Ida Knocks Out Supply and Demand, Leaving Markets Neutral

Although the morning opened with a steep selloff, prices have recovered most of those losses. Prices leaped higher as Hurricane Ida approached the Gulf Coast, but gains are subsiding slowly. After dropping $1/bbl this morning, crude oil has narrowed losses to just 30 cents, while fuel prices are less than 2 cents down. Although refinery […]

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 […]

COVID Variants & Crude Draw Sends Oil into Tailspin

Oil prices continue sinking this morning, extending the streak of losses to four days if current prices hold. Although COVID variants have been a talking point for months now, sentiment is now shifting markedly. Before, variant concerns were met with a retort that vaccines were available and just needed time. Now vaccine rollouts have slowed, […]

Inventories Drop to Lowest Levels Since January 2020

This morning oil prices rose as yesterday’s report of crude oil stockpiles falling spread through the market. According to reports, the U.S. stockpiles fell to their lowest since January of 2020. While it seemed that oil prices were stalling in their rally, the across-the-board draw gave markets another boost. Crude opened the day at $72.40, […]

Week In Review – July 23, 2021

Yesterday, oil prices continued to rise over 4% despite an unexpected crude inventory hike. Investors are buying the dip, capitalizing on low prices in the hopes that prices will continue their march higher over the next few months. Rising prices are somewhat counter-intuitive, given yesterday’s bearish inventory data. Crude oil inventory levels rose Wednesday for […]

The (Eroding) Line in the Sand for Oil Prices

On Monday, we saw the most significant single-day drop in oil prices in 10 months. Many analysts suggest this has to do with the fear that new coronavirus variants will again bring a pause to travel, in turn heavily impacting fuel demand. Today prices fell again, with crude opening at $66.60. This was the lowest […]

2021 Hurricane Season Projections – 4 Steps to Prepare

Every year, hurricane season presents challenges for the downstream fuel industry, shutting down offshore production and often disrupting refinery operations and fuel deliveries. Like last year, 2021 is expected to bring an above-average number of hurricanes and major storms. Are you prepared? Today we’ll explore forecasts for the season, why this year could be more […]

Oil Sheds 2% on OPEC Uncertainty

Oil prices faced a large selloff yesterday, with crude prices shedding nearly $1.80 (2.4%) from their opening price. Fuel prices saw an even steeper decline, with diesel down 3.4% and gasoline losing 3.1%. After OPEC+ canceled their meeting, markets seem to be pricing in some possibility of the entire 5.7 MMbpd cut agreement unwinding, which […]

OPEC+ Extends Talks, UAE Objects to Deal

OPEC+ talks have stalled this week due to disagreements between member countries. Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed yesterday to increase production gradually by 2 MMbpd by the end of the year. The agreement would also extend the cuts, which are slated to end in April 2022, through the end of 2022. However, objections from the […]

OPEC+ Meets July 1 to Review Iran, Global Demand Trends

This morning, oil prices dropped, a reaction to prices hitting a new two-year high earlier this week. Today crude opened at $73.28, diesel at $2.1606, and gasoline at $2.2684. Lower prices early this morning are showing investors that higher demand, coupled with slow supply increases by OPEC+, could send prices in a positive direction. The […]

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