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Why OPEC+ Failed To Put $80 Floor Under Oil Prices

Why OPEC+ Failed To Put $80 Floor Under Oil Prices

The key disappointment for the…

What Does OPEC’s Strategy Shift Mean for the Oil Market?

What Does OPEC’s Strategy Shift Mean for the Oil Market?

OPEC+ changes course, announcing plans…

Energy / Oil Prices

Oil Prices Drop, But Probably Not For Long

Jun 03, 2014 at 16:54 | Daniel J. Graeber

The price for a barrel of oil fell on word that more production was coming from key OPEC members, but a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the…

Why You Have to be Long the Domestic E+P’s.

May 30, 2014 at 12:10 | Dan Dicker

The big head fake in energy, the one that has somewhat confused me has been how the fantastic quarterly results from the independent E+P’s has affected the domestic price of…

Instability In Libya Continues To Be A Drag On Oil Prices

Apr 24, 2014 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

The price for the U.S. crude oil benchmark has moved closer to $102 per barrel in trading in part because of renewed concerns over Libya, once one of North Africa's…

U.S. Oil Export Ban Unlikely To Be Scrapped Soon

Apr 22, 2014 at 17:08 | Nick Cunningham

Whether or not the U.S. Congress decides to lift the ban on crude exports will largely depend on the trajectory of crude oil prices. Oil prices have been elevated…

North American Oil Glut to Keep Prices Low, IMF says

Apr 09, 2014 at 17:15 | Daniel J. Graeber

The International Monetary Fund said global crude oil prices have been relatively lower because of the growth in oil supply from North America. With U.S. oil production on pace to…

The Correct Price for Crude Oil

Apr 07, 2014 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

With the flattish nature of its action over the past several months, oil seems to have reached a tipping point on price.  It’s almost as if the charts are saying…

How the Situation in Crimea Could Cause Oil Prices to Fall

Mar 04, 2014 at 16:03 | Rory Johnston

Moscow’s aggression in Crimea has markets in a panic and bulls predicting continued increases in the price of oil should tensions endure. Nonetheless, there is a chance that…

Russia’s Eastern War: Part Two?

Mar 04, 2014 at 15:55 | Claude Salhani

The crisis in the Crimea has already raised the price of Russian oil by $2 a barrel, as of Monday creating havoc on some energy markets. And this is only…

Four Countries that Could Send Oil Prices Up

Feb 24, 2014 at 09:38 | Editorial Dept

The week of February 17 has been a violent one, with protests, intense political unrest, and many casualties in several countries around the world. Protestors in Ukraine are stealing the…

One for the Speculators Amongst You

Feb 24, 2014 at 09:12 | Dan Dicker

The last several weeks have seen some very strong US crude oil prices, adding strength to my prediction that we'll likely see average prices of well over $100 a barrel…

Big Oil Sheds Assets to Fix Balance Sheets

Feb 13, 2014 at 18:03 | Nick Cunningham

The oil industry may be in the midst of entering a new phase of high costs and slower growth. New oil discoveries are harder to come by, and the scramble…

South Korea Joins Japan in Oil Payments to Iran

Feb 12, 2014 at 17:19 | Charles Kennedy

The government of South Korea is preparing to issue a payment to Iran for crude imports as limited relief from sanctions in line with a six-month deal over Iran’s…

Oil Market Predictions for 2014

Dec 27, 2013 at 11:55 | Dan Dicker

For my last column of 2013, I’ll give a few predictions for the energy markets for 2014 and one in particular where I am almost alone among the energy analysts…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 27th December 2013

Dec 27, 2013 at 11:47 | Editorial Dept

February crude oil futures continued the rally it began several weeks ago at $92.10. Based on the break from $106.22 to $92.10, the market has already retraced more than 50%…

How Low Oil Prices could Cause the Death of Oil

Dec 18, 2013 at 17:00 | Gail Tverberg

There is a lot of confusion about which limit we are reaching with respect to oil supply. There seems to be a huge amount of “reserves,” and oil production seems…

Why the Iranian Nuclear Deal Could Lead to an Increase in Oil Prices

Nov 29, 2013 at 16:09 | Dan Dicker

Why is Brent crude rallying in the face of a new Iran nuclear deal?  Two words might explain it:  Saudi Arabia. No one was more upset, save for…

Oil Prices Unlikely to Climb Much Higher

Nov 19, 2013 at 17:13 | Gail Tverberg

Nearly everyone believes that oil prices will trend higher and higher, allowing increasing amounts of oil to be extracted. This belief is based on the observation that the cost of…

Friggin’ in the Riggin’: Traders Claim Oil Price Manipulation

Nov 08, 2013 at 13:54 | James Stafford

Before we start with this weeks news please do take a moment to look at our latest presentation which analyzes various developments taking place within oil & gas…

US Shale Oil Production Causes WTI Price to Fall

Oct 28, 2013 at 18:12 | Stuart Burns

According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. crude oil inventories rose by 5.2 million barrels last week, the fifth largest build of the year, with stocks at…

U.S. Oil Prices: Let the Good Times Roll

Oct 10, 2013 at 17:02 | Jim Harden

The case for oil prices also depends on the value of the dollarA funny thing happened on the way to the euro. When first introduced to the global…

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