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  • Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 2: Geography of the Permian Basin
    Energy & Utilities

    Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 2: Geography of the Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin is one of the US’s primary drivers of oil production growth. Market Realist provides an overview of this prolific hydrocarbon asset with a primer piece: “Introduction to the Permian Basin”.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Permian Basin activity: A key indicator of energy sector health

    This was the seventh straight weekly decline in the Permian Basin oil rig count. Overall, the weekly US crude oil rig count was down 4%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Placing Apache’s Stock Compared to Its Peers

    Apache’s stock has fallen almost 20% this year. However, since October, it has remained above approximately $47 on an average.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Targets for Apache for the Next 12 Months?

    APA’s high target price stands at $73, its low target price stands at $42, and its median target price stands at $60.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Permian Basin is the key indicator for oil rig counts

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA), the Permian Basin is the largest crude oil–producing region in the US.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Anadarko Petroleum Stock

    About 76% of the analysts covering Anadarko Petroleum (APC) have rated the stock a “buy,” and 21% have rated it a “hold.”

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Are the Expectations for Concho Resources’ 4Q15 Earnings?

    Concho Resources (CXO) will release its 4Q15 earnings on February 25, 2016. The estimate for 4Q15 revenue is ~$592.4 million. Revenue in 4Q14 was ~$692.4 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Apache Pre-1Q16 Earnings Release?

    In the weeks leading up to Apache’s (APA) 1Q16 earnings release, Wall Street analysts have provided target prices for the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Spread between WTI crude oil and Brent oil has closed in significantly since YE2012

    The WTI-Brent spread remained relatively unchanged last week, but has closed in significantly since year-end 2012.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock

    On September 8, 2017, the short interest as a percentage of float in Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock, or its short interest ratio, was ~21.4%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Permian Basin activity signals changes to oil rig count

    Rig counts in the Permian Basin can gauge drilling activities for upstream companies. The Permian Basin rig count is now at its lowest since May 2011.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Concho Resources’ Stock Fared ahead of 4Q15 Earnings?

    As 2015 came to a close, Concho Resources’ (CXO) stock started falling. CXO has fallen ~21% since February 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI-Brent crude oil spread moves wider on Libya disruptions

    The spread between WTI crude and Brent crude moved wider on Libya supply disruptions.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Did EOG’s Performance Suffer in All Product Segments?

    In 3Q15, EOG has continued to improve cost efficiency by reducing its primary cost heads including lease and well costs, measured on a per barrel of oil equivalent basis.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Understanding the Analysts’ Targets for Key Permian Oil and Gas Stocks

    Concho Resources and Pioneer Natural Resources have the most “buy” recommendations as compared to peers at 82% and 93%, respectively.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know overview: The geography of the Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin spreads across a wide swath of western Texas and southern New Mexico. The name “Permian Basin” generally refers to a combination of the Delaware Basin and Midland Basin.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What Are the Trends in Anadarko’s Revenue and Profit Margins?

    Anadarko Petroleum’s (APC) revenue rose ~16.2% YoY (year-over-year) in 4Q16. In comparison, its YoY revenue growth was -35% in 4Q15 and 12% in 3Q16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why 2 similar grades of oil trade at different prices

    The spread between WTI and Brent crudes is currently near $8 per barrel because a recent production surge in the U.S. has caused a buildup of crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, where WTI is priced.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Who will drive crude oil consumption?

    Current lower oil prices and growth from China, India, the United States and Asia Pacific countries will drive crude oil consumption in the long term.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s New in the Permian?

    According to the EIA’s latest Drilling Productivity Report on June 12, crude oil production in the Permian is expected to have risen 2.4 million barrels per day in May.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Which Oil ETFs Fell Less than Oil Last Week?

    On November 2–9, the United States Oil ETF (USO) and the United States 12-Month Oil ETF (USL) fell 4.6% and 3.8%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    How Did Brexit Impact Crude Oil Prices?

    The referendum on June 23 caused the dollar to rise. Needless to say, a stronger dollar put pressure on crude oil prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI Cushing–WTI Midland Spread at Highest Level since August 2014

    The Brent-WTI Midland spread reached $23.11 per barrel on May 31, which was its highest level since August 2014.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Implied Volatility in Whiting Petroleum: Forecasting Stock Range

    Current implied volatility in Whiting Petroleum (WLL) is ~49.9%, 0.20% higher than its 15-day average of 49.8%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Whiting Petroleum Reported Upbeat 4Q16 Earnings and Revenue

    Whiting’s 4Q16 revenue was ~$474 million versus an estimate of $345 million. Its revenue in 4Q15 was ~$467 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Callon Petroleum’s Free Cash Flow Trends?

