What’s Going On with Iran?

Iran may be the next major talking point for oil markets. President Biden is attempting to revive the nuclear deal with Iran, which would including lifting sanctions that are keeping millions of barrels of oil off the market. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed in 2015 by former-President Obama, was exited in 2018 […]

Markets Soften Despite Moderate Crude Draw

FUELSNews will resume on Monday, April 5. The Mansfield Supply & Marketing Team wish you a peaceful Good Friday! Despite a small surprise draw in crude inventories, crude prices ended Wednesday off by nearly a dollar. Fuel prices also shed 2-3 cents. Markets are watching OPEC+ for a decision today about their future production. Most […]

Inventories, Infrastructure, and OPEC – Oh My!

After pulling back moderately yesterday, oil markets are trading steady as they await the EIA’s weekly inventory data, Biden’s new infrastructure plan, and more news regarding OPEC’s future production strategy. So far, OPEC members seem aligned on maintaining their current strategy. A month ago, the group was scorned for maintaining cuts in the face of […]

Mid-Week Review – March 31, 2021

Crude Oil Price Forecast – Crude Oil Markets Continue Noisy Behavior The West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil market has been all over the place during the trading session on Monday as we continue to see conflicting headlines cause major issues. For example, the tanker in the Suez Canal has finally been moved, but at this point in […]

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 […]

Mid-Week Review – March 17, 2021

EIA expects crude oil prices to rise through April because of lower OPEC production In its March Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects Brent crude oil prices will average $64 per barrel (b) in the second quarter of 2021 and then fall to less than $60/b through the end of […]

EIA Shows Continued TX Storm Effect

Oil prices are climbing higher this morning as the US moves closer to passing stimulus legislation. Yesterday, the House of Representatives gave final approval, and President Biden is expected to sign the bill on Friday. With more money trickling through the economy and more vaccines available, markets are expecting a wave of summer fuel demand […]

Warmer Weather & Cooler Diplomacy – Oil Rally Fades

Oil markets are sinking lower today, breaking from the sharp rally experienced over the past few days. Of course, warmer weather in Texas will allow oil production and refining to eventually return to normal. Crude production will resume sooner than refining, which will send crude prices lower and propel crack spreads higher. Gulf Coast refiners […]

Gasoline Hits 18-Month High

Oil prices continue climbing as the Texas market suffers from wintery weather and devastating power outages. Crude production outages are now over 4 million barrels per day – roughly 40% of US oil production. Given America’s status as an oil exporter, the outage will have international repercussions. Originally expected to last mere days, analysts now […]

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