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Tom Kool

Oilprice.com

Contributor since: 23 Sep 2015

Tom Kool

Biography

Tom majored in International Business at Amsterdam’s Higher School of Economics, he is now working as deputy news editor for Oilprice.com.

Latest articles from Tom

  • Will Russia Join The OPEC Cut Extension?

    Published 25 April 2017 | viewed 5,218 times

    As the global oil supply glut grows, Russia has not yet climbed on board of OPEC's production cut agreement extension.   (Click to enlarge)   (Click…

  • Oil Crashes Into $40’s As Hedge Funds Sell Off

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 29,029 times

    Oil prices fell fast on Friday afternoon as traders see the rising rig count as yet another sign that the markets are still grossly oversupplied.…

  • U.S. Shale Surging, But Oil Holds Steady

    Published 18 April 2017 | viewed 7,652 times

    Rising production in the two biggest U.S. shale basins and Saudi Arabia's newly ambiguous stance on the OPEC deal extension have resulted in oil prices…

  • Oil Prices Rally Amid Rising Rig Count

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 25,691 times

    Oil prices have rallied back into the mid $50’s on a bout of bullish data, but a rising rig count and elevated production in the…

  • Is The Oil Price Rally Running Out Of Steam?

    Published 11 April 2017 | viewed 12,628 times

    Oil prices started the week at a one-month high, with geopolitical tensions and growing confidence over an OPEC deal extension driving a rally. But as…

  • Geopolitical Risk Premium Is Back In Oil

    Published 07 April 2017 | viewed 11,309 times

    WTI and Brent jumped to one month highs on the news of U.S. airstrikes in Syria, and while direct risks to oil supply are limited,…

  • Oil Jumps On Growing Support For OPEC Deal Extension

    Published 04 April 2017 | viewed 14,941 times

    Oil prices rose at the beginning of the week on the back of drawing inventories and increased support for an extension of the OPEC output…

  • Oil Prices Rise Above $50 On Outages, OPEC Expectations

    Published 31 March 2017 | viewed 19,855 times

    Oil prices rose this week as markets are more optimistic about an extension of the OPEC output deal and falling gasoline inventories (Click to enlarge)…

  • Oil Prices Recover As OPEC Extension Seems Likely

    Published 28 March 2017 | viewed 11,567 times

    Oil prices inched higher on Tuesday morning as buyers joined the fray, aided by a more positive OPEC attitude towards a deal extension. (Click to…

  • Will Iran Cut Production If OPEC’s Deal Is Extended?

    Published 24 March 2017 | viewed 10,736 times

    Oil prices fell this week on oversupply concerns and while certain OPEC members have showed interest in extending the current deal, a new deal is…

  • Oil Heads Lower As Traders Sell The Rumor

    Published 21 March 2017 | viewed 9,109 times

    Oil prices fell to one week lows ahead of this week’s inventory data as rumors about a possible OPEC output cut extension failed to impress…

  • Iraq Could Complicate OPEC Extension

    Published 17 March 2017 | viewed 4,492 times

    Oil prices are refusing to budge this Friday, despite a large increase in the U.S. rig count and some bearish noises from OPEC.   (Click…

  • Oil Prices Sink As Bearish Sentiment Takes Hold

    Published 14 March 2017 | viewed 8,021 times

    Oil prices were hit hard on Tuesday by a bearish EIA report and continued uncertainty over a possible OPEC deal extension. Natural gas also saw…

  • How Much Further Can Oil Prices Fall?

    Published 10 March 2017 | viewed 36,100 times

    Oil prices fell nearly 8 percent this week as speculators rushed for the exit and closed near record long positions.   (Click to enlarge) Friday,…

  • Rising Rig Count Sees Oil Edge Lower On Final Trading Day Of 2016

    Published 30 December 2016 | viewed 10,388 times

    Baker Hughes this week reported yet another increase in the U.S. oil and gas rig count, with 5 more rigs coming online. The previous two…

  • Oil Prices Steady After Slim Inventory Build

    Published 29 December 2016 | viewed 8,512 times

    The EIA this morning reported a build of 614,000 barrels in U.S. commercial crude oil inventories, a day after the American Petroleum Institute interrupted the…

  • Oil Prices Edge Lower On Crude Inventory Build

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 8,406 times

    The EIA this morning reported a build of 2.3 million barrels in U.S. commercial crude oil inventories, a day after the American Petroleum Institute prolonged…

  • Rosneft To Ramp Up Global Expansion Under Trump

    Published 19 December 2016 | viewed 7,215 times

    A breakthrough in international strategy and the election of ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State could stand to benefit Rosneft and Russia significantly.…

  • Security Woes Threaten OPEC’s Second Largest Producer

    Published 23 January 2016 | viewed 17,404 times

    Iraq has been one of the key contributors to the uptick in OPEC oil production over the past year and a half. Despite the fact…

  • Saudi Arabia: A Weak Kingdom On Its Knees?

    Published 14 January 2016 | viewed 41,211 times

    The great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—the long-time dictator of crude oil prices for the world—is struggling on all fronts. The Saudis are losing their proxy…

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