Happy days are here again, LOL the US will release oil from the SPR, and the majors surge:
- CVX: up 1.16%
- XOM: up 0.8%
- Shell: up 0.5%
- BP: up 1.31%
- COP: up 1.4%
Poll: we're quickly moving on to a new poll. The current poll -- how many EVs must a car company see each year to be considered a player? The answer: 600,000 or for the poll, the best answer: 500,000.
- India makes announcement: will release five million bbls -- two VLCCs and one Suezmax
- no US politician talking about demand (only supply): every US politician wants to avoid a Jimmy-Carter-cardigan moment
- Putin and Prince MBS in catbird seat
- the shortage is so acute that an SPR release is needed, but demand measures should come alongside -- Javier Blas; suggestions:
- national speed limit: 55 mph
- ban private jets
- ban Sunday driving
- limit refueling at service stations to no more than half a tank
- appoint AOC as energy czar
Kellogg: talks break down again; strike enters eighth week.
Rivian: reports of subpar battery performance in its delivery vans. A recent test by Rivian's partner, Amazon, suggests that the battery's performance is below the EV's startup's claims. I'm shocked. Shocked. Amazon has a 20% stake in Rivian; it has ordered 100,000 of its vans.
Pre-market -- first group "financial / economic" indicators:
- 10-Year Treasury: link here. Up slightly and trending above 1.6; currently at 1.643%.
- DXY: link here. Flat, at 96.52.
- Silver: link here. Down slightly, at $23.81.
- CBOE volatility index: link here. Explained at Investopedia. Up 2.6%; now at 19.67.
Back to the Bakken
Active rigs: in a 31 - 33 active rig range, as rigs move around on a weekly basis; the number below does not include the rig operated by Kraken; obviously that rig is in the process of being moved to new location (thank you to a reader for pointing that out):
Tuesday, November 23, 2021: 35 for the month, 38 for the quarter, 289 for the year:
- 38238, conf, CLR, Jensen 10-8H, Chimney Butte, no production data,
- 37082, conf, Whiting, S-Bar 11-7TFHU, Sanish, first production, 5/21; t--; cum --; not a particularly good well; in fact, early production data very poor for a Sanish well after all these years;
- 35483, conf, Oasis, Nikolai Federal 5397 42-33B, Banks, a nice well; first production, 5/21; t--; cum 83K 9/21;
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