Surveys Are Backing Optimism

Recent reports add credence to our gut instincts that optimism is running high, and oil companies will likely increase spending in 2017. According to a report released by Barclays on Monday,...
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The Week In Numbers for the Week Ending 12-16-2016

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,...
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Ty’s Take for the Week Ending 12-16-16

This weeks Ty’s Take is going to be a bit of a hodge podge – so let me begin by apologizing for any stream-of-conscience style writing. I promise I will do...
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Other Countries Join OPEC Freeze

Outline of The Deal Well, maybe we got a Christmas Miracle. In a ‘historic’ deal eleven countries agreed on Saturday, December 09, 2016, to cut their output along with OPEC in...
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Optimism Runs High In Wake of Historic Deal

Even before the OPEC deal to cut production on November 30th, and the subsequent agreement by non-OPEC members to join in the freeze/cuts on December 9th, optimism was running high in...
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Will U.S. Oil Producers Spoil The Party?

OPEC and non-OPEC members worked hard to reach an agreement that will, hopefully, move crude not only into balance but into supply deficit sooner rather than later. When deficit will occur...
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Trump Appears to Be Picking Pro-Energy Cabinet

One interesting thing we can gleam so far is Donald Trump appears to be picking a very pro-energy cabinet. Mr. Trump has selected numerous potential cabinet members with ties to the...
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U.S. Shale Set to Compete with OPEC

One of the frequent updates we have given you throughout the many editions of The Five Star Standard is what the breakeven production costs are in the United States? We have...
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The Week In Numbers for the Week Ending 12-02-2016

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 for the Week Ending 12-02-16

This week the big news is the OPEC freeze deal. As those of you who regularly read The Five Star Standard probably know, I have been a big cynic of OPEC...
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