Week In Review – July 23, 2021

Yesterday, oil prices continued to rise over 4% despite an unexpected crude inventory hike. Investors are buying the dip, capitalizing on low prices in the hopes that prices will continue their march higher over the next few months. Rising prices are somewhat counter-intuitive, given yesterday’s bearish inventory data. Crude oil inventory levels rose Wednesday for […]

California’s High Fuel Prices May Be Heading Even Higher

Oil prices bounced back, with crude oil climbing $1.60 yesterday and fuel prices seeing 5 cent gains. The major swings this week have been the result of old news – COVID case rates, OPEC production, and climbing demand. Even old news, though, can significantly drive prices. While the dominant narrative this year has been strong […]

Prices Rise Over 4% As Inventory Levels Increase

Today, oil prices continue to rise over 4% despite an unexpected crude inventory hike. Investors are buying the dip, capitalizing on low prices in the hopes that prices will continue their march higher over the next few months. Rising prices are somewhat counter-intuitive, given yesterday’s bearish inventory data. Crude oil inventory levels rose Wednesday for […]

Mid-Week Review – July 21, 2021

Oil-Price Swoon Spurs Traders to Bet on Further Declines Bets that oil investors made in options markets help explain why crude prices fell so sharply on Monday, and show that traders are bracing for prices to lurch lower once more. U.S. crude prices swooned in tandem with stocks and other industrial commodities to start the […]

Driver Shortage Reaches Emergency Level in Some Areas

The fuel driver shortage continues to deepen as high summer demand keeps markets stretched thin. Yesterday, the State of South Dakota – far removed from the normal threats of hurricanes and refinery outages – declared a state of emergency for petroleum deliveries. South Dakota Governor Noem waived federal hours of service requirements for fuel truck […]

The (Eroding) Line in the Sand for Oil Prices

On Monday, we saw the most significant single-day drop in oil prices in 10 months. Many analysts suggest this has to do with the fear that new coronavirus variants will again bring a pause to travel, in turn heavily impacting fuel demand. Today prices fell again, with crude opening at $66.60. This was the lowest […]

This Week in Review

This week brought a sharp break from rising oil prices, with crude oil shedding several dollars from its lofty prices. Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s compromise on Wednesday paved the way for OPEC+ to begin hiking their output each month, bringing markets closer to balance. Even with the agreement, though, some forecasters are still calling […]

Prices Continue to Fall After OPEC+ Agreement

This morning prices continued to fall while posting some of their lowest opening numbers of the week. Crude this morning opened at $72.96, diesel at $2.1379, and gasoline at $2.2926. The agreement between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is helping to weaken the oil rally, since it will provide more supply each […]

Mid-Week Review – July 14, 2021

Oil prices drop after Saudi-UAE reach output compromise Oil prices dropped on Wednesday after Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had reached a compromise over a global supply deal that will allow the UAE to boost its output. The deal between the two Gulf producers means that members of the Petroleum […]

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