Oil is Omicron trading, yesterday the Fed didnt change rates nor did the ECB today but the UK added a quarter of a point. A fabulous update from Wentworth with all parts buzzing, PetroTal also lit up the market with its 20/- b/d becoming reality and UJO gave an exciting review of Wressle. Petrofac and Hunting held up the star of the oilfield services sector with upbeat statements and Jadestone and Orcadian were as positive as usual.
Oil has rallied by around a dollar this morning after the markets felt that the Evergrande problem had been overdone. Today the FOMC policy meets for 2 days and the gas market continues to rocket. A really upbeat statement from Wressle today is good news for UJO, ERD and EOG some who add more to the statement. UOG updates on the ASX-1X well which has encountered 10m of pay, finally Longboat has spudded the Egyptian Vulture well.
Oil rallies over 8% in the last two days, always likely as it was oversold after the recent fall. Excellent news today for the Wressle partners, Egdon, Union Jack and Europa as they release test data that shows flow of 500+ b/d. An interesting strategic investment by Hunting today and President releases results from last year. Finally, Prospex have received a valid call for a GM to remove the board.
Oil remains solid especially after a very solid across the board set of EIA inventory stats yesterday. Today Sound Energy have made huge progress in Morocco and with an LNG sales agreement and subscription are looking very strong indeed out there now. IOG have signed up their GSA and gas prices remain incredibly strong which makes first gas in Q$ 21 a mouth watering event. The Wressle partners announce a successful proppant squeeze which should be very helpful for oil production and Pharos have updated on Vietnam and their new RBL.
Oil has drifted back to the lower end of its current trading range, but now with the Opec+ meeting wrapped up there is no reason to think it will fall much further. IOG report on their Elgood development well and whilst it had some difficulties it has done the job and now moves on to Blythe. Union Jack and Egdon have good news from Biscathorpe and UOG report from Abu Sennan. Finally Trinity have unveiled changes to the Galeota Block and its development.
With the month, quarter and interim ending tonight and the Opec+ meeting tomorrow books are flat ahead of the US Independence holiday weekend. Last night the API said that crude drew 8.2m barrels. VOG update on trading, Union Jack and Egdon announce a short delay at Wressle and Egdon has raise money this morning. Zephyr share their thoughts on Paradox, its bigger than you think...Hurricane heeded the High Court and the NED's have all resigned, the shares rose 25% on the back of that and Crystal Amber are vindicated. Positive news from Advance and Getech make up the pack...
Oil is better again today after OK API stats after the close and a rally at the death last night. Genel announces KRG payments, Challenger spud at Saffron-2, UJO/Egdon and Europa have permitting at Wressle. President update from Argentina and Paraguay and I interview David Minchin, CEO of Helium One Global.
Oil is in good nick, Brent was over $70 late this morning. UK jobs data and word from the US are pointing to oil stocks to decline 2H this year and after last week retail gasoline prices have risen. Positive news from the Wressle partners today makes that look very good indeed whilst prelims from Trinity were good but show that the company is in a 'pretty good state' and 'delivering for growth.
Oil is better today but weakened yesterday on the Indian virus numbers which were slightly down today. The Opec+ JMMC meeting is today, one day early and the JTC was yesterday and more positive on demand and stock draw. Union Jack have announced a shiny new website which does look very grown-up. Reabold have made a conditional offer to acquire Corallian shares and Egdon have provided interims to end January.
Oil celebrated a huge month by starting off March where it left off after a strong February. Union Jack and Egdon announce the submission of a Planning Application at Biscathorpe where I am confident it will beat earlier expectations. PetroTal has a new presentation which catches up on 2021 spend and 2020 reserves update.