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 […]

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 […]

Market Weighs Storm Effects Versus Downgraded Forecasts

Markets are trading higher this morning with prices supported by concerns over Hurricane Sally hitting the Gulf Coast and an increase in August demand reported out of China.  China’s oil demand increased 9.9% in August.  Year-over-year demand in China increased 3.29% to 12.54 MMbpd. Hurricane Sally is currently a strong category 1 hurricane with sustained […]

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 […]

US-China Trade Deal – Making Progress Despite Shortcomings

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed higher ahead of Hurricane Laura making landfall in Texas and Louisiana tomorrow morning. Crude is relatively unchanged this morning as the hurricane’s effects seem to have been largely priced into the market. The Phase One trade deal between the US and China is moving forward as planned. On a phone […]

Mid-Week Review – August 26, 2020

Laura Looms: Gulf Coast Oil Refineries Brace for Cat 3 Hurricane Hurricane Laura is set on a collision course with America’s refinery row. Forecast to grow into a Category 3 storm before landfall early Thursday morning, Laura will strike near the border of Texas and Louisiana. The nation’s biggest refinery, Saudi Aramco’s 600,000 bpd plant […]

Fourth Straight Crude Draw Outweighed by Surprise Gasoline Build

On Tuesday, WTI crude remained flat.  This morning prices are lower as Congress struggles to agree upon a stimulus package.  Also in the minds of investors, Trump postponed trade talks with China, which caused worry of increased tensions between the US and China. In inventory news, the API reported that crude had a moderate draw […]

Mid-Week Review – August 19, 2020

Oil price fundamental daily forecast – API gasoline build offsets crude oil draw The range is tight and volume is well below average with investors keeping one eye on the key OPEC+ ministerial meeting later in the day, and the other eye on a US government weekly inventories report, due to be released at 14:30 […]

Trump Opens ANWR Production – But It’s Not the Boon Many Expect

Yesterday, WTI crude closed higher as it followed US equities to end with small gains on the day.  The Trump administration released plans to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), a contentious area which has long been the source of debate between oil lobbyists and environmentalists. Although ANWR was opened up to […]

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