for Shale Oil Production
While U.S. shale has recovered from a brutal 2020, it remains to be seen how long it will stick to its "capital discipline" mantra.
Exxon's board reshuffle has sent shockwaves through oil companies, as a new era of corporate scrutiny beckons.
The recovery seen in the Permian has not yet extended to the Bakken, as it struggles with higher costs and stagnant production.
Drilling returns to the shale patch as oil prices rise, but it remains to be seen if this activity will result in production.
The gap between renewable and fossil fuel investments is closing, as the post-Paris Agreement performance of those fossil fuel investments falters.
As oil prices rise, the shale industry assures investors it has learned its lessons.
As oil prices creep up, drillers' instincts for aggressive growth will clash with investor calls for restraint.
As continued OPEC curbs alongside a further hefty Saudi cut nudge WTI back above $50 per barrel, U.S. shale drillers have pulled back from the abyss.
Low oil prices and high-profile deals point to a shift toward consolidation in the U.S. oil industry.
The outcome of the election will have significant implications for the energy industry – but some trends are beyond White House control.