Party Like It’s 2014

Posted: October 8, 2021
Category: News Pulse

RP Weekly Recap | October 4 – 8


The year is 2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears, Scotland votes to remain part of the United Kingdom, and oil prices took a steep dive from the low $100 mark to the $45 range. Come 2021, a lot has changed – the world is currently exiting a global pandemic, global supply chains are crippled, but oil prices are surging. In fact, WTI oil prices hit the $80 mark for the first time since 2014 as demand continues to rapidly outpace global supply. Check out this story and more in this week’s recap of all things happening in oil and gas!

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Statistics

  • Number of Cases (Worldwide): 237,001,071 (up from 233,955,450 last week)
  • Number of Cases (USA): 44,181,197 (up from 43,481,064 last week)
  • Statistics courtesy of Johns Hopkins

Financial & Economic Updates

U.S. Oil Market News

Global Market News

Employment Updates

United States Rig Count

  • UP 5 from last week for a total of 533
  • Up 98.1% from one year ago
  • Statistics courtesy of Baker Hughes


Content UpdatesNews PulsePodcast

  • It’s no secret that many parts of the world, including South America, are facing severe droughts this year. One of the most affected areas is the country of Brazil and now it’s starting to affect the nation’s power generation and agricultural economy. Check out our latest periodical HERE to learn more!

  • RARE PETRO is the tik talk of the town! Short-form content to educate both the public or industry professionals is available NOW! Check out our latest Tik Tok Video uncovering what Holywood does not understand about a blowout.

  • RARE PETRO and Rainmaker GBD collaborate on a monthly newsletter highlighting everything you need to know about the energy sector. This is a video interview with RARE PETRO’s Anthony McDaniels as he speaks on the biggest stories and dives a little bit deeper into supporting data. Welcome to the first “Side Chat”

  • Sam Gibbs revolutionized the way a rod pumped well would be managed dozens of times over. As a brilliant engineer, mathematician, and disciplined man he worked passionately to change the trajectory of rod pump technology for generations. Find out more in episode seven of Hydrocarbon History! 

  • Grab a drink and join us for our newest segment, Thirsty Thursday: An Inventory Report to see if we’ve been poured another tall glass of crude and whether or not the U.S. was thirsty enough to suck down another round. 

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