Saudi Arabia Calls on OPEC+ to be Flexible

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed slightly higher even in the face of bearish inventory news. The API reported a larger-than-expected build in crude stocks but traders seemed to pin hopes on OPEC+ supply cuts and even rosier vaccine news. Pfizer announced yesterday that their vaccine was even more effective in late stage trials than originally […]

Market Waiting on Clues from OPEC+

Crude closed up sharply yesterday on news of a second coronavirus vaccine with 95% efficacy. The vaccine, made by Moderna, is also more stable and can be stored at regular freezer temperatures unlike Pfizer’s vaccine which requires special low temperature storage.  The market is giving back some of those gains this morning ahead of news […]

Moderna Vaccine Boasts 95% Efficacy, Easier Logistics

Financial markets are soaring this morning on news that a second COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Moderna, is 94.5% effective in preventing infections. Recently, Pfizer announced their treatment was 90% effective. Typical vaccines such as the flu vaccine are just 40-60% effective, so high efficacy suggests better results once vaccines are approved and deployed. The Pfizer […]

Week in Review – November 13, 2020

WTI crude finished the week higher on news of an effective coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer.  In late trials, the vaccine is 90% effective at stopping the transmission of the coronavirus. Traders read the news as a return to normalcy and a sign of future increased demand for fuel. Although the future is hopeful, near-term health […]

Diesel Strength Suggests Higher 2021 Fuel Prices

Oil prices are dropping this morning following a bearish EIA report yesterday – at least, bearish for crude. The EIA reported a large surprise inventory build for crude, which sent the market tumbling. With COVID cases rising around the world, traders interpreted the drop as a bearish foreshadowing of the rest of winter. Still, fuel […]

IEA Downgrades Demand Forecast

WTI crude experienced three straight days of gains this week after news of a vaccine from Pfizer with over 90% effectiveness came to light. The vaccine news built hope for traders in a possible return to normalcy and a world without lockdowns and travel restriction.  Traders connected the dots between vaccine success and rising future […]

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 […]

Traders Bullish on Vaccine News

This morning crude is up sharply on news of progress on a potentially extremely effective coronavirus vaccine. Oil traders are connecting the dots between a highly effective vaccine and future rising demand for fuel and travel. In addition, the certainty of a Biden victory in the US election and a weaker dollar are also exerting […]

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 […]

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