Sunday Super Bowlers, Bowls and (Not) Buds

By Paul Sankey Published on February 11, 2024 at 5:05 PM

Good day, We sent you a juicy note on Devon $DVN yesterday, “STOP. Unleash the FANG Within”. Plenty to read there, and a Valero paean “right now the best refining margins in February history” came out Friday afternoon. BREAKING: 2/11/24 (Wall Street Journal) — Two Permian rivals, Diamondback Energy and Endeavor Energy Resources, are finalizing a merger that would create an oil-and-gas behemoth worth more than $50 billion. Diamondback could announce a deal with the…

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California write-downs: Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Brangelina

By Paul Sankey Published on January 13, 2024 at 11:41 AM

This year started with massive writedowns from both Chevron and ExxonMobil in California. You don’t need to read the all-time classic of industry literature, “Oil!”, by Upton Sinclair (nor watch the classic film “There Will Be Blood” which is based on the book) to know there is a long and storied history of oil in California. In this note we write brief histories that led to the write-downs. Spoiler alert, we start with the conclusions,…

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Invitation: Miami 2nd/3rd Jan 2024 Refining Conference, Stan & Win

By Paul Sankey Published on December 27, 2023 at 3:28 PM

Good evening, Above, my grandfather Stan and grandmother Win at Aunt Chubb’s wedding, late 1920s. You passed the solstice – the days are getting longer! Lots of places you don’t really care that much, but believe me, in today’s filthy British winter weather, here dark and stormy London (but warm), with sheets of rain, the standard optimism is that days are now getting longer. And so to Miami soon (same latitude as Dubai). Please join…

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