Oil was a dollar off the top as I write with the Opec+ meeting ongoing. Figures from Savannah Energy late on Friday, Chariot close the AEMP deal and PetroTal update positively. Longboat Energy have a deal and a raise into the bargain, IGas get planning for the Stoke geothermal project, Pharos update and Sound remain confident that the tax is not due.
A big rally for oil yesterday as the Iran deal seemed to take a slight turn for the worse, I'm sure it will return. Signs of a pick-up in US air travel also made the oil bulls return. Chariot have made a strong move to become a unique, gas and renewables story covering over 17 countries in Africa. The raise will enable a well at Anchois to be drilled and hasten the roll-out of the transitional power team. Union Jack and Reabold have announced 6 weeks of testing at West Newton whilst Serica have announced an operating update at Columbus and the R3 well. Hurricane have results where they warn of equity destruction and Touchstone have more very positive news from Trinidad.
Oil is weak again after further vaccine uncertainty led to Germany locking down until mid April. Chariot has bought into African renewables buying AEMP who have a partnership with Total and can use the Pillar relationship in 17 countries to supply cleaner energy across the continent.
No prizes for guessing that the oil market will be somewhat cautious ahead of Thursday's Opec+ meeting but I'm not for panicking. Today more good news for Chariot who have signed an MOU with the Moroccan Ministry of Energy who will support the Anchois Gas Development. Meanwhile in a brief statement Hurricane has said that a side-track will be complicated and therefore not for this year...
After all the Hullabaloo oil was even last week, today however it has tipped upwards again. I look at Chariot who have signed a collaboration Agreement with Subsea Integration Alliance for Anchois. Angus Energy are positive after news that their loan has seen substantial subscription. President update on 2020 and give guidance for 2021 whilst Echo publish their bond restructuring details.
The 2021 Bucket List.
Oil remains steady after a small up week, today it has drifted a bit. JOG has announced further good news from the GBA with much excitement next year whilst Chariot has negotiated key terms for a new licence in Morocco with ONHYM. PetroTal has announced that Gran Tierra has sold most of its holding to Remus Horizons and BPC has added further funding ahead of the P#1 well.
Oil continues to see-saw, down, down, up and today down again on massive COVID worries hit economies. Exceptionally good news from Chariot this morning as they announce a brace of interested investors in their Anchois gas find in Morocco.
Oil is drifting and was around even on the week. Zephyr Energy has announced a raise of £2.25m which is more than enough to cover their costs of the dual use well in the Paradox Basin. I link to a Podcast with Total Market Solutions as part 1 of 2.
In a packed programme tonight...the oil price which ended last week on a downer is up nearly $2.50 as I write. DGO has signed up with Oaktree Capital Management in an interesting co-funding deal. IOG has walked away from a potential bid for Deltic, not the first to do so recently and Chariot seem to have found a top quality country manager for Morocco. Union Jack and Reabold have spudded at West Newton and Predator has updated on operations and added detail on Trinidad. Finally what might be the deal of the year, Zephyr has announced good news from the Paradox in Utah.