Oil companies’ proved reserves decline for second consecutive year as finding costs remain near historical average

Information in the 2016 annual reports of 68 publicly-traded oil companies indicates that their aggregate proved reserves declined in 2016 for the second consecutive year. In addition, reported finding costs—which are exploration and development expenditures per barrel of proved reserves added—remain near their historical average. The decline in proved reserves was heavily concentrated in a […]

Nat Gas News – June 5, 2017

Nat Gas News – June 5, 2017 In the News Benefits-versus-politics battle rages over U.S. Northeast’s natural gas needs Daily Energy Insider reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration recently announced that construction would begin later this year on a new microgrid to power Empire State Plaza in Albany, a downtown complex housing several state […]

Today’s Market Trend

WTI crude prices have dropped to approximately $47.00-$47.50/b this morning. WTI prices languished yesterday and closed at $48.36/b. WTI opened at $48.04/b today, a decline of $0.59, or 1.21%, below yesterday’s opening price. Current prices are $47.39/b, down significantly by another $0.97 below yesterday’s closing price. Diesel opened at $1.5001/gallon this morning. This was a […]

Today’s Market Trend

WTI crude prices are approximately $48.25-$48.50/b this morning. Yesterday, prices continued to weaken, falling as low as $47.73 before recovering modestly to close at $48.32/b. WTI opened at $48.63/b today, a drop of $1.02, or 2.05%, below yesterday’s opening price. Current prices are $48.26/b, down by $0.06 below yesterday’s closing price. Diesel opened at $1.5234/gallon […]

Today’s Market Trend

WTI crude prices have retreated to the $48.50-$48.75/b range this morning. Yesterday brought a rally that reclaimed the $50/b mark for a time, but prices subsided through closing, and they ended up down by $0.27 for the day. WTI opened at $49.65/b today, a decline of $0.28, or 0.56%, below yesterday’s opening price. Current prices […]

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week ended May 29th, 2017. The data release was delayed by one day in observance of Memorial Day. Prices for diesel rose significantly, while gasoline prices rose modestly. Retail prices followed crude prices up during the week leading […]

Today’s Market Trend

WTI crude prices are in the $49.25-$49.50/b range this morning. WTI opened at $49.93/b today, a significant recovery of $1.18, or 2.42%, above Friday’s opening price. Current prices are $49.40/b, back down by $0.40 below Friday’s closing price. Diesel opened at $1.5621/gallon this morning. This was a recovery of 1.5 cents (0.97%) above Friday’s opening […]

Today’s Market Trend

WTI crude prices have dropped sharply to under $48.50/b this morning. WTI opened at $48.75/b today, a major drop of $2.50, or 4.88%, below yesterday’s opening price. Current prices are $48.42/b, a continued decline of $0.48 below yesterday’s closing price. Crude and product prices plunged following the OPEC meeting in Vienna yesterday, despite the fact […]

Weekly Price Review

It was a volatile week for the oil complex. Prices reacted to OPEC announcements leading up to the formal meeting on Thursday. The announcements were generally confident, and the participants appeared to reach consensus for the adoption of a nine-month extension to the production cut agreement. Prices were on a general upward trend. Yet when […]

Today’s Market Trend

WTI crude prices have fallen back down into the $50.50-$51.00/b range this morning. WTI opened at $51.25/b today, a drop of $0.19, or 0.37%, below yesterday’s opening price. Current prices are $50.67/b, a continued fall of $0.69 below yesterday’s closing price. Crude and product prices rose and fell overnight, initially rising above closing levels then […]

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