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chrxind 166 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Jul 27, 2001
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    by rjraecek 12 hours ago

    We'll have a clearer picture during upcoming conf. calls. We could get an upward movement in NG, perhaps short term in Feb. as winter predictions worsen in NE. Keep eye on what WMB, SE for example report on gas demand. Any type precursor event, production drop off, flattening or dollar correction, colder than anticipated temps., (thinking this will happen) that leads to greater than anticipated NG draw down, and the the ones Marv. noted will no doubt move and move up quickly. E&P should also move up strongly. I added to RRC couple of weeks ago. May add to or pickup another E&P here shortly. Only thing I fear is that an already weak US economy worsens this year as billions are pulled out from E&P. I still feel a major market correction could be on the horizon. Going to have to be selective.

  • Reply to

    Israel will assure Oil prices rise

    by stephata75 Jan 30, 2015 3:24 PM

    Only because all you mention seek to wipe Israel off the map. The Star of David stands forever.

  • Pick up some GLOP yesterday. They had a nice increase in the dist. Any thoughts?

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    Commentary as of 4PM 1/30/15

    by nymarv10956 Jan 30, 2015 4:01 PM

    The projects are in addition to the government's strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) plans calling for China to expand its emergency crude reserves to 90 days of net imports from the currently estimated 30 days.

    "While SPR is totally taboo for foreign investors, they and (Chinese) private firms can (now) play a part in commercial storage," said Wu Kang, head of Asia operations for consultancy Facts Global Energy.

    The Tianlu Energy Group, operating in the Zhoushan islands off eastern Zhejiang province, plans to add a terminal and another 3.5 million barrels of crude storage near its existing 17-million-barrel storage site.

    "Oil prices have not touched bottom yet, (because) the war between U.S. shale and OPEC will last for a while," said a Tianlu official. "That is why we're rushing to add more tanks by the end of this year."

  • Reply to

    Commentary as of 4PM 1/30/15

    by nymarv10956 Jan 30, 2015 4:01 PM
    chrxind chrxind Jan 30, 2015 9:45 PM Flag

    Found this interesting yesterday:

    January 29, 2015 [Reuters] - Storage companies in China are set to boost commercial oil tank capacity by more than a tenth this year, just in time to cash in on speculative demand to stock up on cheap crude, a survey of storage and trading executives shows.

    The volume of at least 42 million barrels of crude represents about one week of China's net crude oil imports, and purchases to fill the tanks could offer support global oil prices that have more than halved since last summer to drop below $50 a barrel as Saudi-led OPEC faces off with U.S. shale producers.

    Traders and producers are seeking to stash crude to sell months down the line on expectations that prices will possibly recover towards late 2015. Up to 30 tankers have been booked for such a purpose, Reuters has reported.

    Storage operators looking to meet this demand include Dutch tank and terminal specialist Vopak, Hong Kong-listed Brightoil Petroleum and little-known private companies CEFC China Energy and Zhejiang Tianlu Energy Group.

    Vopak, building an 8.8-million-barrel base in Yangpu on the southern island province of Hainan, is already getting enquiries for the lease of storage space due to be ready around April, said sources with direct knowledge of the discussions.

    "In this market, all those with tanks are smiling," said Cui Zhenchu, Shanghai-based head of oil trading at CEFC China Energy, which is building an 18-million-barrel tank farm, also at Yangpu on Hainan island.

    Most of the storage space is being added by independent companies that have only recently been allowed to operate crude oil storage facilities in China. The sector has long been controlled by state giants Sinopec Corp and PetroChina Corp, but Beijing now intends to draw more investors to boost the supply cushion as its import dependence surges.

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 29, 2015 9:01 PM Flag


    During EPD conf. call today management noted about 2 weeks to get the line repaired

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 29, 2015 8:34 PM Flag


    Accidents after the fact typically expose gaps in defenses, if we cannot move ethane to Cadiz from PA Marcellus, I say we have a hole in our defenses that needs to be addressed.

    Anyway, from local news paper today, appears those effected are rejecting ethane into the gas stream.

    "Rainey said the ATEX normally collects ethane from four natural gas processing plants in the area: the MarkWest Energy facilities in Houston, Pa. and in Cadiz; the Blue Racer Natrium facility in Marshall County; and the M3 Midstream Utica East Ohio facility in Scio. He said the Blue Racer and MarkWest Houston, Pa. facilities are now unable to ship ethane on the line because of the damage.

    "MarkWest's processing and fractionation complexes have not been impacted by the ATEX pipeline incident. MarkWest has other alternatives to ship purity ethane or can choose to leave the ethane in the gas stream," MarkWest spokesman Josh Hallenbeck said Tuesday."

  • Reply to

    How low do we go

    by chrxind Jan 5, 2015 7:29 PM
    chrxind chrxind Jan 29, 2015 7:43 PM Flag

    Well you keep checking in so sounds like your still interested. One look at the guy running the FB and I just had to pass. By the way, what's the dividend yield?

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 29, 2015 6:32 AM Flag

    MV goes to Hopedale, but not sure if any ethane exits Hopedale to Cadiz. So I think were'r screwed, including RRC and others on the eastern shore of the Ohio. Only hope is DOT govt. workers won't like standing out in the cold and mud, and once everyone agrees on how to pour coffee, the line will be repaired quickly and back up and running.

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 29, 2015 12:36 AM Flag

    Correction on that, that's Majorsville to Hopedale. Not sure we can do it.

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 29, 2015 12:28 AM Flag

    I knew the Mobley-Majorsville was operational, wasn't sure about the Sherwood line.

