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January 12, 2015
Kemp: Bakken oil wells and the Red Queen's revenge
LONDON - More than 22,000 wells have been drilled in North Dakota since oil was discovered in 1951, but over half of state production comes from around 4,000 wells drilled since the start of 2013. By the end of October 2014, there were nearly 11,900 wells producing oil and gas...
January 12, 2015 - 10:53am
January 9, 2015
Kemp: Bakken producers need $55 to keep production steady
North Dakota needs an oil price of around $55 per barrel and a fleet of around 140 rigs to sustain production at the current level of 1.2 million barrels per day, the state’s chief regulator told legislators yesterday. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms outlined...
January 9, 2015 - 11:35pm
January 7, 2015
Kemp: Bakken oil prices not far from 2008-09 lows
Prices received by oil producers in North Dakota's Williston Basin have averaged less than $34 per barrel so far this month, according to the list of posted prices issued by Plains Marketing. Prices have fallen by almost two-thirds since June 2014, when Plains posted an average...
January 7, 2015 - 12:20pm
January 5, 2015
Kemp: Catching a falling knife in the oil market
“Don’t try to catch a falling knife” is sage advice for investors trying to identify the trough in a market like oil following a sharp selloff. Yet big moves also create the greatest potential for the mispricing of financial assets and commodities, which is what makes them...
January 5, 2015 - 6:55pm
December 16, 2014
Kemp: Oil prices are now unsustainably low
LONDON -- Oil prices have now fallen to an unsustainable low level. Futures contracts for Brent and WTI have fallen below $60 and $55 per barrel respectively but many crude producers are receiving much lower prices. Plains Marketing, for example, is now offering just $39.44 per...
December 16, 2014 - 3:45pm
December 8, 2014
Kemp: Watching for a drilling slowdown in North Dakota
In the next few months, everyone in the oil market will be intently watching the volume of new drilling activity in the shale plays of the United States for any signs of a slowdown in response to the fall in oil prices. There are more than a dozen major shale plays in production....
December 8, 2014 - 11:53pm
December 1, 2014
Kemp: New York Times stories ignored oil boom’s benefits
The state of New York produced just 1,000 barrels of oil per day in 2013, but consumed almost 620,000 barrels per day of refined fuels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Virtually every gallon of gasoline which New York motorists put into their cars, and the...
December 1, 2014 - 6:51pm
October 27, 2014
Kemp: Divided by shale, only some U.S. states win
Thanks to shale, energy-producing states have been the strongest economic performers in the United States over the past decade, sharply improving their position compared with the energy-consuming states. Only 13 of the 50 states produced more energy than they consumed in 2010, the...
October 27, 2014 - 10:30pm
April 30, 2014
Kemp: Rising stocks reflect overpriced US crude
U.S. crude stocks held by refiners, traders and pipeline companies have hit the highest level since the Great Depression, as refiners hold out for cheaper prices before they take in more domestic oil. Stocks rose 3.5 million barrels last week to almost 398 million barrels, according...
April 30, 2014 - 10:53pm
April 3, 2014
Kemp: U.S. oil exports good for motorists, growth and jobs
Lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports would cut gasoline and diesel prices for motorists, boost the national economy and create up to 300,000 new jobs, according to a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute. Allowing exports would boost national output by $38 billion...
April 3, 2014 - 6:43pm
January 7, 2014
Kemp: Fireballs jeopardize oil-by-rail business
By John Kemp / Reuters LONDON — The rising number of serious accidents involving oil tank cars over the past 12 months suggests that shippers are underestimating the safety risk of transporting crude by rail. If the industry and regulators do not resolve these issues promptly,...
January 7, 2014 - 1:07pm