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: 100 DAYS AFTER The Oil Market Turned Negative – July 30, 2020

For the first time in history, on April 20, 2020 the price of oil fell below zero.  On Wednesday, July 29th – exactly 100 days after – U.S. Energy provided our latest market update on the health of the energy sector, including how the industry has changed over the last 100 days and what to expect in the months ahead.

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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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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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