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OPEC+ Stabilizes Oil Markets

OPEC+ Stabilizes Oil Markets

Dec 11, 2020 at 12:17 | Editorial Dept

1. Deep capex cuts for shale- A group of 33 U.S. shale companies cut capex…

China Expands Its Influence Over Iraqi Oil

China Expands Its Influence Over Iraqi Oil

Dec 11, 2020 at 12:14 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Once again, it’s China stepping into the vacuum in Iraq, targeting the oil industry. This time, Iraq is set up for a multi-billion-dollar bailout from Beijing…

Beyond Crude Oil: A Long Term Play In Natural Gas

Beyond Crude Oil: A Long Term Play In Natural Gas

Dec 11, 2020 at 12:12 | Editorial Dept

Last week, I talked about the illogicality of recent moves in crude, and there has been more of the same this week, if anything even more pronounced. I guess I…

Libya's Delicate Peace Is Under Threat

Libya's Delicate Peace Is Under Threat

Dec 11, 2020 at 12:11 | Editorial Dept

Last week, we asked how quickly General Haftar might grow weary of waiting on an elusive oil revenue agreement while the country continues to pump out 1.2 million…

Technical Analysis: Oil Has Room To Run

Technical Analysis: Oil Has Room To Run

Dec 04, 2020 at 12:08 | Editorial Dept

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are trading higher on Friday as major producers agreed on a compromise to continue some cuts to production to cope with coronavirus-hit demand…

The End Of Growth For U.S. Shale

The End Of Growth For U.S. Shale

Dec 04, 2020 at 12:06 | Editorial Dept

1. Exxon’s sharp CAPEX cuts- ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) announced plans to cut its CAPEX down…

An Energy Trade War Is Brewing

An Energy Trade War Is Brewing

Dec 04, 2020 at 12:03 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict - Trump is adding China’s national offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC, to the U.S. defense blacklist, launching a salvo that looks a lot like a…

It’s Time To Take Profits On Oil Stocks

It’s Time To Take Profits On Oil Stocks

Dec 04, 2020 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Usually, when a market move makes no sense to you, it is you that is wrong. As my old dealing room boss loved to say, or rather shout, the market…

Libya Stuns Oil Market With Rapid Recovery

Libya Stuns Oil Market With Rapid Recovery

Dec 04, 2020 at 12:00 | Editorial Dept

Libya has stunned everyone by fairly quickly ramping up to 1.2 million bpd in a matter of months. That’s an impressive feat impressive given the damage that was done. But…

Oil Prices Are On Course For Another Weekly Gain

Oil Prices Are On Course For Another Weekly Gain

Nov 27, 2020 at 11:01 | Editorial Dept

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are putting in a mixed performance on Friday on low post-holiday volume. Earlier in the session, the U.S. futures contract fell more than…

U.S. Shale Production Continues Its Decline

U.S. Shale Production Continues Its Decline

Nov 27, 2020 at 10:58 | Editorial Dept

1. Energy catches fire amid broad rally- Oil prices have remained mostly stuck in the…

Iran's Leading Nuclear Bomb Expert Assassinated

Iran's Leading Nuclear Bomb Expert Assassinated

Nov 27, 2020 at 10:58 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict The Houthi rebels have claimed that they struck an Aramco distribution facility this week in Jeddah. Energy Ministry sources said there was a fire at the…

Why OPEC Is Worried About The UAE

Why OPEC Is Worried About The UAE

Nov 27, 2020 at 10:56 | Editorial Dept

The UAE’s largest oil company, ADNOC, this week approved its oil investments for the next five years, to US$122 billion. As ADNOC’s five-year plans go, it’s not the…

Oil Prices On Track For A Third Weekly Gain

Oil Prices On Track For A Third Weekly Gain

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:43 | Editorial Dept

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are trading flat but remained on track to record their third consecutive weekly rise. The catalysts behind the gains were speculation that OPEC…

Oil Demand In Asia Is Bouncing Back

Oil Demand In Asia Is Bouncing Back

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:43 | Editorial Dept

1. V-shaped recovery and a bull market- While the V-shaped recovery hopes were dashed for…

ISIS Attacks An Israeli-Egyptian Pipeline

ISIS Attacks An Israeli-Egyptian Pipeline

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:42 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Keep a close eye on Libya - and particularly on Sirte (the gateway to Libyan oil) following the November 3rd agreement for a permanent ceasefire. There…

It's Time To Trade Natural Gas Again

It's Time To Trade Natural Gas Again

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:42 | Editorial Dept

Over the last five or six months, natural gas has been a dangerous market in which to play, with massive intraday swings being part of sustained long-term moves punctuated by…

Why OPEC Is More Important For Oil Than A Vaccine

Why OPEC Is More Important For Oil Than A Vaccine

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:42 | Editorial Dept

Vaccine progress or not, the market is riveted with OPEC actions. And that is because the industry is well aware that even the most promising of vaccine news…

Will A Vaccine Reinvigorate Oil Markets?

Will A Vaccine Reinvigorate Oil Markets?

Nov 13, 2020 at 12:37 | Editorial Dept

U.S. West Texas Intermediate is trading lower on Friday. The catalysts behind the selling pressure are fears over skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and their negative effect on the global demand recovery.…

Oil Demand Revised Down Once Again

Oil Demand Revised Down Once Again

Nov 13, 2020 at 12:36 | Editorial Dept

1. Oil rallies on vaccine hopes- The oil bulls returned this week on the extraordinary…

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