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The Truth And Repercussions Of The Saudi Drone Attack

The Truth And Repercussions Of The Saudi Drone Attack

Sep 18, 2019 at 12:52 | Editorial Dept

48 hours ago, the million-dollar question for hedge funds was when the Saudis would be able to bring production back up to full capacity after the multiple, surgical strikes on…

Brent Spreads Tell The Truth About Saudi Oil Disruption

Brent Spreads Tell The Truth About Saudi Oil Disruption

Sep 18, 2019 at 12:51 | Editorial Dept

Trump/China relations finally took a back seat in oil market headlines this week. All it took was a massive drone strike knocking out about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production…

Saudis Raise Crude Prices To Asia In Jittery Oil Markets

Saudis Raise Crude Prices To Asia In Jittery Oil Markets

Sep 11, 2019 at 13:23 | Editorial Dept

Leading crude producers finally decided to reassure the markets, availing themselves of the platform of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. The new Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman…

US Oil Export Boom Hasn’t Hurt Middle East Producers

US Oil Export Boom Hasn’t Hurt Middle East Producers

Sep 11, 2019 at 13:22 | Editorial Dept

In the fourth (and last) episode of our overview of the US crude export boom, we will now look at the United States’ waning energy relationship with the Middle East.…

Oil Demand Destruction: A Trade War Reality

Oil Demand Destruction: A Trade War Reality

Sep 11, 2019 at 13:20 | Ross McCracken

Chinese-US trade figures in August came in well below expectations illustrating the negative impact of the ongoing trade war. Chinese exports to the US in August were down 16%, while…

Has Bolton’s Firing Burst The Oil Price Bubble?

Has Bolton’s Firing Burst The Oil Price Bubble?

Sep 11, 2019 at 13:17 | Editorial Dept

Bolton Out, Iran In? Oil Prices Think So There’s a good reason oil prices tanked on Tuesday (temporarily) and then continued to do so on Wednesday. Bolton has always been…

Oil Moves Higher, But Traders Remain Cautious

Oil Moves Higher, But Traders Remain Cautious

Sep 11, 2019 at 13:15 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices legged higher to begin the week after the new Saudi Energy Minister confirmed his arrival would not bring a shift in OPEC policy. To quote, Prince Abdulaziz told…

Trade War Impasse Keeps Oil Prices From Rising

Trade War Impasse Keeps Oil Prices From Rising

Sep 04, 2019 at 11:42 | Editorial Dept

The first week of September continued on the course set by August, most of the market motion can be boiled down to the US-China trade conflict jeopardizing growth prospects across…

Revolutionizing Latin American Oil Flows

Revolutionizing Latin American Oil Flows

Sep 04, 2019 at 11:41 | Editorial Dept

In the past two weeks, we have analyzed the prospects of US crude exports to Europe and Asia, both with its region-specific challenges yet both holding distinct promise for American…

What Is Saudi Arabia’s Best Oil Strategy?

What Is Saudi Arabia’s Best Oil Strategy?

Sep 04, 2019 at 11:39 | Ross McCracken

There appears to be little appetite amongst OPEC members and Russia for further production cuts, despite the gradual slide in oil prices. Russia is reported to have reduced output by…

Does It Matter Who Heads Saudi Aramco?

Does It Matter Who Heads Saudi Aramco?

Sep 04, 2019 at 11:36 | Editorial Dept

In just a few short days, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih had two major powers stripped away. Saudi Arabia split off the Ministry of Industry and Minerals from the…

What A Trade Deal Would Mean For Oil

What A Trade Deal Would Mean For Oil

Sep 04, 2019 at 11:34 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices shifted lower to start the week on the back of a fresh round of tariffs placed by Trump on Chinese goods, another contraction-territory print in China’s manufacturing PMI…

Strong Downstream Demand Supports Oil Markets

Strong Downstream Demand Supports Oil Markets

Aug 28, 2019 at 12:39 | Editorial Dept

The spiraling tensions between the United States and China have rocked the crude market, reinforcing concerns that global demand growth might turn even weaker than feared. Market analysts have been…

The Fight For The World’s Hottest Crude Market

The Fight For The World’s Hottest Crude Market

Aug 28, 2019 at 12:37 | Editorial Dept

Last week we have looked into the rise of US crude exports to Europe, an upsurge characterized by seasonal upswings, a rather non-uniform spread of demand on the back of…

Why Shell’s Natural Gas Bet Will Pay Off

Why Shell’s Natural Gas Bet Will Pay Off

Aug 28, 2019 at 12:35 | Ross McCracken

Anglo-Dutch Shell announced an A$617 million ($418 million) offer for Australia’s ERM Power in August marking another move by the oil and gas major into the power sector. In March…

The Battle For Libya’s Oil Bounty

The Battle For Libya’s Oil Bounty

Aug 28, 2019 at 12:34 | Editorial Dept

The Powerful Vultures Circling Libya General Khalifa Haftar grossly underestimated the extent that external forces would clamor for Libya’s natural resource bounty once he unleashed his offensive on Tripoli. The…

Trade Wars: It’s Time To Dial It Down A Bit

Trade Wars: It’s Time To Dial It Down A Bit

Aug 28, 2019 at 12:32 | Editorial Dept

Remember when oil markets used to be driven by oil headlines? What quaint times. We used to write about things like Middle East supply outages, OPEC deals and crude backlogs…

Oil Bears Shouldn’t Bet On A Global Economic Meltdown

Oil Bears Shouldn’t Bet On A Global Economic Meltdown

Aug 21, 2019 at 15:03 | Editorial Dept

Markets convulsed at the end of last week after a weak GDP print in Germany and slowing industrial production data from China caused a flight to safety and an inversion…

A Very Fragile Balance In Oil Markets

A Very Fragile Balance In Oil Markets

Aug 21, 2019 at 15:02 | Editorial Dept

Against the background of the United States softening its rhetoric vis-à-vis Huawei and Saudi Arabia taking matters into its own hands in cutting export rates significantly below the 7mbpd export…

The US Light Crude Wave In Europe

The US Light Crude Wave In Europe

Aug 21, 2019 at 15:01 | Editorial Dept

As any attentive reader of our Oil & Gas Insider feature would attest, the oil market is in constant flux and one nation’s fate might drastically swing from that of…

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