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Growing Pains

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force handles the state’s energy-related policy, legislation and regulatory structure. Coloradans’ views vary on the oil and gas industry, environment and policy. 

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:09

‘Utter Collapse’ Of Spending Might Cause US Production To Falter

With the shock value of 20% to 80% capex cuts fading, producers might start pulling back production as the oil market keeps tightening and Saudi Arabia flexes its economic muscles. 

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:30

MLPs Must Focus On Defensive Game

The weak commodities environment won’t be the death knell of shale’s success story, but North American energy industry has hit the reset button.

Deon Daugherty
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:53

Budget Cuts Coming Fast And Furious

New Moody’s report reveals that E&P companies are cutting capex by an aggregate 41%. Some 21% of Moody’s-rated E&P companies will reduce their capital budgets by more than 60% in 2015.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:03

Ignore The Light, Focus On The Tunnel

Industry veteran warns that the downturn could be a three-to-four-year issue—and much tougher than anticipated. "Make sure you have liquidity to 2018," he says.

Joseph Markman
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:15

Higher Debt Helps Explain Extent Of Energy Sector’s Collapse

Global oil and gas industry debt in 2014 rose 2.5x higher than eight years earlier. Now, as production increases, the value of oil backing the debt is falling, Bloomberg said.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:23

EPA Regs Will Damage Industry, Oil, Gas Groups Warn

Energy trade associations say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal for stricter air quality standards is premature and current standards have not been fully implemented.

Caryn Livingston
Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:35

Report: IEA States Crude Oil Price Outlook Is ‘Precarious’

Increasing production and Cushing storage nearing its capacity will likely contribute to crude’s price struggle during 2015, GHS macro strategist Richard Hastings said.

Caryn Livingston
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:35

Riders On The Storm: Weather, Violence Spark Brent Upswing

Price might need to deteriorate further for U.S. production to resume as some companies are building a war chest of wells ready to pump when WTI rebounds.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:35

Aramco Exec: Industry Might Cancel $1 Trillion In Projects

According to a Saudi Aramco executive, the $1 trillion figure included projects that might merely be delayed, not just those that could be cancelled outright, Reuters said.

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:00

Volatility Draws Billions Into Oil Funds

Five of the biggest oil exchange-traded funds have seen their assets more than quadruple since July.

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:36

US Oil Holds Above $51, Saudi Comments Lay Price Floor

U.S. crude was trading comfortably above $51 a barrel in Singapore on March 5.

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 08:47