18:13:15 EDT Sat 31 Oct 2020
Enter Symbol
or Name

Login ID:

Energy Summary for March 12, 2020

2020-03-12 19:04 ET - Market Summary

This item is part of Stockwatch's value added news feed and is only available to Stockwatch subscribers.

Here is a sample of this item:

by Stockwatch Business Reporter

West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery lost $1.48 to $31.50 on the New York Merc, its meltdown accelerating despite the U.S. Federal Reserve's pledge to inject up to $1.5-trillion into U.S. markets to prevent "ominous trading conditions," while Brent for May lost $2.57 to $33.22 (all figures in this para U.S.). Western Canadian Select traded at a discount of $13.42 to WTI, up from a discount of $13.54. Natural gas for April lost four cents to $1.84. The TSX energy index lost 11.57 points to close at 58.33.

Alberta oil producers could soon see even more output restrictions as the province looks for ways to combat falling oil prices and shore up its resource-dependent economy, said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. He is currently in Ottawa to enlist federal support for various proposed relief measures, including capital injections, payroll tax relief, an "equalization rebate," and funding to create jobs and spur technological development. Adjustment to the province's existing oil curtailment policy is another option under consideration. While there are no current plans to change the policy, Mr. Kenney said his government is monitoring oil inventories and, if storage nears capacity, would "use the curtailment tool responsible to ensure at least a survival price for our producers to get through this."

The remainder is available to Stockwatch subscribers.
Sign-up for a FREE 30-day Stockwatch subscription and SEE NO ADS

© 2020 Canjex Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Reader Comments - Comments are open to paying subscribers of Stockwatch and unmoderated, although libelous remarks, obscene language and impersonations may be deleted. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of Stockwatch.
For information regarding Canadian libel law, please view the University of Ottawa's FAQ regarding Defamation and SLAPPs.