A particularly important aspect of this consolidation pertains to reforms in PEMEX, the state-owned oil company. Earlier this month, PEMEX released a five-year business plan that aims at turning the company profitable by 2020, through efficiency improvements and a focus on high-return activities.
Tesco reported a U.S. GAAP net loss of $22.1 million, or $(0.48) per share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. Our adjusted net loss for the quarter was $17.3 million, or $(0.37) per share, excluding special items, consisting primarily of several charges related to inventory and restructuring costs. This compares to a U.S. GAAP net loss of $18.9 million, or $(0.47) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016, and a U.S. GAAP net loss of $19.9 million, or $(0.51) per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted net loss in the second quarter of 2016 was $15.8 million, or $(0.39) per diluted share, and in the third quarter of 2015 was $12.5 million, or $(0.32) per diluted share.
Domestic crude oil production in October was higher compared to the prior month, but was lower than the prior year, and the prior year to date. At an average of 8.6 million barrels per day, U.S. crude oil production in October decreased 8.0 percent from October 2015, but increased from September by 0.2 percent. October’s crude oil production was the third highest since 1985 and the second highest year to date in 31 years, since 1985.
U.S. Rig Count is down 169 rigs from last year's count of 757, with oil rigs down 93, gas rigs down 77, and miscellaneous rigs up 1. Canadian Rig Count is up 18 rigs from last year's count of 166, with oil rigs up 33 and gas rigs down 15.
U.S. oil production down 20 tbd, gas production down 94 mcfd.
The downturn produced a leaner, more efficient U.S. shale industry that was forced to develop and quickly adapt new technology to compete with conventional oil supplies during a two-year period of depressed prices.
U.S. Rig Count is down 199 rigs from last year's count of 767, with oil rigs down 122, gas rigs down 78, and miscellaneous rigs up 1. Canadian Rig Count is unchanged from last year's count of 176, with oil rigs up 21 and gas rigs down 21.
“Eighty percent of voters support increased development of U.S. oil and natural gas resources including 71 percent of Democrats, 94 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Independents,”
ConocoPhillips has set its 2017 capital expenditures guidance at $5 billion, down 4% compared with its 2016 guidance of $5.2 billion and less than half of its 2015 capex and investments that totaled $10.1 billion. The firm recently cut its 2016 capex from $5.5 million.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $36.4 billion in September, down $4.0 billion from $40.5 billion in August, revised. September exports were $189.2 billion, $1.0 billion more than August exports. September imports were $225.6 billion, $3.0 billion less than August imports.