Energy Market Commentary // Permian

Ethane Recovery Outlook in 2020

LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
January 7, 2020 |
As most of us following energy markets know, 2019 was not a strong year for natural gas liquids pricing. Ethane was priced at just 17 cents per gallon at market close for the final day of trading in 2019,...
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Permian Payback Time Drives Cash Flow

December 19, 2019 |
The Permian Basin continues to remain in the spotlight as many producers sold off non-core assets and others merged to position themselves to focus on the Permian moving into 2020.  Many continue to talk about the basin as if...
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Changes in Permian Spacing to Strand DUCs?

October 3, 2019 |
After years of downspacing in the Permian, E&P companies are beginning to pursue increased well spacing to resolve the “parent-child” problem as detailed by the WSJ early last month. Despite claims of increased performance from closely packed wells, performance...
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Permian Independents Walk a Tightrope

August 27, 2019 |
In the Permian Basin, several new infrastructure projects have recently entered service or are expected to start throughout the next year. On the oil side, Cactus II and EPIC have started up in recent weeks, and on the gas...
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NGL Uplift Drying Up in 2019?

August 16, 2019 |
Second quarter earnings announcements have shaken up the outlook for gas plays going into the second half of 2019. Diversified operators, such as Chesapeake, intend to pivot to growth in oil production, but not all producers can toggle between...
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