So now BLGO is the same technology as Excelyte (IEVM) You say that it is an electro-chemical reactor filter. Excelyte process clean water that once mixed with the drilling mud, adsorb and disposes of the bacteria found in the drilling mud returned to the surface. The drilling mud is processed as usual and re-injected as drilling mud free of environmental objectionable bacteria, such as H2S. Since Excelyte does not filter once used the drilling water is clean, it does not need to be filtered. The drilling mud is disposed as clean mud, and the water after 30 days is as environmentally friendly as any clean water prior been processed with Excelyte. On this bases Excelyte is a superior product.
I believe you do not understand what #$%$ Royal Trust is or how it works. MVO is one of the better USRT around. But over time its price will go down. I am not long on any USRT because the unit value is going down. When it will lose a more visible amount is when the traders consensus will decide that what left to produce does not match the value as set by the index price. I rarely keep any position in a USRT for more then 30 days. I just track the moves and buy or sale accordingly.
Filtering is not a new technology, it is expensive and does not remove H2S for example. Excelyte doe remove all bacteria pollutant and is ecology friendly. Excelyte once used in drilling water render water totally free of pollutant. Water can be reused or discharged in common water stream without further treatment. The symbol for Excelyte is IEVM, it is a pennies stock, just like BLGO.
Correction is normal for MVO. Looking at the float between the day after Xdate drop and the day before Xdate price, “the quarterly float” one can see:
July 12, 2012 Xdate: Float up $11.18, lowest price for the quarter, $22.72, Xdate price $34.82.
October 12, 2012: Float down $6.53, lowest price for the quarter, $22.65, Xdate price $27.26
January 11, 2013: Float up $3.37. Lowest price for quarter, $25.97, Xdate price $29.55.
April 11, 2013: Float $3.70. Lowest price for quarter, $26.95, Xdate price $31.82.
July 11, 2013: Float minus ($0.40). Lowest price for quarter, $23.56, Xdate price $29.74.
October, 10, 2013: Float minus ($3.23). Lowest price for quarter, $23.46, Xdate price $25.46.
January, 13, 2014: Float up $2.22. Lowest price for quarter, $23.22, Xdate price $26.26.
April 14, 2014: Float up $3.80. Lowest price for quarter, $24.09, Xdate price $28.98.
MVO loses value according to the number of quarters. The float is good, although not always consistent. The float is appreciated, but MVO is getting older therefore will lose value. This lose is proportional with the index price. Older MVO gets, the index price can no longer popup the value. This lose will get more drastic as the volume of reserve get down. The loss of value has little to do with the distribution which should stay close to the same. The number of distribution left is where MVO value is felt.
The rumor, presently, is that the FED will allow WTI export. So far it only pertains to the light WTI or field condensate. The FED does not have an API threshold to qualify condensate. The deference between Field Condensate and Plant Condensate is the process used to remove the light particles which permit the transport by pipeline. Obviously the refinery process does that, this is where the Field versus Plant terminology comes in. There is an export market for condensate Field or Plant; it is just that the FED is behind the ball, as usual.
It is a given that WTI is permitted to be exported to Canada. The Canadians export their light crude at world price and import US WTI at discount price to be used in their refineries, for local needs. Now another export market for WTI is about to open up to US producer of WTI, Mexico. Mexico cannot produce enough crude to feed their refineries. PEMEX has not allowed import of crude, but permitted the import of refined products. The new Mexican petroleum law, passed recently, will facilitate the import of US WTI. This is OK as part of the NAFTA. The Eagle Fort WTI crude will probably be the beneficiary.
Any export will be the controlling factor of the level of WTI discount. WTI price may not crash as much.
I am afraid you do not understand what a US Royal Trust (USRT) is. At best it is a US Bond that yields a 9% or 10%. But over time you lose the equivalence of the distribution of this USRT. At some point the index price of the oil, gas or NGL can no longer keep up with the lost value caused by the distribution. If you are long with a USRT you have to subtract from the unit purchase the distribution. What is left is your profit. If you keep it until the end, the unit price will be zero, what are left are the distributions.
I trade all USRT and I play the Xdate bump and rarely take the distribution. The attraction by most traders is the level of the quarter distribution. WHZ price varies up to 2 dollars between the day after Xdate and the day before Xdate. I make my money by timing my buys and sell. So far I am doing OK, but it takes research and spreadsheets to keep up with the daily price fluctuation.
