Oil fell yesterday again on the back of further vaccine worries but also as Petro-logistics note Iran are exporting more and more oil to China and maybe India as well. This morning the price is better as the Suez canal has been closed as a container ship is blocked in the canal. BPC announce news on high-impact exploration in the Bahamas and Uruguay and Echo Energy announces significant increases in new gas contract prices.
After a booming start to the week oil was quiet yesterday, it started well but after I published Wall Street panicked about Fed Chairman Powell and all started to fall. After the close the API stats were a mixed bag and not as good as forecast but with concerns that some oil production shut-in in Texas might never return rallied the market today. PetroTal has announced a useful set of reserves numbers with a decent upward revision. I look at Savannah where i saw an article about the Calabar power station helpful for SAVE long term. Echo has upgraded facilities in Argentina and Lamprell has won a contract from Saudi Aramco as part of the LTAP.
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.
Oil continues to perform strongly, WTI is over $51 and Brent over $55. Far updates on the Remus proposal and the possible Woodside sale, keep your eyes on Remus, they are hot to trot as they say. Echo has signed a cooperation agreement in Bolivia.
Another good day for oil yesterday and is still modestly ahead today, all a follow up to the KSA actions at the Opec+ JMMC. Today BPC announce a look at portfolio operations and a funding update showing much activity across the board. PetroTal are showing an impressive set of heels as they announce increased production from Bretana following on from the Brazilian export success. Echo yesterday announced further gas sales contract success in Argentina.
Oil remains steady after a positive set of inventory stats yesterday. Today the first major winter storms have hit the North East of the US with three feet of snow in places. I have upgraded my 2021 oil price forecasts in line with the bucket list yesterday, I'm now at $55. Hunting have a trading update today, everything is in line with expectations. Cairn has announced a 32p special divvi and Echo have secured a new contract in Argentina. Far has received a potential 2.1c bid from Remus who appeared on the Petrotal shareholder list this week. Trinity has signed an MOU with the Trinidad & Tobago NGC and I report on yesterday's PFC statement. Finally I interviewed Brian Durrant of Unite Oil & Gas yesterday.
Oil prices drifted with markets yesterday as Iran readied itself for a return to full production, and US/Sino relations took a dip.
Oil remains quiet ahead of tomorrow's Opec+ meeting but good news on the virus vaccine is announced as the UK approve the Pfizer product. Genel announce that first liftings from the Sarta field have been made and Zephyr have received final approvals for the 16-2 well. I interviews Andrew Austin, Chairman of Kistos yesterday, the link is here and at Echo they have news of VAT in Argentina. Finally UOG announce a programme in Egypt.
Oil is quiet today as with the Opec members talking amongst themselves and the Opec+ meeting put back until Thursday few bets are being taken. Genel and GKP have received their October payments from the KRG and BPC has revealed strategy for Trinidad and Suriname along with extensive drilling programme and a CPR. Providence announced the Barryroe farm-out yesterday and this morning San Leon note that they have a 4.5% NPI on the field. Echo update on debt and production as well as an equity raise.
Oil rallied again as another vaccine was announced to the market. In the meantime the Opec JTC met and stated that October saw 96% compliance ahead of today's JMMC meeting which will advise the main meetings at the end of the month. Bahamas Petroleum are geeing up the market ahead of Perseverance#1 which surely wont need any more publicity. Finally Echo update the market on their VAT position in Argentina.