|2020-05-13 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
卡皮坦能源石油天然气公司(Capitan Energy oil and natural gas company)的共同所有人克雷格?布莱尔发现，二叠纪盆地的石油产量已从每天1.5万桶暴跌至仅6000桶。
邹勤 摘译自 日本时报
U.S. oil producers struggle to stay afloat in sea of excess
For the companies that drill the highest-producing deposits of oil and natural gas in the world, straddling the border between Texas and New Mexico, the crash in oil prices has led to spectacular losses.
Craig Blair, co-owner of the Capitan Energy oil and natural gas company, has seen his production in the Permian Basin collapse from 15,000 barrels of oil a day to just 6,000.
On April 20, the price of a barrel of oil fell below zero because the market was so heavily saturated and demand had evaporated.
That day alone, Blair estimates he lost half a million dollars. Lacking long-term facilities to store the oil he had pumped, he had to pay $37 a barrel just to have it taken away.
Blair co-owns the company with his cousin, and it does not have any shareholders. When the price of oil dropped by 50 percent, he responded quickly.
“The only way you can make ends meet is, everything has to be cut by 50 percent.
Capitan Energy has mineral rights to 28,000 hectares.
“We’ve stopped any project that we weren’t in the middle of doing, if we could stop it we’ve stopped it, and we won’t start it back up again until the price of oil gets (to) probably around $50 a barrel,” he said