By - Jim Vess

EIA forecasts growth in U.S. crude oil output to slow in 2021 with a drop in drill rigs

Energize Weekly, February 5, 2020 While U.S crude oil production is set to grow by 9 percent in 2020 to 13.3 million barrels a day, production growth will slow in 2021 due to a decline in active drill rigs, according to a federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA is projecting a 3 percent increase in production in 2021 over 2020

By - Jim Vess

Flaring on the rise in Permian Basin due to a lack of pipelines, Dallas Fed survey finds

Energize Weekly, January 8, 2020 Flaring of natural gas from wells in the Permian Basin, the largest shale field in the U.S., is on the rise, and industry executives say it is due to inadequate gathering line and pipeline capacity, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas survey. The Permian Basin, which straddles West Texas and eastern New Mexico,

By - Jim Vess

Equity and bond money for drillers dries up in Q3 as investors are wary

Energize Weekly, November 6, 2019 The stock and bond markets continued to cool for oil and gas drillers in the third quarter of 2019 with $495 million raised in equity, a 79 percent decline year-over-year, according to a report from Enverus, an industry analytics firm. Bond offerings for “upstream” drillers rose for the quarter to $14.6 million, a 70 percent

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Drill rigs operating in the U.S. fall below 900 for the first time since 2017

Energize Weekly, September 11, 2019 The number of oil and gas rigs operating in the U.S. – on land and offshore – fell in September to less than 900 for the first time since 2017, according to the Baker Hughes North American Rig Count. There were 898 rigs operating on Sept. 6 the weekly survey, by the Houston-based oilfield services

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U.S. shale drillers post positive cash flow for the first time on record in Q2, Rystad says

Energize Weekly, August 28, 2019 Major U.S. shale operators, thanks to strong oil prices and more efficient operations, posted a sharp turnaround in the second quarter of 2019, showing positive cash flow for the first time on record, according to Rystad Energy, an Oslo-based energy consultant. In the second quarter, 35 percent of the 40 dedicated U.S. shale companies Rystad

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Shale drillers continue to “burn cash” in the Q1 of 2019 as they face negative cash flow

Energize Weekly, June 5, 2019 U.S. shale oil drillers continue to “burn cash” as they operate with negative cash flows, and while bankruptcies in the sector have cooled with the rebound in oil prices, risks still remain, according to industry analyses. An analysis of 40 shale companies by Oslo, Norway-based Rystad Energy, an independent energy consultant, found that in the

By - Jim Vess

Colo legislature passes oil and gas bill giving local governments more control over drilling

Energize Weekly, April 10, 2019 The Colorado legislature has passed a sweeping oil and gas bill aimed at giving local government more control over drilling, but only after adding a few industry-friendly amendments. Gov. Jared Polis has indicated he will sign the bill. The legislation, Senate Bill 181, came in response to protests from residents and officials in suburban municipalities

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