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Tom Kool


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Tom Kool

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

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    Published 25 March 2020 | viewed 62,264 times

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  • The Oil Price Rebound Won’t Last

    Published 24 March 2020 | viewed 38,806 times

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    Published 20 March 2020 | viewed 162,557 times

    The rebound in oil prices on Thursday didn’t last long as bearish sentiment once again took hold on Friday morning, with some analysts contemplating the…

  • Russia Needs Higher Oil Prices, But Won't Surrender

    Published 18 March 2020 | viewed 86,309 times

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    Published 17 March 2020 | viewed 78,391 times

    After having instructed Aramco to boost production to unseen levels, Saudi Arabia now plans to boost oil exports in May to a record 10 million…

  • The Most Destructive Oil Price Crash In History?

    Published 16 March 2020 | viewed 56,252 times

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  • Prepare For Bankruptcies, Layoffs And A Drilling Slowdown

    Published 13 March 2020 | viewed 87,077 times

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  • Energy Stocks Battered As Market Meltdown Continues

    Published 12 March 2020 | viewed 12,951 times

    The increasingly desperate situation in oil markets has forced down big names in energy to 16-year lows as crude prices tumble into the lower $30…

  • Traders Are Making A Killing In The Oil Price War

    Published 11 March 2020 | viewed 58,365 times

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  • The Oil Price War Has Only Just Begun

    Published 10 March 2020 | viewed 40,796 times

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  • Oil Price Armageddon As OPEC+ Disintegrates

    Published 06 March 2020 | viewed 93,409 times

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    Published 03 March 2020 | viewed 10,754 times

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    Published 03 March 2020 | viewed 12,724 times

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    Published 28 February 2020 | viewed 17,905 times

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  • Oil Falls Below $50 On Demand Fears

    Published 25 February 2020 | viewed 20,684 times

    If you haven't received our latest Global Energy Alert report, I strongly recommend you sign up today and get access to the entire collection of…

  • Oil Prices Fall As OPEC+ Refuses To Act

    Published 21 February 2020 | viewed 49,813 times

    Oil prices fell on Friday as OPEC+ decided not to move its March meeting forward while Russia indicated that it currently has no intentions to…

  • Uncertainty Brings An End To The Oil Price Rebound

    Published 18 February 2020 | viewed 26,294 times

    If you haven't received our latest Global Energy Alert report, I strongly recommend you to sign up and read it immediately. The most recent report…

  • The Complete Guide To Oxygenates

    Published 18 February 2020 | viewed 7,046 times

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    Published 14 February 2020 | viewed 11,369 times

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