• 10 mins OPEC Set To Move Fast On Cut Extension Decision
  • 2 hours Nigeria Makes First Step Away From Oil
  • 14 hours Russia Approves Profit-Based Oil Tax For 2019
  • 18 hours French Strike Disrupts Exxon And Total’s Oil Product Shipments
  • 20 hours Kurdistan’s Oil Exports Still Below Pre-Conflict Levels
  • 22 hours Oil Production Cuts Taking A Toll On Russia’s Economy
  • 1 day Aramco In Talks With Chinese Petrochemical Producers
  • 1 day Federal Judge Grants Go-Ahead On Keystone XL Lawsuit
  • 1 day Maduro Names Chavez’ Cousin As Citgo Boss
  • 1 day Bidding Action Heats Up In UK’s Continental Shelf
  • 2 days Keystone Pipeline Restart Still Unknown
  • 2 days UK Offers North Sea Oil Producers Tax Relief To Boost Investment
  • 2 days Iraq Wants To Build Gas Pipeline To Kuwait In Blow To Shell
  • 2 days Trader Trafigura Raises Share Of Oil Purchases From State Firms
  • 2 days German Energy Group Uniper Rejects $9B Finnish Takeover Bid
  • 2 days Total Could Lose Big If It Pulls Out Of South Pars Deal
  • 2 days Dakota Watchdog Warns It Could Revoke Keystone XL Approval
  • 3 days Oil Prices Rise After API Reports Major Crude Draw
  • 3 days Citgo President And 5 VPs Arrested On Embezzlement Charges
  • 3 days Gazprom Speaks Out Against OPEC Production Cut Extension
  • 3 days Statoil Looks To Lighter Oil To Boost Profitability
  • 3 days Oil Billionaire Becomes Wind Energy’s Top Influencer
  • 3 days Transneft Warns Urals Oil Quality Reaching Critical Levels
  • 3 days Whitefish Energy Suspends Work In Puerto Rico
  • 3 days U.S. Authorities Arrest Two On Major Energy Corruption Scheme
  • 4 days Thanksgiving Gas Prices At 3-Year High
  • 4 days Iraq’s Giant Majnoon Oilfield Attracts Attention Of Supermajors
  • 4 days South Iraq Oil Exports Close To Record High To Offset Kirkuk Drop
  • 4 days Iraqi Forces Find Mass Graves In Oil Wells Near Kirkuk
  • 4 days Chevron Joint Venture Signs $1.7B Oil, Gas Deal In Nigeria
  • 4 days Iraq Steps In To Offset Falling Venezuela Oil Production
  • 4 days ConocoPhillips Sets Price Ceiling For New Projects
  • 7 days Shell Oil Trading Head Steps Down After 29 Years
  • 7 days Higher Oil Prices Reduce North American Oil Bankruptcies
  • 7 days Statoil To Boost Exploration Drilling Offshore Norway In 2018
  • 7 days $1.6 Billion Canadian-US Hydropower Project Approved
  • 7 days Venezuela Officially In Default
  • 7 days Iran Prepares To Export LNG To Boost Trade Relations
  • 7 days Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Into Farmland
  • 7 days Saudi Oil Minister: Markets Will Not Rebalance By March
Alt Text

The IEA Is Grossly Overestimating Shale Growth

The IEA’s forecast that U.S.…

Alt Text

Short Bets On Oil Spike Ahead Of OPEC Meeting

Short positions in Brent futures…

Julianne Geiger

Julianne Geiger

Julianne Geiger is a veteran editor, writer and researcher for US-based Divergente LLC consulting firm, and a member of the Creative Professionals Networking Group.

More Info

Oil Prices Slip Amid Falling U.S. Rig Count

Rig

The number of active oil and gas rigs in the United States rose this week by 1 rig. Baker Hughes Rig Count last week was largely unchanged as well, with data for 47 counties South Texas largely unavailable last week due to the Hurricane, according to BH.

The total oil and gas rig count in the United States, two weeks post-Harvey, now stands at 944 rigs, up 436 rigs from the year prior, with the number of oil rigs in the United States decreasing by 3 this week and the number of gas rigs increasing by 4.

Oil rigs in the United States now number 756—342 rigs above this time last year.

The number of rigs fell in Arkoma Woodford (1), DJ-Niobrara (1), Fayetteville (1), and Granite Wash (1). Permian, Haynesville, and Cana Woodford, and Marcellus all gained two rigs.

Prices fell on Friday despite promises of decreased exports from Saudi Arabia for the month of October, with promises of a 350,000 bpd decline for the month, with exports to the United States to be below 600,000 bpd.  At 10:53pm EDT Friday, WTI was trading down 1.63 percent at US$48.29, with Brent trading down 0.48 percent at US$54.23—both benchmarks up from last week.   

Despite the small rise in the number of active rigs in the United States, US crude oil production slipped the week ending September 1 to 8,781 bpd—the first under-9,000 bpd week since February. Related: How EIA Guestimates Keep Oil Prices Subdued

Hurricane Irma is currently headed for Florida, and expected to weaken demand further in the coming week, as ports have closed ahead of the storm. Hurricane Katia is following closely behind, and expected to hit the Mexican coast by early tomorrow.

At 8 minutes after the hour, WTI was trading at $48.06 with Brent crude trading at $54.10.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:




Back to homepage


Leave a comment
  • Ted Shread on September 08 2017 said:
    Looks like the cat is out of the bag on this fake shale coverup, OPEC has caught on.
  • Chris on September 11 2017 said:
    Let's get the units right. 8,871,000 bpd.

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News