The Chart above compares several different combinations of past (vintage) data to estimate output. The dotted line is based on the most recent 8 months (August 2016 to March 2017) of data saved from the RRC website, the blue solid line is based on the past 12 months of data, and the yellow line is based on the most recent 3 months of data. Continue reading
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All data below is based on the latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report.
All data is through April 2017 and is in thousand barrels per day.
Looking at the above chart it seems obvious what most OPEC nations were doing. They announced in the summer of 2016 that there would likely be quota cuts beginning in 2017. And those cuts would be a percentage of their current production. So everyone began making heroic attempts to increase production by the end of 2016. So now, after everyone who felt that they should cut, has cut, they are right back to the level that they were at before the cuts were proposed.
I wrote the above paragraph last month. I see no reason to change a word of it now.
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The IEA Oil Market Report was published in mid April, data from the report can be found here.
The EIA’s STEO was published on May 9, 2017.
I assume in the chart above that OPEC crude output is 32 Mb/d in the last three quarters of 2017. Continue reading