Yesterday, as I reported, oil joined in the panic about recession with markets all over the place. Today Wall Street has fallen again ahead of the Fed tomorrow but this time oil has bucked the trend and is about 50 cents higher. IOG has updated and despite a few technicals first gas is not far away. Union Jack and Egdon have decided to submit an appeal against the refusal of planning permission by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) on 1 November 2021, for a side-track drilling operation, associated testing and long-term oil production at the Biscathorpe site. Capricorn update the market as do Trinity and President. Finally I catch up with Block after yesterday's announcement.
Oil will be quiet for a couple of days as the USA celebrates Thanksgiving but it needs a break after all the SPR shenanigans. Serica announce first production from Columbus whilst President complete the farm-out of Paraguay. Trinity get approval for Galeota and I catch up with the SDX management.
Panic measures by the US to get the gasoline price down strike me as shutting the stable door, the oil price, down 8 bucks recently is nearly two dollars higher on the news...!Savannah have an updated Nigerian CPR as well as another positive financial and operations update, I note yesterdays RNS from Trinity.
Oil still rises, the IEA are no different to the others, it will be another good week. Zephyr announce that it is ready for the next phase at the Paradox Basin and Kosmos got the offering away at a very decent premium. Trinity are in-line with expectations and so are Gran Tierra.
Oil is up around a dollar this morning despite some indifferent economic news from China. More importantly the natural gas price continues to run, in the UK it was nearly 200p this morning. A great result for PetroTal at BN-8H gives them a better than expected 7.6m b/d making 15.4m b/d, also Pharos farm-out in Egypt, another very smart deal. Longboat update, things are starting to happen with the drill bit and Petro Matad have interims and are preparing for Heron production next year. Finally Trinity have first result post the tragic loss of Bruce Dingwall.
Oil should be modestly up on the week not something you might have thought on Wednesday. Touchstone has 2Q results and an operational update. Prospex have found a legal technicality as a number of shareholders attempt to unseat the board and Block, in a similar situation have appointed Jeremy Asher to the board...Finally, after the tragic death of Chairman Bruce Dingwall Trinity reshuffles, no surprises in these appointments.
Oil is closing the week on a more positive tack, during the week the Covid Delta deviant concerned traders but the market is better again today. Sound has received a 'deal' from the Moroccan tax authorities which looks eminently turn downable. I may look more at Gran Tierra, I'm getting Colombia withdrawal. Far are looking for permission to return money to shareholders and Cairn announced earlier in the week a find offshore Mexico.
Oil is quiet and probably dependent on the EIA inventory stats this afternoon. IOG has committed to Scope 1 & 2 Net Zero status as of 2021 and President update regarding Argentina and Paraguay. Finally Trinity announce the death of Executive Chairman Bruce Dingwall.
Oil had a Monday fall after concerns from China and a surge in Covid cases hits the US, albeit as in Britain there are many fewer hospitalisations. Good results from Genel and a confidence boosting increase in the divvi helped and IOG have spudded the Blythe development well. Lisa Mitchell is moving on from San Leon as CFO but staying to ensure current deals progress. Europa have started the farm-out process in Morocco and Lamprell were slightly disappointing. Finally i was saddened to hear from Trinity that Bruce Dingwall is seriously ill.
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.