The recent weakness in oil prices has derailed TORC Oil and Gas\u2019 momentum on the stock market. After a bright start to the year, shares of the company have nosedived over the past month \u2014 something investors were warned against earlier.\r\n\r\nAs it turns out, investors didn\u2019t like TORC\u2019s latest first-quarter earnings report either, even though it beat the market\u2019s bottom-line estimate. And with oil prices on a downtrend now, let\u2019s see if the company is able to make a comeback going forward.\r\nWhat\u2019s Ailing TORC?\r\nFor the first quarter of 2019, TORC\u2019s overall production came in at 28,267 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from the year-ago period\u2019s production of 22,894 BOE\/day. Crude oil production came in at 23,700 BOE\/day as compared to 18,827 BOE\/day a year ago.\r\n\r\nMore importantly, the company was helped by stable prices during the quarter. TORC\u2019s average realized price fell only slightly to $56.86 per BOE as compared to $58.13 per BOE a year ago. As a result of the slight decline in the average realized price, TORC\u2019s operating netback came in at $32.64 per barrel of oil equivalent as compared to $33.69 per BOE a year ago.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAdjusted funds flow also fell slightly to $29.90 per BOE as compared to $31.07 per BOE last year. So, the company\u2019s performance wasn\u2019t all that bad during the quarter as it witnessed only a slight weakness thanks to a dip in oil prices.\r\n\r\nIn fact, the company was able to generate a cash flow of $0.35 per share as compared to $0.33 per share a year ago. Moreover, the increase in the company\u2019s output allowed TORC to maintain its bottom line at $0.03 per share, which was in line with the year-ago period.\r\n\r\nBut despite this resilient performance, investors have shunned TORC stock over the past month, attributed to a decline in falling oil prices in Canada.\r\nOil Prices are Proving to Be a Headwind for TORC\r\nGlobal oil prices have retreated remarkably of late. WTI crude is now trading at around $58 per barrel as compared to nearly $64 per barrel at the end of April. But the decline in Canadian oil prices has been far severe.\r\n\r\nFor instance, the WTI oil price saw a weekly drop of 8% last week, which was the highest since December. But Western Canadian Select oil prices dropped at a far greater pace of 16.7% during the same period. What\u2019s more, the WCS oil price is down 26% from its peak levels that it hit on April 8 this year.\r\n\r\nAs such, it is not surprising to see why TORC Oil and Gas stock has retreated of late.\r\n\r\nThis rapid decline in the WCS oil price is a result of an inventory build in Alberta. As reported by Financial Post:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSo don\u2019t be surprised if TORC stock heads lower because of weak oil prices, as a negative oil price trend can weaken the company\u2019s financial performance considerably going forward.