    In 3Q16, Callon Petroleum (CPE) reported CFO (cash flow from operations) of ~$12.3 million, which is ~51% lower than its CFO in 3Q15.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Could Be Holding Back Apache Stock?

    Apache stock (APA) has fallen 6.6% year-over-year driven by lackluster first-quarter earnings and increasing price differentials in the Permian.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Brent-WTI Spread Impacts US Upstream Stocks

    On February 19, Brent crude oil April futures settled ~$10 higher than WTI crude oil April futures—near its four-month high.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Prices: Is More Downside Possible?

    The API reported that US crude oil inventories rose by 5.6 MMbbls (million barrels) on July 20–27.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    What’s the Oil Futures Market Saying?

    On July 2, US crude oil August futures closed ~$10 above the August 2019 futures contract. On June 25, the futures spread was at a premium of $5.4.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Saudi Arabia’s Oil Production Is near a Five-Month High

    Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production increased by 60,000 bpd to 10,120,000 bpd in May—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Record US Crude Oil Production Weighs on Oil Prices

    The EIA reported that US crude oil production increased by 2,000 bpd (barrels per day) to a record high of 10,725,000 bpd on May 11–18.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    The spread between WTI and Brent oil narrows to ~$6 per barrel

    The WTI-Brent spread narrowed to ~$6 per barrel last week and the prices between WTI and Brent have generally been moving closer over the past few months.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Materials

    Factors Keeping US Crude Oil below the $70 Mark

    US crude oil September futures closed at $68.69 per barrel on July 27—the fifth straight closing below $70.00 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Can US Crude Oil’s Recovery Be Sustained?

    On June 11, US crude oil July futures rose 0.5% and settled at $66.10 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Has Been Driving Apache Stock Lately?

    Apache (APA) stock hasn’t risen as much as its peers this year. On a YoY (year-over-year) basis, Apache stock has declined 6.85%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why did the WTI-Brent spread continue to narrow last week?

    The WTI-Brent spread continued to narrow last week. The EIA recently revised its prediction for 2014′s average WTI-Brent spread.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Oasis Petroleum’s Production Trends: What to Expect in 4Q16

    In 3Q16, Oasis Petroleum (OAS) increased its 2016 production guidance to 49.3 Mboepd–50 Mboepd.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Cut Price Target on Concho Resources

    On February 20, Concho Resources (CXO) fell 7.1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Falling to $30? Which Oil-Weighted Stocks to Avoid

    On March 27, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil May futures closed at $47.73 per barrel, ~0.5% lower than their previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Did the WTI Cushing-WTI Midland Spread Drop?

    The WTI Cushing-WTI Midland spread was at $4.12 per barrel on June 25—compared to $9.7 per barrel on June 18. The spread fell 58% on June 18–25.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Key Trends in Whiting Petroleum’s Revenue and Profit Margin

    Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) 4Q16 revenue rose ~1.4% YoY (year-over-year). Its YoY revenue growth was -38% in 4Q15 and -37.4% in 3Q16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI Cushing–WTI Midland Spread Drops from Multiyear High

    The WTI Cushing-WTI Midland spread was $11.25 per barrel on July 16, compared to $13.25 per barrel on July 9.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI-Brent spread fell below $8.00/barrel, the 1st time since October

    The spread between WTI and Brent crudes closed at $7.51 per barrel on February 21, compared to the previous week’s spread of $8.81 per barrel.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why is production cost the vital measure for upstream oil majors?

    The overall production cost structure is important to withstand the crude oil price onslaught.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Analysts Recommend for Hess Stock

    Approximately 52% of analysts covering Hess (HES) recommend “hold,” ~43% recommend “buy,” and 5% rate it as “underperform.”

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    EIA Reports Significant Build in US Natural Gas Inventories

    On June 21, the EIA released its natural gas storage report. It reported that US natural gas inventories rose by 91 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 2,004 Bcf from June 8 to 15.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is EP Energy Increasing Focus in the Wolfcamp?

    Wolfcamp, which lies in the Permian Basin, has given the company a strategic edge. It seems to make sense to move its capital to more operationally efficient regions.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Will Concho Resources Stock Continue to Ride High This Year?

    Concho Resources (CXO) stock has been mostly on an uptrend recently. It’s riding high on its Permian acquisitions last year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why analysts forecast an $11-per-barrel WTI-Brent oil spread

    WTI-Brent spread traded slightly narrower last week. WTI had been trading as low as $23 per barrel under Brent in February of 2013. Over the course of the year, the spread narrowed due to several factors.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Iran Running Out of Options: Could Oil Spike?

