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Drilling activity enters slow track Gas prices weaken; crude market slumps

TimesRecordNews -- Even though crude oil production in Texas continues to increase, drilling activity for future reserves has slowed because of weakness in natural gas prices and instability in crude oil markets.

Declines in the drilling rig count and drilling permit applications offset big gains in oil well completions and crude oil production. The divergent trends combined with price volatility to yield a Texas Petro Index (TPI) of 270.9 in September, 6.3 percent higher than in September 2011, but the TPI's third decline in the past four months.

After increasing at an annual rate of more than 2.5 percent through first quarter 2012 to 272.3 in March, the TPI has reached a plateau. Growth slowed to a rate of 0.2 percent in April and May. After reaching a high of 272.7 in May, the TPI declined 1 percent...


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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 7:33:35 AM

Long term projects are always subject to major macroeconomic changes
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tomok
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 2:26:06 AM

Drilling activity enters slow track Gas prices weaken; crude market slumps and proifts are dropping. Huricanne Sandy will help raise prices at the pump and keep those Big Oil profits up.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 2:02:30 AM

Crude oil prices, have fallen by $12 per barrel since mid-September.

For those who continue with the mantra, "Drill Baby Drill" to lower oil and gas prices are living in a dream world. There is no such thing as cheap oil anymore.

Here's the reality that some of you cannot accept and would rather keep dreaming.

"Crude oil *price volatility* likely is feeding oil producers' concerns about a lack of upside support (higher demand) for crude oil pricing (higher prices)," Ingham said. "It would be *unlikely* for oil producers to begin expanding activity again until crude prices (higher prices) indicate that market demand is *rising* (higher demand)."

Oil and gas producers in Texas are dialing down activity. Drilling activity for future reserves has slowed because of *weakness* in natural gas *prices* and *instability* (demand) in crude oil markets.

Dream on or accept reality.

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1fulltank
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:08:39 PM

Some of these numbers appear slanted.
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defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:08:37 PM

Get real. The rules of SUPPLY and DEMAND NO LONGER APPLY.

NOT when BIG OIL CONTROLS ALL THE OUTPUT AT THE REFINERY!!

Price goes down a little and there is a "FIRE", "explosion" or "LEAK" that drives the price up just enough to slow down the US ecomony!! Can't have things turn too good before the elections!!

BIG OIL wants to make sure their paid for REPUBLICANS are back in power, after all how else will they keep "AMERICA ADDICTED TO OIL" and the price above $4 a gallon (and HEADING TO $5)!
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:07:54 PM

If the Tea Bagging Congress would get off their Asses and Regulate Oil Speculation or better yet outlaw it, gas prices might be more stable!
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Wall Street at Work Again
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:04:23 PM

Keep supply up.
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:58:34 PM

yep...slow it down so less supply...less supply means higher prices...right?
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NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:58:18 PM

WHAT INSTABILITY IN CRUDE OIL MARKETS... CRUDE OIL HAS BEEN DOWN AROUND $85-$86 DOLLARS A BARREL FOR A MONTH NOW... THE NYMEX HAS BEEN STEADY...
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mdskier
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:56:48 PM

So why do we have this "Drill baby drill" talk if nobody
wants to drill ?
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bullseye100
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:55:17 PM

Prices should be much lower than they are.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:54:43 PM

Keep drilling - gas prices are still too high.
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zantor
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:53:20 PM

I thought that was the point of horizontal drilling- more natural gas, lower prices
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:45:18 PM

Production!
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:39:48 PM

Keep demand down
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:38:39 PM

That is the way it should be, more product, lower prices.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:38:06 PM

k
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:32:33 PM

Good news for the consumer.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:32:11 PM

Sounds like supply and demand.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:30:17 PM

Sounds more like catch-22
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:27:47 PM

Keeping supply low to drive up prices and profits.

Not concerned with the American consumer.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:27:27 PM

Hmm
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:27:26 PM

K.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:27:06 PM

Give me a break, gas prices still way up. Should be lower all across America.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:26:02 PM

They don't want it to get too cheap, hurts the bottom line.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:23:50 PM

Que sera sera.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:22:13 PM

America can use their own oil but we have to be greedy
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:17:37 PM

7 more days then he's a LAME DUCK
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:16:25 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:13:07 PM

Drill in all of America not just private lands.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:07:41 PM

Interesting article...
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:06:48 PM

I like low prices in natural gas!
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:02:43 PM

weakening doesn't necessarily mean hurting the prices
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:58:18 PM

Higher price brings more drilling
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crusty1
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:54:36 PM

I can understand this from a producers point of view. Why deplete a finite resource if isn't going to pay you what you want.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:53:39 PM

This effects everyone.
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ectolle
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:48:34 PM

not good for where I work we sell engines for fraccing and drilling.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:47:30 PM

UP..DOWN..UP..DOWN!
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:41:28 PM

More like big oil is trying everything to prop up the price of gas through the election. They truly are scum bags.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:38:46 PM

Everyone is hurting
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:38:42 PM

Yep...
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Rei2012
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:37:27 PM

Let's not be dependent on foreign oil. We have a vast oil reserves right here in the country.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:36:29 PM

kk
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:35:06 PM

They are doing quite well. Price should be $40 per barrel, so take the exorbitant price and quite waiting for the wildly exorbitant price.

As long as speculators run things they will likely get the higher price so I can't blame them for maximizing profit.

Stop the speculator scum - make them take delivery of product and not just push paper. We call it the Casino -- it is not a market.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:35:00 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:33:45 PM

understand, not
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:31:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:26:46 PM

Instead of all this drilling, big oil should have been looking into other means of fuel types.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:26:28 PM

Big Oil manipulating supply in order to drive up prices in the long term.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:24:10 PM

Very Elastic.
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