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Devon Writes Down Almost $900M on Low Natural Gas Prices

Weak natural gas prices forced Devon Energy Corp. to write down almost $900 million in the value of its assets in the fourth quarter, the Oklahoma City-based operator said Wednesday.

February 21, 2013

Hess Selling Terminals, Refining Business to Focus on E&P

Hess Corp. said Monday it plans to sell its oil terminal network in the United States and close its refinery at Port Reading, NJ, part of its strategy to completely exit the refining business and transform into an exploration and production (E&P) company focused on unconventional assets.

January 29, 2013

NGLs Still ‘Too Much of a Good Thing’

Composite natural gas liquids (NGL) prices will remain weak through this year, averaging 74 cents/gallon and bottoming during the second quarter at an average of 68 cents/gallon, Raymond James & Associates Inc. said Monday.

January 29, 2013

A Few Northeast Gains No Match For Soft Market; Futures Retreat

Cash prices on average skidded about another dime overall on Friday as surging prices at a couple of points in the Northeast couldn’t balance an overall weak tenor to an oversupplied market. Midwest points slipped less than a dime, but Gulf and eastern points suffered double digit losses. At the close of trading January futures had made it five straight losses in a row for the week and settled at $3.314, down 3.3 cents and February lost 3.1 cents to $3.358. January crude oil added 84 cents to $86.73.

December 17, 2012

Northeast Leads Broad Decline; Futures Trek Lower

Cash natural gas fell 11 cents overall on average Wednesday as the screen continued weak and there was no hint that winter weather would be enough to make a significant dent in storage. Northeast points were particularly hard hit but the Midcontinent and East weakened as well. At the close of trading January futures had fallen3.0 cents to $3.382 and February had dropped 2.9 cents to $3.412. January crude oil added 98 cents to $86.77/bbl.

December 13, 2012

Tennessee Marcellus Discount to Persist, Says Bentek

Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Zone 4 cash basis will remain weak for a while, although it will see an uplift of about 50 cents at the end of the year when the pipeline’s Northeast Supply Diversification project and National Fuel’s Northern Access expansion come online, Bentek Energy LLC said in a recent market note.

August 27, 2012

Cash, Futures Inch Higher, But Fundamentals Don’t Support a Run

Rebounding from a weak finish to the previous week, a majority of physical natural gas points around the country on Monday moved higher from a nickel to nearly 15 cents. The cash market might be able to keep the upward momentum rolling for another day if traders are swayed by the futures action Monday, which saw September gas climb 5.7 cents to close the regular session at $2.776.

August 21, 2012

Fitch Cuts U.S. Gas Price Deck for 2012

Fitch Ratings on Wednesday cut its U.S. natural gas price deck for 2012, with the base case Henry Hub (HH) price at $2.75/Mcf, on weak pricing and the prospects of an ongoing oversupply in the domestic markets.

August 16, 2012

U.S. Shale Patch Blows Cold on Australia’s BHP

Australia’s BHP Billiton Ltd. took a $2.84 billion pre-tax charge against the value of dry gas assets in the Fayetteville Shale that it acquired just last year due to weak natural gas prices and oversupply. Further, the company’s once-touted Petrohawk Energy Corp., also bought last year, so far this year has been a loss-maker.

August 13, 2012

BHP Takes US$2.8B Charge on Fayetteville Fail

Australia’s BHP Billiton Ltd. is taking a US$2.84 billion pre-tax charge against the value of dry gas assets in the Fayetteville Shale that it acquired just last year due to weak natural gas prices and oversupply.

August 7, 2012