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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 the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and a Research Leader in energy economics at the University of Vienna, Austria. Since 2013, he has been a leading analyst and a media commentator on global energy issues at the OPEC ministerial meetings. Has been hosted for more than 80 TV interviews on the oil markets with Al-Arabiya, Sky News, Le Fonti International, CGTN, RT, CNTV, Saudi News, and the OPEC Webcast. His insight has been quoted by the Investing.Com International Oil Daily, Energy Intelligence Finance, S&P Global Platts, Hart Energy, MEES, ElFinanciero of Bloomberg, Expansion, and Al-Arabiya Eng. He has been invited as a speaker by many global energy firms and events including S&P Global Platts, APICORP, Regents University, European Energy Forum, BGS Solar Forum, and the World Energy Congress. Representing CMarkits, Dr. Alshammari is a member of the Group of Experts on Clean Fossil Fuels and Natural Gas at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva), and the World Energy Monitor of World Energy Council (London). He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London where he worked on designing innovative processes for clean hydrogen generation from heavy oil fields. Following that, he joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he analysed the techno-economic assessment of nuclear production of hydrogen for refining applications. He has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and an Assistant Professor at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia, and an Associate at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies. He has received many international prizes including the World Energy Congress Prize (2016) for TOP20 research papers for his work on the impact of low oil prices on carbon capture and storage. 

Latest articles from Yousef

  • Will Oil Continue To Rally In 2021?

    Published 15 December 2020 | viewed 14,858 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 6,852 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 2,780 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 9,887 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 4,011 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 1,482 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 13,922 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 8,677 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 6,329 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 6,580 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…

  • Oil Prices Rebound As U.S. Inventories Dwindle

    Published 17 August 2020 | viewed 10,098 times

    Traders remain concerned about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in many parts of the world including the United States, India and Brazil. The rise…

  • A String Of Bullish News Is Propping Up Oil Prices

    Published 10 August 2020 | viewed 8,313 times

    Crude oil markets remained optimistic over the past week supported by several bullish factors. Brent spot prices rose above $46 for the first time since April…

  • U.S. Oil Production Won’t Make A Comeback Under Current Prices

    Published 03 August 2020 | viewed 23,569 times

    Oil prices remain stable despite rising pressure over the last week. Economic data from the United States fueled bearish sentiment despite encouraging data from the…

  • Oil Prices In Limbo As Fears Of A Second COVID Wave Grow

    Published 27 July 2020 | viewed 12,331 times

    Oil markets sent some mixed signals last week as bullish and bearish data continued to influence prices. The COVID-19 situation in the United States raised…

  • $40 Oil Isn’t Enough For Saudi Arabia

    Published 21 July 2020 | viewed 70,016 times

    Despite the recommendation of the OPEC+ JMMC to ease the oil output cuts by 2 million bbl/d, oil markets maintained their bullish sentiment over the…

  • Tighter Oil Market Could Trigger Supply Surge

    Published 13 July 2020 | viewed 21,736 times

    Despite a reported rise in oil inventories last week, bullish trading returned to oil markets with Brent closing at $43.24, up by 10.02 percent w/w,…

  • Oil Demand To Rebound Despite Spike In COVID-19 Cases

    Published 06 July 2020 | viewed 24,217 times

    Despite the continued bearish sentiment, oil markets saw a bit of support over the past week, resulting from the sharp decline in the crude oil…

  • Oil Prices Will Hit $50 Before The End Of The Year

    Published 22 June 2020 | viewed 50,160 times

    Despite fears of a second wave of COVID-19, oil markets rebounded last week, showing signs of improving fundamentals as global supplies continue to tighten. On…

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