Energy stocks post another day of losses despite gains in oil prices
Today's energy market summary:
After last week's meltdown, equity markets had a relatively quiet day, with the TSX ending Monday roughly unchanged, while and the S&P 500 dipped 0.6%.
Geopolitical tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia returned to the headlines with President Trump threatening sanctions over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist (and US resident), and the Saudi kingdom threatening to retaliate in kind.
World oil prices bounced slightly today, with Brent and WTI gaining 0.4% and 0.6%, respectively. Canadian crude benchmarks, WCS and Canadian Light, gained almost 2% despite little change in differentials.
Alberta’s AECO gas rose 4% for the day, while Henry Hub gained 2.6%.
Among TSX energy names, producers suffered the most losses for the day, partially offset by gains in midstream and large-cap integrated stocks. In US markets, refining stocks posted another day of heavy losses, despite little change in gasoline prices.
ADRs reversed their recent downtrend, with most gaining almost 1% due to a lower US dollar.
Today's market movers:
Gibson Energy (GEI.TO -0.4%) sanctioned the addition of another million barrels at its Hardisty Terminal. The company says it already has contracts in place for the new tanks, which are expected to be in service by Q1/2020.
Enbridge (ENB.TO +0.7%) continues working towards restoring natural gas supplies after last week's explosion near Prince George knocked out flows to the US and parts of BC. The company is working on a temporary access road before repairs can begin later this week. Gas supply to the US is still currently running at about 30% of capacity.
Occidental Petroleum (OXY -6.1%) has abandoned plans to extend its contract with Qatar Petroleum in the development of a Qatari offshore oil field. The current contract expires in October 2019, after which Qatar Petroleum will takeover operation of the field. The company says it will instead redirect its resources to projects with higher returns.
Range Resources (RRC +5.3%) announced the sale of a 1% overriding royalty in its Pennsylvania leases for gross proceeds of US$300 million.
Equinor (EQNR +0.7%) announced the sale of its 78% operated stake in its undeveloped King Lear property in the Norwegian North Sea to Aker BP for US$250 million. The company also announced the start-up of a new unmanned platform in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The US$800 million facility was 20% under budget, and has an estimated break-even of US$20 per barrel.
Total (TOT +0.9%) announced the opening of a new lubricants oil blending plant in Russia. The US$50 million facility is designed to produce 40,000 t/y of automotive and industrial lubricants, with the potential for expansion to 70,000 t/y.
|CURRENCIES & YIELDS|
TSX ENERGY SUB-SECTORS|
SPX ENERGY SUB-SECTORS|
|Imperial Oil||IMO||43.53||▲1.9||33.43||44.91||94||D W|
|Husky Energy||HSE||19.97||▼-1.4||15.09||22.99||79||D W|
|Pembina Pipeline||PPL||43.81||▼-0.3||37.60||47.84||85||D W|
|Inter Pipeline||IPL||21.69||▲0.1||21.36||27.92||24||D W|
|Gibson Energy||GEI||20.85||▼-0.4||15.68||21.64||96||D W|
|LARGE CAP E&P|
|Cdn Natural Res||CNQ||37.39||▼-1.2||36.88||49.08||11||D W|
|Cenovus Energy||CVE||11.01||▼-3.6||9.03||14.84||14||D W|
|Seven Generations||VII||15.00||▼-1.8||13.62||21.25||34↓||D W|
|Pason Systems||PSI||20.09||▼-0.1||16.05||22.10||88||D W|
|Mullen Group||MTL||15.01||▲1.3||14.10||17.12||62||D W|
|Secure Energy||SES||8.07||▲1.8||6.98||9.82||78||D W|
|REFINING & MARKETING|
|Parkland Fuel||PKI||46.52||▲1.2||23.41||46.97||98||D W|
|Exxon Mobil||XOM||80.82||▼-0.7||72.16||89.30||62||D W|
|Kinder Morgan||KMI||17.54||▲0.2||14.69||19.83||76↓||D W|
|Williams Co||WMB||26.77||▲0.4||24.00||33.67||57||D W|
|LARGE CAP E&P|
|EOG Resources||EOG||122.57||▲0.3||95.36||133.53||84↓||D W|
|Occidental Petroleum||OXY||72.24||▼-6.1||62.47||87.67||34||D W|
|Anadarko Petroleum||APC||67.63||0.0||46.75||76.70||82||D W|
|Concho Resources||CXO||151.08||▲0.4||123.63||163.11||75↓||D W|
|National-Oilwell Varco||NOV||42.18||▲0.6||31.47||49.08||73||D W|
|Baker Hughes||BHGE||30.69||▼-0.5||25.53||37.76||34||D W|
|Phillips 66||PSX||107.21||▼-2.1||89.14||123.97||51↓||D W|
|Valero Energy||VLO||103.79||▼-4.1||75.84||126.98||40||D W|
|Marathon Petroleum||MPC||77.79||▼-2.9||55.68||88.45||60||D W|
Carrizo & Gas (CRZO): Upgraded from Hold to Buy at Jefferies Financial.
Continental Resources (CLR): Upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Seaport Global Securities.
FTS International (FTSI): Upgraded from Equal Weight to Overweight at Capital One Financial.
Marathon Oil (MRO): Upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at BMO.
Oasis Petroleum (OAS): Upgraded from Hold to Buy at Jefferies Financial.
W&T Offshore (WTI): Upgraded from Neutral to Buy at Roth Capital.
NCS Multistage (NCSM): Downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
UPDATED: DAILY (END-OF-DAY)
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