Yes, steam has a different use than fracking water or gel. As for the earthquake, regardless it is not compatible with production casings or stems which may be thousands of feet deep. Since earthquake is the release of geological pressure between 2 formations, fracking may release this pressure. Can fracking control this release is an open question. I do not have the answer.
I do not believe that Fracking is going on in California. The difference with Fracking is that you must keep on drilling to produce crude. In the standard reservoir you drill x number of wells and you produce from them for years. Not the case in shale play. One the fracking is complete you can produce what is freed from the rocks. But for a limited period of time, 5 years is a good producing well, but will have lost 80% of the IP or more. Than it is a question of the cost of maintaining the well so it can produce. That cost may be more than the production profit.
On paper reinvesting the distribution make sense. In reality USRT as a depleting asset the unit price will not match the distribution, if you keep your units for the expected life of the USRT. Personally I do not, I don't even take the distribution. I sale a few days before the Xdate and track the dip of the unit price passed the Xdate. When the percent drop match the average of the USRT, I buy back. Does not work every time but works for me. I keep track of all news and MB, tracking the unit price between quarter is a good indicator. USRT will always go to zero, you have to expect 15% or so drop every so often, the SA article was one way that traders reacted. Other drops are correlated with reserve percent left to be produced and sold. The index WTI price has to be taken in calculating the value left to be produced.
Any and all IRA or 401K distribution will be reported by the broker. You will receive a 1099R. You will have to report it on your 1040, no choice. Depending on your taxable rate you may or may not pay taxes on this distribution. The twist is with MLPs, the Earning Before Interest Taxes Decompression Amortization or EBITDA may have to be declared. Above $1000 you should see an accountant.
I assume you are thinking of the Paso Robles oil field. This oil field uses steam to allow this very thick oil to be pumped to the surface. Steam is used once the drilling is completed, and dilutes the crude too thick, kind of like bitumen, to flow. This is still a standard oil reservoir; it is like a large pocket of crude.
So far steam has not been used as a fracking medium. On the other hand, Gelfrac is liquefied NG with the propan added and is used as drilling fluids, in the same manner as drilling mud. The liquid NG part of the drilling gel comes back to the surface as gas mixed with what the fracked rock healed. The advantage is that no water is used; this is important in areas where the availability of water volume is limited. Excelyte is another product, water based, that can be used. Excelyte is added to the water and allows this water to be recycled as drilling fluids. Excelyte eats up bacteria, such as H2S and others and eliminate the none ecological discharge without further treatment, such as chlorine for example. Naturally Gelfrac is liquefied NG therefore more expensive. Excelyte is cheap in comparison.
On 12 March 2012 the total declared production was 11,790,000 BOE, So far the WHZ has produced 4,205,526 BOE, so 7,584,474 BOE is left to be produced. I missed quoted the production left to be produced, 55.48% is left to be produced. WHZ has not passed the 50%. I use 6 BOE = Mcf to convert NG to barrel of crude. This BOE is not straight forward. The 6 Mcf of NG represent the BTU equivalence with crude oil. This is used to price the NG in Europe. The Russian and Qatari NG is priced on this value. So the European NG price follows the Brent index price.
We, in the US, use the Henry Hub index price which has nothing to do with BTU equivalence. The Henry Hub price is based on demand and availability. If you were to cost the BOE left to be produced, the NG contain will be different depending on what Mbtu price is used. None the less WHZ has a few good quarters left. I am watching WHX to see and learn what will be the end of WHZ.
So far WHZ is my best investment. I am in for the 3er time this quarter. With the production just declared WHZ has produced 55% of the 11,790K BOE. Still have few quarters with descent distribution. Finding other URST as good as WHZ is not easy. The returns versus the unit price is a big plus with WHZ. Hope you are doing a killing!!!! LOL
Investing in an USRT is straight forward. The investment represent the oil, gas or NGL. The unit represent only this commodity. The operator sales the commodity. The operator calculate the distribution after deducting all expenses and maintenance fees occurring during the quarter. The distribution represent the net profit for the quarter less the taxes. The investor is responsible for the taxes. IRA or 401K are tax free investment, until the financial instrument owner take distribution. The IRA or 401K distribution is taxed as ordinary income. Naturally if your taxable rate is 40%, meaning above capital gain, 15%, investing in USRT or MLP are not the preferred choice. You are better off taking the capital gain. I am retired so no salaries, just IRA distribution plus retirement.