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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 now working as news editor for Oilprice.com.

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    Published 09 January 2018 | viewed 9,994 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

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    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…

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    Published 02 January 2018 | viewed 8,614 times

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  • Oil Tops $60 At Close of Year

    Published 29 December 2017 | viewed 14,459 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 5,719 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 5,853 times

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  • Oil Market On Edge Following Outages

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 5,671 times

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  • IEA Dashes Bullish Sentiment In Oil

    Published 15 December 2017 | viewed 17,876 times

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  • Brent Pipeline Closure Confuses Oil Markets

    Published 12 December 2017 | viewed 11,167 times

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  • Why Oil Prices Bounced Back

    Published 08 December 2017 | viewed 31,084 times

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  • Oil Markets Calm After OPEC Storm

    Published 05 December 2017 | viewed 5,893 times

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  • OPEC Extension Sends Oil Prices Soaring

    Published 01 December 2017 | viewed 15,619 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 7,761 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 26,007 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 12,251 times

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  • Oil Survives Bearish Backlash

    Published 17 November 2017 | viewed 14,331 times

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  • The Dangers Of A Bullish Oil Market

    Published 14 November 2017 | viewed 7,418 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…

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