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Energy / Oil Prices

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 19, 2011

Dec 19, 2011 at 15:21 | FX Empire

February Crude Oil confirmed its weekly closing price top at $103.28 with its sell-off through the last minor bottom at $95.16 and a key 50 percent level at $95.15. In…

Price of Oil to Remain High as OPEC Limits World Production

Dec 15, 2011 at 19:53 | Gail Tverberg

The results of OPEC’s latest meeting to set oil production quotas were on Thursday last week. Instead of production targets for individual countries, a group production ceiling of 30 million…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 12, 2011

Dec 11, 2011 at 11:16 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil futures had a strong surge on Friday, but still managed to close lower for the week. Renewed buying helped prices rise for the first time after three…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 5, 2011

Dec 05, 2011 at 09:42 | FX Empire

January crude oil finished sharply higher last week. The rally was primarily driven by greater demand for risky assets fueled by a weaker Dollar and stronger equity markets. The market…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 28, 2011

Nov 26, 2011 at 10:51 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil closed lower for the second consecutive week but losses could have been worse if not for a strong comeback on Friday. The primary reason for the weakness…

What is Happening with Brent and WTI Oil Prices and what Can We Expect

Nov 22, 2011 at 18:04 | Gail Tverberg

Back in February, I wrote a post called Why are WTI and Brent Prices so Different? In it, I talked about a number of issues, including pipeline issues, contributing…

Why I Would Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Despite Environmental Concerns

Nov 22, 2011 at 17:41 | Robert Rapier

The following is a lengthy essay explaining why I would approve the Keystone pipeline despite finding myself on the side of those concerned over the negative environmental impact of tar…

Implications of the Recent Rise in Oil Prices

Nov 22, 2011 at 08:47 | James Hamilton

The price of West Texas Intermediate has risen almost $10 a barrel since the start of September, and briefly bumped back above $100 a barrel this week. Here's why I…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 21, 2011

Nov 20, 2011 at 09:42 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil futures succumbed to selling pressure last week, reaching a high at $103.37 and forming a closing price reversal top. Once confirmed, this pattern often leads to a…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:55 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil finished sharply higher for the week, settling well above a key 50% support at $95.29, but below 61.8% resistance at $99.99. Additional Gann angle support is at…

Economic Growth Being Choked by High Oil Prices and Falling Supply

Nov 09, 2011 at 07:51 | Gail Tverberg

I gave a talk on expected financial implications of the oil limits that we are now reaching at a recent meeting of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA.…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 7, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 at 09:36 | FX Empire

Crude oil reached a three-month high on Friday after the U.S. Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate declined to 9 percent in October, less than the 9.1 percent median…

Oil Prices and IMF Growth Forecasts

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:40 | Sohbet Karbuz

The International Monetary Fund released its most recent World Economic Outlook in September 2011. The economic growth forecasts in this outlook, like any other of its past outlooks, are…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 31, 2011

Oct 30, 2011 at 12:18 | FX Empire

December Crude Oil futures posted a huge gain last week. The rare combination of technical factors and strong fundamentals helped to drive the market higher. Based on the strong close,…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 24, 2011

Oct 23, 2011 at 09:13 | FX Empire

December Crude Oil futures closed higher for the third consecutive week. This statement is a little deceiving since this market was down three out five days. Thursday’s close put the…

This is no Normal Recession: Are we Prepared for $100 Oil

Oct 18, 2011 at 07:40 | The Oil Drum

David Cameron describes the economic downturn as "no normal recession" UK Prime Minister David Cameron to party conference, 5th October 2011. This is the fourth post in the series following…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 17, 2011

Oct 16, 2011 at 10:42 | FX Empire

Last week December Crude Oil surged to the upside after confirming the previous week’s closing price reversal bottom at $75.15. Although the move was impressive, the main trend remains down…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 10, 2011

Oct 09, 2011 at 11:57 | FX Empire

December Crude Oil closed higher for the week after reversing earlier weakness. The market stopped breaking at 75.15, slightly above the May 2010 bottom at 75.01. Although the price was…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 3, 2011

Oct 02, 2011 at 08:58 | FX Empire

November crude oil futures finished the week slightly lower on fears that slowing global economic growth will curtail demand. Not only was the week lower, but the quarterly loss was…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of September 26, 2011

Sep 25, 2011 at 14:08 | FX Empire

November Crude Oil finished sharply lower this week in a move driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s assessment of the economy. On Wednesday, September 21, the Fed stated in its…


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