    From June 29 to July 6, US crude oil August futures fell 0.5%. On July 6, US crude oil August futures settled at $73.80 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why more rigs mean increased crude oil production

    It may take sharper declines in rig counts this time around for a substantial downward trend in production to be seen.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How does Continental Resources compare to its peers?

    Continental Resources’ net debt-to-EBITDA multiple of 1.6x is one of the highest among its peers. This could indicate a potential liquidity crunch, or insufficient cash to repay debt, particularly when crude oil prices are falling.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Large Drop in US Crude Oil Inventories Helps Oil Bulls

    The EIA reported that US crude oil inventories decreased by 4.1 MMbbls (million barrels) to 432.4 MMbbls on June 1–8.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the WTI-Brent oil spread traded below $4 per barrel

    Last week’s narrowing in the WTI-Brent spread might have been partly due to the rise in WTI crude oil prices on positive U.S. economic indicators and a drop in U.S. gasoline inventories.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Will the Permian Charm Continue to Work for Concho Resources?

    Following its Reliance Energy Midland Basin assets acquisition, Concho Resources (CXO) increased its 2016 production growth guidance.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why WTI crude oil is trading ~$15 per barrel below Brent

    The WTI-Brent spread moved wilder last week, but the market expects it to close in soon. Investors may want to monitor the spread.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Anadarko Stock Is Showing Key Short Interest Trends

    APC short interest ratio on February 27, 2017, was ~1.75%. Its short interest ratio at the beginning of the year was ~2.2%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Price of WTI Oil Hits $70 per Barrel: Are the Bulls Back?

    US crude oil inventories fell 9.2 MMbbls (million barrels) to 421.4 MMbbls from June 15–22.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Upward Movement of Concho Resources Stock This Year

    Since the beginning of 2017, Concho Resources (CXO) has risen approximately 5.0%, outperforming the energy sector.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apache Corp Stock: Must-Know Short Interest Trends

    Apache Corp’s (APA) short interest ratio (short interest as a percentage of float) on February 6, 2017, was ~5.3%.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Consumer

    Horizontal rig count is back on record breaking spree

    For the week ending September 26, 2014, the number of horizontal rigs increased by six to 1,347—compared to 1,341 last week. This is the highest horizontal rig count on record.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Concho Resources Reports Upbeat 2Q17 Earnings, Misses Revenue

    On August 2, 2017, Concho Resources (CXO) reported its 2Q17 earnings after the markets closed. It reported revenue of $567.0 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Is near a 3-Year High

    On March 21, 2018, US crude oil May futures rose 2.6% and closed at $65.17 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Why the WTI discount to Brent oil closed wider

    The spread between WTI and Brent Crude closed at $6.61 per barrel on May 30, compared to the spread of $6.11 per barrel for the week ending May 23, 2014.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Oil-Weighted Stocks Could Be Influenced by Volatile Oil Prices

    On December 19, US crude oil February futures rose 3.4% from the lowest closing level in more than a year and closed at $48.17 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Is Oil Getting Riskier?

    On April 3, US crude oil May futures declined just 0.2% and closed at $62.46 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Has Concho Resources Been Eyeing the Permian Basin?

    Concho Resources’ (CXO) key focus this year is apparently to strengthen its position in the Permian Basin. Earlier this year, it announced a trio of deals to enhance its position.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Wall Street Predict for CXO, PXD, MRO, and CLR?

    Approximately 74% of Wall Street analysts tracking Pioneer Natural Resources surveyed have recommended a “buy” or equivalent, while ~18% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Anadarko Petroleum: Key Short Interest Trends

    Anadarko Petroleum’s (APC) short interest ratio on February 10, 2017, was ~1.6%. At the beginning of the year, its short interest ratio was ~2.2%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Does Seasonality Impact the Crude Oil Inventory?

    US commercial crude oil (USO) (UWTI) inventories fell by 3.4 MMbbls (million barrels) compared to the previous week for the week ending May 6, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Permian Basin activity trend sets the tone for the oil rig count

    In the past year, the Permian Basin activity was lower because it lost 24 oil rigs. There were also 33 oil rigs shut down in the Williston Basin.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: WTI-Brent oil spread hits widest point since February

    The WTI-Brent spread continues to move wider as Libya experiences unrest, dampening its oil production, and U.S. production keeps surging.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why falling gas rig counts aren’t denting natural gas production

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA)—in its Short-Term Energy Outlook released in August, 2014—reported that dry natural gas production is expected to total 69.6 billion cubic feet (or bcf) per day in 2Q14.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Apache’s Debt Position

    In this series, we’ll look at Apache’s key fundamentals and compare them with those of energy peers.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Concho Resources Stock Reacted to 2Q17 Earnings

