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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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E&P Bankruptcy to Slow US Production?

October 10, 2019 |
Bankruptcy continues to plague the oil and gas patch. EP Energy became the latest victim to low prices and filed for chapter 11 protection late last week.  According to Haynes and Boone, over 30 North American companies have declared...
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Uinta Basin Economics: Horizontal or Bust?

March 26, 2019 |
Last June, BTU Analytics examined the outlook of horizontal drilling in the Uinta Basin. As oil prices recovered, total annual drilling activity increased in the Uinta Basin. As drilling increased, producers shifted towards horizontal activity rather than vertical. Despite...
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DJ Basin Challenges Impacting Drilling Decisions

February 8, 2019 |
The DJ Basin continues to face both regulatory and midstream challenges. In November, Colorado voters rejected a ballot initiative to increase well setbacks. Now, a lawsuit arguing Colorado’s forced pooling statute is unconstitutional further mires the outlook for development in...
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