Many Suppliers Consider Contributing to Supply Cuts

Yesterday, crude oil began lower but rallied somewhat in the afternoon on news of improved sentiment in broader financial markets after the reported death tolls in some of the virus hotspots in Europe showed signs of easing.  Crude is moving higher in early trading this morning on signs the world’s biggest producers are moving toward […]

OPEC+ Deal Falters, US Sells SPR Storage Space

After gaining an astounding 35% last week, crude oil prices are beginning to give back some of their gains this morning as the OPEC+ deal loses steam. Already, the OPEC+ meeting has been postponed from Sunday to Thursday, and Saudi/Russian bickering over who is at fault may derail the deal entirely. While both countries are […]

Crude Sets One-Day Price Rise Record

Yesterday’s 24.7% gain for WTI crude was the largest single-day percentage gain in product’s trading history, surpassing the record set on March 19 this year. Before that, one would need to look back to 2008 for the next largest gain of just 18% in a single trading day. What has the market in such a […]

Week in Review – April 3, 2020

The crude market was up for the week.  Early in the week, talks between President Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin helped bring some stability to cratering markets.  On Thursday, President Trump said that he had brokered a deal that could result in Russia and Saudi Arabia cutting output by 10 mmbpd to 15 mmbpd, […]

Trump Says End of Oil Price War in Sight

Yesterday, crude prices finished down but slightly stronger than the morning on news that Russia would not increase production into next month.  Crude oil futures have jumped this morning by over 20% after President Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to reach a deal soon to end their oil price war.  Trump said […]

Trump and Putin Agree to Talks on Stabilizing Energy Markets

Yesterday, crude oil and refined fuels futures prices fell sharply, with WTI crude briefly dipping below $20 bbl after the United States announced extended travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines to last through the end of April, further denting the outlook for global oil demand. Crude prices are up this morning after climbing off 18-year […]

Physical Fuels and Crude Trade Below NYMEX

Physical fuel markets are taking a pummeling. While futures markets have fallen significantly, fuel and crude prices for immediate delivery are trading far lower. For example, while NYMEX gasoline prices are roughly 50 cents per gallon, current Chicago gasoline wholesale prices are trading around 20-30 cents per gallon – a hefty discount to future prices. […]

Refineries Slash Throughput, G20 Commits to Global Stimulus

With America now taking the lead on number of coronavirus cases globally, fuel demand prospects for the coming weeks seems weaker than ever. Amid social distancing efforts, fuel demand is low enough now to evoke a response from refineries. India’s leading refiner has cut throughput by 25%-30%, and East Asian countries are following suit. From […]

Week in Review – March 27, 2020

The crude market was up slightly for the week. The major news moving markets this week started with the Fed announcing plans to buy $250 billion in mortgage backed securities and $375 billion in Treasuries this week. The Fed action was meant to energize the economy but seemed to have the opposite effect on equities. […]

Trader Sentiment Starting to Turn Again

After three consecutive days of gains, crude prices are down in early trading this morning.  Delays in passing a $2 trillion emergency stimulus package to bolster the economy against the standstill caused by the coronavirus have weakened traders’ resolve.  The demand destruction caused by the virus has overshadowed the expectations for emergency stimulus to save […]

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