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With July 4 Weekend, Weekly Natural Gas Prices Give Up Modest Ground

With July 4 Weekend, Weekly Natural Gas Prices Give Up Modest Ground

Spot prices declined for the first week of July gas delivery as expectations for near-term cooling demand eased because of the long July 4 weekend — a holiday stretch typically defined by outdoor activities and reductions in manufacturing and air conditioner use. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. from trading Tuesday through Thursday for the…

July 2, 2020
August Natural Gas Futures Jump After Lower Storage Injection, Signs of Stronger Demand

August Natural Gas Futures Jump After Lower Storage Injection, Signs of Stronger Demand

Natural gas futures advanced Thursday after the latest storage build came in below analysts’ average expectations and indicated that intensifying summer heat had started to drive stronger cooling demand and power burns. The August Nymex contract rose 6.3 cents day/day and settled at $1.734 /MMBtu. September rose 6.4 cents to $1.785.  NGI’s Spot Gas National…

July 2, 2020
Permian Activity Declines as U.S. Rig Count Down Two

Permian Activity Declines as U.S. Rig Count Down Two

Driven by declines in the Permian Basin, the U.S. rig count fell two units overall to drop to 263 for the short holiday week ending Thursday (July 2), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Changes for the week included a three-rig decline in oil-directed drilling, partially offset by the addition of…

July 2, 2020
Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Competition Principles in Power Sector Dispute

Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Competition Principles in Power Sector Dispute

The suspension in late June by Mexico’s Supreme Court of new power sector rules imposed by the energy ministry marked a rare victory for proponents of competition in the country’s energy industry, analysts said. The controversial rulemaking, dubbed the Policy of Reliability, Safety, Continuity and Quality in the National Electric System, halted preoperative tests for…

July 2, 2020
Prominent Role for Natural Gas, Oil Exploration Even in Carbon-Constrained World, Says Wood Mackenzie

Prominent Role for Natural Gas, Oil Exploration Even in Carbon-Constrained World, Says Wood Mackenzie

Oil and natural gas exploration will play an essential role in meeting global energy demand through at least 2040, even if human-induced global warming is kept under 2 C, according to a recent analysis by Wood Mackenzie. “Only about half the supply needed to 2040 is guaranteed from fields already onstream,” said Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew…

July 2, 2020
McDermott Emerges from Chapter 11, with $4.6B Wiped from Debt

McDermott Emerges from Chapter 11, with $4.6B Wiped from Debt

Houston-based McDermott International Ltd. has emerged from voluntary bankruptcy and cleared nearly all of its $4.6 billion debt off the books. The engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) giant, which launched restructuring through Chapter 11 early this year, emerged with a $2.4 billion letter of credit capacity and $544 million of funded debt. “We will continue…

July 2, 2020
U.S. Adds One Natural Gas Rig as Oil Count Slides

U.S. Adds One Natural Gas Rig as Oil Count Slides

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed one unit to finish at 76 for the holiday-shortened week ending Thursday (July 2), while declines in the Permian Basin led a modest drop-off in the oil patch, according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). After accounting for a three-rig decline in oil-directed rigs, the…

July 2, 2020
USMCA Takes Effect, Guaranteeing Zero-Tariff Trade in North America for U.S. Energy Producers

USMCA Takes Effect, Guaranteeing Zero-Tariff Trade in North America for U.S. Energy Producers

Officials in Mexico, the United States and Canada celebrated the launch of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Wednesday, as the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) treaty took effect after two years of negotiations.  “USMCA will support and grow North American energy security by maintaining zero-tariff trade for crude oil, gasoline, kerosene-type jet fuel…

July 2, 2020
Hilcorp Taking Over BP’s Legacy Alaska Upstream Portfolio

Hilcorp Taking Over BP’s Legacy Alaska Upstream Portfolio

Houston’s Hilcorp Energy Co. has completed a takeover of BP plc’s upstream portfolio in Alaska and is nearing a handoff of the midstream unit, allowing the private explorer to become one of the state’s biggest operators. The $5.6 billion deal struck last year with BP hands affiliate Hilcorp Alaska immediate control of BP Exploration (Alaska)…

July 2, 2020
IGU Again Finds Gas-on-Gas Competition Increasing as LNG Spot Deals Grow

IGU Again Finds Gas-on-Gas Competition Increasing as LNG Spot Deals Grow

The world again saw an increase of natural gas buying at prices tied to dominant hubs and indices last year as the number of purchases linked to competing fuels like crude oil declined in an ongoing shift influenced by a sharp spike in liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot trading, according to the International Gas Union…

July 2, 2020
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