Antero Resources 1Q16: Production Up, Gets $4.54/Mcf for Gas!

antero resourcesAntero Resources, one of the largest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica, continues to impress. Yesterday the company released its first quarter 2016 update and for all intents and purposes they broke even (financially) during 1Q16–they lost $5 million. Granted, they made $394 million in 1Q15, so that’s quite a swing the other way. But in a day when most drillers are racking up near billion dollar losses, Antero is a star performer. The company tweaked expected production for this year–up another 2% over their previous “guidance”. Where Antero really shines is with their hedging–a financial technique that allows them to lock in prices for natural gas they sell that are much higher than their competitors. With hedging, Antero got an average of $4.54 per Mcf in 1Q16, which is $2.45/Mcf above Nymex futures price. Crikey! Here’s the update from one of the Marcellus/Utica’s star performers…

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