Talk in the market is that the refinery unit will be down for at least a month, possibly two. BP acknowledges the unit, called Pipestill 12, is down and says it is working to return it as quickly as possible, without giving a time estimate. Also, crack speads are at their highest this year.
What is the source of your information? EMES has said they will distribute $8/sh even with the current oil price.
EMES is an MLP and you need to look into a tutorial for MLP's. The key metric is DCF/share. EPS is not a good measure,
Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Frack sand growth in Texas seen up 20% in 2015, continued pace of drilling may occur w/ oil prices as low #$%$bbl (OUCH!!!), Cowen analysts Jason Seidl, Marc Bianchi write in note after frack logistics call
Department of Energy issued its long-awaited study on the effect of hydraulic fracturing on water supplies. The report found no evidence that the hydraulic fracturing process causes contamination in the drinking water supply. This report is significant because the DOE worked with the industry and used tracers to look for any evidence of migration. It found none. The report stated that … “fracture growth ceased more than 5,000 feet below drinking water aquifers and there was no detectable upward migration of gas or fluids from the hydraulically-fractured Marcellus Shale.” In other words, hydraulic fracturing takes place thousands of feet below drinking water tables, and there is no evidence that the chemicals or other materials used in the process can migrate up to contaminate the water.
Anyone who has held and sold this MLP since it went public has made a bad decision. Not only are they going to pay Uncle Sam a big capital gains tax next spring they are missing out on a nice distribution which is heading to $10 next year. Wall Street icon Peter Lynch in his book, "One Up on Wall Street", advised to let your winners run. That was the way to achieve what he called ten bangers and achieve true wealth.
ACMP is a limited partnership. Unit holders have no vote or say on this transaction. The only ones who have any influence are the independent directors.
NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp is making the oil-rich Permian shale formation a top investment priority, aiming to turn its West Texas acreage into one of its top five assets by 2020, Vice Chairman George Kirkland said in an interview. Because Chevron chose not to sell its Permian holdings during low prices of the 1980s, it already was sitting on land prime for hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, but the slow development was a frustration for analysts. More than half of Chevron's 1.5 million Permian acres don't require royalty payouts to landowners, an advantage over rivals like Pioneer Natural Resources and Concho Resources . That will help boost returns as Chevron looks to lift Permian production 67 percent to 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2020.
In the long run this correction is a good thing. It flushes all the week hands so the next run up will be that much stronger. Analyst are forecasting a $10 distribution next year putting the current yield at 13%. More new wells are be fracked every year and existing wells will need to be refracked after they peter out. There is no end in sight for sand demand.
U.S. crude production climbed to a 28-year high last week as the shale boom moved the world’s biggest oil-consuming country closer to energy independence.
Output rose 78,000 barrels a day to 8.428 million, the most since October 1986, according to Energy Information Administration data. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unlocked supplies from shale formations in the central U.S., including the Bakken in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford in Texas.
“This is an incredible phenomena that looks set to continue,” John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC, a New York-based hedge fund that focuses on energy, said by phone. “There’s a long way to go before we explore and exploit all of the shale deposits out there.”
There is a new investor presentation on the ACMP web site today. Also look at the WMB presentation dated May 14, in particular slide 76. On the surface it appears WMB is a little better buy here if you believe their forecasted growth for WPZ. However, that remains to be seen. WPZ always manages to shoot themselves in the foot with their fires and explosions. For now, I'm sticking with ACMP.
Despite official predictions that the U.S. energy boom will pop like a bubble in the next 20 years, people engaged in drilling for oil and gas—from the financiers to the frackers—see no end to boom times or low gas prices, industry insiders said in Chicago Friday. “It’s amazing how much is out there, and we have very high confidence on most of these plays that they’re going to be very long lived,” said Robert Beck, who explores for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Most shale oil wells today start strong but taper off quickly compared to conventional wells, and some cease production in 7.5 to 8 years. But drilling technologies are evolving quickly to change that, said James King, a vice president for well competition with Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company.
New technologies are likely to be employed re-fracking wells that seem depleted to current technologies. “There’s nothing to keep you from fracking the same well a second time or a third time. As we go back to fracking these existing wells, what we might find is that we’ll have more patience and spend a little more money on the science up front to determine where to stimulate an existing well, and so we’ll be able to bring wells back on at least as strong as they were originally.”
The US Environmental Protection Agency lowered the amount of cellulosic ethanol required in 2013 to the amount actually produced, relieving refiners and importers of the need to buy credits to cover shortfalls against the earlier mandate.
The adjusted volume is 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gal. The earlier requirement, published on Aug. 15, 2013, was 6 million gal.
I feel most investors are now buying for growth here and not for current yield. With the growth projects in development analyst are forecasting quarterly distributions of $2.50 by next year so I don't think it matters if they distribute $0.97 or $1.03 for the next couple of quarters.
Is there a 15% dividend holding for US owners of COSWF shares? Are US holders of COSWF shares required to file a Canadian tax return? I remember owning PAA shares years ago and having to file a Canadian tax return.