Week in Review – February 28, 2020

The crude market was down for the week and continues its downward trend in early trading this morning.  The major news moving markets this week was all about the coronavirus and its rapid spread outside of China.  South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan among others, are all taking major steps to slow the spread of […]

As Virus Spreads, Saudis Consider Steep Cuts

Oil markets are continuing their steep drop, in a sell-off reminiscent of the price crashes seen in 2015-16 and, before that, in 2009. Crude oil and diesel prices have shed nearly 30% of their value since the beginning of the year, while gasoline losses are around 22%. Crude prices are at their lowest level in […]

Fifth Consecutive Down Day for Crude

Yesterday, bullish inventory news reported by the EIA began a small rally that was quickly overcome by more pessimistic coronavirus news as the market digested a rise in new coronavirus cases outside China fueling fears of a pandemic that could slow the global economy.  This morning crude prices are lower, falling to their lowest levels […]

Natural Gas News – February 26, 2020

Natural Gas News – February 26, 2020 Japan Will Remain A Key Market For U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Forbes: Japan has been the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer for a very long time. Since U.S. LNG exports from shale started in February 2016, Japan has been its third largest importer, after South Korea […]

Outbreak May Evolve into Pandemic

In Asia, Europe, and the Middle East hundreds of new cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, have been reported.  The virus has been found in about 30 countries.  In the US, the Center for Disease Control warned of the inevitable outbreak of the virus.  The organization is preparing for “severe” disruptions to daily life in the […]

Mid-Week Review – February 26, 2020

OPEC hasn’t run out of ideas, Saudi energy minister insists as oil prices slump OPEC and its allied oil-producing nations are still working well together and still have options to try to rebalance global crude markets, Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said Tuesday.  “We do communicate with each other, we use every opportunity […]

China, 60% Back to Work

Crude prices are relatively flat this morning after yesterday’s large drop, the largest drop in almost seven weeks.  Investors are trying to gauge the economic consequences of the quickly spreading coronavirus and whether it will become a global pandemic.  Goldman Sachs says certain economic metrics appear at least 20% below what is normally seen this […]

Russia Spurns Cuts despite China Economy Struggling

Yesterday brought moderate gains for oil prices thanks to a relatively bullish EIA inventory report. Crude inventories showed a 0.4-million barrel build, well below market expectations and API forecasts. Both diesel and gasoline stocks fell on the week, providing some support for prices. Today, oil prices are plummeting following comments from Russia’s Energy Minister Novak […]

Crude Reaches Highest Level This Month

Yesterday, oil prices reached their highest level this month as US sanctions on Russian oil company, Rosneft, and unrest in Libya added more uncertainty and concerns for the global crude supply. Crude prices are up this morning on optimism that China will enact economic stimulus to soften the demand destruction caused by the coronavirus.  Chinese […]

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