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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

  • The Unstoppable Oil Rally

    Published 26 January 2018 | viewed 27,151 times

    Ongoing declines in U.S. inventories and a weakening U.S. dollar have pushed oil prices up even further this week. (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)…

  • OPEC Drives Oil Prices Back Up

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 22,573 times

    The EIA is predicting that fossil fuel production in the United States will hit record levels in both 2018 and 2019, and as oil prices…

  • Can Anything Stop The Shale Surge?

    Published 19 January 2018 | viewed 13,571 times

    Higher oil prices may lead to huge growth in U.S. shale production, according to revised predictions from both OPEC and the IEA. (Click to enlarge)…

  • Has Oil Become Overbought?

    Published 16 January 2018 | viewed 13,202 times

    Strong demand and falling inventories have pushed oil prices to their highest level in years, but this could be a double-edged sword as OPEC members…

  • Is $70 The Ceiling For Oil Prices?

    Published 12 January 2018 | viewed 23,368 times

    While sentiment in the oil market remains bullish, analysts cannot seem to agree on crude's next big move.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • Can Oil Break The $70 Threshold?

    Published 09 January 2018 | viewed 15,281 times

    As the oil price rally continues it is looking increasingly likely that Brent will break the $70 mark, a scenario that has OPEC on edge…

  • Oil Rally Falters As Traders Seize Profits

    Published 05 January 2018 | viewed 11,552 times

    After a strong start to 2018, oil prices fell back slightly on Friday morning. While geopolitical tensions and strong inventory drawdowns were the main culprits…

  • Oil Markets Start 2018 With A Bang

    Published 02 January 2018 | viewed 13,239 times

    Despite pipelines in the North Sea and Libya coming back online in 2018, oil has remained above $60 in the new year. These high prices…

  • Oil Tops $60 At Close of Year

    Published 29 December 2017 | viewed 20,542 times

    (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)Friday, December 29, 2017 Oil prices are set to close out…

  • Oil Holds Steady Through Holidays

    Published 26 December 2017 | viewed 10,078 times

    Oil held steady this week while light trading pushed prices slightly higher on Tuesday morning, adding to the likelihood that oil prices will hold their recent…

  • Oil Trades Sideways Ahead Of Christmas

    Published 22 December 2017 | viewed 10,126 times

    The oil market has remained relatively quiet ahead of the holidays, despite the EIA suggesting increased production in the U.S. (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • Oil Market On Edge Following Outages

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 12,168 times

    Several key outages have left the oil markets anxious despite a promising start to the week. Analysts are keeping a close eye on both Nigeria and Venezuela…

  • IEA Dashes Bullish Sentiment In Oil

    Published 15 December 2017 | viewed 25,847 times

    With the IEA's most recent report suggesting a global supply glut may be looming, it seems the oil bulls have retreated and prices have stagnated. …

  • Brent Pipeline Closure Confuses Oil Markets

    Published 12 December 2017 | viewed 17,193 times

    The closure of one of the most important pipelines in the oil market sent Brent prices soaring on Monday, with one analyst claiming it was…

  • Why Oil Prices Bounced Back

    Published 08 December 2017 | viewed 37,900 times

    On the tail end of a rather dull week in oil markets, crude prices recovered on Thursday and Friday following the Trump administration's announcement that…

  • Oil Markets Calm After OPEC Storm

    Published 05 December 2017 | viewed 9,041 times

    Oil prices retreated slightly at the beginning of the week as the excitement from the OPEC meeting faded, though sentiment remained bullish in the markets.…

  • OPEC Extension Sends Oil Prices Soaring

    Published 01 December 2017 | viewed 20,753 times

    Oil markets' initial reaction to yesterday's OPEC news was rather dull, however oil prices saw a sharp spike on Friday morning as the bulls returned…

  • All Eyes On OPEC As Meeting Nears

    Published 28 November 2017 | viewed 10,352 times

    Oil markets are waiting patiently for the outcome of Thursday’s OPEC meeting, and the idea that traders could be disappointed is beginning to gain traction.  (Click to…

  • Flurry Of Bullish News Boosts Oil Prices

    Published 24 November 2017 | viewed 31,321 times

    Oil prices saw significant gains on Friday following a week of bullish news and though the OPEC meeting is still a week away, analysts are…

  • Oil Prices Stuck Ahead Of OPEC Meeting

    Published 21 November 2017 | viewed 15,847 times

    As the OPEC meeting rapidly approaches, bullish sentiment appears to have taken a time-out with the recent suggestion that the production cut extension may not…

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