Category: Crude oil

Oil rises on U.S. housing data, Ukraine tensions

Oil gained 2 percent for the week.  More »

Energy rigs in U.S. climb to tie highest count since 2012

Rigs targeting oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased this week, tying a 20-month high, as energy producers used a record number of horizontally drilling ones to reach deposits in shale formations in the middle of the country.  More »

Railroad wants to send oil into town where 47 died

John Giles, president and CEO of Central Maine and Quebec Railway, said he hopes to have an agreement with officials in Lac Megantic, Quebec, within 10 days that would allow the railroad to ship non-hazardous goods, restoring the vital link between the railroad’s operations to the east and west of the community.  More »

Commentary: Alaska voters hold the key to North Slope

Commentary: As political shenanigans continue to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Alaskan voters hold the key to avoiding a similar fate for what could be North America’s largest pipeline project.  More »

Saudi gas reserves up as Aramco taps new shale deposits

Saudi Arabia’s natural gas reserves rose last year as it explored for the fuel in the Red Sea and tapped shale gas to free more crude oil for export, according to the kingdom’s state-run oil company.  More »

Oil rises on renewed Ukraine tensions

The gains came in the wake of a warning from Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country wouldn’t deliver gas to Ukraine unless it receives payment in advance, part of a dispute over an unpaid energy bill.  More »

Penn Virginia’s Eagle Ford production up 15 percent

Penn Virginia recently increased its Eagle Ford position and wants to add more acreage in what it considers its most promising reservoir.  More »

Oil below $102 on weak U.S. economic data

Oil slipped after the Federal Reserve said Thursday that U.S. industrial production dropped in April.  More »

Former official: Mexico JVs may take longer than expected

A former top energy official for Mexico on Thursday said it may be too early for Pemex to promise to farm out land rights to private companies looking to develop massive energy resources that the state-run oil company is expected to acquire soon.  More »

Commerce official: US output booms while federal lands wilt

The United States will need to produce as much oil and gas as it can muster to prepare for massive global demand growth over the next four decades, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said Thursday.  More »

IEA sees higher demand for OPEC crude this year

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will need to provide an average of 30.7 million barrels a day in the second half, or 800,000 a day more than it pumped last month, the IEA said today.  More »

Expert: White House likely to lift oil export ban

The White House “will favor” lifting the nation’s 40-year-old ban on exporting oil, a leading energy expert said Wednesday at a symposium in San Antonio.  More »

Canada to boost pipeline safety as Northern Gateway ruling nears

Canada is increasing the liability of pipeline operators for spills and giving regulators more power to enforce safety measures.  More »

Oil tops $102 on signs of rise in gasoline demand

WTI rebounded last week after the EIA said crude inventories slid from 399.4 million barrels, the highest level since weekly reports were published in 1982. Supplies expanded by 912,000 barrels in the seven days ended May 9, according to the API, which collects information on a voluntary basis from operators of refineries, bulk terminals and pipelines.  More »

Shale boom sends U.S. crude production to 28-year high

Output rose 78,000 barrels a day to 8.428 million, the most since October 1986, according to Energy Information Administration data.  More »