Oil prices suffered one of the largest ever one-day plunges, crashing more than 11% on Black Friday as a new coronavirus strain sparked fears that renewed lockdowns will hurt global demand. The crash, the 7th largest ever for Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, may prompt the OPEC+ cartel to re-consider its policy when it meets next week, with the group increasingly leaning toward pausing its output hikes. The sell-off was amplified by low liquidity on a festive day in the US, the breach of s
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Last week, as part of Diversified's Capital Markets Day, CEO Rusty Hutson and the Diversified senior leadership team provided investors with an in-depth overview of the Company's strategy and operations, with a specific focus on the Company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Some of the key takeaways include US$15m of additional investment from 2022 on emission reduction activities and equipment. Mid-term plans (2023-2026) include plans to curb Scope 1 methane emissions in
Oil logged its biggest weekly drop since August as Europe's worsening Covid-19 crisis renewed the prospect of lockdowns just as key consuming nations look to add emergency supply to the market.
West Texas Intermediate for January delivery tumbled 3.2%, while the expiring December contract lost 3.7%. Europe's Brent skidded 2.9%. The wave of infections in Europe is growing, once again raising the prospect of mobility restrictions that would hit oil demand. Austria imposed a lockdown while Germa
Oil pared its weekly loss as Saudi Arabia cranked up prices for its global crude exports and the US demurred on a potential release of oil from the strategic reserve.
Crude in New York shaved its weekly loss to 2.8%, rising sharply late in the session Friday after Saudi Arabia raised the official selling price of all the nation's crudes to buyers around the globe. The Kingdom boosted its prices just days after refusing to concede to US pressure to pump more oil. With the cartel unanimously ag
Oil posted a monthly gain of 11% on signs that consumption is outpacing supply and draining stockpiles.
Futures in New York rose 0.9% on Friday. Oil's advance this month shows the impact of an ongoing shortage of natural gas, which has boosted demand for oil products. At the same time, rising margins signal that crude consumption will remain strong as refiners continue to process more to meet demand. That could mean that global oil stockpiles will continue to fall in the coming months.
Oil posted the longest stretch of weekly advances since 2015 as OPEC+ producers only modestly supply the market and as US crude supplies shrink.
Crude futures rose 1.5% Friday in New York, up for a ninth straight week. President Joe Biden said Thursday night that Americans should expect high gasoline prices to continue into next year because of supply being withheld by OPEC and other foreign oil producers. Stockpiles at the biggest US storage hub are draining to levels last seen when crude pr
Brent crude topped $85 a barrel in London for the first time since 2018, the latest milestone in a global energy crisis that has seen prices soar.
West Texas Intermediate for November settlement rose 97 cents to settle at $82.28 a barrel in New York.
Brent for December delivery added 86 cents to settle at $84.86 a barrel.
The global benchmark rose above the key level in intraday trading but did not settle above it on Friday. US crude futures posted an eighth straight weekly
US crude futures topped $80 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 as a global energy crisis boosts demand at a time when OPEC+ producers are keeping supplies tight.
Futures in New York rose 1.3% on Friday, popping above the key, psychological level before pulling back. This week brought many indications that supplies will remain constrained: Saudi Aramco said a global natural gas shortage was already boosting oil demand for power generation and heating, and the US Energy Department
Empyrean has announced the award of the contract for the well site survey over the 225mmbbl Jade prospect to China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL). The award of the well site survey contract marks another important milestone for Empyrean as the Company moves towards the drilling of the Jade prospect in December 2021.
As explored in our previous report, exploration success at Jade would see our risked valuation of the Jade prospect increase from 9.9p to an estimated c41.8p, a c4.2x increase. Su
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Oil declined amid Russia's plans to boost upcoming overseas oil sales and as the dollar rallied.
Futures in New York ended the session nearly 1% lower on Friday. Russia will increase its oil exports 3% in the fourth quarter, according to Interfax. Meanwhile, gains in the US dollar reduced investor interest in commodities priced in the currency.
Despite weaker prices on Friday, US benchmark crude futures gained more than 3% this week due to tightening supplies. In the US, crude inventories
Oil gained a third week as investors focused on the ongoing production shut-ins in the US Gulf of Mexico as more refineries have resumed operations nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida tore through the region.
Futures in New York posted its longest set of weekly gains since July after ending Friday 2.3% higher. More than a million barrels a day of US offshore crude production remains shut in after Ida swept through the area nearly two weeks ago. Meanwhile, more Louisiana refineries are resumi
Oil in New York posted its second weekly gain as the impact of Hurricane Ida continues to snarl US oil production, though prices edged
lower Friday following a weak US jobs report.
West Texas Intermediate futures capped a gain 0.8% for the week despite shedding 1% Friday. The deceleration in hiring reflects
growing fears of the delta variant of Covid-19 and complicates a potential decision by the Federal Reserve to begin scaling back
stimulus. Traders exiting positions ahead of the long week
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Oil advanced as a brewing hurricane shuts Gulf of Mexico crude production while the Federal Reserve reinforced its support to begin tapering stimulus by the end of the year.
