Fuel Sheds 3+ Cents on Lost Unemployment Benefits

Following a long holiday weekend, fuel markets are opening this morning with moderate losses. Repair efforts continue in Louisiana and Mississippi – nearly half a million remain without power, and 84% of offshore crude oil production is offline. For refiners, a bit over half of the 2 million barrels per day taken offline by the […]

Oil Rockets Higher After 3-Month Low

This morning crude opened at $61.96, the lowest price since May; however, prices began rebounding later in the morning on a weaker US dollar and short-covering. Similar to crude oil this morning, diesel also opened at a multi-month low of $1.8970 and gasoline opened at $2.0101 to start off the week. The US Dollar has […]

Mid-Week Review – August 18, 2021

Oil prices Rise Wednesday as Data Shows a Drop in U.S. Crude Inventories Oil futures rose Wednesday, after industry data showed a draw in U.S. crude inventories, looking to snap a four-day losing streak. This comes from the official reading on supply levels from the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA is expected […]

Fuel Hits Multi-Month Low as Delta Restrictions Rise

Today, oil prices fell due to new COVID-19 restrictions in China and much of Asia. This morning crude oil opened at $67.88, diesel at $2.0758, and gasoline at $2.2473. The price of oil this morning was the lowest in a three-week period. This comes along with Invest 94L forming into more of a threat to […]

Week In Review – August 7, 2021

Being the world’s second largest oil consumer, China is drawing attention as its factory activity continues to draw the wrong attention. Fears that the economic recovery in Asia is taking steps backward mean that this will undoubtedly affect supply and demand moving forward. Factory activity in China fell heavily in July to numbers not seen […]

Mid-Week Review – August 4, 2021

Oil Prices Fall as Delta Variant Spread Weighs Oil prices fell on Wednesday as the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant in top consuming countries outweighed Mideast geopolitical tensions and a fall in U.S. inventories. Brent crude oil futures were down 67 cents, or 0.9%, to $71.74 a barrel by 11:44 GMT. U.S. West Texas […]

Oil Prices Fall as Chinese Factories Slow Activity

This morning oil prices fell after concerns about Chinese factory activity made headlines. This problem over China and their oil-consumption decrease is accompanied by a sharp increase in Delta Variant cases worldwide. Crude oil opened the day at $73.91, diesel at $2.1910, and gasoline at $2.3303. Being the world’s second largest oil consumer, China is […]

Weak Chinese Oil Imports Weigh on Market

This morning, US crude oil prices are trading flat as traders continue monitoring new COVID-19 variants. Crude opened at $72.18, diesel at $2.1358, and gasoline at $2.2952. Markets are still locked in the continuing pattern – selling off due to COVID variants, then traders buy the dip and cause a surge in pricing. Traders are […]

China’s Digital Yuan – Does It Matter to Oil Prices? (Hint: Yes)

Oil continued its streak of closing near $59/bbl, which has continued since April 6. Markets are caught in a holding pattern – news continues circulating around OPEC+ raising production, COVID lockdowns, and vaccine deployments.  Strong demand data from China is providing support for prices this morning, as markets focus on fundamentals over headlines. The headlines, […]

China’s Iran Oil Purchases Dilute Oil Supplies

Yesterday saw a hefty selloff for oil products, but a late-day buying spree for crude oil held the product to just 20 cent/bbl losses. Refined products saw steeper losses, with diesel shedding 2 cents and gasoline prices tumbling almost 5 cents. Recent reports have revealed that China is ramping up purchases of sanctioned Iranian oil, […]

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