    Anyway, appears we may be able to reverse Liberty flow to Majorsville to Cadiz as an option for ATEX down. I would suspect Williams is down also. Not sure if they have a reroute beyond the break.

  • From Marcellus Drilling News:

    Monday Jan 26 - Brooke County WVa.

    The MarkWest processing plant in Cadiz (Harrison County), OH and the M3 processing plant in Scio (Columbiana County), OH are still online and connected to ATEX.

    The MarkWest plant in Chartiers (Washington County), PA and the Blue Racer plant in Natrium (Marshall County), WV are both not pumping ethane via ATEX until the rupture is repaired.

    Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the blast caused no injuries or property damage for local landowners, but said two families along Archer Hill Road evacuated as a precautionary measure. Because of the snow covered roads, a Follansbee Fire Department truck became stuck while the driver tried to respond to the fire. Officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways, Brooke County Sheriff’s Department and local fire departments blocked the roadways leading to the fire.

    “They turned the gas off, but it’s my understanding that it takes a while to burn out,” Jackson said late Monday as the flames continued flaring. “We really would just like to know what caused it so something like this doesn’t happen again.”

    Rick Rainey is a spokesman for Houston, Texas-based Enterprise Products Partners, which operates the 1,260-mile long ATEX pipeline, said company officials noticed a pressure drop at the Follansbee pump station.
    “We detected a pressure drop at our Follansbee pump station. We then alerted the proper parties,” Rainey said. “The local responders all did a great job.”

    Rainey said his firm will work with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to determine the cause of the blast. He said the line will not operate again until PHMSA officials approve.

    “We just really don’t know at this point,” Rainey added regarding the potential reason for the line failure.

    Thinking possibly could our redundant system flow ethane out of Majorsville to Cadiz since they are connected??

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 28, 2015 11:34 PM Flag


    Not sure if you had the chance, but AR announced 2014 data. Looks impressive and according to WVa. DEP data, AR is tops in recent permitting. Pretty much analogous to RRC performance and recent permitting.

    Going to double check but recall MWE running an NGL line from Sherwood to Majorsville. Haven't heard if that project is up and running.

  • Reply to

    charts still says 41, but solid support at 28

    by listen_jockers Dec 26, 2014 11:42 AM
    chrxind chrxind Jan 28, 2015 10:07 PM Flag

    Give it up dude. Few in E&P today had a good day. I would suggest that the double cut in Capex for 2015 could in fact mean more dry powder for a strategic acquisition. I haven't seen management make a bad one yet. An RRC-AR merger would be another great alternative.

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 28, 2015 9:56 PM Flag


    Last Friday Chevron laid of 162 Marcellus ops workers. That was the first announcement I heard of so far.

  • Reply to


    by sillygirlfriend Jan 28, 2015 6:13 PM
    chrxind chrxind Jan 28, 2015 9:46 PM Flag

    Today, it's been flat to down for some time now. Couple of things working against us now. Strong dollar is hurting overseas operations, Europe is weak without much signs of getting better any time soon. The other is the US economy is anemic, yesterdays economic data showed an unexpected downturn was a reality check.

    You should listen to and get a copy of the recent earnings conf. call. Management pretty much states the headwinds. So be careful, it is a great company, but I am anticipating a flat year for performance.

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 28, 2015 6:38 AM Flag

    I would agree, in fact news of production and reserve increases is perceived by the short-term minded market as a negative. Most are focused on a $600 phone today, mine cost me about $30 and serves me just fine.

    Drilling in the super-rich areas appears to be the most economical for E&P now, AR and RRC appear to be doing this as well as others. The longer NGL trains in addition to new pipeline takeaway suggests this is the case.

    Would also suggest that part of the glut is the continuing dismal economic growth, noted by the surprise in GDP numbers yesterday. One noted yesterday the 2015 GDP may be as low as .2%, a big drop from 3-4% which IMO is still anemic. Tax increases will definitely keep a lid on growth. But like you have always noted, DCF is of most importance.

    Colder weather predicted for end of this week going into Feb. Keeping an eye on the weatherbell report every Saturday, with heavy snow in place, that will help keep temps down.

  • In the area past week. Very large NGL unit train into Liberty. With SXL ME-1 full, appears greater market for NGLs.

    See YouTube Vidoes at CHRXIND1

    W&LE Liberty Inbound 25 Jan 2015

    Compilation of Shale Related Businesses

    May lessen the headache for today's market action.

  • Reply to

    Oil supply glut

    by not_totally_gray Jan 21, 2015 12:25 PM
    chrxind chrxind Jan 23, 2015 12:13 PM Flag

    If ya get time, take a look at REXX 20 Jan 8-K report. Note the use of sand in relation to well performance. Selectivity is going to be the rule for at least this year focused on be best rate of return plays, and be sure that will includes the use of more sand. But we are going to have to be tied to the right customers with the best plays. For rates of return, the Marcellus and Utica are very important.

  • chrxind chrxind Jan 23, 2015 12:07 PM Flag

    Expecting Capex cuts in coming earning conf. not sure how that impacts future ATM, likely less, which IMO would be good. I do expect a go with Fox though assuming ROVER goes on as schedule.

    Also see REXX Jan 20 8-K. Some data on production and pricing, also relationship between the use of sand and well performance. At my end, added to SXL and EPD this week, along with a common stk.

    Be interesting to see this year if Shell gives a go-ahead on the Monaca cracker. I suspect it will happen. Keeping an eye on CNX/NBL ACAA wells for wet production. They should be fracing some of these by now. Assuming CNX has commitments to the Shell plant, and Fox nearby, you talking close 10 mile feed stock.

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