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Yousef Alshammari

Contributor since: 15 Jun 2020

Yousef Alshammari

Dr. Yousef Alshammari is the CEO and Head of Oil Research at CMarkits, London, UK. He is a former Research Fellow at OPEC with a Ph.D. from Imperial College London. He is a speaker on energy and oil markets with various TV channels including Al-Arabia, CNBC Arabia, and Asharq Bloomberg. He is also a member of the group of experts on clean fossil fuels and natural gas at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. His insight is often quoted by S&P Platts, Energy Intelligence, and CNBC. 

Twitter: @YAlshammari

Latest articles from Yousef

  • Oil Markets Uncertain Over Delta Demand Destruction

    Published 17 August 2021 | viewed 3,115 times

    Following an important agreement among the OPEC+ members last month, oil prices have fallen in the last week, dropping by more than 9% since their highest…

  • Oil Rally Unlikely To Be Derailed By Supply Side Risks

    Published 22 June 2021 | viewed 3,721 times

    Despite trading at above $74, Brent prices retreated following the comments made by the chairman of the Federal Reserve which gave a boost to the…

  • Could Oil Prices Hit $80 Per Barrel?

    Published 03 May 2021 | viewed 19,482 times

    Despite the significant rally in oil over the past couple of weeks, demand uncertainty continues to affect prices. The outbreak of the second wave of a…

  • Oil Prices Rally Despite Bearish Backlash

    Published 28 April 2021 | viewed 3,160 times

    Despite the re-emerging Covid 19 crisis in India, oil prices maintained momentum even as OPEC+ has decided to go ahead with previously agreed production hike…

  • Crude Prices Remain Above $60 As Demand Outlook Improves

    Published 20 April 2021 | viewed 2,983 times

    Compared to April 2020 “Black April”, seen as one of the worst months for global oil markets, April 2021 tells a very different story. Fundamentals…

  • OPEC+ Was Wise To Ease Output Cuts Despite Demand Concerns

    Published 07 April 2021 | viewed 3,145 times

    Oil prices are pulling back this week as concerns about the rising number of COVID-19 cases and imposed lockdown measures in Europe and many other…

  • Oil Markets Already Priced In An OPEC+ Output Cut Extension

    Published 29 March 2021 | viewed 8,882 times

    The closure of the Suez Canal led to a moderate price rally last week, which came after a significant decline in oil prices triggered by…

  • Oil Rally Stalls As Oversupply Threat Grows

    Published 16 March 2021 | viewed 15,858 times

    Following the price rally seen last week, oil prices have retreated to slightly lower levels, below $70 (Brent) and $64 (WTI). The main drivers of…

  • Saudi Surprise Cut May Have Lasting Effect On Oil Prices

    Published 08 March 2021 | viewed 61,715 times

    The OPEC+ decision to roll over current cuts till the end of March has come as a surprise to the oil markets as it is…

  • What To Expect From The Upcoming OPEC+ Meeting

    Published 02 March 2021 | viewed 13,251 times

    After breaking the $50 barrier last year, oil prices are currently trading above $60. The major drivers behind this rally include the rise in vaccination…

  • Will Oil Continue To Rally In 2021?

    Published 15 December 2020 | viewed 16,203 times

    Oil prices have finally hit $50 last week, a projection that we made back in June this year. Bullish sentiment prevailed in the oil markets over the…

  • The OPEC+ Mission To Balance Oil Markets Is Just Getting Started

    Published 07 December 2020 | viewed 7,357 times

    Despite the OPEC+ decision to ease output cuts, oil prices have rallied over the past couple of weeks, supported by vaccine news and the start of vaccination…

  • Will Biden Lead To More Or Less Volatility In Oil Markets?

    Published 16 November 2020 | viewed 3,189 times

    Oil markets feared that a Biden victory will lead to a price crash given his clean energy agenda, yet, prices have only been affected by…

  • Oil Prices Under Pressure Again As Supply Climbs

    Published 26 October 2020 | viewed 23,554 times

    Oil markets retained strength over the past week following the OPEC+ JMMC meeting which had sent positive signals to the oil markets. CFTC data shows…

  • Will OPEC+ Decide To Extend Oil Output Cuts?

    Published 20 October 2020 | viewed 4,434 times

    Oil markets retained strength over the past week despite many bearish factors influencing the global economy. COVID-19 cases spiked in Europe leading to new lockdown…

  • How One COVID-19 Case Dominates The Market

    Published 06 October 2020 | viewed 1,951 times

    Oil markets recovered on Monday morning after closing lower last Friday. The discharge of the U.S. President from hospital generated a sort of relief in…

  • The Two Crucial Factors For Global Oil Demand Recovery

    Published 21 September 2020 | viewed 14,424 times

    Market sentiment has been generally bullish over the last week supported by (i) supply disruption caused by Hurricane Sally in the Gulf of Mexico (ii)…

  • Oil Market Sentiment Shifts As Supply Concerns Mount

    Published 14 September 2020 | viewed 9,068 times

    Oil markets are spiraling downwards as bearish factors mount and sentiment shifts. One of these factors is the concerns over rising exports from OPEC+ in…

  • OPEC+ Output Cuts Increasingly Important For Oil Market Recovery

    Published 09 September 2020 | viewed 6,805 times

    Despite a moderate price rebound on Wednesday, oil markets have been under significant pressure since last week. Brent prices closed the week at $42.66, down…

  • Robust Chinese Demand Fuels Oil Market Recovery

    Published 31 August 2020 | viewed 7,220 times

    Following last week's price rally, oil prices move higher on Monday morning, on bullish demand figures coming from China. Additionally, U.S. dollar weakness contributed to last week's…

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