Is the Vaccine Rally Finished?

Crude closed sharply lower on Monday as a new strain of COVID-19 was discovered in the United Kingdom. The new strain is more highly transmissible than current known strains of the virus. In response to the discovery, more than 40 countries have banned arrivals from the UK. The fear of the new strain of the […]

Week in Review – December 11, 2020

WTI crude started the week relatively flat on light news. It finished the week higher as vaccine optimism took over with the rollout of a coronavirus inoculation program in the United Kingdom. An astonishing 15 MMbbl crude build reported by the EIA mid-week could not dampen the optimism generated by vaccine news. The successful rollout […]

Large Crude Build Can’t Dampen Vaccine Optimism

WTI crude closed relatively flat yesterday even in the face of bearish inventory news reported by the EIA. A massive increase in crude stocks could not dampen the optimism generated by the beginning of the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine to the public. Crude is up in early trading this morning as vaccine optimism continues. […]

Vaccine Hopes Outweigh Bearish Inventory News

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed down slightly as US coronavirus cases topped 15 million. This bleak threshold was tempered by optimism in the market around the hope for vaccines’ success. Crude is up in early trading this morning as bearish inventory news is outweighed by news of the beginning of a mass vaccination program in […]

Mid-Week Review – December 9, 2020

Two small Iraqi oil wells set ablaze in ‘terrorist attack’, ministry says Two wells in a small oilfield in northern Iraq were set ablaze by explosives in a “terrorist attack” on Wednesday but overall production from the field was not affected, the Oil Ministry and officials said Wednesday. Click here to read more from Reuters. […]

The Return of Iranian Crude Looms Over the Market

Crude closed lower on Monday as coronavirus cases continued to mount, and renewed lockdown measures were enacted in the US, Europe, and Asia. Vaccine hopes and OPEC+ supply cut extensions could not outweigh the pessimism caused by the rapidly spreading infection and the growing number of deaths caused by the virus. Crude is continuing its […]

All Eyes on OPEC+ Meeting Today

WTI crude closed higher yesterday on EIA inventory news that was more bullish than what the API reported. The API expected a large build in crude, but the EIA reported a small draw.  Products had a seasonally expected increase as refiners build stocks in preparation for the spring and higher future demand. Crude is trading […]

Mid-Week Review – December 2, 2020

Oil prices drift lower as traders await OPEC+ decision on production curbs Oil futures edged lower Wednesday, with traders awaiting a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, on whether to relax existing curbs on crude output next month. Click here to read more from […]

OPEC+ Meeting Delayed Due to Disagreements

Crude closed down slightly yesterday. It is continuing to lose ground in early trading this morning. Pessimistic news coming out of the OPEC+ meeting is putting downward pressure on the market. The OPEC+ meeting scheduled for today has been pushed back to Thursday due to disagreements among members regarding continuing supply cuts next month. OPEC+ […]

Vaccine Optimism Trumps Bearish Inventory News

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed sharply higher following US equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 for the first time in history and crude followed to levels not seen since March. The major drivers lifting markets are news of multiple highly effective coronavirus vaccines and the beginning of the official transition of power […]

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