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Tom Kool


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

  • Gasoline Prices Are Set To Spike This Week

    Published 24 May 2022 | viewed 11,754 times

    With U.S. drivers preparing for Memorial Day weekend, gasoline demand is set to increase just as inventories continue to drop, pushing prices even higher.The executive…

  • Oil Prices Under Pressure As China Considers Russian Crude

    Published 20 May 2022 | viewed 63,603 times

    China added some downward pressure to oil prices this week when it clearly signaled its intent to buy more discounted Russian oil. Between China and…

  • Oil Markets Are Bracing For A Slew Of Bullish News

    Published 17 May 2022 | viewed 64,029 times

    Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert.…

  • Marathon Petroleum Posts Impressive Jump In Profit

    Published 03 May 2022 | viewed 2,476 times

    U.S. refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) was trading up over 4.3% close to close Tuesday after posting Q1 earnings showing an impressive jump in profit…

  • The Calm Before The Storm In Oil Markets

    Published 03 May 2022 | viewed 158,415 times

    The first week of May could have brought us a much-awaited paradigm shift, however the markets still appraise the impact of China’s COVID lockdowns amidst…

  • EU Rejects Russia’s Ruble-For-Gas Scheme, Warns Of Supply Shock

    Published 02 May 2022 | viewed 24,734 times

    At the conclusion of its Monday meeting, the European Union has said it will not heed Russian demands to pay for gas in rubles, with…

  • Food Prices Are Soaring As Russia’s War In Ukraine Persists

    Published 21 April 2022 | viewed 3,786 times

    Vladimir Putin’s aggression is now believed to be leading to a growing crisis over food insecurity and skyrocketing food prices. Driven up by the war…

  • Chinese Demand Destruction Counters The Risk Of A Russian Oil Ban

    Published 15 April 2022 | viewed 19,049 times

    While lockdowns in China are causing significant demand destruction and adding downward pressure to oil prices, the EU's threat to ban Russian oil imports has…

  • Oil Prices Rise As Chinese Demand Begins To Rebound

    Published 12 April 2022 | viewed 17,468 times

    Oilprice Alert: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global…

  • Bearish News Is Mounting For Oil

    Published 08 April 2022 | viewed 64,677 times

    Oil prices remained fairly stable this week, with ICE Brent balancing slightly above the $100 per barrel mark. Fears of Russian supply disruptions were temporarily…

  • Free-For-All In Helium Market Could Send Prices Sky-High

    Published 30 March 2022 | viewed 83,847 times

    The gas that is critical for everything from supercomputing and space travel to MRIs and medical and scientific research was facing a supply shortage even…

  • Why Oil Prices Are Finally Falling

    Published 29 March 2022 | viewed 28,374 times

    Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert.…

  • Europe Divided Over New Oil And Coal Sanctions

    Published 22 March 2022 | viewed 6,367 times

    Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert.…

  • Oilfield Service Majors Aren’t Pulling Out Of Russia

    Published 19 March 2022 | viewed 126,461 times

    The three biggest international oilfield services firms remain in Russia, not following nearly all Western oil majors that have said in recent weeks they would…

  • Oil Price Volatility Is Here To Stay

    Published 18 March 2022 | viewed 12,831 times

    Oil prices are back above $100 after negotiations between Russia and Ukraine deteriorated. Energy markets are rife with uncertainty, with the IEA suggesting that consumers…

  • How To Play The Biggest Commodity Supply Squeeze In History

    Published 15 March 2022 | viewed 15,289 times

    Metals prices aren’t just breaking records … they’re disrupting entire exchanges. On Wednesday, three-month contract prices for nickel more than doubled in a matter of…

  • Supply Uncertainty Keeps Oil Markets On Edge

    Published 11 March 2022 | viewed 12,960 times

    Oil prices tumbled at the start of this week as fears of a major supply crunch were alleviated somewhat. Upward pressure remains, however, with geopolitical…

  • Nothing But Bullish News As Oil Prices Soar

    Published 08 March 2022 | viewed 18,246 times

    Reader Update: Biden has now officially announced a ban on Russian energy imports. With this in mind, our Global Energy Alert members just received an in-depth report…

  • One Of The Wildest Weeks In Modern History For Oil Markets

    Published 04 March 2022 | viewed 19,953 times

    Oil markets experienced one of the most volatile weeks in recent history, and there is no sign of things slowing down anytime soon. Russia's invasion…

  • Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant On Fire Following Russian Attack

    Published 03 March 2022 | viewed 14,333 times

    As the ninth day of conflict in Ukraine begins, the situation on the ground continues to spiral out of control as Russian shells have reportedly…

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