all quiet in the energy space

and it's been this way for weeks

Hondo Lane | July 27, 2020


(Petrolytics) - All is eerily quiet in the energy space. And while natural gas prices recovered from an early week decline, both gas and crude closed within a pretty tight range. In any case, the key highlights to begin this week:

Oil & Gas Weekly Stats

  • WTI open: $41.26/bbl
  • Brent open: $43.35/bbl
  • Natural gas open: $1.80/Mmbtu
  • Crude oil refining -103 kbopd to 14.2 mmbopd (week of 7/17)
  • US crude oil imports +373 kbopd to 5.9 mmbopd (week of 7/17)
  • US commercial crude inventories + 4.9 mmbbl to 536.6 mmbbl
  • US active oil rigs +1 to 181
  • US active gas rigs 0-3 to 68
  • Int'l active rigs -24 to 781 (Canada is + 10 to 42; big jump)
  • US active frac spreads +13 to 80

Renewables Weekly Stats

Electric Power Energy Source


In case you missed it, many oilfield services companies released Q2 earnings last week; including Schlumberger, Halliburton, and Baker Hughes. Similarly, a number of high-profile E&P's are set to disclose this week. Among these are:

Looking forward to the next few weeks are renewable energy earnings. These include:

While the office 10-Q filings aren't typically available for a few weeks post-earnings release, we can still glean interesting data. For example, we're interested in CARES Act benefits and layoffs. While Baker Hughes noted a $75 MM benefit, they also reported significant layoffs. This in contrast with the Halliburton and Schlumberger filings; neither of these two firms reported a benefit. Schlumberger, however, did announce a significant 21,000 jobs-cut.

Have a great Monday, and stay safe.