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$5 Henry Hub Natural Gas Possible on Colder Winter, Says Morgan Stanley

$5 Henry Hub Natural Gas Possible on Colder Winter, Says Morgan Stanley

Record natural gas production declines and a potential rebound in winter demand could create the tightest market of the past decade, with Henry Hub prices soaring to $5.00/MMBtu if weather is colder than normal, according to Morgan Stanley. Researchers said that the precipitous drop in oil prices has stalled growth in the “free” associated gas…

October 6, 2020
Natural Gas-Rich Haynesville, Marcellus Add Rigs as U.S. Posts Small Gain

Natural Gas-Rich Haynesville, Marcellus Add Rigs as U.S. Posts Small Gain

Boosted by gains in the Haynesville and Marcellus shales, the U.S. rig count added one unit overall to finish at 255 for the week ending Friday (Sept. 18), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The addition of two natural gas-directed rigs in the United States offset the departure of one oil-directed…

September 18, 2020
Natural Gas Production from Seven Key Plays to Slide to 79.2 Bcf/d in September, EIA Says

Natural Gas Production from Seven Key Plays to Slide to 79.2 Bcf/d in September, EIA Says

Both natural gas and oil production from seven key U.S. onshore plays is set to decline in September, continuing a downtrend that began earlier this year, according to the latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA expects natural gas production from the Anadarko, Appalachian, Denver Julesburg-Niobrara and Permian…

August 18, 2020
Southwestern Strikes All-Stock Deal for Appalachian Pure-Play Montage

Southwestern Strikes All-Stock Deal for Appalachian Pure-Play Montage

Southwestern Energy Co. agreed to acquire Montage Resources Corp. in an all-stock deal that would create the third largest oil and natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin, with 3 Bcfe/d of combined production.  The deal is valued at $857 million, including debt, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. It would give the Houston-based…

August 12, 2020
Permian Gains Give Oomph to U.S. Drilling Permits in June, but Recovery to 2019 Levels Not in Sight

Permian Gains Give Oomph to U.S. Drilling Permits in June, but Recovery to 2019 Levels Not in Sight

Requests for U.S. drilling permits improved in June following a brutal April and May, with the Permian Basin still the top region for operators, according to Evercore ISI. The analyst firm each month compiles permitting statistics for the Lower 48 and offshore using federal and state data. Covid-19 and low commodity prices had crushed permit…

July 20, 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
Forecasts ‘Very Constructive’ for Natural Gas Demand as Futures Called Higher

Forecasts ‘Very Constructive’ for Natural Gas Demand as Futures Called Higher

A continued strong showing for July heat in the latest forecasts helped lift natural gas futures sharply higher in early trading Monday. The August Nymex contract was up 8.5 cents to $1.819/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. While changes to the forecast were mixed over the holiday weekend, the overall pattern continues to look “very…

July 6, 2020
U.S. Rig Count Down as Oil, Gas Patch Shows Signs of Stabilizing Post-Covid

U.S. Rig Count Down as Oil, Gas Patch Shows Signs of Stabilizing Post-Covid

Posting its smallest weekly decline in months, the U.S. rig count dropped one unit to finish at 265 for the week ending Friday (June 26), suggesting that upstream activity could finally be stabilizing after a prolonged period of Covid-induced retrenchment. According to the latest Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) data, total U.S. natural gas-directed rigs finished…

June 26, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bolsters ACP, but Obstacles Remain

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bolsters ACP, but Obstacles Remain

Even after a major court victory upheld the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s (ACP) plans to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the latest FERC filings point to the hurdles that remain for the 600-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d project to reach the finish line.

June 19, 2020
Appalachia’s Equitrans Completes Takeover of EQM Midstream

Appalachia’s Equitrans Completes Takeover of EQM Midstream

EQM Midstream Partners LP is now a subsidiary of Equitrans Midstream Corp. after the two companies completed a merger on Wednesday that was set into motion two years ago.

June 18, 2020
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