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Oil Prices Crash On Fears Of Currency War

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Markets convulsed early this week as traders saw US/China relations take a sharp turn for the worse. The gyrations were massive with Brent crude oil moving below $59 while the…

What’s Really Happening In The Strait Of Hormuz

What’s Really Happening In The Strait Of Hormuz

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Smoke and Mirrors in the Strait of Hormuz Iran has seized another ship in the Persian Gulf. That makes three such seizures in a month. Iran claims the ship was…

Oil Price Risk Has Shifted To The Downside

Oil Price Risk Has Shifted To The Downside

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:11 | Ross McCracken

The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates July 31 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis in an effort to keep the US’s long-running economic expansion on course.…

Something Very Unusual Just Happened In Russian Oil & Gas

Something Very Unusual Just Happened In Russian Oil & Gas

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:10 | Editorial Dept

Refineries might seem pillars of stability in very volatile oil markets – trading companies unbacked by downstream assets are frailer than the others as they cannot stand on both feet,…

Oil Prices Threaten To Set A New 2019 Low

Oil Prices Threaten To Set A New 2019 Low

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:08 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in 7 months this week and are threatening to break their annual low if the market fails to find something to cling…

Norway’s Trillion Dollar Fund Isn’t Ditching Oil After All

Norway’s Trillion Dollar Fund Isn’t Ditching Oil After All

Aug 07, 2019 at 12:05 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Norway’s US$1-trillion fund—the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund—sent shockwaves through global markets nearly two years ago when it said in November 2017 that it recommended the removal of oil…

Big Oil Profits Lag Despite Rising Production

Big Oil Profits Lag Despite Rising Production

Aug 06, 2019 at 16:18 | Nick Cunningham

The oil majors posted mixed results when they revealed their earnings for the second quarter, despite an increase in production in many cases. The danger is that one of the…

The U.S. Might Sanction China’s Largest Oil Company

The U.S. Might Sanction China’s Largest Oil Company

Aug 06, 2019 at 15:39 | ZeroHedge

The Trump Administration's decision to reimpose sanctions on the Iranian oil trade has dramatically reduced Iranian crude exports - but it hasn't stopped some of the U.S.'s largest economic rivals…

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Oil Needs To Be Below $20 To Compete With Electric Cars

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Oil Industry Faces Imminent Talent Crisis

Aug 05, 2019 at 15:08 | Irina Slav

The oil and gas industry is facing a potential crisis, and this crisis could hit in just a few years: a workforce shortage. The problem is not exactly new. Its…

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