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Bakken: The King in the North
Platts' Bakken crude oil assessment represents the light sweet crude traded close to the wellhead at North Dakota terminals in the Williston Basin.
Bakken: The King in the North

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Brent/WTI spread settles above $8/b on Yemen risk, bearish US supply
New York (Platts)--24 Apr 2015 336 pm EDT/1936 GMT

The June ICE Brent/NYMEX WTI spread settled $1.02 wider at $8.13/barrel Friday after hitting a one-month high early in the session amid ongoing fighting in Yemen and bearish supply pressure in the US.
The challenging economics of oil production in a low price environment
February 2, 2015 10:25:00 EST

With oil prices hovering around the $50 a barrel mark, Dave Ernsberger, and Ross McCracken analyse the effect on oil companies capital expenditure and operational costs; discuss when cut-backs might effect global supply; and question whether the shorter production cycles of shale players leaves them best placed to capitalize when markets rebound.
Eight-figure bids seen in US Gulf of Mexico sale despite low oil prices
March 20, 2015 - Oil companies continued to chase select acreage for pricey sums in Central Gulf of Mexico on March 18 despite low oil prices, even though the total amounts captured in the lease sale were far less than in recent years.
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