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North Dakota Oil Production Slips but Set for 2018 Milestone

2018-04-20 zacks
As per North Dakota’s oil regulator, the state’s daily crude output fell 0.4% in February after edging down 0.3% in the previous month. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources’ (‘DMR’) latest data said that oil production in February averaged 1,174,769 barrels a day, down 4,795 barrels a day from January.
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Surging oil prices rattle President Trump

2018-04-20 money.cnn
Trump, a major friend to the fossil fuels industry, took OPEC to task on Friday for the recent surge in oil prices. The price has climbed toward $70 in recent weeks, the highest in more than three years.
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Kinder Morgan, Philip Morris, P&G, Twitter, Williams Companies and Many More

2018-04-20 247wallst
Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Friday morning, but that may be a lack of direction after close to a 2% gain this week in the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500. Some investors have been rethinking what the nine-year bull market may bring in 2018 and beyond. After all, the trend of buying pullbacks has become more vulnerable to sellers, volatility and each major news headline.
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Weatherford (WFT) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

2018-04-20 zacks
Weatherford International Ltd. (WFT - Free Report) is expected to report first-quarter 2018 earnings on Apr 24, after the closing bell. In the last reported quarter, the leading oilfield services company delivered a negative earnings surprise of 57.1%. Weatherford posted average negative earnings surprise of 13% for the trailing four quarters.
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Tim Pawlenty brings on former Ecolab executive to chair campaign

2018-04-17 cnbc
Former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has turned to a former executive of water and energy technology services giant Ecolab to chair his campaign for governor in Minnesota, according to quarterly filings.
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Shale oil has a refining problem and Morgan Stanley smells opportunity

2018-04-17 cnbc
Surging U.S. oil supplies may soon struggle to find a buyer, and Morgan Stanley believes that could create winners in the stock and commodity markets.
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Enrich Your Portfolio With 5 Energy Stocks Set to Beat in Q1

2018-04-17 zacks
After having witnessed extreme volatility in terms of pricing over the last three years, the commodity market has gradually recovered from its historic lows, to comfortably trade at more than $60 a barrel since the start of this year. In fact, the first quarter of the year saw the U.S. oil benchmark attain its highest settlement since December 2014 despite record high domestic production. Crude was supported by various catalysts, including strong demand and continued production curb from OPEC and its allies.
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Schlumberger (SLB) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in Store?

2018-04-17 zacks
Schlumberger Limited (SLB - Free Report) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2018 earnings on Apr 20, before the opening bell. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 9.1%, courtesy of a surge in SIS software sales, ramp up of drilling operations in Colombia and Argentina along with higher pricing in North America’s onshore market. Moreover, Schlumberger delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 6.
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National Oilwell Likely to Miss Estimates, Stock Loses 7%

2018-04-17 zacks
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV - Free Report) slumped 7.2% yesterday after it warned investors that the company's first-quarter 2018 revenues are expected to miss expectations, which will be reported on Apr 26, after the market closes.
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Vermilion Energy to Acquire Canadian Rival for C$1.4 Billion

2018-04-17 zacks
Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET - Free Report) , an oil and gas producing company, has agreed to acquire its rival Spartan Energy Corp. in a C$1.4 billion ($1.11 billion) deal. The transaction is expected to enable Vermilion Energy to boost its North American light oil production. Notably, annual production of Spartan Energy is expected around 23,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Boe/d) this year, of which 91% is oil.
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5 Oil Stocks to Buy as Syria Tensions Flare Up

2018-04-17 zacks
The Energy sector has come a long way from the mid-2014 slump. All of us remember the days when explorers had struggled to survive, primarily relying on debt capital and asset sale. After OPEC members decided to curb production to combat the supply glut, crude prices saw a partial recovery.
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ConocoPhillips (COP) Completes 2018 Winter Appraisal Program

2018-04-17 zacks
ConocoPhillips (COP - Free Report) has wrapped up its 2018 winter exploration and appraisal program in Alaska. The outcome of the program holds promise and the company intends to expand its track record of operational success and value creation in Alaska. Initially, ConocoPhillips had planned to drill five wells on the Western North Slope. This included two appraisal wells of the Willow Discovery announced in January 2017 and three exploration wells.
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What's in the Cards for Kinder Morgan (KMI) in Q1 Earnings?

2018-04-16 zacks
Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI - Free Report) is expected to post first-quarter 2018 results on Apr 18. Last quarter, the company delivered an earnings surprise of 16.7%. Moreover, Kinder Morgan delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 4.6% in the last four quarters. Let’s see how things are shaping up prior to the announcement. Which Way are Estimates Treading? Let’s look at the estimate revisions to get a clear picture of what analysts are thinking about the company before earnings release.
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TechnipFMC (FTI) Gets FEED Contract From BP in West Africa

2018-04-16 zacks
TechnipFMC plc (FTI - Free Report) recently received a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit of BP p.l.c. (BP - Free Report) , located in the Tortue/Ahmeyim offshore field near Mauritania and Senegal.
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Eagle Ford & Cana Woodford Shale Plays Witness More Oil Rigs

2018-04-16 zacks
In its weekly release, Baker Hughes (BHGE - Free Report) , a GE company, reported an increase in total rig count in the United States.
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