Futures in New York rose 2% on Friday to post the biggest weekly gain in more than a year. Oil producers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have begun shutting production ahead of Hurricane Ida, which may make landfall in the New Orleans area in the next few days as a Category 3 hurricane.
Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Jero
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Friday's market sell off saw some violent downward moves in many stocks with little initial differentiation between sectors or the key drivers of businesses, creating significant share price drops in a number of higher quality or uncorrelated names. We take a look at some stocks we believe have either seen an unwarranted sell-off, have seen weakness go under the radar or where there is now a more attractive opportunity.
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Phoenix copper today announces an update on its deep drilling program below the proposed Empire oxide open pit resource and into the deeper sulphide zone. Phoenix is roughly 1/4 the way through a 4,500m drilling programme and has once again shown that high-grade zones of copper, zinc and lead sulphide mineralisation exist, nearly always associated with gold and/or silver and often with elevated concentrations of tungsten and molybdenum.
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GBA project update, board & management changes
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Jersey Oil & Gas has announced that it has recomposed its leadership team with immediate effect. Les Thomas, formerly Non-Executive Director, has assumed the role of Non-Executive Chairman. Graham Forbes has been appointed CFO. Richard Smith has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer. Les Thomas and Graham Forbes previously served, respectively, as the CEO (2013-2020) and CFO (2010-2020) for Ithaca Energy. Richard Smith spent ten years in various senior roles also at Ithaca Energy. We believe t
• Current production of 11,775 bbl/d (down from ~14,200 bbl/d in early October) reflects the natural decline and potential completion flow restriction at Well-8H which had IP rate of ~7.7 mbbl/d 2 months ago).
• First oil for Well-9H has been delayed by three weeks to the first week of December due to operational issues and the need to drill a sidetrack. As a result, the 4Q21 production guidance has been reduced from 16.0 16.5 mbbl/d to 12.5-13.5 mbbl/d and the expected average production in Dec
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Potential Beyond Tin
AfriTin Mining Limited (ATM) is one of only three listed tin producers in Western markets. It has a large (820km2) land package in Namibia comprising 5 prospective licenses of which the Uis mine is the most advanced and already in production. Near term growth is being delivered with an 80% increase in tin production between 2022 and 2024. However, this is only scratching the surface and there are more than conceptual plans being fo
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SolGold (“SOLG”) has published the first partial assay results from its drilling programme at the Varela target on the Rio Amarillo concession, 35km from the flagship Cascabel project. Hole 1 has been assayed to a depth of 1,052m, revealing an intercept of 72m @ 2.16 g/t Au from 639.7m, including 24m @ 5.77 g/t Au. More interestingly assay results are pending from 1,052m to 1,708.1m (EOH) where free gold and porphyry mineralisation have been identified. Intersections of porphyry style mineralisa
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Harland & Wolff (H&W) has raised £8.2m gross through a placing and PrimaryBid at 20p to secure its next stage of growth. Over the past two years, H&W has acquired a series of strategically important assets across the UK, and is proceeding to convert its pipeline opportunities into contracts. The positive recent announcement that DAERA would award the full marine licence for Islandmagee represents a significant milestone in allowing H&W to monetise this asset, with management estimating that sale
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Trinistar Liverpool S.a r.L announces its potential listing of a newly formed single asset company which will own the Capital Building in Liverpool on the IPSX. Upon admission the Company would become a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Capital Building occupies close to a 3.5 acre freehold site in the centre of Liverpool’s business district; the building comprises c425,000 square feet of predominantly of
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West Newton planning update
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Shanta Gold (AIM: SHG), the East Africa-focused gold producer has today announced a drilling update on its West Kenya Project (WKP) based on its Phase 2 drilling program which aims to infill 17 modelled zones across both Isulu and Bushiangala deposits up to 450-500m below surface. The Company has also reported drilling results from a regional exploration target, Ramula, where assays have been received from the first of 12 holes drilled, as part of the resource drill-out programme, totalling 451m
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Shanta Gold (AIM: SHG), the East Africa-focused gold producer, has today announced an update on its exploration drilling at its New Luika Gold Mine (NLGM) based on activity carried out in Q3 2021. More specifically, the drill results are from the Luika Deposit, Bauhinia Creek (BC) Main, BC East Area 1 and Porcupine South. Importantly, all of today's drill intersections are outside existing mineral reserves and will be incorporated into the next update of the mine plan as the Company continues it
Savannah Energy’s shares have been suspended since 2 June when it announced the reverse takeover of ExxonMobil’s Chad and Cameroon oil business. Investors have been frustrated by this long suspension but, nevertheless, Savannah has delivered a positive financial and operating update that demonstrates its core Nigerian gas business is performing strongly, with 2P reserves upgraded by 27% and FY21 guidance reiterated. The maximum six-month suspension of the shares comes to an end soon and we shoul
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European gas prices are never far away from the headlines at the moment, although Parkmead’s results to end-June did not capture this surge in prices – that is yet to come. Parkmead is well placed to benefit from the current strength in European gas prices, while the potential for another commodity super-cycle suggests there is further progress to come on its major GPA oil project. A strong net cash position also puts it in the driving seat for potential acquisitions.
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