Thursday, November 20, 2014

$75 Oil Makes Shale Oil Unprofitable

From Bloomberg today: Oil At $75 Means Patches Of Texas Shale Turn Unprofitable

With crude at $75 a barrel, the price Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says will be the average in the first three months of next year, 19 U.S. shale regions are no longer profitable, according to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

“Everybody is trying to put a very happy spin on their ability to weather $80 oil, but a lot of that is just smoke,” said Daniel Dicker, president of MercBloc Wealth Management Solutions with 25 years’ experience trading crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange. “The shale revolution doesn’t work at $80, period.”

To understand why shale becomes unprofitable at these prices I highly recommend taking the time to watch the shale oil chapter from the new crash course:



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