Low Oil Prices Lead to Widespread Shut-ins Across U.S., Impacting Midstream Financials

New East Daley Capital Report Details Volume Variance and Impact by Basin

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--()--East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc., an energy data and insights company which merges commodity and financial analysis, released a new report that highlights the decline in natural gas production by basin across the U.S. East Daley is tracking over 3.1 Bcf/d of natural gas curtailments this week, directly measuring the impacts to midstream companies on a real-time basis.

Low oil prices are leading to widespread oil well shut-ins across many basins, significantly reducing both U.S. crude oil and natural gas supply during the past two weeks. According to the report, U.S. natural gas production from oil basins has declined by more than 3.1 Bcf/d since late-March 2020, largely due to shut-ins and the suspension of well completions in oil basins.

Additional key findings of the report include:

  • Basins upstream of Cushing (Williston, Powder River, and the DJ Basin) have been the first to shut-in production due to significant discounts faced in mid-April, but other basins are starting to react as WTI prices crashed more recently.
  • Varying levels of counterparty risk have put some companies more at risk than others, as the KMI and OMP G&P systems in the Bakken have declined sharper than OKE.

“Producer reaction to the significant drop in demand has been swift and natural gas gathering and processing assets will be some of the first to be impacted by production curtailments,” said Ryan Smith, senior director, Commodity Research, East Daley Capital and author of the report. “For this reason, our team is watching counterparty risk and shut-in levels on a daily basis and working with our clients to pivot and develop strategies that are responsive to the risk.”

To learn more about the impact of shut-ins to midstream companies, register for East Daley’s webinar on May 6 at 11:00 EST.

About East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc.

East Daley Capital is an energy data and insights provider that is redefining how markets view risk for midstream and exploration and production (E&P) companies. In addition to using top-level financial data to predict a company’s performance, East Daley Capital digs deeper to deliver asset and commodity analysis that provides comprehensive, fact-based intelligence. Supported by a team of unbiased, experienced financial and commodity experts, East Daley Capital provides its clients with unparalleled insight into how midstream and E&P companies operate and generate cash flow, in addition to commodity forecasting. East Daley Capital uses publicly available fundamental data and intersects that data with a company’s reported financials to asset-level adjusted-EBITDA and distributable cash flow (DCF). The result allows for more informed investment decisions. Founded in 2014, the company is based in Centennial, Colorado. For more information visit http://www.eastdaley.com.

Contacts

Media Contact:
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Meredith Bagnulo
mbagnulo@eastdaley.com
303-513-7494

Release Summary

East Daley is tracking over 3.1 Bcf/d of natural gas curtailments this week, directly measuring the impacts to midstream companies.

Contacts

Media Contact:
East Daley Capital
Meredith Bagnulo
mbagnulo@eastdaley.com
303-513-7494