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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
Natural Gas Traders Tap Brakes, Then Hit Pedal as Weather Data Confirms Looming Cold Snap

Natural Gas Traders Tap Brakes, Then Hit Pedal as Weather Data Confirms Looming Cold Snap

Natural gas futures bounced around Wednesday after weather models added a large chunk of demand to the long-range outlook, with frigid Canadian air forecast to plunge into the Lower 48 next week. After a sharp rally overnight lost momentum, confirmation in the midday data sent the January Nymex gas futures contract roaring higher and ultimately…

December 7, 2022
How Could Mexico and Arizona Ease Permian Natural Gas Takeaway Constraints? Storage Might Be Answer

How Could Mexico and Arizona Ease Permian Natural Gas Takeaway Constraints? Storage Might Be Answer

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 7, 2022
U.S. LNG Exports Took Off in 2021 as Domestic Natural Gas Prices Surged

U.S. LNG Exports Took Off in 2021 as Domestic Natural Gas Prices Surged

Consumption in the domestic electric and residential sectors fell in 2021, but record LNG exports drove growth in net natural gas disposition, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Natural gas demand, net liquefied natural gas exports and net storage grew by 3.6% last year compared with 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic swept across…

November 18, 2022
Texas Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Permits Jump in Haynesville, Permian

Texas Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Permits Jump in Haynesville, Permian

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) reported the number of permits issued in June to drill wells in its East Texas District, which includes part of the gassy Haynesville Shale, jumped 200% year/year. RRC issued 42 permits to drill oil and gas wells in the East Texas area, aka District 6, compared with 14 permits…

July 8, 2022
Permian, Eagle Ford Lead Gains in Oil Patch as U.S. Drilling Numbers Rise in Latest Tally

Permian, Eagle Ford Lead Gains in Oil Patch as U.S. Drilling Numbers Rise in Latest Tally

The U.S. rig count climbed six units to reach 733 during the week ended Friday (June 10), bolstered by growth in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Total natural gas-directed rigs were unchanged domestically for the week, while oil-directed rigs increased by six. Gains of…

June 10, 2022
Permian Pure-Play Laredo Sees Diesel, Chemical Costs as Wildcards

Permian Pure-Play Laredo Sees Diesel, Chemical Costs as Wildcards

Laredo Petroleum Inc. has locked in pricing for most of its oilfield services operations through the rest of this year to counter inflation, but costs for the diesel fuel and chemicals needed to sustain them remain harder to predict. “We worked with our service partners to lock in 85% of expected drilling, completions, equipment and…

May 20, 2022
Permian-Focused Ring Energy Exceeds 1Q Production Guidance

Permian-Focused Ring Energy Exceeds 1Q Production Guidance

Ring Energy Inc. is off to a strong start to the year, drilling six Permian Basin wells during the first quarter and placing four new wells into production, the independent exploration and production (E&P) company reported. “Our operations teams continue to perform efficiently and effectively maintaining our base production and bringing on new development wells…

April 29, 2022
U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Fueled by Permian, Haynesville

U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Fueled by Permian, Haynesville

The Permian Basin and natural gas-rich Haynesville Shale accounted for nearly all of the upstream transactions in the final three months of 2021, but dealmaking overall was down sharply from the third quarter, Enverus reported. The value of Lower 48 merger and acquisition (M&A) activity between exploration and production (E&P) companies totaled $9 billion in…

January 14, 2022
ExxonMobil Targeting Net Zero Emissions in the Permian by 2030

ExxonMobil Targeting Net Zero Emissions in the Permian by 2030

ExxonMobil is targeting net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from its operated Permian Basin assets by 2030, the company said Monday. The Irving, TX-based supermajor was producing 500,000 boe/d in the Permian at the end of the third quarter, accounting for more than 40% of the company’s U.S. net production. ExxonMobil plans…

December 6, 2021