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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

  • Bearish Backlash Drives Oil Prices Down

    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 14,869 times

    As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, oil prices have fallen again while the WTI/Brent spread has grown wider.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • Oil Markets Rebound After Hurricane Harvey

    Published 05 September 2017 | viewed 10,290 times

    As the Gulf Coast recovers from Hurricane Harvey, another major hurricane may be right around the corner, spelling further trouble for energy markets. (Click to…

  • Oil Prices Sag As Gasoline Prices Peak

    Published 01 September 2017 | viewed 15,428 times

    The effects of Hurricane Harvey have sent the energy markets into chaos, with gasoline prices soaring and oil prices slipping.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • The Upcoming Oil Price Rebound

    Published 29 August 2017 | viewed 31,063 times

    Key oil ports and refineries have been disrupted along the Texas coast as Hurricane Harvey devastated the region. (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click…

  • Hurricane Harvey Causes Gasoline Price Spike

    Published 25 August 2017 | viewed 9,741 times

    As Hurricane Harvey, set to be the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in almost 10 years, quickly approaches the Texas coast, energy prices are…

  • Strong Inventory Draws Suggest OPEC Deal Is Working

    Published 22 August 2017 | viewed 15,339 times

    Oil prices are stagnant, however a strong inventory draw suggests that the OPEC cut may be having an impact on oil markets.  (Click to enlarge)…

  • Oil Prices Boosted By String Of Bullish News

    Published 18 August 2017 | viewed 36,736 times

    Friday, August 18, 2017 Oil prices rose on Friday afternoon amid a flurry of bullish news. A sign that traders are regaining confidence in the…

  • The Oil Price Tug Of War

    Published 15 August 2017 | viewed 9,220 times

    Oil prices remain in a game of tug of war as conflicting news sends both the bears and the bulls to the sidelines. (Click to enlarge)…

  • Have Oil Markets Reached A Tipping Point?

    Published 11 August 2017 | viewed 19,924 times

    Despite bullish conditions led by a huge drawdown in U.S. crude, oil prices were down at the end of the week following less than positive…

  • Oil Stuck At $50 As OPEC Output Jumps

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 12,157 times

    Compliance with the OPEC oil output deal continues to decline as the cartel's production increases for the month of July.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • Oil Price Rally Ends As Banks Slash Forecast

    Published 04 August 2017 | viewed 16,233 times

    After a month-long rally oil prices appear to have stagnated this week, although a falling rig count gave prices a slight boost on Friday.  Friday,…

  • Bulls Crushed As Oil Crashes Again

    Published 01 August 2017 | viewed 16,942 times

    Oil markets received a heavy blow on Tuesday morning as oil crashed by 3 percent due to a surge in OPEC's July output. (Click to…

  • Is This Oil Price Rally Sustainable?

    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 17,011 times

    Oil prices have recovered as a result of a flurry of bullish catalysts, and while most oil majors see earnings improve, upstream investments are falling.…

  • Saudi Arabia Regains Influence Over Oil Markets

    Published 25 July 2017 | viewed 13,450 times

    Oil prices have spiked at the start of this week, with Brent breaking through the $50 mark in response to Saudi Arabia's promises to cut…

  • Oil Prices Slip On Falling OPEC Compliance

    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 8,817 times

    Oil prices fell on Friday after preliminary reports showed that OPEC’s July output has increased once again while deeper cuts remain unlikely  (Click to enlarge)…

  • Oil Up As Saudis Consider Deeper Output Cuts

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 10,330 times

    (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)  Chart of the Week:(Click to enlarge) •    The EIA forecasts that retail gasoline prices will average $2.38 per…

  • Oil Posts Solid Gains This Week

    Published 14 July 2017 | viewed 9,671 times

    Oil prices posted some solid gains this week, but with the market outlook remaining gloomy, a continuation of this upward trend looks unlikely to last…

  • Oil Rises Despite Gloomy Outlook

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 12,197 times

    As Goldman Sachs warned of another oil price collapse if bullish catalysts remained absent, oil prices struggled early this week, recovering slightly due to U.S.…

  • Oil Price Rally Unwinds As Markets Doubt OPEC’s Intentions

    Published 07 July 2017 | viewed 13,567 times

    This week’s oil price rally started to unwind on Friday as a result of rising OPEC exports, increasing U.S. shale output and a rising rig…

  • Markets Overcome The Crash: Oil Rally Continues

    Published 04 July 2017 | viewed 23,640 times

    Fueled by a bout of short covering, oil prices continue to climb towards $50 as some analysts now see more upside than downside. Chart of…

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