Energy Insights

Energy Insights connects individuals interested in alternative investments with information on the oil and natural gas industry.  Provided by U.S. Energy, a leader in tax advantaged oil and natural gas direct investments, our educational articles, tools and online events are designed to provide broker-dealers, wealth advisors and investors with unique insight on tax planning and the energy sector.

Video Update: Opportunity Zones & Notice 2020-39
June 16, 2020


U.S. Energy provides an update on IRS Notice 2020-39 which extends the 180-day Opportunity Zone Fund window for eligible clients until December 31, 2020 and the tax planning opportunity it creates for investors with capital gains.

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Video Update: A Final Energy Capitulation?
May 14, 2020


U.S. Energy reviews the financial situation of energy companies and how low oil prices have created a need for cash, which may finally push a final capitulation event, a healthier energy sector, and new opportunities for energy investors.

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Video Update: April 2020 Energy Market Update
April 24, 2020


U.S. Energy provides an update on the Energy Market, including a discussion on why oil prices fell below zero on Monday, April 20, 2020 and how this could impact the energy sector and oil prices in future months.

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Video Update: OPEC+ Agrees To Oil Supply Cut
April 14, 2020


U.S. Energy provides an update from the April 9th meeting between Saudi Arabia and Russia (OPEC+) and the agreement to cut oil supply by 10 – 20 million barrels per day.  Discussion includes the outlook for oil prices and direct energy investments.

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Panel Presentation:  Oil Market Update & The Outlook For Direct Energy Investors

March 25, 2020.

U.S. Energy panel provides insight on recent market events, the current price of oil and what investors can expect in the weeks and months ahead in the energy sector.

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$30 Oil To Create New Opportunities For Direct Energy Investors

March 13, 2020.

As Seen In Real Asset Adviser’s April 2020 Magazine: Access Digital Format
As fears surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what it could mean to the global economy reached new highs, financial markets across the world have been in decline.  Adding to the stress of an already fragile global economy, on March 6 OPEC+ talks of reducing the supply of oil between the second and third largest producers in the world – Russia and Saudi Arabia – collapsed.

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U.S. Energy Development Corporation Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Big-Data Mindset Paving The Future

Arlington-based U.S. Energy Development Corporation, an Exploration & Production (E&P) Company which provides direct investments in energy, celebrated its 40th anniversary in early 2020.  Outside of celebratory events earlier this year, its full-steam ahead for this technology-focused company that has deployed more than $200 million in new energy projects over the past 18 months and has raised over $1.4 billion in energy partnerships since 1999.  

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Tips & Tricks:
What To Know For Tax Day 2020

We are only three months into the year, but 2020 is making history for a number of reasons: a pandemic virus, teetering economics, and a postponed summer Olympic season – just to name a few. However, a silver lining amidst these turbulent times would be the announcement that the federal Tax Day has officially been moved from April 15 to July 15.

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Oil Market Brief:
Coronavirus and the Outlook for Oil

March 3, 2020.  Updated March 9, 2020.

Uncertainty regarding how the Coronavirus impacts oil demand – from travel interruptions to factory shutdowns – has created worldwide concern.  With the price of oil largely predicated on the balance of supply and demand, the drop in oil price was not surprising and the recent …

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WTI v. Brent Oil:
What Does It Mean?


Although there are dozens (actually, over 150) different grades of crude oil, the only two that typically get reported in the news are Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI). These two crudes have carved out their position as the benchmarks for oil throughout the world.

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U.S. Energy Participates in 9 Well / $49 Million Development in the Powder River Basin

June 19, 2019

Arlington, Texas – U.S. Energy Development Corporation, one of the largest sponsors of direct-ownership oil and gas investments, has announced participation in a 9 well oil development project in the Powder River Basin, also known as the PRB. The company committed $6.6 million to this project on behalf of one of its Acquisition Funds, the Strategic Energy Income Fund V LP. As of mid-June, production from the first four wells was averaging approximately 700 barrels per day, which is above type-curve for this stage of production (footnote 1). Revenue associated with these wells are anticipated to be received this summer (footnote 2).

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U.S. Energy Announces Participation in a $77 Million Development of its ‘Echo’ Project in New Mexico

April 30, 2019

Arlington, Texas – U.S. Energy Development Corporation has announced that the company is participating in a $77 million development of its Echo project acreage. The project will co-invest with three other companies and includes an interest in 8 oil wells for a net investment of $5.5 million. Current development is expected to create additional cash flow while potentially increasing the future divestment value on the more than 2,700 net acres owned in the Echo project.

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U.S. Energy ‘Echo’ Project Distributes 61% to Investors on Initial Asset Sale

December 12, 2018

Arlington, Texas – U.S. Energy Development Corporation, an independent oil and gas operator specializing in direct participation programs, has sold a portion of its Echo project to Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) for a 61.35% distribution net to its Strategic Energy Income Fund V LP; one of the company’s Acquisition Funds.  The Echo Project was acquired by the Strategic Energy Income Fund V LP in early 2018 and proceeds were distributed in October 2018.

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