Five Straight Days of Gains, Doubles Crude Price

On Tuesday, WTI Crude finished higher to close with five straight days of gains and nearly doubling in price to close at $24.56.  The market is giving back some of those gains in early trading this morning as traders teeter between optimism and pessimism based upon bearish API inventory news. Prices have been responding to […]

Mid-Week Review – May 6, 2020

Oil Resumes Rally with Prices Doubling Over Last Five Days Futures in New York rose above $25 a barrel after earlier breaking above their 50-day moving average for the first time since January. Russian oil production was down 16% in the first five days of May, Interfax reported, while Plains All American Pipeline LP sees […]

Mid-Week Review – April 29, 2020

Oil prices tank another 21% as storage fears persist US oil prices tanked on Tuesday as fears that global storage is running out mounted, prompting concerns that the June contract could significantly plunge in the same way the May contract did last week.  Click here to read more from Markets Insider. Could US oil prices […]

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 […]

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