FormulaE-2

EIA Energy Outlook: The U.S. To Become Net Energy Exporter

lweb.es/f2532 01.08.2017

iconThe International Energy Agency’s Annual Energy Outlook provides modeled projections of U.S. domestic energy markets through 2050, and includes scenarios with different assumptions of macroeconomic growth, world oil prices, technological progress, and energy policies. With strong domestic production and relatively flat demand, the United States becomes a net energy exporter in most Outlook cases as petroleum liquid imports fall and natural gas exports rise over the projection period under consideration. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decline in most of the cases, with the highest emissions projected in the “no Clean Power Plan” projection.

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Total Plans US$ 1 Billion Annual investments In Brazil

lweb.es/f2523 12.28.2016

iconThe decision by Total E&P do Brasil to expand operations in Brazil with annual investments of US$1 billion comes on the heels of Total agreeing to acquire assets from Petrobras as part of the latter company’s asset sales program. Technical cooperation will be strongly reinforced between the two companies including joint assessment of the exploration potential in key prospective areas in Brazil, and the development of new technologies. Total will also enter the integrated gas and power market in Brazil. Petrobras and Total jointly participate in 19 E&P consortiums worldwide.

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Spectre Haunts OPEC Deal: How Fast Will U.S.Shale Come Back?

lweb.es/f2501 12.26.2016

iconAfter the biggest oil-market deal in a decade, OPEC faces a new balancing act in 2017: boosting prices without igniting shale. But the biggest threat to OPEC’s plan could come from within: if Nigeria and Libya were to reach their potential next year, then their additional barrels would almost wipe out OPEC’s supply cuts; and Iran could be making up for several years of sanctions. Another challenge could come from the now leaner and more efficient U.S. drillers – a bigger boost in prices could mean a million-barrel shale surge.

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Gulf Cooperation Council: Diversification And Privatization

lweb.es/f2475 12.24.2016

iconThe collapse in world oil prices since mid-2014 has reinforced two imperatives for the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE: First, the need to raise revenue in order to balance state budgets; and second, the strengthened focus on the understanding that diversification away from dependence on oil is both essential and long overdue. Thus, many of the GCC governments have been discussing and attempting to promote economic reform, with a particular emphasis on the need for wide-ranging privatization.

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How U.S. Oil Imports Have Changed Over The Last Decade

lweb.es/f2504 12.23.2016

iconOPEC is not the name it was compared to the early 1970s when it controlled more than 50% of global market share. Its recent deal to cut production has kept the oil price above $50 a barrel, but gains will be effectively capped once low-cost shale producers ramp up production again. And this is happening when oil is waning in importance in the global energy mix; when U.S. domestic production has almost doubled because of the shale revolution; and when Canada has become the major supplier of oil to the U.S.

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Energy ‘Tsunamis’ Could Mean $10 Oil

lweb.es/f2473 12.20.2016

iconThe oil industry must brace for five energy “tsunamis” that threaten to drag prices as low as $10 a barrel in less than a decade, according to Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at Engie SA. The falling cost of solar power and battery storage, rising sales of electric vehicles, increasingly “smart” buildings and cheap hydrogen will all weigh on crude: “Even if oil demand continues to climb until 2025, its price could drop to $10 if markets anticipate a significant fall in demand.”

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WoodMac: Positive Cash Flow With $55 A

lweb.es/f2474 12.19.2016

iconWood Mackenzie’s global corporate outlook for 2017 forecasts that the oil and gas industry will turn cash flow positive for the first time since the downturn, if OPEC production cuts drive oil prices above $55 a barrel. Focus is on five themes: strengthening finances as a top priority; U.S. Independents to lead the sector into a new investment cycle; portfolios will adapt, down the cost curve and into new energy; modest growth in production despite past capex cuts; and an improved value proposition for exploration and mergers and acquisitions.

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IEA: Oil Stockpiles To Fall In First Half 2017

lweb.es/f2479 12.13.2016

iconAccording to the International Energy Agency oil stockpiles will decline by about 600,000 barrels a day in the next six months as curbs by OPEC and its partners take effect. Oil has gained about 17 percent since OPEC agreed on November 30th to trim output. The accord was expanded on December 10th with the participation of 11 non-members including Russia and Kazakhstan. The stockpile declines will only occur if OPEC reduces supply enough to maintain a target of about 32.7 million barrels a day, said the Agency.

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EIA: U.S. Oil Production In 2015 Highest Since 1972

lweb.es/f2223 12.05.2016

iconU.S. field production of crude oil increased in 2015 for the seventh consecutive year, reaching 9.42 million barrels per day. This was the highest crude oil production level since 1972. In 2015, production gains were highest in Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and North Dakota, as these three regions accounted for 77% of the country’s total increase. Although annual production for 2015 grew, monthly U.S. crude oil production has declined since April 2015. Lower oil prices led to slower development activity, and production fell to 8.74 million b/d in August 2016.

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USGS: 20 Billion Barrels Of Oil In Wolfcamp Shale Formation

lweb.es/f2222 12.05.2016

iconThe Wolfcamp shale in the Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids. “The fact that this is the largest assessment of continuous oil we have ever done just goes to show that, even in areas that have produced billions of barrels of oil, there is still the potential to find billions more,” said Walter Guidroz, program coordinator for the U.S.Geological Survey Energy Resources Programme.

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Downstream Real Estate Reflects ‘Silver Lining’ In Oil and Gas

lweb.es/f2220 12.05.2016

iconThis 2016 Energy Outlook from the company JLL looks at global macroeconomic trends and considers the recovery timeline to expect once oil prices stabilize. The net effect on property markets of the structural changes that are currently redefining the energy industry is then discussed, focusing on the performance of office and industrial inventories in energy-centric cities. The influence of renewable energy on the health of real estate markets today and into the future is also covered. Lastly, U.S. and Canadian trends, deals and fundamentals are presented.

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Asian Fuel Margins Strong Despite Flood Of Products From China

lweb.es/f1838 11.11.2016

iconOne feature of crude oil and products pricing is the tug-of-war between long-term structural drivers and short-term factors, a scenario being played out in Asian fuel markets. Profit margins for both gasoline and diesel traded in Singapore have staged strong rallies in the past three months. The main factor behind this has been a tightening of the market, with seasonal maintenance at refineries across the region. This short-term factor has influenced pricing, and it appears to be outweighing the longer-term structural driver of steadily rising Chinese fuel exports.

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