June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019July 1st, 2019
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  • WTI is up 18c to $59.61/Bbl, and Brent is up 20c to $66.75/Bbl
  • Crucial meetings will take place over the next week that will impact oil
    • Trump is meeting with China’s President XI on the sidelines of the G-20 in Japan to discuss the trade war
    • OPEC and its allies will gather in Vienna on Monday and Tuesday to discuss and possibly decide on the group’s production cut policy
    • So far this month WTI has gained over 11%, mostly due to rising geopolitical events between the US and Iran
  • Sentinel Midstream has submitted an application to regulators to build and operate an offshore crude export terminal near Freeport, Texas
    • Texas GulfLink will include the loading of various grades of oil at rates up to 85 MBbl/hour
    • The terminal will be able to load 15 VLCCs or equivalent volumes per month for the deepwater port for a total of 1 MMBbl/d (Argus)
    • The project also includes building a 42-inch pipeline from Brazoria County, Texas, to the deepwater port
  • OPEC+ cut extensions is apparently “in the bag”, according to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih (Bloomberg)
    • The group’s three largest members – Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and UAE – are all willing to continue the current policy
  • Natural gas is down 1.5c to $2.309/MMBtu
  • The recently completed 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas pipeline has declared a force majeure indefinitely after Mexico’s state power utility, CFE, moved an arbitration case against it
    • This case comes as the line was starting to flow close to 0.5 Bcf/d for testing
    • The re-delay of the pipeline will cut off a large source of demand for NGPL STX and Houston Ship channel basis
    • Mexico is currently suffering from a large gas supply deficit with several areas facing the threat of blackouts
  • Summit Midstream Partners has announced a positive FID on its Double E Pipeline Project that serves the Permian
    • The pipeline has an initial capacity of 1.35 Bcf/d, but can be expanded to 1.85 Bcf/d should demand persist
    • The project will run from the southeastern tip of New Mexico into the western portion of Texas
    • There is an anticipated start date for 3Q2021
  • Storage increased by 98 Bcf which was lower than the average 100 Bcf analysts were expecting
    • Total storage is now at 2.3 Tcf
    • The 98 Bcf injection snapped what was a seven week run of triple digit builds

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