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Energy / Oil Prices

How And When Will Saudi Arabia Respond To Low Oil Prices?

Oct 20, 2014 at 17:07 | James Hamilton

Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in…

How Oil Prices Affect These Three Major Players

Oct 20, 2014 at 16:22 | Global Risk Insights

Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the US will feel the effects of oil prices in radically different ways.It would be logical…

How Cool Heads Can Prevail In This Panic

Oct 17, 2014 at 09:09 | Dan Dicker

The oil market’s in freefall, the stock market is in freefall.  You’re taking losses, big losses, in stocks that you bought – not at the top of the market where…

Pressure May Remain On Oil Prices

Oct 17, 2014 at 08:55 | Jim Hyerczyk

Weekly Natural Gas OutlookLast week, December Natural Gas futures traded through the July 28 bottom at 3.877, putting the market in an extremely bearish position. Since…

Is the Oil Price Slide Nearing an End?

Oct 16, 2014 at 17:16 | Nick Cunningham

The rapid decline in oil prices may be almost over.That prediction comes from several big banks that say oil prices are nearing their floor. Bank of America and…

Global Oil Surplus To Disappear Gradually Next Year

Oct 16, 2014 at 16:36 | Dave Summers

The oil markets are concerned that there is too much oil currently available on the market, and that, as a consequence, oil prices may continue to tumble. Saudi Arabia is…

Falling Oil Prices Could Push Venezuela Over The Edge

Oct 15, 2014 at 17:25 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices continue to slide, putting enormous pressure on oil producers around the world. Saudi Arabia has insisted it is willing to live with lower prices for…

Iran Says Oil’s Price Drop No Threat, Won’t Demand Production Cut

Oct 15, 2014 at 17:00 | Andy Tully

Iranian officials are taking the current drop in oil prices in stride and don’t plan to demand a cut in production by OPEC.During previous price declines, Tehran has…

5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping

Oct 13, 2014 at 17:09 | Chris Pedersen

As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify a floor price. Even though crude benchmarks like Brent and…

Dropping Oil Prices Send Shockwaves Through Energy Sector

Oct 10, 2014 at 18:13 | Nick Cunningham

Energy stocks have taken a beating so far in October as commodity prices continue to deteriorate. A wave of bad news has hit the commodities sector. A weakening…

This Week in Energy: The Oil Price Panic

Oct 10, 2014 at 16:21 | James Stafford

American drillers are fretting over an oil boom that is out-pacing demand and pushing prices down, feeding the export ban debate and pushing it critically forward.This week, while…

Oil Panic Favors The Bold

Oct 10, 2014 at 10:35 | Dan Dicker

There’s panic in the air. You can feel it.  The market for oil has been dropping daily, now trading under $85 – under $90 for Brent North Sea grades.  The…

Who Loses in an Oil Bear Market

Oct 10, 2014 at 10:29 | Editorial Dept

The bear market for oil has arrived. Brent crude has dropped by more than 20 percent since hitting a multiyear high in June. Now hovering around $90 per barrel,…

The Role Of Oil Prices In Global Financial Markets

Oct 09, 2014 at 13:34 | Martin Tillier

There is, to those of a somewhat romantic bent, an inherent beauty in financial markets. Even just simple supply and demand has an appealing logic. As demand for…

Low Oil Prices Raise The Risk Of Recession In Russia

Oct 07, 2014 at 18:04 | Nick Cunningham

Falling oil prices are inflicting deeper economic pain on Russia’s economy, which is already reeling from EU and U.S. sanctions.Russia is currently considering its budget for 2015-2017, and…

One To Buy On The Dip

Oct 03, 2014 at 15:42 | Martin Tillier

The last month or two have seen energy stocks, and oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) stocks in particular, become the victims of a “perfect storm.” Oil prices, on…

How to Profit When Oil Prices Slide

Oct 03, 2014 at 15:10 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices continue to slide. On the first day of October West Texas Intermediate (WTI) dipped below $90 per barrel for the first time since spring 2013. Brent also…

How Rising Interest Rates Could Spell the End of the U.S. Energy Boom

Sep 25, 2014 at 17:34 | Nick Cunningham

The winding down of extraordinary measures taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve to ameliorate the effects of the financial crisis could reverberate through energy markets. The Fed has…

Could Low Oil Prices Point To A Debt Bubble Collapse?

Sep 22, 2014 at 16:38 | Gail Tverberg

Oil and other commodity prices have recently been dropping. Is this good news, or bad? Figure 1. Trend…

Speculators May Rally to Crude After Nigeria and Libya Problems

Sep 18, 2014 at 16:53 | Jim Hyerczyk

November Crude Oil futures are in a position to close the week higher. This possible reversal on the weekly chart coupled with the strong upside price action earlier in the…

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