Fossil Fuels v. Renewables- The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

In 2021, fossil fuels is a phrase that carries negative connotations. In the push for renewable energy, electric cars, ESG, and Green New Deals, the public has indulged themselves with feel-good initiatives, buzz words, and click-bait talking points without taking into consideration the real-world ramifications these plans have. There will always be a strong need […]

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Ida’s Destruction

The destruction caused by Hurricane Ida when it made landfall August 29 has led to the largest ever initial loss of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hurricane Ida has been responsible for the loss of 16.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of output in the near two weeks since the first production […]

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CRUDE SLIDES AMID DEMAND AND SUPPLY CONCERNS

China’s economic outlook and the Delta variant tanker were the most recent forces that led to crudes slip to open the month of August. Brent crude at writing was lower by 2.02% at $73.89/bbl while WTI slipped 2.31% and fell to $72.24/bbl. In mid-July OPEC+ met to discuss growing demand and supply increases. After some […]

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OPEC Plus “Cuts” Deal to Boost Supply

OPEC Plus “Cuts” Deal to Boost Supply OPEC and its “plus” allies have reached another covid-induced agreement, but this time it will not be more production cuts. For the second time since the covid pandemic began, the OPEC plus members will be reversing the reductions and beginning to increase production. The increases are scheduled over […]

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Stagnant Production

Oil prices have reached a 6 year high following the end of discussion between OPEC and other nations known for oil production. They reached a conclusion that there will not be an increase of 400,000 barrels per day. Failure to reach an agreement is based off of a split in OPEC between the United Arab […]

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China Didn’t Expect to Find This: Drilling

Last Friday China’s National Petroleum Corporation made a significant discovery while drilling in the Tarim Basin located in the Fuman Oilfield area of the Xinjiang Uyger Autonomous region. In their drilling efforts, China uncovered a new 1-billion-ton oil and gas area making it the largest discovery in over 10 years. The Furman Oilfield is one […]

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Underestimating Demand in the Markets

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues to roll out, global markets underestimated the demand for oil as the economy reopens for business. Goldman Sachs is expecting Brent crude to hit $80 per barrel and forecasters remain optimistic that prices will stay above $70 per barrel by mid-2021.

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