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Oil and gas outlook 2017: Can companies put the pain of the price slump behind them?

2017-01-19 09:22:52 EST

We discuss the impact of OPEC-led oil cuts, the prospects for US shale producers, the scale of a potential uptick in spending, and moves to grow exposure to natural gas.

The Barrel Blog

January 18, 2017
Any change in the US' corporate tax system that has an enormous shift in the tax treatment of imports and exports is going to have the potential to impact oil flows, and by extension, oil markets.
January 19, 2017
Over the past two years, the Middle East has grown into a recognized demand center because of increasing imports from both traditional buyers and new market entrants.
January 18, 2017
Unlike the rest of us, gold loves Januaries. In fact, 65% of Januaries have recorded gains since 2001.
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Feature: US Election 2016 and Trump administration

January 19, 2017
US Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry said Thursday he would protect the research budgets for climate science, renewable energy, fossil fuels and other programs, but he had no insight into President-elect Donald Trump's reported plans to slash major offices within the agency.
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US Commerce Secretary-nominee Ross says to be proactive against dumping
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, Wednesday said he planned to use the department's ability to self-initiate antidumping and countervailing duty investigations to send a message to foreign manufacturers -- a proactive stance that steel industry executives have long encouraged.

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Houston (Platts)--19 Jan 2017 740 pm EST/040 GMT
The US Gulf Coast ULSD cash differential rebounded Thursday after a bearish stock report from the US Energy Information Administration, aided by the continued slowing of exports and closed arbitrages in the domestic market.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--19 Jan 2017 552 pm EST/2252 GMT
Prices for hot-rolled coil in the US were heard to be similar across most producers, sources said Thursday.
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Price Focus

The Japan Korea Marker (JKM) benchmark price assessment is for spot physical cargoes delivered ex-ship into the two countries with the largest share of LNG imports, Japan and South Korea.


Gas generation squeezed by coal in US winter power markets
January 18, 2017
- Wholesale electric power prices in the US are starting 2017 by ticking upward, lifted by firmer natural gas prices, which overall has caused coal generation to take some of gas generation’s share in the overall fuel mix.
Low sulfur fuel oil 2017 power play
January 18, 2017
- We discuss the current strength in low sulfur fuel oil in the Mediterranean, and the prospects for a fuel that faces an uncertain future in light of environmental regulation.
What does it take to keep oil prices stable?
January 17, 2017
- Robert McNally, author of the new book 'Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices' joins Capitol Crude to talk about the history — and future — of crude oil prices.
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