Canadian oil prices rebound as differentials start to ease
Today's energy market summary:
Despite the reinstatement of sanctions on Iranian crude exports, world oil prices were relatively indifferent to the news, due in part to exemptions granted to China, India, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Greece, Taiwan and Turkey. Brent posted a 0.5% gain while WTI was roughly unchanged for the day.
Most North American markets posted small gains for the day, with the TSX rising 0.7% and the S&P 500 gaining 0.6%. The US dollar gave back all of last week's gains as bond yields moved lower on both sides of the border.
Higher Brent prices and a weaker greenback also helped boost European ADRs on the NYSE.
Today's notable energy news:
Husky Energy (HSE.TO +2.4%) reminded MEG Energy (MEG +0.9%) shareholders that its $6.4 billion offer is "full and fair." Husky CEO Rob Peabody points out that MEG was cash-flow negative in Q3, due to its high debt load and lack of downstream operations. Peabody says the company "cannot grow its way out of its problems" and recommends MEG shareholders tender their shares to Husky.
Valero Energy (VLO -0.7%) announced plans to expand its Diamond Green Diesel plant in Louisiana, boosting renewable diesel production to 675 million gallons annually. The facility is owned jointly with Darling Ingredients (DAR -1.6%). The expansion has a capital cost of US$1.1 billion and an in-service date of 2021.
Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP +2.7%) and Navigator Energy Services announced open season on its proposed Voyager pipeline, which would run 500 miles from Cushing to MMP's terminal in East Houston. The pipeline is expected to have an initial capacity of at least 250,000 bbl/day with the ability to expand if there's sufficient demand.
SandRidge Energy (SD +3.8%) announced the sale of its oil and gas properties in the Central Basin Platform region of the Permian Basin to an unspecified buyer for US$14.5 million. The divested assets produced 3,775 boe/day in September.
French energy major Total (TOT +2.0%) and Sempra Energy (SRE +3.2%) signed an agreement to jointly develop a number of LNG export terminals throughout North America, including Louisiana and Mexico's Baja California. Total retains the right to potentially purchase up to 9 million t/y of LNG from Sempra's terminals on the US Gulf Coast and West Coast.
China's Sinopec (SNP +3.8%) and China National Petroleum have agreed to accelerate drilling and exploration from unconventional reserves in the country’s western regions. The move is in an effort to reduce reliance on foreign imports, speed up the transition from coal to natural gas and avoid a gas shortage during the upcoming winter heating season.
Today's third quarter earnings on the TSX:
Ensign Energy (ESI +7.1%) posted a $32.8 million loss in the third quarter, narrower than a $36.5 million loss for the same time last year. Revenues rose 17% y/y to $289 million while funds from operations increased 52% y/y to $60 million. The company says it is seeing higher demand in its US and international operations, but Canadian revenues have declined due wide pricing differentials caused by "limited" market access for both oil and gas production.
Painted Pony (PONY +10.6%) posted a $13.8 million loss in Q3, versus a profit of $14.6 million for the same time last year. Funds from operations nudged up 2% y/y to $30.3 million. Production grew 38% y/y to 58,330 boe/day, weighted 9% liquids. Gas production was negatively impacted by the shutdown of Enbridge's (ENB +2.9%) T-South network during most of October.
BlackPearl Resources (PXX +4.2%) swung to a profit in the third quarter, posting a net income of $1 million on revenues of $61 million, up 86% y/y. Production averaged 13,863 boe/day in Q3, up 53% y/y.
Crew Energy (CR +15.8%) posted a $1 million loss in Q3, versus a $2.1 million profit for the same time last year. Revenues grew 13% to $54 million while production averaged 23,680 boe/day in Q3, up 2% y/y.
Today's US energy earnings:
DCP Midstream (DCP +5.4%) posted a net profit of US$81 million, versus a US$20 million loss for the same time last year. Revenues rose 38% y/y to US$2.68 billion. NGL pipeline volumes are up about 35% y/y from the same time last year.
NuStar Energy (NS +6.3%) posted a Q3 profit of US$48 million, up 25% y/y. Revenue rose 11% y/y to US$490 million. Throughput volumes on its pipelines, including crude and refined products, rose 23% y/y to 1.48 million bbl/day.
Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO +0.3%) posted a net loss of US$51 million, down from a US$69 million loss for the same time last year. Revenues declined 22% y/y to US$286 million.
|CURRENCIES & YIELDS|
|Imperial Oil||IMO||42.25||▲0.5||33.43||44.91||84||D W|
|Husky Energy||HSE||18.37||▲2.4||15.09||22.99||30||D W|
|Pembina Pipeline||PPL||45.05||▲4.1||37.60||47.84||87||D W|
|Inter Pipeline||IPL||22.25||▲3.1||20.68||27.92||54||D W|
|Gibson Energy||GEI||21.77||▲4.3||15.68||23.04||97||D W|
|LARGE CAP E&P|
|Cdn Natural Res||CNQ||38.40||▲2.4||35.31||49.08||22||D W|
|Cenovus Energy||CVE||11.80||▲2.9||9.03||14.84||29||D W|
|Seven Generations||VII||14.02||▲2.5||12.82||21.25||15||D W|
|Pason Systems||PSI||19.87||▲1.7||16.05||22.10||71||D W|
|Mullen Group||MTL||13.79||▼-0.1||13.43||16.95||23||D W|
|Secure Energy||SES||8.51||▲1.6||6.98||9.82||88||D W|
|REFINING & MARKETING|
|Parkland Fuel||PKI||40.00||▼-2.3||24.97||47.45||95↓||D W|
|Exxon Mobil||XOM||81.64||▼-0.4||72.16||89.30||63||D W|
|Kinder Morgan||KMI||17.26||▲2.4||14.69||19.83||65||D W|
|Williams Co||WMB||25.72||▲0.6||23.54||33.67||42||D W|
|LARGE CAP E&P|
|EOG Resources||EOG||106.35||▲3.9||96.54||133.53||18||D W|
|Occidental Petro||OXY||69.95||▲2.4||62.47||87.67||18||D W|
|Anadarko Petro||APC||54.69||▲2.8||46.80||76.70||5||D W|
|Concho Res||CXO||141.96||▲0.8||123.63||163.11||38||D W|
|Ntl-Oilwell Varco||NOV||36.53||▲1.2||31.47||49.08||14||D W|
|Baker Hughes||BHGE||26.85||▲3.0||25.53||37.76||4||D W|
|Phillips 66||PSX||100.52||▲1.5||89.14||123.97||18||D W|
|Valero Energy||VLO||91.15||▼-0.6||80.00||126.98||6||D W|
|Marathon Petro||MPC||69.76||▲0.4||60.10||88.45||21||D W|
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