Oil Flat amid Slew of OPEC, Demand, and Political News

Yesterday, the OPEC+ production agreement continued to surprise markets when Saudi Arabia announced they would voluntarily shoulder an additional 1 MMbpd in cuts. Under the new arrangement, Russia and Kazakhstan will slightly increase their output (by a paltry 75 kbpd) while other producers maintain current cuts.  The announcement propelled WTI crude prices briefly above $50/bbl, […]

Weekly Round-up – January 6, 2020

EIA’s Best of 2020 Read the highlights of a hectic year from the pre-eminent governmental energy agency. Click Here to read more from the EIA. Oil Tops $50 With Saudis Pledging a Surprise Unilateral Cut Oil surged to its highest since February after Saudi Arabia pledged to voluntarily cut output by an extra 1 million […]

Dollar Driving Oil Rally

Yesterday’s EIA report sent markets into yet another climb, with WTI crude surpassing $48/bbl for the first time in months. In addition to vaccine news and a bullish EIA report, markets are also benefiting from hopes of a coronavirus stimulus bill passing through Congress before the end of 2020, which would give the economy a […]

EIA Reports Biggest Petroleum Draws in 18 Months

Prices whipsawed yesterday, plunging by a dollar early in the day before rising following the EIA’s bullish inventory report. By the end of the day, prices closed less than 10 cents off from Wednesday’s closing level. This morning, prices are trading slightly lower, with gasoline leading the way. The EIA’s weekly report showed a crude […]

Week in Review – October 16, 2020

WTI crude finished the week slightly higher while products finished lower by a small margin. A trifecta of rebounding supply caused a moderate selloff on Monday. On Sunday, US workers began returning to Gulf platforms that had been evacuated ahead of Hurricane Delta. In Libya, force majeure was lifted from its largest oil field, Sharara; […]

White House Flip Flops on Stimulus Negotiations

WTI crude is down this morning after President Trump called for a halt to economic stimulus negotiations until after the election. This announcement came just hours after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the need for more stimulus. This morning, Trump has changed his messaging again, saying he’s willing to sign a narrow deal that only […]

Trump’s Recovering – And Markets Are, Too

The market is springing higher this morning, erasing most of Friday’s losses on news that President Trump’s condition is improving. Markets sold off last week in a wave of uncertainty. Virtually every media source has turned to questioning how President Trump’s test would affect mandatory quarantines, the election, and even national security. This morning, reports […]

Are American Oil’s Best Days Behind It?

After moderate gains early this morning, the oil complex is trading sideways to open the new week. Most indicators from the weekend suggest higher prices for the week. The US Dollar is creating tailwinds for oil; after rising to the highest level since July last week, USD losses this morning are propping up commodity markets. […]

4 Bearish Oil Factors – But Citi Still Forecasts $60 in 2021

With the global recovery stalling, oil markets remain under pressure this morning. A plummeting US Dollar gave oil markets a lift above $41 for a few weeks; however, the dollar is now slowly climbing from 2-year lows. Oil bulls have little to point to right now to justify a rally, leaving the bears to reign. […]

Iran Fires Missiles at Mock US Carrier

After moderate losses during yesterday’s trading session, oil prices are recovering slightly, supported by surprising oil inventory data from the API. While economic stimulus remains the critical story of the day, markets are also eyeing geopolitical unrest in some areas of the world. In the Middle East, Iran appears to have built a replica aircraft […]

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