EghtesadOnline: While oil is rebounding from its biggest weekly decline in two years, gains are still being limited by concern over a resurgence in U.S. shale output.
EghtesadOnline: Oil output from major U.S. shale plays is poised to reach a fresh record next month, further complicating OPEC’s efforts to support prices.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. shale is getting in the way of a New Year’s resolution by OPEC to cut production and boost the market.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. shale drillers are set to ramp up spending on exploration and production next year as recovering oil prices prompt banks to extend credit lines for the first time in two years.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. shale oil companies are using the post-OPEC rally to hedge their oil price risk for next year and 2018 above $50 a barrel, bankers, merchants and brokers said, pushing the forward oil curve upside down.
EghtesadOnline: In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq.