Hope for Third Round of Stimulus is Growing

Crude closed up only a penny yesterday but is hitting 11-month highs this morning. The continuation of last weeks’ rally based upon voluntary production cuts from Saudi Arabia and a weaker dollar is helping to lift markets. In addition, the easing of coronavirus restrictions and the ensuing uptick in travel and economic activity along with […]

Week in Review – January 8, 2021

It’s certainly been a crazy week, filled with headlines with direct implications for oil fundamentals. This week brought a major oil production announcement, a political shift in the US Senate, and violent protests at the US Capitol. Let’s break down some of the top headlines this week and the impact on oil 1. Saudis Announce […]

New Multi-Month Highs as Markets Continue Rally

Oil markets are rallying this morning despite an absence of “new” news to provide incremental tailwinds. Indeed, the news may even be considered as a bearish factor, with Tokyo and Quebec each enacting restrictions to curb new COVID-19 cases. But the scale of the news this week has been lifting financial markets across the board, […]

Is the Vaccine Rally Finished?

Crude closed sharply lower on Monday as a new strain of COVID-19 was discovered in the United Kingdom. The new strain is more highly transmissible than current known strains of the virus. In response to the discovery, more than 40 countries have banned arrivals from the UK. The fear of the new strain of the […]

New COVID Strain Spooks Markets

After once again setting a multi-month high on Friday, crude oil is trading steeply lower this morning on news of a new strain of coronavirus in England. The new strain is reportedly up to 70% more transmissible, though scientists have thus far seen no signs that it’s more deadly or will react differently to recently […]

Yemeni Houthi Rebels Attack Saudi Oil Facility

Crude closed higher yesterday on the latest news of another effective vaccine. Crude is continuing its gains this morning as Middle East conflict rears its head in the form of a missile attack on Saudi Aramco facilities in the Saudi port city of Jeddah. Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a Quds-2 cruise missile at a Saudi […]

Market Waiting on Clues from OPEC+

Crude closed up sharply yesterday on news of a second coronavirus vaccine with 95% efficacy. The vaccine, made by Moderna, is also more stable and can be stored at regular freezer temperatures unlike Pfizer’s vaccine which requires special low temperature storage.  The market is giving back some of those gains this morning ahead of news […]

Week in Review – November 13, 2020

WTI crude finished the week higher on news of an effective coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer.  In late trials, the vaccine is 90% effective at stopping the transmission of the coronavirus. Traders read the news as a return to normalcy and a sign of future increased demand for fuel. Although the future is hopeful, near-term health […]

Diesel Strength Suggests Higher 2021 Fuel Prices

Oil prices are dropping this morning following a bearish EIA report yesterday – at least, bearish for crude. The EIA reported a large surprise inventory build for crude, which sent the market tumbling. With COVID cases rising around the world, traders interpreted the drop as a bearish foreshadowing of the rest of winter. Still, fuel […]

IEA Downgrades Demand Forecast

WTI crude experienced three straight days of gains this week after news of a vaccine from Pfizer with over 90% effectiveness came to light. The vaccine news built hope for traders in a possible return to normalcy and a world without lockdowns and travel restriction.  Traders connected the dots between vaccine success and rising future […]

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