vrijdag 26 mei 2017

US Crude Production Hits 21-Month Highs As Rig Count Rises For 19th Straight Week

For the 19th week in a row, the number of US oil rigs rose (up 2 to 722). This is the largest number of oil rigs since April 2015 as Lower 48 crude production (much to the chagrin of OPEC) surges to its highest since August 2015. Lagged WTI prices lead rising rig counts. If the relationship holds then we would expect the rig count rised to stall here...


Rising rig counts lead US crude production...


And this is why it matters...


Prices are holding their post-OPEC losses...


“It was so well telegraphed a lot of people were probably thinking they’d take it the extra mile,” Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, told Bloomberg. “One of the things worth noting is that the ramp-up into the meeting and the drop down have averaged out; markets are definitely not as optimistic as they were”....

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