China Increases Quota by 20% for 2021

Crude closed higher yesterday and is continuing its gains in early trading this morning.  News out of China of increased quotas for next year and OPEC+ chatter around continuing supply cuts into the first quarter are helping to lift markets this morning. China’s Ministry of Commerce announced a 20% increase in the quota for use […]

OPEC+ – Will They Balance the Market or Stick to Their Plan

WTI crude and products are up somewhat this morning, trading sideways at times as markets consider a growing second wave of coronavirus cases around the world. The US has seen 30,000 to 35,000 new cases per day in September but is now back up to 50,000 daily new cases.  These kinds of statistics are causing […]

Mid-Week Review – October 14, 2020

IEA forecasts a serious, ongoing oil demand hit from Covid-19 After an unprecedented 8% drop this year, global oil consumption will return to pre-crisis levels in 2023, provided Covid-19 is brought under control next year, the Paris-based agency said on Tuesday. Even in that case, which is the most optimistic scenario for oil considered by […]

Russian Oil Hedge – What It Could Mean for Consumers

On Wednesday, WTI Crude fought its way back from nearly $1/bbl down to finish the US session unchanged. In early trading this morning, crude prices are down slightly as investors consider the surprise increase in crude and diesel inventories. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his government the green light to consider hedging Russia’s oil and […]

Mid-Week Review – June 3, 2020

Brent climbed above $40 for the first time in 3 months on hopes of extended production cuts The world’s biggest oil producers are expected to meet as early as Thursday, according to Reuters which cited sources as saying OPEC+ members may bring forward a meeting originally scheduled for June 9-10. While Russia and other members […]

Cheating Dashes Hopes of Early OPEC+ Meeting in Doubt

On Tuesday, WTI Crude jumped higher on news that Saudi Arabia and Russia reached a preliminary agreement to extend the current supply quotas for another month before tapering back cuts.  A bullish API inventory report also helped to lift markets.  Crude is down in trading this morning after yesterday brought prices to their highest levels […]

Forecasts Project Active Hurricane Season

Yesterday, WTI crude ended flat with positive sentiment regarding production cuts capped by rising trade tensions between the US and China over security legislation in Hong Kong.  Crude is trading near three-month highs this morning on expectations that OPEC+ will extend production cuts to bring down inventories. Saudi Arabia is in favor of extending current […]

Demand Concerns Weigh on Markets

Last week, WTI Crude finished with its fifth straight week of weekly gains.  It finished up $1.78 on Friday to close out the week.  Crude markets are feeling downward pressure this morning as investors consider demand threats from unrest in the US and deteriorating US-China relations.  Also being weighed is the possible continuation of OPEC+ […]

Russia Calls OPEC+ Supply Cuts a Success

On Wednesday, WTI Crude finished sharply lower on the news from Russia stating that they wish to increase production in July in accordance with the original OPEC+ plans for tapering off production cuts.  In early trading today, prices are flat, but API inventory news of a surprise build in crude is putting downward pressure on […]

Russia Wants to Bring Production Back Online

On Tuesday, WTI Crude was supported by the market’s growing confidence in OPEC+’s ability to bring the market into balance. Markets closed yesterday with gains near 2% after data showed an uptick in demand as more cars get back on the road.  In early trading this morning, the market is giving back some of yesterday’s […]

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