OPEC Revises Demand Forecast and Pledges Support of Market

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed higher continuing gains from the news of a successful coronavirus vaccine.  In addition, bullish inventory news and reaffirmations from Saudi Arabia and OPEC of willingness to keep crude markets balanced are helping to lift markets this morning. In a report from OPEC, they stated that they expect world oil demand […]

OPEC Willing to Act Soon if Needed

Crude closed over 8% higher yesterday on news of successful trials of a coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer. The vaccine was reported as being 90% effective and oil markets responded positively. Crude is continuing gains this morning as markets wait on inventory news for the week. The news of the vaccine gave oil traders hope that […]

Contested Election Likely, Markets Move Lower

Crude is lower in early trading this morning, continuing yesterday’s losses. Prolonged uncertainty in the US election is weighing on markets as Trump is suggesting the election process is not playing out fairly. Trump has begun filing lawsuits in several states to remedy what he believes are illegal practices in the election process. So far […]

Crude Market Waiting on Election Results

On Wednesday, WTI crude and US equities closed higher as markets embraced a likely divided government instead of the predicted “blue wave” that was expected. With a government that will have branches blue and red there is less of a chance of increased corporate taxes or government restrictions on business that could have been the […]

China Increases Quota by 20% for 2021

Crude closed higher yesterday and is continuing its gains in early trading this morning.  News out of China of increased quotas for next year and OPEC+ chatter around continuing supply cuts into the first quarter are helping to lift markets this morning. China’s Ministry of Commerce announced a 20% increase in the quota for use […]

Europe Fears Second Recession as Infections Rise

Last week, WTI Crude finished sharply lower on multiple triggers including bearish inventory news and the return of Libyan supply to the market. The market is continuing its losses in early trading this morning ahead of tomorrow’s election. Uncertainty around the election and fears of a second recession due to the second wave of coronavirus […]

New Daily Record for Infections Pressures Market

Oil is trading down slightly this morning after two days of sharp losses. Concern around the pace of economic and demand recovery due to the coronavirus is the major driver moving prices this week. We are seeing a spike in coronavirus infections as the winter months approach and the forecast is for an accelerating rate […]

Week in Review – October 30, 2020

The week had several major factors driving the market this week.  The one bullish factor was the reassurance by OPEC that they would continue to balance the market.  Secretary General Barkindo of OPEC assured the market that OPEC would remain vigilant and would intercede to balance the market as necessary. Several bearish triggers drove the […]

Rising Infections, Falling Market

On Wednesday, WTI crude followed US equities lower on a host of bearish news.  Losses continue this morning on failing confidence of economic recovery due to a resurgence on coronavirus cases in the US and Europe. France and Germany are instituting a second wave of lockdowns to stem the rising tide of infections in their […]

Bearish Triggers Drive Market Lower

On Tuesday, WTI crude rose on the news of Hurricane Zeta making its way through the Gulf and shutting in production.  This morning, however, the market is dropping sharply on bearish inventory news from the API late yesterday. A number of bearish triggers are driving the market lower this morning: The fear of slowing demand […]

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