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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 Deal: 9-Month Extension Looking Increasingly Likely

    Published 23 May 2017 | viewed 10,641 times

    Markets are reacting favorably as OPEC hints at a 9-month extension of its production cut deal with the May 25 meeting just around the corner.…

  • OPEC Pushes Up Oil, But Will The Gains Continue?

    Published 19 May 2017 | viewed 15,840 times

    Oil prices broke the $50 mark in trading on Friday, suggesting that the OPEC deal extension rumors are still influencing markets. (Click to enlarge) (Click…

  • Oil Prices Set To Rise On Back Of OPEC Deal Extension

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 18,527 times

    Oil prices climbed back up on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabian oil ministers agreed on an extension of the current output cut deal  (Click…

  • Oil Stabilizes As OPEC Ponders Deeper Cuts

    Published 12 May 2017 | viewed 19,149 times

    Oil prices appear to have recovered from last week's flash crash following a significant draw in U.S. inventories and bullish rumors surrounding the OPEC deal.…

  • Is The Market Ignoring OPEC?

    Published 09 May 2017 | viewed 13,353 times

    As output in Nigeria and Libya rebound, markets seem unimpressed with OPEC’s announcement of a possible 9-month extension of the production cut agreement.  (Click to…

  • Oil Prices Crash And Rebound After Technical Selloff

    Published 05 May 2017 | viewed 15,848 times

    Oil prices crashed on Thursday before bouncing back in trading on Friday, suggesting that the crash was due more to a technical selloff rather than…

  • Oil Prices Fall As Hedge Funds Throw In The Towel

    Published 02 May 2017 | viewed 25,331 times

    Oil prices fell on Monday and Tuesday as hedge funds and money managers have started to cut bullish positions in oil in a reaction to…

  • Crude Drawdowns Can’t Save Oil Prices

    Published 28 April 2017 | viewed 25,306 times

    Oil prices fell below $50 this week as rising U.S. oil output and increasing Libyan exports led to a more bearish sentiment in oil markets.…

  • Will Russia Join The OPEC Cut Extension?

    Published 25 April 2017 | viewed 11,098 times

    As the global oil supply glut grows, Russia has not yet climbed on board of OPEC's production cut agreement extension.   (Click to enlarge)   (Click…

  • Oil Crashes Into $40’s As Hedge Funds Sell Off

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 42,911 times

    Oil prices fell fast on Friday afternoon as traders see the rising rig count as yet another sign that the markets are still grossly oversupplied.…

  • U.S. Shale Surging, But Oil Holds Steady

    Published 18 April 2017 | viewed 12,450 times

    Rising production in the two biggest U.S. shale basins and Saudi Arabia's newly ambiguous stance on the OPEC deal extension have resulted in oil prices…

  • Oil Prices Rally Amid Rising Rig Count

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 33,948 times

    Oil prices have rallied back into the mid $50’s on a bout of bullish data, but a rising rig count and elevated production in the…

  • Is The Oil Price Rally Running Out Of Steam?

    Published 11 April 2017 | viewed 21,848 times

    Oil prices started the week at a one-month high, with geopolitical tensions and growing confidence over an OPEC deal extension driving a rally. But as…

  • Geopolitical Risk Premium Is Back In Oil

    Published 07 April 2017 | viewed 21,136 times

    WTI and Brent jumped to one month highs on the news of U.S. airstrikes in Syria, and while direct risks to oil supply are limited,…

  • Oil Jumps On Growing Support For OPEC Deal Extension

    Published 04 April 2017 | viewed 24,365 times

    Oil prices rose at the beginning of the week on the back of drawing inventories and increased support for an extension of the OPEC output…

  • Oil Prices Rise Above $50 On Outages, OPEC Expectations

    Published 31 March 2017 | viewed 26,527 times

    Oil prices rose this week as markets are more optimistic about an extension of the OPEC output deal and falling gasoline inventories (Click to enlarge)…

  • Oil Prices Recover As OPEC Extension Seems Likely

    Published 28 March 2017 | viewed 15,825 times

    Oil prices inched higher on Tuesday morning as buyers joined the fray, aided by a more positive OPEC attitude towards a deal extension. (Click to…

  • Will Iran Cut Production If OPEC’s Deal Is Extended?

    Published 24 March 2017 | viewed 15,072 times

    Oil prices fell this week on oversupply concerns and while certain OPEC members have showed interest in extending the current deal, a new deal is…

  • Oil Heads Lower As Traders Sell The Rumor

    Published 21 March 2017 | viewed 24,631 times

    Oil prices fell to one week lows ahead of this week’s inventory data as rumors about a possible OPEC output cut extension failed to impress…

  • Iraq Could Complicate OPEC Extension

    Published 17 March 2017 | viewed 8,685 times

    Oil prices are refusing to budge this Friday, despite a large increase in the U.S. rig count and some bearish noises from OPEC.   (Click…

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