Fear of Rising Supply Pressures Market

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed up following US equities higher on the hope of a stimulus package making progress before the election.  While chances of passing a stimulus package before November are slim, the markets are closely following news about progress. Crude is down in early trading this morning. A surprise build in US inventories […]

Mid-Week Review – October 21, 2020

Oil prices aren’t going anywhere until the election Oil remains anchored at around $40 per barrel, awaiting a new direction. Coronavirus cases are on the rise and raise new concerns about demand as travel restrictions begin to increase. In the U.S., the market is hoping for federal stimulus but odds look remote until after the […]

Surging Infections Trouble Market

WTI crude is down sharply in early trading this morning. New restrictions to slow the surge of coronavirus cases has increased uncertainty about the pace of economic and fuel demand recovery: London: Tighter COVID-19 restrictions are expected to take effect starting at midnight on Friday. France: Nearly a third of the population is under a […]

Growing Libyan Supplies Stir Market Woes

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed down $1.31 (-3.2%).  The return of nearly 300 kbpd from Libyan oil fields helped to push prices lower. The lifting of the Libyan blockade is currently only temporary – lasting until mid-October – until a final agreement is reached, but the effects of returning supply to the market is significant. […]

Mid-Week Review – September 30, 2020

Oil Loses Ground Amid Worries About The Pace Of Oil Demand Recovery Oil moved below the $40 level as concerns about the future pace of oil demand recovery weighed on prices.  In addition, traders were a bit nervous ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Click here to read […]

USDOT: 11% Fewer Miles Driven in July

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed slightly higher as it bounced from Monday’s lows. Rising coronavirus cases in Europe and renewed lockdowns in the UK have raised demand fears once again.  Libya returning supply to the market is causing additional worries of adding to the supply glut. Markets are trading up slightly this morning on mixed […]

Mid-Week Review – September 23, 2020

Oil down after U.S. crude inventories rise against expectations Oil prices fell on Wednesday after an industry group reported a surprise rise in U.S. crude, adding to worries about demand that led to a steep selloff earlier in the week. Click here to read more from CNBC. Oil refiners worldwide struggle with weak demand, inventory […]

EIA Lowers Growth Forecast for 2021

On Wednesday, WTI crude followed US equities to close higher. Bearish inventory news coming from the API pared gains. A surprise build in crude and diesel reported by the API is pushing prices lower in early trading this morning. According to the EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook: “despite expected inventory draws in the coming months, EIA […]

Mid-Week Review – September 2, 2020

Oil gains on U.S. stock draw, economic recovery optimism Crude oil futures extended gains on Wednesday after a bigger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude stockpiles and as solid U.S. and Chinese factory activity fueled optimism of a recovery from the pandemic, boosting investor risk appetite. Click here to read more from CNBC. Saudi cutting oil deliveries […]

Multi-Year Record Data Restores Hope of V-Shaped Recovery

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed slightly higher as US equities closed at new record highs and drew crude along with them.  The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq reached new record highs yesterday and the Dow added 200 points for the three major indices to close with gains. The rally was spurred by bullish manufacturing data […]

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