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July 2015 Oil & Gas Hedging Update

Since our June update, crude oil and refined product forward prices have continued to decline, with a good amount of day-to-day volatility. One year forward prices for LLS crude oil have led the complex lower, down 1.03% while Brent and Dubai have declined by 0.48% and 0.24%, respectively. Month-over-month the WTI curve is unchanged. On a year-over-year basis, the one year forward curves for WTI, Brent, LLS and Dubai have declined by 39.57%, 39.72%, 38.68% and 40.29%, respectively.

The Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Hedging - Swaps

This post is the second in a series exploring common strategies which can be utilized by oil and gas producers to hedge their exposure to crude oil, natural gas and NGL prices. You can access the first post via the following link: The Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Hedging - Futures. In subsequent posts we'll explore how oil and gas producers can hedge with options and more complex strategies.

The Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Hedging - Futures

This post is the first in a series where we will be exploring the most common strategies used by oil and gas producers to hedge their exposure to crude oil, natural gas and NGL prices.  

Top 50 Energy Trading, Marketing & Risk Management Events of 2015

Whether you're an energy consumer, marketer, producer, processor, refiner, risk manager, trader, transporter, there are dozens of relevant conferences and events being held across the world throughout the remainder of 2015. While we clearly can't attend all of them, we will be attending many of them and would be glad to meet with you while we're there. If you woud like to meet with us during any of these events, please contact us. The following is the list of upcoming energy trading and risk management related conferences we're aware of as of today. 

June 2015 Oil & Gas Hedging Update - Highlight: Free Propane

Since our May update, forward crude oil and refined products have declined modestly. Since our update, one year forward prices for Dubai crude oil have led the complex lower, down 3.45% while Brent, LLS and WTI are lower by 3.32%, 2.60% and 2.355, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, the one year forward curves for WTI, Brent, LLS and Dubai are down by 35.85%, 36.65%, 34.18% and 37.42%, respectively.

Last Call - June 17-18 Energy Hedging, Risk & Trading Seminar

Due to requests from several attendees, we have extended the registration deadline for our upcoming Energy Hedging, Risk Management and Trading Seminar, which will take place June 17-18 in Houston. If you are interested do register now as seating is limited.

May 2015 Oil & Gas Hedging Update

Since our April monthly update, forward crude oil and refined products have continued to increase significantly. Since our last update, one year forward prices for WTI crude oil have led the complex higher, up 16.72% while Dubai, LLS and Brent are up 16.19%, 16.11% and 15.05%, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, the one year forward curves for WTI, Brent, LLS and Dubai are lower by 34.30%, 34.47%, 32.42% and 35.19% respectively.

Oil & Gas Producer Hedging & Financing - A Legal Perspective

This is a guest post by Jeff Nichols, partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Houston. Jeff  represents a variety of clients in the energy and finance industries with secured and unsecured credit facilities, project finance and other structured energy transactions.

Hedging is usually thought of in terms of cash-settled derivatives offered by lenders as part of a broader financial relationship tied together by a credit agreement and perhaps collateral documents. But many other transactions blend hedging and finance attributes. Focus on these different transactions becomes acute during times of financial stress, which drives concerns about enforcing remedies.


April 2015 Oil & Gas Hedging Update

Over the course of the past month forward crude oil and refined products have given up the gains of February and then some. Since our last update, one year forward prices for Dubai crude oil have led the complex lower, down 10.54% month-over-month while Brent, LLS and WTI are down 10.13%, 7.06% and 6.98%, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, the one year forward curves for WTI, Brent, LLS and Dubai are lower by 43.59%, 42.16%, 42.06% and 43.46%% respectively.

The Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Hedging - Costless Collars

This post is the fourth in a series where we are exploring (no pun intended) how oil and gas producers can hedge their exposure to crude oil, natural gas and NGL prices. The first three posts addressed how oil and gas producers can hedge with futures, swaps and put options.  

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