Tag Archives: Crude Oil

Carlsbad Facility Improvements with Cetane Energy

PLANO, TX – May 3, 2018 – Murex LLC (Murex) and Cetane Energy, LLC (Cetane) have agreed to a major capacity expansion which will more than double the existing throughput of the Cetane crude oil trans-loading facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico serving the Permian and Delaware Basins. Capital improvements, which will be completed Q3 2018 […]

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The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

It’s not a widely known fact that the 2010 oil spill caused by the explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform could have been even worse were it not for bacteria. Several species of marine bacteria that feed on ingredients in crude oil and natural gas bloomed during the spill, feasting on Louisiana light, sweet crude. […]

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Bahrain Makes Its Biggest Oil Discovery In History

Bahrain announced the biggest crude oil discovery in its history that will “dwarf” its current reserves, media reported, citing the tiny kingdom’s official news agency. Details on the size of the reserves will be released later this week. Bahrain is the smallest oil producer in the Persian Gulf, drawing its oil from the Bahrain Field […]

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U.S. to Overtake Russia as Top Oil Producer by 2019 at Latest: IEA

TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States will overtake Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer by 2019 at the latest, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday, as the country’s shale oil boom continues to upend global markets.   IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said at an event in Tokyo the United States would […]

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Oil Jumps Most This Year as Buildup Slows in U.S. Storage Tanks

Crude climbed the most since December as a recent buildup in U.S. storage tanks and terminals appears to be slowing down. Futures gained 2.4 percent in New York on Wednesday after a government report showed American oil inventories rose by 1.84 million barrels last week. That was lower than all but two of 11 estimates in a […]

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Oil Rises 1.8% To $65.61, Setting New 3-Year Closing High After 10th Straight Drop In US Crude Stockpiles

U.S. crude prices topped $65 a barrel for the first time since December 2014. Oil prices turned higher after the U.S. government reported the tenth straight weekly drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. U.S. crude prices topped $65 a barrel for the first time in more than three years on Wednesday after government data showed the […]

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U.S. Oil Prices May Climb to $80 This Year

WTI prices haven’t settled at $80 since Halloween 2014 Tightening global supplies and rising demand for crude oil helped prices for the commodity start the year with a bang—hitting their highest levels in more than three years—and many analysts believe the market has the fuel it needs to continue the rally to as high as […]

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US shale recovery will leave OPEC with a difficult 2018, IEA says

The IEA said that there were signs that the rise in U.S. crude oil supply was likely to continue into 2018 and upset rivals who are cutting back. U.S. oil producers are staging a dramatic comeback amid a recovering oil price that has allowed many of them to restart operations. Preliminary weekly data suggests that […]

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Oil Price Commentary: A Positive Week Ahead for Oil Price

Last Week Oil Market Data: Crude Oil Price Movement: Oil prices moved higher last week on support from OPEC production cut extension, decline in U.S. crude oil production and draw-down in U.S. crude oil and gasoline stockpiles. Brent crude and WTI closed the week up by more than 5 percent to around $53.80/bbl and $50.85/bbl […]

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Oil Rises 2% After Saudi and Russia Back Longer Supply Cut

  Oil jumped more than 2 percent to its highest in more than three weeks on Monday, topping $52 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Russia said that supply cuts need to last into 2018, a step toward extending an OPEC-led deal to support prices for longer than first agreed. Energy ministers from the world’s […]

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OPEC Risks Lower for Longer – Bloomberg

  Oil is set for its first weekly gain in a month after EIA data showed U.S. inventories dropping the most this year. But it’s an unexpected surge in U.S. production that’s set to derail OPEC’s plans of phasing out its output cutting regime by June. Bloomberg’s Will Kennedy reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.” (Source: […]

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First Quarter 2017 Texas Petro Index: Oil And Gas Economy In Texas Enters Expansion Cycle

        First Quarter 2017 Texas Petro Index: Oil And Gas Economy In Texas Enters Expansion Cycle WICHITA FALLS—Crude oil and natural gas drilling and development in Texas has embarked upon a new cycle of expansion, according to the latest Texas Petro Index (TPI), which improved to 160.4 in March to post its […]

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