Marcellus/Utica

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October 21, 2020
“There’s only going to be three or four independents that are investable by shareholders” after the recent market rout, Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield said on a conference call with analysts. “The best companies have been picked off the past few weeks.”
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October 19, 2020
“The pace of activity declines in the international markets is slowing, while the North America industry structure continues to improve, and activity is stabilizing,” Halliburton CEO Jeff Miller said in a statement.
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September 2020
The catastrophic demand decline initiated by coronavirus lockdowns significantly damaged the U.S. oil industry, with oversupply, historically low storage capacity, and low prices. Operators responded by stacking rigs and shutting-in production.
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September 24, 2020
After all the trauma the U.S. oil industry has been through this year -- from production cuts to mass layoffs and a string of bankruptcies -- many producers say they’re still prioritizing output over reducing debt.
Article
September 2020
Gas Prospects Rise in Concert with Oil Woes
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September 15, 2020
In a local Philadelphia TV interview, Democratic nominee Joe Biden told reporters “I will not ban fracing.” He failed to mention that his climate plan’s ban on drilling on federal property would go much further than a simple frac ban.
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September 04, 2020
Between Halliburton and Liberty Oilfield Services, hydraulic fracturing's two major players have fundamentally different field capabilities and technology ambitions. World Oil editors discuss how the differing strategies these two companies offer will change how operators will approach future shale project developments.
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August 20, 2020
With the first of two party conventions underway this week, API Pennsylvania released new polling conducted by Morning Consult showing voters value American energy security and affordability and believe it is important for the U.S. not to rely on foreign energy sources.
News
July 10, 2020
The Appalachia region, home to the Marcellus shale faces pipeline bottlenecks in the years to come, a problem only made worse by the decision by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy to abandon plans to construct what would have been a major conduit to fast-growing markets that lie to the south.
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June 29, 2020
More than 200 North American oil and gas producers, owing over $130 billion in debt, have filed for bankruptcy since the beginning of 2015, according to a May report from law firm Haynes & Boone. This year alone, at least 20 have gone under after oil prices plunged amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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June 04, 2020
Various government data sets including stockpiles, production, imports and exports are signaling that current official figures on at least some supplies are excessive. While it’s unclear where exactly the discrepancy lies, the difference could signal a more bullish outlook for crude prices.
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May 28, 2020
Even if the economy continues to recover and a second wave of the pandemic is less damaging than the first, U.S. shale drillers may still take at least a year before moving rigs back into the field, according to the leader of an oilfield-services company.
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May 22, 2020
Less than 20% of this year’s expected drop in overall U.S. crude output will come from shuttering existing wells, according to IHS Markit. Rather, the vast majority of the supply drop will be the direct result of canceled drilling projects.
News
May 22, 2020
Key trends for the coming week, including how industry groups' response to low oil prices differ dramatically in the U.S. versus other producing nations, China's big plans for its economy, and investment analysts turning their backs on key sectors of the industry.
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May 22, 2020
The smallest shale oil drillers have endured their fair share of pain in this spring’s energy collapse and, with ailing stock prices, analysts are finding it even tougher to cover the group.
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May 22, 2020
Shale explorers extended their retreat into a 10th week, dropping the number of oil rigs at work in the U.S. to the lowest since 2009 as some struggle to stay afloat.
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May 21, 2020
After oil’s crash below zero, explorers face hefty premiums for the financial instruments they rely upon to insure against price swings. Meanwhile, they’re also unwilling to lock in future supply with forward prices for crude remaining lackluster.
News
May 21, 2020
Arindam Das discusses where energy sector companies must focus to meet capital markets' new expectations, both to survive the downturn and to act advantageously as stabilizing markets present new opportunities.
News
May 19, 2020
Overall production is seen falling by 197,000 barrels a day next month to 7.822 MMbbl, which would be the lowest since late 2018. The expected decline would have been even more dramatic if not for a downward revision to May’s output estimate in the order of half a million barrels a day.
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May 15, 2020
A week after WTI crude settled below zero for the first time ever, analysts at JPMorgan projected that the U.S. would cut output by 1.5 MMbpd by June. Two weeks into May, production is already down by at least that much and continues to decline.
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May 15, 2020
Key trends for the coming week, including a couple of wild cards that could threaten the recovering global oil price and production balance.
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