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Is Wall Street Overlooking NGL Price Impact on US Oil and Gas Producer Earnings?

When supplies of dry US natural gas swelled several years ago as companies honed their shale resource development skills, gas prices dramatically declined hitting a low of about $2 per million BTU. This caused natural gas producers to shift drilling...

Posted January 28, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: "Halfway Between $50 and $100"

The extremely steep and fast oil price decline is hitting companies hard, with projects cancelled and workers being laid off. As analysts scramble to evaluate which companies are most vulnerable in the lower oil price environment, some are trying to...

Posted January 23, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: "We Don't Think Additional Regulation is Needed at this Time"

The Obama administration announced plans earlier this week to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations, which resulted in the usual chorus of applause and grumbles from environmentalists and industry.“This is the biggest opportunity to...

Posted January 21, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: "OPEC Cannot Continue Protecting a Certain Price"

Implicitly or explicitly Opec countries are battling with US oil producers over the commodity price. There is much evidence to suggest that given US production growth volumes – Gulf Coast output alone is up 1.9 million barrels per day since 2010 –...

Posted January 20, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: "Baloney and Rubbish"

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal made headlines this week when he stated oil prices would never again exceed $100 per barrel. Surely several analysts would advise him to “never say never,” but the prince also spoke about allegations that Saudi...

Posted January 17, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: The Bet is About the Timing of an Oil Price Rise, Not About If it Will Occur

There is abundant speculation about how much further oil prices might fall and when US oil production growth will begin to decline. The consensus among analysts and investors is that oil prices are likely to reverse course and start trending upward...

Posted January 15, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: Keystone XL Decision Still a Ways Off

It was a big day in Keystone XL news recently, with the House voting to approve a pipeline construction bill – the president already said he would veto – and the Nebraska Supreme Court mostly blessing the controversial oil transport project.But a...

Posted January 11, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: '...Reassured about Health of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud speak to the media after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama and Abdullah spoke about the peace process in...

Posted January 10, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'I Can Confirm that the President Would Not Sign this Bill'

The big news recently was an announcement that President Obama will not sign Keystone XL oil pipeline legislation currently working its way through congress.Interestingly, the announcement was made at the same time major oil and gas industry trade...

Posted January 9, 2015    

Will Fracking, Climate Change, and Solar Energy Reshape U.S. Security?

By Jared Anderson and Colin ClarkEnergy sources and related commodities have driven national security issues ever since the modern nation-state was born with the Peace of Westphalia. Oak made Spain and England’s stout sailing ships. Water...

Posted January 8, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Optimism, Dragged Down by Reality, Resulting in Mixed Success'

In this “energy things to watch for in 2015” article, the author sums up the Lima climate talks with the following mostly pessimistic description and does not expect much more to come out of the COP21 talks in Paris next year:“It would take a lot...

Posted December 28, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Approaching an Oil Price Floor

It appears the largest oil price decline since the 2008 economic and financial crises could be reaching a bottom. Maybe. Luckily we don’t have the displeasure of making oil price forecasts, like our colleague Ed Crooks the US Industry and Energy...

Posted December 24, 2014