BP Revises 2035 Energy Projections

Each year, our friends at BP release a new energy outlook for the coming years. This energy outlook, which was released on January 25, 2017, is very well respected. At the...
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Where Would Various States Rank in OPEC?

Markets are abuzz with speculation as to what will happen should OPEC cut production as they promise. Obviously, the big issues are how much of a dent it will make in...
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Do Conflict Mineral Regulations Work?

Its that time of year again – when my inbox begins filling with emails from Schlumberger, GE, and many others asking me to fill out their conflict minerals forms certifying that...
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OPEC and Friends Are Complying?!?1?

Well folks, less than a month into the OPEC / non-OPEC production cuts and we already have good news: various oil ministers are reporting that 1.5 million barrels per day have...
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The Week In Numbers for the Week Ending 01-13-2017

In each edition of the Standard, we strive to provide you a bare bones summary of what happened to the price of WTI, Natural Gas, and Brent Crude. In addition, we...
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Ty’s Take 01-13-17

We are starting the New Year off with a Bang!!! While sales have come nowhere close to the volume we need, we at Five Star are definitely seeing a nice uptick....
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Foreign Markets For U.S. Oil Products

As we have seen the lift in the export ban on U.S. petroleum, one interesting question arises: with Saudi Arabia and others already flooding Asian markets, and Russia flooding European markets,...
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Energy Prices Killed Other Commodity Prices in 2016

As we move into 2017 with what is beginning as a year of optimism, we are always happy to see some data that backs up our gut. According to a report...
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EIA Releases Annual Energy Outlook 2017

On January 05, 2017, the EIA released its Annual Energy Outlook for 2017, which includes projections through 2050. The full report can be read here: http://www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo/pdf/0383(2017).pdf. The EIA report effectively uses...
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When Will We See OPEC Production Cuts?

One topic of some discussion is when will we feel the effects of OPEC (and non-OPEC) production cuts? Obviously, oil markets have already reacted to the cuts, driving up the price...
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