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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

  • OPEC Back “In the Driver’s Seat”

    Published 15 June 2018 | viewed 13,586 times

    Oil markets are on edge as OPEC’s June 22 meeting in Vienna quickly approaches.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • Oil Markets Unmoved By North Korea Summit

    Published 12 June 2018 | viewed 8,056 times

    Oil markets largely ignored the much-anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, though further geopolitical maneuvers should weigh…

  • Oil Falls On OPEC Uncertainty

    Published 08 June 2018 | viewed 15,645 times

    Friday, June 8, 2018 (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)…

  • Oil Sinks Deeper On OPEC Concerns

    Published 05 June 2018 | viewed 15,318 times

    Oil prices fell on Tuesday morning as oil traders continue to voice concern about the plans of OPEC to increase oil production. (Click to enlarge)…

  • WTI And Brent Go Their Separate Ways

    Published 01 June 2018 | viewed 17,662 times

    The news this week has been dominated by trade war talks and OPEC’s suggestion of increased production, with WTI and Brent reflecting the market’s confusion.…

  • OPEC Has Regained Its Grip On Oil Markets

    Published 29 May 2018 | viewed 13,716 times

    Higher oil prices seem to have given OPEC the confidence that it needs to begin thinking about moving forward, and with Russia in the mix…

  • OPEC Sends Oil Prices Crashing

    Published 25 May 2018 | viewed 125,675 times

    Oil prices fell drastically on Friday on the back of news that Russia and Saudi Arabia are considering an increase in their oil production, bringing…

  • Iran Tensions Send Oil Spiking Again

    Published 22 May 2018 | viewed 13,632 times

    Oil prices rose on Monday after the U.S. announced a bellicose list of demands on Iran, leaving little chance of a new accord. (Click to…

  • Oil At Highest Level Since 2014

    Published 18 May 2018 | viewed 20,511 times

    Oil prices pulled back slightly on Friday following a week of bullish news, and despite an increase in U.S. oil production, crude prices are set…

  • Oil Inches Closer To $80

    Published 15 May 2018 | viewed 13,272 times

    OPEC's efforts to cut global oil inventories are finally paying off, with Brent crude inching closer and closer to $80 per barrel.  (Click to enlarge)…

  • Could Oil Hit $100?

    Published 11 May 2018 | viewed 38,584 times

    Oil prices have continued their climb following a week of bullish news, and with geopolitical tensions reaching a boiling point, prices are poised to head…

  • Trump Tears Up The Iran Deal

    Published 08 May 2018 | viewed 49,321 times

    Oil markets saw extreme volatility on Tuesday, with prices originally crashing on rumors that the Iran deal would remain in place before Trump tore it…

  • All Eyes On Iran As Oil Prices Soar

    Published 04 May 2018 | viewed 22,670 times

    After several days of volatile trading, oil is set to close on a quiet note as the world awaits the U.S.' decision regarding the Iran…

  • Oil Prices Crash As U.S. Dollar Regains its Footing

    Published 01 May 2018 | viewed 15,090 times

    Oil prices dived on Tuesday morning as expectations of an interest rate hike sent the U.S. dollar soaring, countering bullish news regarding the Iran nuclear…

  • Oil Prices Steady As Geopolitical Risks Calm

    Published 27 April 2018 | viewed 10,659 times

    The diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula is taking away one source of geopolitical risk for oil markets, at least for now, with prices dipping…

  • Oil Prices Tumble After Brent Breaks $75

    Published 24 April 2018 | viewed 20,574 times

    Oil prices hit $75 per barrel briefly on Tuesday morning on the back of geopolitical tensions before falling back quickly as traders booked profits. (Click…

  • Oil Prices Bounce Back On Bullish Sentiment

    Published 20 April 2018 | viewed 13,334 times

    Despite bullish sentiment in oil markets, crude prices were trading relatively flat on Friday after traders booking gains, a Trump tweet and a rising oil…

  • Oil Markets: The Calm Before The Storm

    Published 17 April 2018 | viewed 61,925 times

    Oil saw significant gains in anticipation of the strikes in Syria, but following U.S. efforts to ease geopolitical tensions in the region, crude prices have…

  • Geopolitical Risk Sends Oil Soaring

    Published 13 April 2018 | viewed 15,102 times

    Oil prices added to their gains on Friday, with Brent holding at multi-year highs. The possible trade war poses a threat to demand, but for…

  • Oil Prices Soar On Waning Trade War Fears

    Published 10 April 2018 | viewed 10,893 times

    China’s President Xi Jinping calmed trade war fears Tuesday morning, promising to open China's economy and lower tariffs on imported goods.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

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