Tag Archives: Crude Oil

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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Analysis: Crude Likely To Hit $60 In Second Quarter

Crude’s latest decline has thrown the market into a mild panic. Higher than expected inventories combined with bearish commentary from the Saudi oil minister last week have cost crude prices roughly 10% since March 8. If nothing else, recent trading days have reflected a psychologically fragile oil market. With all of the current geopolitical unknowns, […]

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US Oil Rig Count Rises for 7th Straight Week, Baker Hughes Says

The US oil-rig count rose by seven to 609 this week, according to oilfield-services giant Baker Hughes. The gas rig count fell by five to 146. With miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one, the total rig count rose by two to 756. Last week the tally of oil rigs rose by six. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures […]

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Rig Count Hops Up 12; Permian Basin Again Drives Rise

The number of oil and gas rigs in U.S. fields rose again this week, up 12 or about 170 over the past three months. This week’s count marks the fourth increase in a row, and a boom of more than 335 rigs since the count fell to its recent low, last spring. U.S. oil drillers […]

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Oil Prices Tank After API Reports 2nd Biggest Crude Build In U.S. History

U.S. crude oil inventories increased by a whopping 14.227 million barrels, according to this week’s American Petroleum Institute (API) inventory report published on Tuesday afternoon, pressing down further on already falling prices. The build is the second largest build in U.S. history, according to Zerohedge. Analysts were anticipating a much more conservative crude oil inventory […]

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