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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

  • Why Oil Prices Bounced Back

    Published 08 December 2017 | viewed 37,963 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 9,046 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 20,813 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 10,375 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 31,331 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 15,879 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…

  • Oil Survives Bearish Backlash

    Published 17 November 2017 | viewed 20,300 times

    Oil prices rallied on Friday morning after seeing some of their worst weeks in some time as bearish news continues to pile up.  (Click to enlarge)…

  • The Dangers Of A Bullish Oil Market

    Published 14 November 2017 | viewed 12,234 times

    The U.S. rig count rose on Friday and Tuesday’s IEA report hit the oil market hard, causing bulls to pocket some profit after the recent oil…

  • Are Oil Markets Immune To U.S. Shale?

    Published 10 November 2017 | viewed 15,636 times

    Oil prices pulled back slightly following the release of the Baker Hughes rig count report, but geopolitical risk still remains, and with the assumption that…

  • Oil Rally Halts As Saudi Purge Continues

    Published 07 November 2017 | viewed 17,899 times

    Oil prices hit two-year highs on Monday following bullish news coming from OPEC and the Middle East, further stressing the tremendous impact of geopolitical risk…

  • Is $60 The New Floor For Oil Prices?

    Published 03 November 2017 | viewed 27,000 times

    Positive sentiment continues to drive oil markets as the OPEC meeting nears and U.S. oil rigs continue to decline. Oil prices have maintained their gains and are…

  • Are Higher Oil Prices Here To Stay?

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 23,069 times

    Strong assurances from OPEC and Russia regarding the extension of the production cut deal has pushed oil prices above $60 per barrel, providing a confidence boost…

  • Oil Prices Finally Break $60

    Published 27 October 2017 | viewed 43,583 times

    With Brent prices briefly breaking the $60 mark on Friday morning, there is a cautious optimism in the oil market. (Click to enlarge) (Click to…

  • Oil Prices Rise Ahead Of Inventory Data

    Published 24 October 2017 | viewed 15,164 times

    With oil prices up slightly on Tuesday, analysts are warning investors to remain cautious while suggesting that a correction could be near. (Click to enlarge)…

  • Oil Shows Weakness, But Don’t Expect A Plunge

    Published 20 October 2017 | viewed 12,286 times

    Oil seems to have found a relative bottom after the declines over the past few weeks, with WTI firming up at the $50-per-barrel level. (Click…

  • Oil Fundamentals Overturn Geopolitical Risk

    Published 17 October 2017 | viewed 16,511 times

    Oil posted gains on Monday on news that the Iraqi military had seized control of Kirkuk, but oil fundamentals and the large supply capacity of…

  • Oil Prices Spike On Middle East Tensions

    Published 13 October 2017 | viewed 20,998 times

    Oil prices rose on Friday on bullish data from China showing an uptick in oil imports by 1 million barrels per day in September, from…

  • Aggressive OPEC Pushes Oil Prices Up

    Published 10 October 2017 | viewed 12,815 times

    Oil prices firmed up just a bit on the very aggressive comments from OPEC’s top official, although the bull run from September does not appear…

  • Oil Markets Brace For Another Hurricane

    Published 06 October 2017 | viewed 15,883 times

    Oil prices fell from last week's highs as investors pocketed gains. Not all hope is lost, however. Saudi Arabia and Russia just announced some promising news…

  • Oil Markets Fear An OPEC Compliance Collapse

    Published 03 October 2017 | viewed 10,142 times

    Brent prices have pulled back from its recent high of $58 per barrel, but hope is not lost from the market's bulls.  (Click to enlarge)…

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