Capital Investors Returning to Energy Production

Oil and gas is back in favor as higher commodity prices equate to stronger returns among oil and gas producers.

Private equity deals are on pace for another record year as traditional oil and gas investments become attractive once again” according to Seenu Akunuri, Energy, Utilities and Resources Deals, Principal, PwC US

Higher commodity prices have muted investors’ emphasis on renewable energy resulting in stronger returns among traditional oil and gas producers. WTI crude oil increased more than 60% this year, and, natural gas prices have more than doubled.

In the competition for capital, oil and gas has performed well year-to-date. The Standard & Poor’s Exploration and Production Index has increased 76% this year, compared with a 49% decline for the Nasdaq. As a result, many institutional investors are rethinking their strategies. While public companies have continued to focus on shareholder returns and resisted the urge to significantly expand drilling programs, private companies are deploying capital more rapidly.

Make plans to join us at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas as we review 2022 and contemplate a brighter 2023 at the Energy Capital Conference.

Hart Energy's Energy Capital Conference is the show for networking, exploring new resources for accessing and deploying capital and learning new strategies to enhance your business plans. The conference sessions attract hundreds of senior-level executives representing small-, medium- and large-scale E&P companies; midstream operators; and service and supply companies.


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