Crude Reaches Highest Level This Month

Yesterday, oil prices reached their highest level this month as US sanctions on Russian oil company, Rosneft, and unrest in Libya added more uncertainty and concerns for the global crude supply. Crude prices are up this morning on optimism that China will enact economic stimulus to soften the demand destruction caused by the coronavirus.  Chinese […]

China Oil Demand Down 20%

Anonymous Chinese energy officials have hinted that Chinese oil demand is down by 3 million barrels per day currently – more than ten times original estimates from Goldman Sachs. If confirmed, this loss of 20% of China’s consumption would be the most severe global demand drop since the 2008-09 Great Recession, when oil prices fell […]

Middle East Instability Rises, Markets Brace for Iran Retaliation

Mere days after the US killed an Iranian General travelling in Iraq, Middle East tensions are already beginning to heat up. On Friday, oil prices soared to $2/bbl gains, and this morning those increases are continuing steadily. Crude oil is currently trading at $63.45, up 40 cents from Friday’s close. Fuel prices are mixed this […]

Beyond the Rumor Mill

Tired of the oil market rumor mill? Heard too much about China and OPEC? We feel you. Oil prices have been balanced within the $50-$60 range for months now, constantly driven one way or another by speculation regarding US-China trade and OPEC production targets. Nearly every headline on both issues become irrelevant within a week […]

China Economy Weakens but OPEC Not Concerned

Friday saw some bumpy trading action for oil markets, with oil prices slipping in the morning before rising again heading into the close. Weakened trade sentiments are weighing on oil this morning. Crude oil is currently trading at $56.45, down 79 cents from Friday’s close. Fuel prices are sinking lower as well after small losses […]

Comfortable with Oil Prices? That’s a Bad Sign

Oil prices are continuing their upward trend this morning after gains weakened yesterday afternoon. Although prices launched nearly a dollar higher at points in the day, crude closed just 30 cents higher at the end of yesterday’s session. Today, crude oil is trading at $56.94, up 40 cents. Fuel prices also saw moderate gains yesterday, […]

Saudi Aramco Officially Going Public

Oil prices roared higher on Friday thanks to surprisingly strong economic reports in the US and China. Today those gains continue. WTI crude oil is trading at $57.01, a gain of 80 cents (1.4%). Fuel prices are also zipping higher. Diesel is trading at $1.9568, up 2.4 cents (1.2%) from Friday’s close. Gasoline prices are […]

Trade and OPEC – What’s Suppressing Markets Today?

Oil prices fell yesterday following comments from Russia regarding future OPEC cuts. Still, positive sentiments on interest rates are buoying the market, providing a bit of support to cushion the drop. The Fed is expected to cut interest rates this week, lifting equity markets to near-record levels. Crude oil is currently trading at $54.83, down […]

Mid-Week Review – October 23, 2019

Electric Vehicle Adoption Overshadowed by SUV Boom There are now 200 million SUVs on the roads globally, up from 35 million in 2010, according to data the International Energy Agency (IEA). In fact, 60 percent of the increase of the global vehicle fleet since 2010 came from SUVs.  Click here to read more from OilPrice.com. […]

Week in Review – October 18, 2019

The Crude Market was down for the week, however, we are seeing some gains in morning trading on Friday.  The week started with the hopes of a partial trade deal between the U.S. and China being delayed which brought prices lower.  The markets remained flat through the week as they waited on inventory numbers that […]

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