Oil Prices

oil prices, oil companies

Bakken oil production has already declined in 2015.  There is compelling evidence that this decline is going to accelerate significantly in the next couple of months. If that happens the recovery we have seen in oil prices in recent weeks is also going accelerate. Being as the market likes the fact...
The Canadian dollar has dropped 25% against the US dollar in the last 18 months, going from 94 cents to 71 cents.  That's horrible news for Canadian drivers, as the lower loonie (as Canada's dollar is affectionately nicknamed) has almost completely eliminated any savings at the pump, while oil...
The media said there was no winner at the June OPEC meeting held early this past week. But there was—a big winner in fact. OPEC producers didn’t win because they didn’t get a production-cap deal that would instantly give them a higher oil price. Even the Saudis are now issuing multi-billion dollar...
I became a believer in this oil price move on Wednesday, when a bearish weekly report came out from the EIA—the US Energy Information Administration. US production was up and inventories were up—everything about that report was bearish.  The oil price only dropped for an hour, maybe 90 minutes, then...
Oil producers in Alberta have embraced the holy rail, shipping out by train car an estimated 120,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) to refiners on the east coast and the U.S. Gulf. Despite rail costs doubling pipeline tariffs, producers were able to get such a better price railing it...
Murphy’s Law Is Alive And Well In The Canadian Energy Patch Despite oil being up today, it's ugly for E&P companies across the globe.  But I think Canadian producers have been hit with Murphy's Law worse than anyone. After a decent Q2--because of the low Canadian dollar and forest fires reducing...
Here’s a current chart of the oil price you probably don’t recognize: This is a custom built chart of Canadian heavy oil prices (Western Canada Select--WCS)—in Canadian dollars. (Canadian dollar charts are hard to find!).  This chart takes into account the lower Canadian dollar against the greenback.  It shows that...
Low prices, high discounts and high condensate prices are conspiring to make this The Week From Hell for Canadian heavy oil producers.  Heavy oil prices are now at the bottom of the barrel. And not to sound like a traitor, but there is a very simple way for investors to...