Mid-Week Review – July 7, 2021

Oil prices stabilize as OPEC uncertainty persists Oil futures rose Wednesday, stabilizing after the previous session’s slide, as investors continued to weigh the implications of a standoff between OPEC members over output. Oil trading has been volatile after talks by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies — a group known as […]

Crude Nears $70/bbl – US-Iran Talks Continue

This morning crude opened at $69.52, the highest in a multi-year period. While crude is floating around $70, it may be a while before it breaches that threshold. With the economy trying to find a strong balance between the rising demand with summer travel picking up, along with higher output from Iran, there are differing […]

Crude and Diesel Reach 3-Yr High – Summer Demand Picking Up

This morning, crude and diesel both opened with 3-year highs at $68.76 and $2.1061, respectively. As the demand for travel starts to slowly make its way back into the daily lives of consumers, oil prices are expected to climb to as high as $80 this summer. After the economy reopened following COVID-19, prices rose as […]

Will Summer Driving Season Cause Gasoline Shortages?

Oil prices are back to the top of their recent range, with WTI crude pushing higher into the $66/bbl range. Fuel prices are also elevated: diesel has traded above $2/gal for the past week, and gasoline has cost more than $2/gal for a full month. With Memorial Day weekend – the kickoff for summer driving […]

Oil Gains 5% on Inventory Draws, Strong Demand

Oil prices rocketed higher yesterday following a bullish EIA report and supportive commentary from the International Energy Agency. Crude oil gained $3/bbl, while fuel prices picked up solid 6-7 cent gains. This morning, markets are slowing down a bit, trading in line with yesterday’s closing price. The EIA’s weekly inventory report provided a lift for […]

Vaccine Optimism Trumps Bearish Inventory News

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed sharply higher following US equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 for the first time in history and crude followed to levels not seen since March. The major drivers lifting markets are news of multiple highly effective coronavirus vaccines and the beginning of the official transition of power […]

Mid-Week Review – November 25, 2020

Why The Vaccine Oil Rally Won’t Last Oil is on the rise after a third company developing a vaccine for Covid-19 announced positive efficacy results this week. They may well continue to rise for a while, but it would pay to be careful with betting on an endless rally. Click here to read more from […]

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 […]

New Daily Record for Infections Pressures Market

Oil is trading down slightly this morning after two days of sharp losses. Concern around the pace of economic and demand recovery due to the coronavirus is the major driver moving prices this week. We are seeing a spike in coronavirus infections as the winter months approach and the forecast is for an accelerating rate […]

Week in Review – October 30, 2020

The week had several major factors driving the market this week.  The one bullish factor was the reassurance by OPEC that they would continue to balance the market.  Secretary General Barkindo of OPEC assured the market that OPEC would remain vigilant and would intercede to balance the market as necessary. Several bearish triggers drove the […]

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