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MARKET UPDATES: OIL

Market Updates: Oil

Global Oil and Gas Investment Outlook

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Published on: January 07, 2020

Crude Oil Commodity Update - January 2020

Global demand growth for oil and gas remains robust, although the pace of growth is slowing. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global liquids (crude oil and condensate) demand for 2019 and 2020 is expected to grow by 1 million barrels per day (MMbpd) and 1.2 MMbpd, respectively. Global gas demand also remains strong this year. Future demand growth is poised to be more measured, supported by economic expansion in emerging markets – especially in Asia – and sustained policy support in China to tackle air pollution. The US-China trade tension risks and bearish global economic growth contribute to a conservative outlook for 2020. This article discusses oil and gas capital investment needed to sustain the global energy demand growth with a focus on Canadian oil and gas investment and emerging challenges for oil and gas companies to address the risks and uncertainties.

January 2020

Digital Oil and Gas

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Published on: October 03, 2019

Crude Oil Report - March 2019

The subject of digital transformation tops the agenda of companies globally. It has and will continue to have such a profound impact that corporate strategists start to ponder about the place of digital strategy in the corporate world. Is it in the same pool with financial, operations, HR, supply chain, marketing strategies? Or, is it more important than those? Some would place digital strategy as high as a business or corporate strategy. What’s certain is that Information Technology (IT) strategy is no longer “enough”.

March 2019

Western Canadian Market Access

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Published on: November 08, 2018

Crude Oil Report - October 2018

Without new pipeline capacity, producers in Western Canada continue to flood already saturated markets and/or deliver crude oil to new markets using higher cost options such as rail thereby leading the supplier to further discounted netbacks. The discount on heavy Western Canada Select crude, a blend of conventional heavy oil and bitumen from the oil sands, widened to US$36 below the North American benchmark WTI oil price. This article details the ongoing market access issues in Western Canada.

October 2018

The Resurgence of Interest in the Duvernay: A Review of Pertinent Economic and Environmental Issues

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Published on: August 02, 2018

Crude Oil Report - July 2018

A rebound in the price of oil and emerging markets in Asia are breathing life back into hydrocarbon exploration and development in Alberta. Particularly, there is a resurgence of interest in the Duvernay play in westcentral Alberta. BMO labelled the Duvernay the “hottest new play,” as their analysis reveals that more than half of the money – around $250 million – spent on land acquisition in Alberta was directed towards Duvernay in 2017 (Morgan, 2017).  Download full report. 

July 2018

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