Tag: permian

Permian crudes weaken after Sunoco pipeline spill

Crude extracted from the largest U.S. oil field weakened against the U.S. benchmark after producers lost access to Midwest markets when a 4,000-barrel spill in Louisiana forced the shutdown of a key pipeline.  More »

Targa Resources to acquire Atlas for $5.9 billion

The acquisition will create a company with a presence in four of the top five basins by active rig count.  More »

Eagle Ford, Permian drilling production surges

According to the Texas Petro Index, oil production in Texas rose almost 20 million barrels.  More »

Linn Energy is selling $2.3 billion in assets

Proceeds from Linn’s sales will be to pay for $2.3 billion worth of assets it bought Devon Energy Corp.  More »

Encana buying Permian-focused Texas company for $5.9 billion

Calgary-based Encana Corp. will buy Fort Worth’s Athlon Energy in a deal worth $7.1 billion that will give the Canadian company’s a sizable footprint in the Permian Basin.  More »

Midland, Cushing price difference not letting up, report says

A new government report says West Texas Intermediate crude traded in the Permian Basin market of Midland has averaged almost $6.70 per barrel less than the U.S. benchmark price set at a hub in Cushing, Oklahoma.  More »

Rigs in U.S. rose by 11 to 1,925, Baker Hughes says

The total energy rig count has almost doubled from five years ago as producers use horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to draw record volumes of oil and gas out of shale formations from North Dakota to Texas.  More »

Occidental breaks ground on Midland complex

MIDLAND — Occidental Petroleum officials and employees gathered earlier this week with local- and state-elected officials — including Gov. Rick Perry — to break ground for the company’s Midland office. Mayor Jerry Morales began the event, welcoming participants and citing not only Occidental’s job creation but its contributions to the community — from schools to […]  More »

Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says

ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm IHS Inc., said prices at the pump would fall by about 8 cents a gallon should crude exports be allowed.  More »

Expo presents lots of talk about Permian land, but not much of it

The nation’s top oil producer is attracting more than a few glances from operators not already established in West Texas, but companies with exclusive and lucrative Permian acreage are holding on tight.  More »

Texas price gap widens as oil production rises

A backlog of Permian Basin oil sent the price of crude in Midland $19 below the U.S. benchmark during Tuesday trading morning and $21 dollars below by the end of the day, the widest gap on records that stretch back to 1991.  More »

Natural gas will dominate Texas electric growth, report says

Natural gas power plants will represent almost all the growth in Texas electricity generation until at least 2040, the U.S. Energy Department reports.  More »
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