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    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 5,873 times

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    Published 18 August 2017 | viewed 4,874 times

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    Published 11 August 2017 | viewed 4,095 times

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    Published 04 August 2017 | viewed 5,958 times

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    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 4,181 times

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    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 4,140 times

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    Published 14 July 2017 | viewed 4,886 times

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    Published 07 July 2017 | viewed 4,814 times

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    Published 30 June 2017 | viewed 3,500 times

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    Published 23 June 2017 | viewed 5,082 times

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    Published 16 June 2017 | viewed 3,489 times

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  • Sellers Take Control Of Oil Markets

    Published 09 June 2017 | viewed 4,609 times

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    Published 02 June 2017 | viewed 3,785 times

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  • Expect Choppy Oil Markets As Markets Digest OPEC’s Decision

    Published 26 May 2017 | viewed 3,841 times

    July Natural Gas Weekly Recap Natural gas prices continued this week’s price slide on Thursday after U.S. government data showed that natural gas supplies in…

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    Published 19 May 2017 | viewed 5,223 times

    July natural gas futures mounted a slight recovery on Thursday after the release of the weekly U.S. Energy Information Administration’s weekly storage report, however, the…

  • Expert Commentary: How Hedge Funds Play The OPEC Deal Extension

    Published 13 May 2017 | viewed 14,439 times

    We’ve had a good two-way crude oil market since the first of the year which has helped hold crude oil in a relatively narrow range…

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    Published 12 May 2017 | viewed 6,625 times

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    Published 05 May 2017 | viewed 3,081 times

    June crude oil futures plunged on Thursday and closed in a position to do further damage to the charts as investor worries over the global…

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