Do Ya Think I’m Waxy – Is Uinta Crude Too Hard To Handle?

Newfield Exploration - the largest crude oil producer in Utah’s Uinta basin - has temporarily suspended new drilling operations there in response to lower prices. Other producers in the region have reduced their drilling and capex budgets as well. The cutbacks stem in part from the extra logistics expense required to deliver and process the thick yellow and black “waxy” Uinta crudes that do not flow at room temperature. Today we describe how low prices are impacting Uinta basin production.

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