In 2015 global demand for primary energy grew by only 1%, significantly slower than the 10-year average. This reflected continued weakness in the global economy and lower growth in Chinese energy consumption as the country shifts from an industrial to a service-driven economy.
Tesco Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: TESO) today announced that it has priced its underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price to the public of $7.00 per share. The Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,050,000 common shares at the offering price (less the underwriting discounts). The Company expects to close the sale of the common shares on June 14, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
This arguably should have benefited the U.S. economy because lower gasoline prices aid consumers by lowering their fixed expenses. But the pain of investment losses largely outweighed the positive effects as investors from Main Street to pensions and foundations lent piles of money to speculative energy companies that looked increasingly fragile.
U.S. Rig Count is up 4 rigs from last week to 408, with oil rigs up 9 at 325, gas rigs down 5 to 82, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1. Canadian Rig Count is down 2 rigs from last week to 41, with oil rigs down 1 to 13, gas rigs unchanged at 28, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 at 0.
Banks are increasingly requiring U.S. oil and gas companies to maintain minimum levels of liquidity, an unusual step that could help reduce the risk of being exposed to companies struggling to maintain operations and repay debt.
US crude oil production in March averaged 9.127 million b/d, down from 9.133 million b/d in February and 9.648 million b/d in March 2015.
U.S. Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 404, with oil rigs down 2 to 316, gas rigs up 2 to 87, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1. Canadian Rig Count is down 1 rig from last week to 43, with oil rigs down 2 to 14, gas rigs up 1 to 28, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.
The US officials gave a positive assessment of Ukraine's sourcing of gas from Europe and the ongoing reform at Naftogaz and Ukraine’s gas market. They also commended the implementation of the corporate governance reform, which was based on OECD principles for state-owned enterprises.
Crude oil production fell 7.8 percent from April 2015 to average 8.9 million barrels per day in April, the lowest output level in 20 months. Natural gas liquids (NGL) production, a co-product of natural gas production, rose from prior year. NGL production in April averaged 3.3 million barrels per day, 0.7 percent higher than last year. This was the highest April output level on record.
U.S. Rig Count is down 2 rigs from last week to 404, with oil rigs unchanged at 318, gas rigs down 2 to 85, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1. Canadian Rig Count is up 1 rig from last week to 44, with oil rigs unchanged at 16, gas rigs up 1 to 27, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.