Category: Crude oil

Geneva’s army of oil traders embraces profits a crash brings

Lower prices have cut financing costs, provided an opportunity to lock in profits by storing fuels and heralded the return of big price swings that can help firms from Vitol Group to Trafigura Beheer BV generate higher returns.  More »

How oil’s decline could spatter North Dakota

North Dakota’s petroleum industry could see a big tax cut if crude continues to slide, and if that happens, it means the state will be missing out on billions of dollars.  More »

Nabors CEO takes a pay cut

Oil-service companies and rig contractors are preparing for an estimated 25 percent drop in spending next year from explorers and producers after crude prices dropped to a five- year low.  More »

Texas banks already seeing some problem borrowers as oil slides, regulator says

One of the top federal regulators for Texas community banks says examiners are already catching some problems with less financially stable bank borrowers, and if oil remains cheap for long, it could get a lot worse.  More »

Transocean to scrap seven more rigs, take $140M charge

Transocean is planning to scrap seven of its older, lower-quality deep-water and mid-water vessels, putting them up for sale at a time when oil prices and demand for offshore rigs have sunken lower.  More »

JPMorgan: Texas at risk of recession next year

In the 1980s, Texas’ jobless rate jumped 2.6 percentage points higher than the national rate after a collapse in the price for U.S. benchmark crude.  More »

Oil crash exposes new risks for U.S. shale drillers

West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, dropped about 50 percent since June amid a worldwide glut.  More »

Oil rebounds from five-year low as Saudi comments add volatility

West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. grade, climbed as much as 2.6 percent in New York and Brent 2.2 percent in London.  More »

The calm before an M&A storm

Upstream oil and gas companies are waiting out volatility in the commodities markets right now, but many are expected be on the hunt for acquisitions after the dust in the crude market settles, according to an analysis by energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.  More »

Putin says Russian economy must brace for $40-a-barrel oil

The Russian central bank published a worst-case economic scenario Dec. 15 that envisioned oil prices averaging $60 a barrel until the end of 2017.  More »

Oil drops to 5-year low on concern supply glut to worsen

Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in OPEC, will stick to its policy to maintain output, Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi said.  More »

Saudi Arabia says OPEC won’t give up oil-market share

Global oil markets are experiencing “temporary” instability caused mainly by a slowdown in the world economy, Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi said.  More »

Enbridge shuts oil pipeline to U.S. after spill in Canada

The 796,000 barrel-a-day pipe carries heavy, medium and light sour crude from Edmonton, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin.  More »

Crude resumes slide on concern supply outpacing demand

Trading volatility for both Brent and West Texas Intermediate increased to a four-year high.  More »

Marathon Oil will cut more than $1B from 2015 budget

Marathon Oil Corp. will spend about 20 percent less looking for and producing oil next year, the company said on Thursday.  More »
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