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 […]

OPEC Pledges to Support Crude Market

Crude is down this morning and is feeling some pressure from the concern around demand loss from rising coronavirus cases. Reports on Monday showed that coronavirus around the world topped over 40 million cases. This second wave of cases in North America and Europe is triggering various degrees of lockdowns and restrictions which may impact […]

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 […]

OPEC+ – Will They Balance the Market or Stick to Their Plan

WTI crude and products are up somewhat this morning, trading sideways at times as markets consider a growing second wave of coronavirus cases around the world. The US has seen 30,000 to 35,000 new cases per day in September but is now back up to 50,000 daily new cases.  These kinds of statistics are causing […]

Mid-Week Review – October 14, 2020

IEA forecasts a serious, ongoing oil demand hit from Covid-19 After an unprecedented 8% drop this year, global oil consumption will return to pre-crisis levels in 2023, provided Covid-19 is brought under control next year, the Paris-based agency said on Tuesday. Even in that case, which is the most optimistic scenario for oil considered by […]

Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19

Oil is tanking this morning on the news that President Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus.  US and European equities markets are dropping this morning and commodities in the US are falling as well. Crude has been down as much as 4% in early trading this morning. The news of the President’s infection raises […]

Week in Review – October 2, 2020

The week began with optimism regarding a stimulus package being discussed in the House.  Democratic leaders proposed a new $2.2 Trillion bill to inject cash into the US economy. While both sides of the aisle agree stimulus is needed, they disagree on how much money should be spent. In inventory news, a surprise draw in […]

Traders Keep an Eye on Washington for Clues

Crude rose slightly on Monday, following US equities higher.  Concern over rising coronavirus cases in the US and Europe continue to put a cap on prices. More than one million people have died of the coronavirus during this pandemic, which has ravaged economies around the world and affected fuel demand.  While prices have broken the […]

UK Mulls Second Wave COVID Lockdowns

Crude followed US equities lower yesterday, dropping more than 4% to close at $39.31.  Markets are still fearful that 1 MMbpd of Libyan supply will deepen the oil glut, with a quarter of that coming online by next week. Additionally, Tropical Storm Beta passing over the Gulf Coast with little supply effect removed some bullish […]

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