, the highest level since 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) based on data from Refinitiv Eikon. This…

January 9, 2023
Oneok Seeking Approvals to Export Permian Natural Gas to Mexico

Oneok Seeking Approvals to Export Permian Natural Gas to Mexico

Oneok Inc. is seeking a federal permit that would facilitate exports of Permian Basin natural gas to Mexico, the firm said Tuesday. Oneok’s Saguaro Connector Pipeline subsidiary filed a Presidential Permit application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) “to construct and operate facilities for the exportation of natural gas at a new international…

December 21, 2022
Permian Natural Gas Egress ‘Again Becoming Very Tight’ – Could Mexico and Arizona be Part of Solution?

Permian Natural Gas Egress ‘Again Becoming Very Tight’ – Could Mexico and Arizona be Part of Solution?

Although Gulf Coast LNG exports are expected to drive the bulk of U.S. natural gas demand growth in the coming years, Mexico and Arizona could play vital roles in easing natural gas takeaway constraints out of the Permian Basin, according to NGI’s Patrick Rau, director of strategy and research. As evidenced by Waha spot prices…

December 9, 2022