Pressure

Uncertainty on E&P Plans, Pricing Casting ‘Pall’ Over Industry, Says Superior CEO

Uncertainty on E&P Plans, Pricing Casting ‘Pall’ Over Industry, Says Superior CEO

Houston-based Superior Energy Services Inc., which makes its mark in the U.S. onshore with its pressure pumping services and specialized drilling, said a lack of direction regarding overall spending plans by producers and “supply chain stress” have created some uncertainty about the outlook for 2018.

October 24, 2017

Pressure Buildup Forces SoCalGas to Shut In One-Third of Active Aliso Canyon Injection Wells

During the first two weeks that Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) began reinjection operations at its troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the company discovered a gradual pressure buildup at 13 of the 39 injection wells that had been brought back online.

September 12, 2017

U.S. Unconventionals to Pressure Oil Prices for Years, Says ExxonMobil Chief

Even as supplies tighten, ample production from U.S. unconventional drilling will pressure commodity prices for years to come, ExxonMobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.

October 19, 2016

Weather Outlooks Remain Soft as Matthew Strengthens; November Seen 3 Cents Lower

November natural gas is set to open 3 cents lower Friday morning at $2.93 as traders focus on at least another weak of light demand. Overnight oil markets fell.

September 30, 2016

Emissions, Storage Pressure Eyed in Fed, State Probes of Aliso Canyon

Separate federal and state probes are now underway in California as the Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage well leak continues to draw the spotlight. The leaking well in the foothills northwest of downtown Los Angeles has officials focusing on unanswered questions regarding the volumes of methane escaping into the atmosphere and the extent to which over-pressurization led to the well failure.

December 30, 2015

U.S. Onshore Rig Count Still Declining, Says Patterson-UTI

North American onshore pressure pumping pricing has deteriorated to an “unsustainable level,” and the U.S. rig count is going to decline even more into 2016, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN) management said Thursday.

October 22, 2015

Patterson-UTI Buying Gulf Coast Pressure Pumping Horsepower

A unit of Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. is growing its Gulf Coast region operations by acquiring pressure pumping assets that will support activities in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales.

September 19, 2014

Plump Storage Build On Tap, Yet October Called Flat

October natural gas is set to open unchanged Thursday morning at $4.01 as traders get set to factor in another balloon-like addition to natural gas inventories that is expected to be well above historical averages. Overnight oil markets were mixed.

September 18, 2014

Low Pressure Over Southern Florida Could Spice Up Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

It may not look like much, but a broad area of low pressure tracking over southern Florida Friday may have the potential to strengthen and move toward natural gas infrastructure along the Gulf Coast early next week, according to one forecaster.

September 12, 2014

Shorts Growing Impatient; September Called 3 Cents Higher

September natural gas is expected to open 3 cents higher Tuesday morning at $3.86 as traders factor in coal-switching and somewhat supportive near-term weather. Overnight oil markets eased lower.

August 5, 2014
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