2021 Hurricane Season to be “Above Average”…Again

Oil trading action is relatively calm this morning, easing from choppy trading earlier this week. Although recent focus has moved to US unemployment claims, Iranian oil hitting the market, and COVID-related restrictions in some countries, there’s still plenty of optimism that demand is recovering. Yesterday, Colorado State University released its first outlook for the 2021 […]

Week In Review – April 9, 2021

After several weeks of volatility, oil prices stabilized this week. Following Monday’s selloff, WTI crude prices consolidated to a narrow $1/bbl trading range. The week began with OPEC+ agreeing to slowly increase its production, phasing in roughly 1 MMbpd of supply over the next three months. Saudi Arabia also announced it would cease its voluntary […]

OPEC Leader Cautiously Optimistic

Crude closed down over 3% on Monday, following US equities lower as traders wrestled with rising numbers of coronavirus cases as well as the diminishing possibility of a US stimulus deal before the election. Crude is trading higher this morning as the storm churning in the Gulf is temporarily shutting in supply. Gulf of Mexico […]

European Lockdowns and Libya Supply Trigger Selloff

Markets are slipping this morning as coronavirus cases continue mounting worldwide. Both the US and European countries are setting new records for number of new cases reported, which adds to concerns that lockdowns will be required heading into the winter. European countries including Spain, Italy, France, the UK, and Ireland have all tightened restrictions over […]

IEA World Energy Outlook – Crystal Ball?

Crude fell nearly 3% on Monday, as supply came back online from multiple sources. The return of supply was the major factor moving markets lower yesterday and continues to pressure markets today.  Crude is recouping some of its losses this morning on positive news coming out of China. China is the world’s largest crude importer […]

Hurricane Delta Closing Down Production

On Wednesday, WTI crude closed near the $40 mark on the hopes of a narrow stimulus deal being passed as had been proposed by President Trump.  While negotiations have stalled for a large, broad stimulus package, the hope is that a small targeted deal could be passed before the election. Crude is up in early […]

Crews Returning to Oil Platforms in the Gulf

On Wednesday, WTI crude closed $1.88 (4.9%) higher.  Supporting prices was EIA inventory news of a surprise draw. Also lifting prices was Hurricane Sally’s effects on production. Crude is giving back some of those gains in early trading this morning. Crude producers are preparing to send crews back to oil platforms in the Gulf as […]

OPEC to Meet to Discuss Future Cuts and Compliance

On Tuesday, WTI crude closed higher even after the IEA warned about the pace of economic recovery from the pandemic and downgraded demand forecasts from the IEA and OPEC. A considerable surprise crude draw and the closure of production due to Hurricane Sally are lifting markets this morning. Crude is continuing its gains in early […]

Mid-Week Review – September 16, 2020

Oil climbs with economic data warding off gloomy demand signals Chinese retail sales rose for the first time this year in August, while industrial production expanded more than expected. In the U.S., manufacturing in New York state expanded in September at the second-fastest pace since 2018. Click here to read more from Bloomberg. Oil jumps […]

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 […]

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