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Tom Kool

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Contributor since: 23 Sep 2015

Tom Kool

Tom majored in International Business at Amsterdam’s Higher School of Economics, he is Oilprice.com's Head of Operations

Latest articles from Tom

  • Oil Falls Despite Major Outage In Libya

    Published 21 January 2020 | viewed 11,721 times

    Despite an escalation in Libya's oil war, crude prices fell on Tuesday morning as a deadly virus in China sparked fears of an economic slowdown. …

  • The Single Biggest Factor In Oil This Week

    Published 17 January 2020 | viewed 20,438 times

    Oil prices regained a bit of ground at the end of the week on optimism surrounding the Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal. At the same…

  • Oversupply Fears Are Front And Center In Oil Markets

    Published 14 January 2020 | viewed 8,937 times

    The threat of a potential crisis in the Middle East has apparently disappeared for oil traders, with revitalized fears of oversupply now taking center stage.…

  • Bearish Sentiment Returns To Oil Markets

    Published 10 January 2020 | viewed 32,585 times

    Oil prices have now fallen below where they were before the assassination of General Soleimani, suggesting that traders have turned their focus away from geopolitical…

  • Oil Prices Soar As Iran Fires Missiles At U.S. Base

    Published 07 January 2020 | viewed 70,250 times

    In what appears to be its first retaliation strike, Iran has claimed to have fired tens of ground-to-ground rockets at the Ain al-Assad military base…

  • Is The Oil Price Rally Already Over?

    Published 07 January 2020 | viewed 17,306 times

    The new year has started with a bang, and markets have gone haywire following the assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani. Readers of Global Energy…

  • Prospect Of War Pushes Oil To Seven Month High

    Published 03 January 2020 | viewed 31,505 times

    Oil prices spiked immediately after the U.S. killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday. Soleimani, as head of the Quds force of the Revolutionary Guard,…

  • Oil Soars Following U.S. Killing Of Iran’s Top General

    Published 03 January 2020 | viewed 42,938 times

    Oil prices soared early on Friday morning after U.S. forces in Iraq assassinated Iran’s most powerful and visible military leader, Qassem Soleimani. The United States…

  • Oil Enters 2020 With Bullish Trend

    Published 31 December 2019 | viewed 16,054 times

    In today's newsletter, we will take a quick look at some of the critical figures and data in the energy markets this week. We will…

  • The Complete Guide To Oil & Gas Well Completions

    Published 28 December 2019 | viewed 20,685 times

    Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies must perform one very important phase after drilling a well to its total depth. They need to…

  • A Bullish End To The Year For Oil Markets

    Published 27 December 2019 | viewed 13,821 times

    Oil seems set to close out the year on a high note. (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click…

  • Bullish Sentiment Keeps Oil Above $60

    Published 24 December 2019 | viewed 12,163 times

    Oil prices were relatively lifeless at the start of the week, holding onto recent gains, but not moving much in either direction. (Click to enlarge)…

  • Bullish Sentiment Remains Despite Oil Price Dip

    Published 20 December 2019 | viewed 20,319 times

    Trade talks and positive economic sentiment have helped prop up oil prices this week, but a cautious bullishness is developing ahead of the new year. …

  • Oil Prices Head Higher Despite OPEC+ Skepticism

    Published 17 December 2019 | viewed 19,515 times

    Despite OPEC uncertainty, oil prices continue to power upward.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)- Employment in the U.S.…

  • The Oil Bulls Are Back Despite Bearish Fundamentals

    Published 13 December 2019 | viewed 24,579 times

    In early trading on Friday, oil prices hit a three month high on positive trade war and geopolitical developments.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)…

  • Two Bullish Factors Pushing Oil Prices Higher

    Published 10 December 2019 | viewed 21,039 times

    Oil prices were up on Tuesday as Washington agreed to delay the scheduled December 15th tariff hike on China. The impact of the OPEC+ production…

  • Oil Jumps On ‘’Saudi Surprise’’

    Published 06 December 2019 | viewed 63,937 times

    Oil prices rose on Friday morning, fueled by optimism about the new OPEC+ deal and the Saudi promise to, once again, overcomply with their production…

  • Hedge Funds Are Quietly Piling Into Oil

    Published 04 December 2019 | viewed 75,956 times

    Two weeks ago, hedge funds were selling off oil, taking their profits on an oil price rally that came about due to hopeful U.S.-China trade…

  • Oil Up On OPEC Optimism

    Published 03 December 2019 | viewed 8,779 times

    Analysts are expecting a sizeable oil inventory glut if OPEC and its partners don’t extend the output cuts leaving energy investors on edge ahead of…

  • Oil Prices Remain Range Bound For The Foreseeable Future

    Published 30 November 2019 | viewed 25,605 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is trading lower early Friday on light post-holiday volume. Some traders are saying the move is in reaction to…

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