Mid-Week Review – April 8, 2020

Trump could tariff foreign oil. That won’t end the oil crisis The drama playing out in the oil market is not short on oversized characters. But Vladimir Putin and MBS could soon have to make room for a new player: Tariff Man.  President Donald Trump, who proudly calls himself Tariff Man, is threatening to use […]

Mid-Week Review – February 19, 2020

Waiting on an IMO Diesel Spike One of the widely-held expectations concerning the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulfur cap on marine fuels was that the price of gasoil/diesel would spike in the opening months of 2020, as demand for gasoil in the bunker market would strain existing supplies and push prices higher. Six weeks […]

China No Longer Labeled Currency Manipulator

Yesterday markets closed lower – extending to five days the streak of losses.  The market appears to have dismissed Middle East tensions in the short term.  However, crude is up in early trading this morning.  Crude is currently trading at $58.66, a gain of 58 cents. Fuel prices are up.  Diesel is trading at $1.9113, […]

Mid-Week Review – December 4, 2019

India Could See Real Growth in Oil Demand Next Year Next year is expected to be a turnaround for oil demand in India, according to a new study by S&P Global Platts Analytics.  With weakened demand caused by an economic slowdown, a slump in new vehicle sales, and flooding during monsoon season, the growth number […]

Mid-Week Review – November 13, 2019

World thirst for oil keeps growing, with SUVs a key culprit The world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow until the 2030s, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040 — and consumers’ insatiable appetite for SUVs is a big reason why. Mounting demand for plastic is another factor. So is increasing plane travel. […]

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. […]

Mid-Week Review – October 16, 2019

Dilemma for Oil Refiners as Surging Ship Costs Kill Margins U.S. sanctions on Chinese shipping companies and Friday’s attack on an Iranian tanker have turbo-charged transport costs, with rates on the Persian Gulf to China route at almost six times this year’s average.  Click here to read more from Bloomberg. Russia Aims To Ditch The […]

Partial Trade Deal? Not Yet…

Oil prices are trading lower this morning. Crude oil this morning is trading at $53.45, down $1.25. Fuel prices are also down this morning.  Diesel is trading at $1.9260, down 3.2 cents.  Gasoline is also trading lower at $1.6087, a loss of 3.0 cents. Crude prices are down Monday morning after Friday’s gains.  On Friday, […]

Week in Review – October 11, 2019

The crude market was up for the week.  The big driver for the week was positive sentiment around US-China trade talks.  Some reports suggest that the Chinese would be willing to accept a partial trade deal with the US – possibly increasing annual purchases of agricultural products in order to secure an interim trade deal […]

Markets Hopeful for Interim Trade Deal

Reports of the Chinese being willing to accept a partial trade deal are lifting markets this morning.  WTI Crude is trading at $53.36, a gain of 73 cents. Fuel is up this morning.  The API reported larger-than-expected draws in products are helping to buoy prices.  Diesel is trading at $1.9344, a gain of 2.4 cents.  […]

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