In 2016, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 520,000 barrels per day (b/d), 55,000 b/d (12%) above the 2015 level, despite a year-over-year decline in domestic crude oil production. Even though oil exports have increased, growth in U.S. crude oil exports has slowed significantly from its pace from 2013 to 2015, when annual U.S. crude oil production grew rapidly.
"This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's Administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative and we look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America's energy infrastructure."
U.S. Rig Count is up 345 rigs from last year's count of 464, with oil rigs up 280, gas rigs up 63, and miscellaneous rigs up 2. Canadian Rig Count is up 130 rigs from last year's count of 55, with oil rigs up 59 and gas rigs up 70, and miscellaneous rigs up 1.
In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 3/4 to 1 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.
TESCO reported a U.S. GAAP net loss of $20.1 million, or $(0.43) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. Adjusted net loss for the quarter was $13.3 million, or $(0.28) per share, excluding special items, consisting primarily of several charges related to receivables and restructuring costs. This compares to a U.S. GAAP net loss of $22.1 million, or $(0.48) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016, and a U.S. GAAP net loss of $78.1 million, or $(2.00) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted net loss in the third quarter of 2016 was $17.3 million, or $(0.37) per diluted share, and in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $13.4 million, or $(0.33) per diluted share.
April's U.S. oil production will up 109 tbd, gas production will up 562 mcfd.
"It became evident that U.S. shale oil output has become and will remain a new global oil price regulator for the foreseeable future," Rosneft said.
Rising oil production in the US, which Russia's energy ministry forecasts to grow by 400,000 b/d year on year in 2017, is being monitored, but it should not be considered separate from the global supply and demand balance, he said.
U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week despite slowing economic growth.
US Census Bureau data showed US crude exports rising by 304,000 b/d to 746,000 b/d in January, which was followed by a report by the US Energy Information Administration showing US crude exports averaging 900,000 b/d in the four weeks ending February 24.