Comments related to oil and natural gas production and closely related subjects in this thread. Thanks.
“Shale companies from Texas to North Dakota have been managing their wells to maximize short-term oil production. That has long-term consequences for the future of the American energy boom. By front-loading the wells to boost early oil output, many companies have been able to accelerate growth. But these newer wells peter out more quickly, so companies have to drill new ones sooner to sustain their production. In effect, frackers have jumped on a treadmill and ratcheted up the speed, becoming ever more dependent on new capital to keep oil production humming, even as Wall Street is becoming more skeptical of funding the industry.” Rebecca Elliot, The Wall Street Journal (4/8)
OPEC + Russia through March 2019, in thousand barrels per day.