Week in Review – 3 Reasons Oil Recovered from Last Week’s Drop

Prices continued recovering this week after crashing to $66/bbl last week. WTI crude opened at $72/bbl this week and continued climbing from there. Several supportive headlines for oil prices have kept prices from testing last week’s low. Federal Reserve Sees Positive Outlook. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero on Wednesday, noting that the […]

Oil Bulls Are Exiting Market, Prices Prove Resilient

In the absence of news, oil prices are continuing a choppy sideways trade, with brief surges up and down but no clear trend. Federal officials are reportedly reviewing the need for updated mask guidance. The CDC tightening its mask recommendations could renew consumer fears of exposure, which could, in turn, dampen demand. Although market prices […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saudis and UAE Agree on OPEC Production Deal

Oil prices are turning lower this morning, following news that OPEC may finally be near an agreement to increase production for the remainder of the year. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at odds for the past two weeks, derailing members’ consensus to increase output by 400 kbpd each month between now and December. […]

IEA Forecasts 10-Yr High Inventory Draws in Q3

Oil prices are hovering in the low $74 range this morning, not far from their pre-July 4th peak. The International Energy Agency (IEA) released their monthly oil market report, which noted several bullish trends in the short-term. Oil demand rose by 3.2 MMbpd in June, representing a 3.4% increase month-over-month. Moreover, last month’s demand gains […]

2021 Hurricane Season Projections – 4 Steps to Prepare

Every year, hurricane season presents challenges for the downstream fuel industry, shutting down offshore production and often disrupting refinery operations and fuel deliveries. Like last year, 2021 is expected to bring an above-average number of hurricanes and major storms. Are you prepared? Today we’ll explore forecasts for the season, why this year could be more […]

Oil Sheds 2% on OPEC Uncertainty

Oil prices faced a large selloff yesterday, with crude prices shedding nearly $1.80 (2.4%) from their opening price. Fuel prices saw an even steeper decline, with diesel down 3.4% and gasoline losing 3.1%. After OPEC+ canceled their meeting, markets seem to be pricing in some possibility of the entire 5.7 MMbpd cut agreement unwinding, which […]

Oil Prices Hit New High as UAE Derails OPEC+ Deal

Oil prices catapulted to new highs this morning before turning lower due to broader financial pressures and a rising US dollar. Last week, the world waited for an OPEC+ deal to increase production later this year – a deal that did not materialize. After three votes, the group cancelled its meeting for Monday, walking away […]

Storm Alert – Tropical Storm Elsa – Code Orange

Tropical Storm Elsa is currently moving over Cuba, slowing its forward momentum and delaying its landfall in the continental US. After it passes Cuba, it may strengthen somewhat in the Gulf Coast before approaching the Florida Panhandle. Elsa is set to make landfall in the US on Wednesday morning as a tropical storm. The US […]

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