NAR - India is seeking to diversify its oil import sources amid tough U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, two key members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that provides the bulk of its crude needs.
EXXONMOBIL - ExxonMobil said today a new partnership with Microsoft will make its Permian Basin operations the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology and is expected to generate billions in net cash flow over the next decade through improvements in analyses and enhancements to operational efficiencies.
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is down 4 rigs from last week to 1,047 rigs, with oil rigs down 4 to 853 and gas rigs unchanged at 194. Canada Rig Count is down 12 rigs from last week to 212, with oil rigs down 8 to 144 and gas rigs down 4 to 68.
The 5th Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) will take place for the first time in Miami from the 25-27th February 2019.
U.S. EIA - Crude oil production from the major US onshore regions is forecast to increase 84,000 b/d month-over-month in March from 8,314 to 8,398 thousand barrels/day , gas production to increase 858 million cubic feet/day from 77,109 to 77,967 million cubic feet/day .
API - Strongest gasoline demand (8.9 million barrels per day, mb/d) for the month January on record since 1945. Record refinery and petrochemical demand for other oils’ in any month (5.7 mb/d) U.S. production of crude oil (11.9 mb/d) and natural gas liquids (NGLs) (4.9 mb/d) Refinery throughput (17.3 mb/d) and capacity utilization (93.1 percent) for the month of January.
U.S. EIA - In December 2018, U.S. shale and tight plays produced about 65 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas (70% of total U.S. dry gas production) and about 7 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil (60% of total U.S. oil production). A decade ago, in December 2008, shale gas and tight oil accounted for 16% of total U.S. gas production and about 12% of U.S. total crude oil production.
REUTERS - On Thursday, the regional price of crude was at a $1.10 a barrel premium to U.S. crude futures, the strongest in more than a year as companies including Parsley Energy, Pioneer Natural Resources, Goodrich Petroleum Corp have pared their exploration budgets, easing the constraints.
U.S. FRB - Industrial production decreased 0.6 percent in January after rising 0.1 percent in December.
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is up 2 rigs from last week to 1,051 rigs, Canada Rig Count is down 16 rigs from last week to 224,
PLATTS - "Our primary objective is to ensure that the oil market remains in balance throughout 2019 and beyond in order to build on the success of the past couple of years," added Barkindo.
BP - The 2019 edition of BP’s Energy Outlook, published today, explores the key uncertainties that could impact the shape of global energy markets out to 2040. The greatest uncertainties over this period involve the need for more energy to support continued global economic growth and rising prosperity, together with the need for a more rapid transition to a lower-carbon future.
TRANSCANADA - TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) announced net income attributable to common shares for fourth quarter 2018 of $1.1 billion or $1.19 per share compared to net income of $0.9 billion or $0.98 per share for the same period in 2017.
PLATTS - OPEC has painted a bearish picture for 2019, with demand for its crude oil expected to fall due to weak demand growth and a sharp rise in output from producers outside the group.
REUTERS - OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said the exporting group was not in the business of fixing oil prices, when asked on Monday to comment on a U.S. House committee passing a bill targeting OPEC oil supply cuts.