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10. March 2020 | 11:40 CET

Baytex Energy, Husky Energy, Saturn Oil & Gas - why Canadian oil now?

  • Oil

The oil industry around the globe had an unexpected start to the week, marked by a collapse in the price of oil. Last Friday, WTI was still trading at over USD 41.00 per barrel and at the start of the week the price fell briefly to below USD 28.00 per barrel. This was preceded by the announcement that Saudi Arabia will increase its production volume because Russia will not participate in a joint cutback. The defiant reaction of Saudi Arabia sent the oil price and the stock markets around the globe into a downward spiral.

time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose


 

World economy as a plaything

There is much room for speculation about the motives and reasons why Russia and Saudi Arabia have not come up with a common ground to curb the amount of oil. The reason for the talks was the decline in demand for oil in connection with the Corona crisis. One possible common reason was that they wanted to slow down the USA, now the largest oil producer. A large part of US production is obtained through cost-intensive fracking, and a low oil price makes the development of new fields uneconomic.

OPEC and Russia miss profits

However, this type of predatory pricing is not cheap. After all, the OPEC countries hold around 80% of global reserves. Since 1960, the population of these countries has risen from less than 100 million people to over 500 million. In countries with a diversified economy, the price of oil plays a more subordinate role than in the producing countries, which are still dependent on the price of 'black gold'.

In 2018, the USA produced around 11.0 million barrels of oil per day. Russia produced around 10.5 million barrels per day in the same period and Saudi Arabia around 10.3 million barrels per day. Of these three countries the economy of the USA is the most broadly based and therefore Russia and Saudi Arabia are currently hurting themselves and the OPEC countries substantially with the lost profit.

Hedging protects the oil market

On the Canadian stock markets, oil producers came under enormous pressure. The market value of Baytex Energy collapsed by 40% to CAD 353 million and Husky Energy fell by over 30% to CAD 3.5 billion. The value of Saturn Oil & Gas declined by 21.7% to CAD 21 million - an amount that is probably not far from the total revenue in 2019. Given that oil producers usually hedge their future production volumes in connection with credit financing at an already agreed price, the price collapse on Monday will hardly be felt in the short term. For investors who assume that the low oil price will only be temporary, the price declines are an excellent entry opportunity.

Importance of the producing countries will increase

In view of the fact that Canada is in a much better position than most OPEC countries when it comes to protecting human rights and the environment, it will only be a matter of time before one or the other oil-producing country is frowned upon by society. Then also the import of OPEC oil to Canada for the mentioned reasons should find an end. Anyone who wants to position themselves in the oil sector with shares will find attractive opportunities in Canada under ethical and moral aspects in the current environment.


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  • Oil

The Corona Pandemic has turned the world upside down in many areas in recent months. The energy sector has not been able to escape the changes. First the demand for crude oil collapsed and then production was cut back. In the meantime, restrictions around the globe are being eased again and there are still opportunities to position oneself to benefit from the post-Corona upswing. The habits of the population in big cities have changed. Public transport is being avoided due to the risk of infection and instead cars are being moved more. In China, an average of 11.34 million barrels of crude oil were imported per day in May 2020. This record value exceeds the previous record from November 2019 by around 160,000 barrels per day.

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BP, Saturn Oil & Gas, Shell - Revenue and profit increase significantly

  • Oil

The oil price continues to gain momentum and is still trading around 40% below the January 2020 level, and now the right stocks are in the spotlight. In addition to the well-known major oil producers such as BP and Shell, there are also successful producers who are not yet so well known, but who certainly have potential. Last night the young Canadian oil producer Saturn Oil & Gas published the results of the past fiscal year. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the company had postponed the release, which is currently nothing special and is officially made possible by an extended deadline.

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BP, Chevron, ENI, Saturn Oil & Gas, Shell, Total - what investors need to know now

  • Oil

About a month ago, market participants around the world learned that the end of a price slide does not have to end at zero on the expiry date of WTI contracts. Anyone who thought that a barrel of American WTI at USD 0.01, which is 159 litres of crude oil, would be a special bargain on the expiration date and took the chance was taught an expensive lesson. The expiration date of 20 April 2020 will go down in history with an initial negative settlement price of USD -37.63. The USA is known to be the land of opportunity and this seems to be another chapter.

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