MIDSTREAM & MORE:
Tulsa Heaters Midstream is focused on providing useful and informative content to our customers, suppliers, and anyone else that wants to follow along. Each Wednesday, we will post links to interesting articles from around the web relating to the midstream oil and gas industry and more. Posts could include articles that talk about one or more aspects of the industry, including:
- State of oil and gas industry/pricing
- Oil and gas companies and their businesses
- Major news releases
- Gas processing plants
- Pipeline/infrastructure projects
- Many others
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016:
We are back after a week off. Last week we were attending the GPA conference in New Orleans. The conference was well run with good attendance. One piece of news coming directly from the GPA - they have decided to change their name. They will now be called the GPA Midstream Association.
So let's see what's been happening the last couple of weeks. The major storyline for a little while now has been the build up around the meeting in Doha last week with OPEC and a few other major oil producing countries (notably Russia). Unfortunately, the meeting in Doha ended without resolution and it appears that the proposed freeze is dead. A couple of articles discussing the meetings failure and potential implications:
Last week was also a down week when it came to company announcements about financials and employment. Three companies filed for bankruptcy:
We also heard of several layoffs announced in the industry, from:
One article from the Oil & Gas Journal noted that the downturn in oil and gas has caused the loss of over 84,000 jobs in the state of Texas alone. Many of these jobs are on the upstream portion of the business, where production costs are higher than the current sales price for oil and gas. Another good article from RBN Energy shows us where in the region can make money, versus where production has stopped - and the economics behind those decisions.
More developing information on the Energy Transfer-Williams deal, where a tax issue may derail the merger.
Finally, an upbeat article on the future of natural gas pricing:
Have a good week!
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