Another quiet week for oil but watch natural gas which is still heading onwards and upwards. Union Jack has an excellent report this morning and looks hugely attractive on this rating with great news particularly from Wressle. And investors will be happy to see that Predator are doing a presentation shortly on their exciting portfolio..
Oil remains strong after a good set of API stats, today will show whether last week's EIA numbers were abnormal. More news from Zephyr and Challenger update. Predator update across the board and have a board change while UOG are selling out of the UK North Sea. Finally Hurricane update on the Aoka Mizu, meanwhile gossips are talking about another corporate raider for the Godalming based explorer.
Oil crashed yesterday as world markets headed south on worries about Covid stats and economic growth and some thought that Opec+ would collapse after increasing baseline numbers. Kistos are on the way with their exciting drilling programme and hope to convert 2C into 2P. PetroTal have announced a very good operating update and looks better going forward and Predator had a raise yesterday to build on the recent successful well in Morocco.
After all the price moves last week oil ended only 60 odd cents down at the end, given what happened after the Opec+ meeting had broken up that wasnt a bad result. San Leon continue their consolidation in Nigeria and Predator has appointed a leading Moroccan expert as COO. Coro have started a move into solar in Vietnam which has potential to grow swiftly and Helium One has seen gas bubble but have to side-track the well. SDX also has a trading update.
Oil is steady enough after the Opec+ meeting went into no deal mode but the expected rally has yet to emerge. Predator has announced completion of the MOU-1 well in Morocco with gas present. Jadestone has received an allocation of gas in Indonesia and IGas has announced its RBL redetermination and Zephyr are well on their way to spudding again at the Paradox Basin.
Oil held up modestly last week and is a touch better this morning, the Iranian election brought in a hardliner with a big majority in very low turnout. Predator has spudded the MOU-1 well in Morocco and Echo has good operational news from Argentina whilst Helium 1 has spotted helium in the drilling mud. Reabold has an extension at Parta and Trinity complete their share consolidation.
Oil is quiet, yesterday it was good inventory stats offset by more worries on inflation. Predator announce that the rig is on its way to Guercif, Eco has been further delayed to the Tullow problems, Hurricane have 3 announcements but shareholders should vote to save their equity. I interviewed Steve Bowler CEO og IGas where he talked me through geothermal and hydrogen. Zephyr are also on the move with more wells on stream and earning money.
Oil is modestly holding its ground today and with a fair wind will be up on the week despite the attempts of two of the reporting agencies. Predator update on Morocco ahead of their drilling and I look at the LNG situation whilst Zephyr are joining the OTC where friendly Americans might like to buy the shares. Gulf Keystone update on growing production at Shaikan and Jadestone confirm their dividend.
Oil will be up strongly on the week and economic stats are pretty good. Challenger updates on the Saffron-2 well and Predator has raised £1.5m at 15p. VOG also announce positive news across the board and Hurricane walk away from the Aoka Mizu contract when it expires in the hope of getting a cheaper deal, if not that's it, all over...
Oil will be up around 3 1/2 bucks this week and this month as we head into the Memorial Day holiday weekend which starts the summer driving season. San Leon pass on the update by Decklar on the Oza field in Nigeria and Predator issue results for 2020.