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Osama Rizvi

Contributor since: 07 Dec 2016

Osama Rizvi

Osama is a business graduate and a student of international relations. Currently working as freelance journalist, covering commodities and geopolitics.

Osama is a regular contributor to a variety of media and news outlets.

Latest articles from Osama

  • The 7 Factors Driving Oil Prices In 2019

    Published 23 January 2019 | viewed 13,639 times

    Last year, oil prices rallied all the way up to a four year high before plunging more than $30. There were many factors at play…

  • Could Oil Prices Fall To $40?

    Published 26 November 2018 | viewed 92,905 times

    Crude market volatility has soared in the second half of 2018, with prices touching a four year high before entering their longest losing streak in…

  • Fear Has Driven Oil Prices Too High

    Published 05 October 2018 | viewed 17,963 times

    The bulls are well and truly back in the oil market, with many analysts and traders predicting $100 oil by Christmas. But upon closer inspection,…

  • A Bearish September For Oil

    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 14,976 times

    The recent gains in WTI and Brent were a treat for investors and a boon for oil bulls. The original catalyst for this most recent…

  • The Two Factors To Watch In Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 11 August 2018 | viewed 13,163 times

    The bulls have gained the upper hand in oil markets of late, with estimates of $90 oil before the end of the year. The driving…

  • The Downside Risk For Oil

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 15,979 times

    Oil prices have spiked more than 13 percent in the past ten days, with WTI touching $75 at one point, the highest since the 2014…

  • Downside Risk Remains In Oil Markets

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 8,466 times

    Oil prices have spiked more than 13 percent in the past ten days, with WTI touching $75 at one point, the highest since the 2014…

  • Don’t Take Higher Oil Prices For Granted

    Published 02 June 2018 | viewed 36,411 times

    Oil prices collapsed at the start of this week, with WTI and Brent dropping 5.5 percent and 7.5 percent respectively from their three and a…

  • The Six Factors Driving Oil Markets In 2018

    Published 12 April 2018 | viewed 18,823 times

    Uncertainty appears to have returned to oil markets of late, with a cluster of factors battling for influence over prices. The oil bulls are very…

  • Where Do Oil Markets Go After The OPEC Deal?

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 21,800 times

    Lately, oil markets have been finely balanced. Both the bulls and bears can make a compelling argument for their respective cases. Russia has vowed not…

  • Is The Shale Boom A Certainty?

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 12,437 times

    Among the fears that grip today’s oil markets, nothing is as strong as the uncontrollable rise of U.S. shale production. While OPEC and its partners…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Big Oil Gamble

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 19,611 times

    With Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) now firmly in power in Saudi Arabia, Aramco’s IPO and fundraising to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil will…

  • U.S. Shale Could Bring Bearishness Back To Markets

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 14,173 times

    Brent oil has breached the technical and psychological barrier of $60, while WTI inched up to $54. The bulls are relishing in the excitement of…

  • The Driving Forces Behind Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 28 September 2017 | viewed 13,814 times

    The oil market is arguably the most fickle market in the world… One day it might set new records for bullishness, the next we might…

  • Are Deeper Cuts OPEC’s Only Option?

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 15,139 times

    Despite the November, 2016 Vienna crude oil agreement among OPEC and certain non-OPEC (NOPEC) producers and its subsequent May 2017 extension, the global crude oil market…

  • The OPEC Extension Is Already Under Threat

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 19,929 times

    Rising production from both U.S. shale and Libya has been playing havoc with oil prices of-late. The possibility of a strong Summer Driving Season, which…

  • Who Holds The Power In Today’s Oil Market?

    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 51,656 times

    Amidst the din of analysts speculating about whether oil prices will rise or fall, observers may well be overlooking some pressing questions about the very…

  • 4 Factors Driving Oil Prices This Summer

    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 34,259 times

    Uncertainty is dominating today’s oil markets, with production cuts, ballooning inventories and a rising rig count all adding to oil price volatility. And as the…

  • Deciphering Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 14 March 2017 | viewed 15,173 times

    The EIA reported a crude build of 8.2 million last week, the 9th consecutive weekly inventory rise, with oil prices later plunging 5.3 percent. The…

  • Are Oil Markets Ignoring Demand?

    Published 15 February 2017 | viewed 38,968 times

    To the surprise of many, the OPEC and NOPEC deal is not only holding but overperforming. The compliance rate stands at 91 percent, with the…

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