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Energy Quote of the Day: Handicapping an Opec Oil Production Cut

November 30, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Opec Production Cut

Oil market observers will take a break from their Turkey preparations to see whether Opec producers decide to cut oil output in a bid to stabilize prices. The meeting being held in Vienna will be long over by the time folks in the US sit down to Thanksgiving dinner.[read more]

Energy Reform Could Increase Mexico's Long-Term Oil Production by 75%

August 26, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Mexico Energy Production

On August 11, 2014, Mexico's president signed into law new legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment, effectively ending the seventy-five-year-old monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).[read more]

Bakken Fuels North Dakota's Oil Production Growth

August 12, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Bakken and Production Growth

North Dakota crude oil production surpassed 1.0 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in April and May (the latest data available). This record is the result of increasing crude oil production from the Williston Basin's Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and eastern Montana.[read more]

World Oil Production at 3/31/2014: Where are We Headed?

July 25, 2014 by Gail Tverberg
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Oil Production and Energy Future

The standard way to make forecasts of almost anything is to look at recent trends and assume that this trend will continue, at least for the next several years. With world oil production, the trend in oil production looks fairly benign, with the trend slightly upward. However, we may be dealing with an unstable situation.[read more]

The Shale 'Revolution' Is About Gas Prices & Oil Production

July 17, 2014 by James Coleman
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Shale Gas Boom and Effects

I’d like to make a quick point about the “shale revolution,” which may be old news to those immersed in North American energy policy but might be helpful to those just starting to think about the wider implications of increased North American production of oil and gas.[read more]

World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records

July 15, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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Oil Consumption and Production Records

Last month BP released the Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. This report is one of the most comprehensive sources of global and country level statistics on production and consumption of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear power and renewables.[read more]

Water-Energy Nexus: Common Misconceptions about 'Produced Water' in Oil and Gas Production

June 3, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Water-Energy Nexus

In a recent report titled “Produced Water: Asset or Waste?”, Blythe Lyons, Nonresident Senior Fellow (Energy and Environment Program), addresses water-related issues – in particular the treatment of ‘produced water’- in US oil and gas production as well as concomitant sustainable water strategies.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Mexican Energy Reform Seeks to Reverse Decline in Oil Production

May 30, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Mexico Energy Reform

In late 2013, Mexico's congress approved historic legislation that altered the 1938 ban on private sector participation in the Mexican energy sector. These reforms ended the 75-year monopoly of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and allow for greater foreign investment.[read more]

Canada: From Energy Supplier to Competitor?

January 14, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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In remarks last month the Canadian Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, suggested that with the continued growth of unconventional oil production in the US, "Our only customer will become a competitor." Let's take a look at the kind of competition he might have had in mind.[read more]

Producers that Can Pump at $60/bbl Oil: Interview with Evan Smith

December 7, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Evan Smith joined U.S. Global Investors in 2004 as co-portfolio manager of the Global Resources Fund (PSPFX). Previously, he was a trader with Koch Capital Markets in Houston, where he executed quantitative long-short equities strategies.[read more]

As US Oil Production Revives, New Vulnerabilities Appear

October 7, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles
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US Oil Production and Weakness

A recent Wall St. Journal article states that 'US Rises To No. 1 Energy Producer.' A story like this isn't as attention-grabbing as when this streak began more than a year ago, but what occurred to me this time is how different current distribution of US oil output is than it was in the late 1980s.[read more]

Gas Prices Rise Despite Epic Oil Boom

March 12, 2013 by Sarah Battaglia
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Even with the current boom in oil production, we should not get our hopes up for a significant drop in prices. Although the world is producing more oil than ever, demand continues to soar.[read more]

How Much Oil Does the World Produce?

June 26, 2012 by Robert Rapier

In the first installment of this series, I took a look at U.S. and global oil reserves according to the 2012 BP Statistical Review of World Energy. Today, I want to examine oil production statistics since 1965. Highlights of this article and topics that will be explored include:New global oil production record set in 2011, but the...[read more]

How Much Oil is Left in the World?

June 22, 2012 by Robert Rapier
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Over the next two to three weeks, I am going to post a series of short articles utilizing graphics I created from the recently released 2012 BP Statistical Review of World Energy. Because I am working on the roll-out of a new product which will be geared specifically toward those with a financial interest in the world of energy (...[read more]

Are President Obama’s Policies Causing U.S. Oil Production to Rise?

January 23, 2012 by Robert Rapier
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Question: What do President Barack Obama and ex-President Jimmy Carter have in common? Answer: Both presided over strong increases in domestic oil production that were a result of decisions made before they took office, as I explain in this post.[read more]