Mid-Week Review – August 11, 2021

Oil Prices Fall 1% As White House Presses OPEC+ to Boost Output Oil futures retreated Wednesday after news reports said the Biden administration would press the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to further boost output. “We are engaging with relevant OPEC+ members on the importance of competitive markets in setting prices,” […]

President Biden Calls on OPEC to Moderate Prices

Fuel prices are retreating a bit this morning, offsetting yesterday’s 3-4 cent gains. The White House is calling on OPEC to loosen their quotas, with officials at different levels reaching out to OPEC colleagues. Biden administration officials noted that OPEC+’s 400-kbpd supply increase does not go far enough to balance the market. Previous calls (and […]

IEA Drops Curveball Report, Inflation Fears Rise

This week the International Energy Agency (IEA) dropped a surprising report encouraging no new oil and gas investments after 2021. The statement followed a net-zero emissions summit, which set a goal of net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. According to the IEA, the only way to achieve a net-zero emissions target by 2050 is […]

Oil Deflates as Pipeline Reopens, Inflation Fears Persist

After racing back above $66/bbl yesterday, US crude oil prices are falling back once again this morning. Inflation concerns are heating up, with the US Labor Department reporting that consumer prices rose 4.2% in April – the fastest growth since 2008. Higher inflation would seem to promote higher fuel prices, but it also leads the […]

Interest Rates Hold, EIA Shows Surprise Builds

Yesterday ended with marginal losses for oil prices, but this morning prices are tumbling lower as the market considers the Fed’s latest interest rate policy and a bearish EIA report. The 4-day streak of losses, soon to be 5 days, marks the longest downtrend in six months. Crude prices are down $3.80 from last week’s […]

Week in Review – March 12, 2021

Oil prices surged to multi-year highs on Monday morning, with an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure adding to market risk estimates. When those attacks did not yield any damage, prices fell back to pre-attack levels, continuing to fall even lower as the week continued. Fuel market turmoil has plagued many parts of the US. Refinery […]

Stimulus Bill Will Also Stimulate Oil Demand

Thursday brought a huge up-trend for oil markets, supported by the passage of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package in the US and a bullish monthly report from OPEC. The stimulus package was signed on Thursday by President Biden, providing a huge financial injection for the economy and more funding for vaccine distribution. The Wall Street […]

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