    Following Concho Resources’ (CXO) 2Q17 earnings release after the markets closed on August 2, 2017, its stock rose 0.26% in pre-market trading on August 3, 2017.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Production Profiles of Key Eagle Ford Oil and Gas Companies

    Eagle Ford producers Key producers in the Eagle Ford Shale include Marathon Oil (MRO), ConocoPhillips (COP), Carrizo Oil and Gas, and EOG Resources (EOG). As shown in the image above, all the above companies have at least one-third of their production coming in from the Eagle Ford. While Carizzo Oil and Gas saw a YoY […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Changes in Whiting Petroleum’s Implied Volatility

    Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) current implied volatility is ~63%, which is ~7% lower than its 15-day average of ~68%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing CXO and CHK on Production Growth

    In 2016, Concho Resources (CXO) expects its annual production to be flat compared to 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the WTI-Brent Crude Oil Discount Converged Slightly

    The divergence between WTI and Brent crude oil prices slightly narrowed. Brent prices saw a more pronounced effect from the Fed’s announcement.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    PDC Energy’s 2Q16 Operational Highlights

    PDC Energy’s (PDCE) total production volume in 2Q16 was ~57.1 Mboepd (thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day).

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why investors should monitor last week’s drop in oil rig count

    This week’s fall in oil rig count marked the third decrease in the past four weeks, and the highest decrease since August 22’s fall.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: What the policy makers think about the crude oil export issue

    The ban on the U.S. crude oil exports, which has been in effect since 1975, is being reviewed by U.S. lawmakers.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    More midstream oil and gas options in the Permian Basin have kept spreads tight

    Producers in the Permian had suffered in the past when takeaway capacity was not sufficient for the growth of West Texas oi production. However, at present it seems that these issues have been resolved.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Anadarko’s 1Q16 Earnings: Analysts’ Estimates Were about Right

    Anadarko Petroleum (APC) reported its 1Q16 earnings on May 2, 2016, after the market closed.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Industrials

    Range Resources: A Look at Its Institutional Holdings

    Range Resources (RRC) reported adjusted EPS of -$0.07 in the third quarter. Let’s talk about institutional investor activity in RRC in the quarter.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Financials

    What’s the Elliott Wave Theory?

    The Elliott Wave Theory was developed by R.N. Elliott in the 1930s. The theory proposed that market trends moves in repeated cycles. The cycles are classified based on how long they last.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Financials

    What’s the symmetrical triangle pattern in technical analysis?

    The symmetry pattern is formed when there’s indecision in the price movements. At this price point, there’s equal buying pressure and selling pressure. The prices form a zigzag shape.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Permian defied the falling oil rig counts last week

    The Permian Basin is in western Texas and southern New Mexico. The name Permian Basin usually refers to a combination of the Delaware Basin and the Midland Basin.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream Stocks: The Top Movers of 2019

    In 2019 so far, upstream energy companies Hess Corporation (HES) and Noble Energy (NBL) have risen 61.8% and 15.1%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Energy & Utilities

    The Permian Basin’s resource potential and oil versus gas split

    The magnitude of hydrocarbons available in the Permian Basin is one of the factors that make it an attractive place to drill for oil and gas. Another major factor is the oil and gas split given current commodity prices.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must know: Why is the West Texas crude trading at a discount?

    The prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude at Midland, TX traded at a discount of $10.50/Bbl to WTI at Cushing, OK on Thursday, last week.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    A Permian production increase has widened the WTI-Midland spread

    Permian production has ramped up and any disruption in takeaway capacity, which had been tight, causes spreads to blow out.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    The WTI-Midland spread: The short-term and long-term viewpoints

    Permian crude is an attractive enough resource for many companies to have long-term plans to continue to grow in the region.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    What are the advantages of technical analysis?

    Entry and exit strategy is recommended for short and long-term trading in technical analysis. Fundamental analysis is used for the long-term entry and exit point.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    What are the disadvantages of technical analysis?

    Technical analysis is used to forecast stocks. All of the technical indicators give possible entry and exit points. The forecasting accuracy isn’t 100%. This is one of disadvantages of technical analysis.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    The crude oil market: An overview

    Crude oil prices have been on a roller coaster ride in 2014. This series will help crude oil investors recognize key factors that are impacting oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    How an economic crisis affects the price of crude oil

    The common factor during an economic crisis is that economic growth slows down. Demand declines, which has a negative impact on oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must know: Geopolitical tensions impact oil prices

    A glut in crude oil supply could mean that political tensions in the near term may not impact oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 1: Why is the Permian Basin important?

    The Permian Basin is one of the US’s primary drivers of oil production growth. Market Realist provides an overview of this prolific hydrocarbon asset with a primer piece: “Introduction to the Permian Basin”.

    By Ingrid Pan
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