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David Messler

Contributor since: 05 Mar 2018

David Messler

Mr. Messler is an oilfield veteran, recently retired from a major service company. During his thirty-eight year career he worked on six-continents in field and office assignments. He currently maintains an independent training and consulting practice, and writes on energy related topics.

Latest articles from David

  • This Commodity Super-Cycle Could Be Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 23,106 times

    Commodity prices have been on the rise since late in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Signs that the global economy would rebound faster than anyone…

  • How Much Higher Can Oil Prices Go?

    Published 10 February 2021 | viewed 49,777 times

    Oil prices have rallied back to the point they are almost ready to match pre-Covid levels. There are two key drivers for this miracle, which…

  • How High Will Oil Prices Go This Year?

    Published 03 February 2021 | viewed 73,940 times

    Introduction This week we hit some milestones in the year-long recovery from the oil demand crash of 2020. West Texas Intermediate, (WTI) hit and moved…

  • Why Oil Will Keep Rising In 2021

    Published 14 January 2021 | viewed 76,068 times

    We have seen strong moves higher in the key crude oil benchmarks-WTI, and Brent, in the last several months. This was initiated by the advent…

  • Why A Fracking Ban Won’t Kill U.S. Shale

    Published 12 January 2021 | viewed 12,692 times

    One of the things that had the oil industry worried about a Biden administration was his opposition to fracking, and his promise to ban it…

  • The Future For Natural Gas Is Far From Certain

    Published 07 January 2021 | viewed 10,989 times

    Natural gas seems to be locked in a range that prevents it from being truly economic across the demand cycle. As you can see from…

  • Why Warren Buffet Is Betting Big On Oil & Gas Pipeline Companies

    Published 14 December 2020 | viewed 59,389 times

    It’s been a tough year for energy pipelines that carry oil and gas from source points to distribution and export terminals. In recent weeks, along…

  • Oil Markets Are Finally Ready To Recover

    Published 07 December 2020 | viewed 25,119 times

    The oil markets have staged a dramatic rally since early November, with WTI breaking out of a range between the high $30’s and low $40’s…

  • The Permian Oil Stock That Markets Are Overlooking

    Published 12 November 2020 | viewed 11,194 times

    Matador Resources, (NYSE: MTDR) is a small Permian oil driller that doesn’t get a lot of coverage, taking a back seat to some of the…

  • Oil Prices Are Set To Go Higher Next Year

    Published 04 November 2020 | viewed 33,161 times

    As predicted, a second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the world economy with many European nations contemplating new shut downs. It looks like…

  • Another Permian Giant May Be Forced To Consolidate Or Die

    Published 22 October 2020 | viewed 41,422 times

    One by one they are starting to fall. The long predicted consolidation wave in U.S. shale players, particularly those with assets in the Permian stacked…

  • Is U.S. Shale Finally Bouncing Back?

    Published 13 October 2020 | viewed 9,395 times

    As the oil price dropped through the first and second quarters of this year, oil companies closed in wells and laid off drilling and fracking…

  • Oil Markets Brace For Tough End Of Year

    Published 05 October 2020 | viewed 14,766 times

    The worsening demand picture for oil and derivatives finally squashed the $40 WTI price last week. There were just too many negatives hitting at the…

  • Do Canadian Oil Drillers Still Have Some Potential?

    Published 28 September 2020 | viewed 3,209 times

    This company presents a good opportunity for investors with a minimum of risk, with exceptions as noted. Enerplus, (NYSE:ERF) is a Canadian driller with a…

  • The Future Of Fracking In The United States

    Published 15 September 2020 | viewed 20,338 times

    The recent combination of Schlumberger’s, (NYSE:SLB) OneStim business with Liberty Oilfield Service, (NYSE:LBRT) created a colossus in North American fracking. One estimate suggested the combination…

  • The Start Of A New Oil Market Supercycle

    Published 09 September 2020 | viewed 35,389 times

    It is over-simplification to say the world has been overwhelmed with too much oil and gas and inadequate drivers of demand for them over the…

  • The Real Reason The Oil Rally Has Fizzled Out

    Published 01 September 2020 | viewed 19,390 times

    One of the themes that is emerging as we review investment candidates is the era of oil growth, which is at least going to take…

  • Is It Time To Buy Canadian Oil Stocks?

    Published 19 August 2020 | viewed 23,476 times

    Canadian exploration and production companies have not rebounded from the sharp sell-off that took place in the oil patch after the OPEC+ fallout in March…

  • Why Fracking Activity Hasn’t Increased As Oil Prices Recovered

    Published 16 August 2020 | viewed 10,961 times

    It’s been a long dry spell in the Permian. Shale drilling and completions activity has collapsed to levels not seen since before 2000 (as far…

  • Here’s How Oil Could Skyrocket By 138%

    Published 10 August 2020 | viewed 50,658 times

    The market is gradually beginning to give credence to something I've been discussing in past OilPrice articles for a long time now. In a June,…

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