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Electric Vehicles Will Win Big In A Recession

Electric Vehicles Will Win Big In A Recession

Aug 21, 2019 at 14:59 | Ross McCracken

The news on vehicle sales is indicative of the growing economic headwinds. Data published by the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers showed auto production down 12.4% in the first half…

The Anti-Iran Alliance Is Cracking

The Anti-Iran Alliance Is Cracking

Aug 21, 2019 at 14:52 | Editorial Dept

Rosneft’s Sanctions Hedge Play One of the key underpinnings of US global economic power is the use of the US dollar for global trade transactions, but sanctions make that a…

Oil Is At The Center Of The 2020 Elections

Oil Is At The Center Of The 2020 Elections

Aug 14, 2019 at 13:07 | Editorial Dept

Donald Trump faces an interesting set of economic and geopolitical circumstances heading into the 2020 election. The President would obviously like the US to be in strong economic shape with…

A New War In Yemen

A New War In Yemen

Aug 14, 2019 at 13:04 | Editorial Dept

The New War in Yemen Isn’t About Iran Separatists backed by the UAE have taken control of Yemen’s port of Aden, all government military camps and the presidential palace. The…

Why Saudi Arabia Needs An Aramco IPO

Why Saudi Arabia Needs An Aramco IPO

Aug 14, 2019 at 13:00 | Ross McCracken

At the start of the year, hopes and expectations were that the US and China would come to a relatively speedy resolution on trade and the world economy would be…

Is Argentina’s Shale Boom Safe?

Is Argentina’s Shale Boom Safe?

Aug 14, 2019 at 12:56 | Editorial Dept

Premature judgments about the fall of Latin America’s left notwithstanding, the pink tide seems to be back in town after Argentina’s national primaries (effectively a nationwide poll ahead of the…

Oil Markets Battle For Stability

Oil Markets Battle For Stability

Aug 14, 2019 at 12:55 | Editorial Dept

Last week’s fear and uncertainty in oil markets appears to have turned a bit more upbeat this week as oil producers tried to avoid a complete tailspin. Iran seems to…

Oil Prices Crash On Fears Of Currency War

Oil Prices Crash On Fears Of Currency War

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Markets convulsed early this week as traders saw US/China relations take a sharp turn for the worse. The gyrations were massive with Brent crude oil moving below $59 while the…

Oil Price Risk Has Shifted To The Downside

Oil Price Risk Has Shifted To The Downside

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:11 | Ross McCracken

The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates July 31 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis in an effort to keep the US’s long-running economic expansion on course.…

Something Very Unusual Just Happened In Russian Oil & Gas

Something Very Unusual Just Happened In Russian Oil & Gas

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:10 | Editorial Dept

Refineries might seem pillars of stability in very volatile oil markets – trading companies unbacked by downstream assets are frailer than the others as they cannot stand on both feet,…

Oil Prices Threaten To Set A New 2019 Low

Oil Prices Threaten To Set A New 2019 Low

Aug 07, 2019 at 13:08 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in 7 months this week and are threatening to break their annual low if the market fails to find something to cling…

Don’t Expect A Genuine Bull Run In Oil

Don’t Expect A Genuine Bull Run In Oil

Jul 31, 2019 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices were higher to begin the week on expectations that the US Federal Reserve will lower its key interest rate by 25 basis points later today. As technicians, we…

Global Energy Advisory – 31st July 2019

Global Energy Advisory – 31st July 2019

Jul 31, 2019 at 11:57 | Editorial Dept

Eni’s Problems in Nigeria Aren’t As Big As They Seem Yes, Nigeria’s state oil firm (NNPC) has admitted that it stopped making payments sto Eni three months ago; and yes,…

The 2020 Elections Are Already Impacting Oil Markets

The 2020 Elections Are Already Impacting Oil Markets

Jul 31, 2019 at 11:52 | Ross McCracken

As a major net oil importer, US foreign policy has traditionally reflected the need to protect extended international oil supply chains. Over the last decade, even over the last five…

The World’s Newest Oil Boom Gets Another Twist

The World’s Newest Oil Boom Gets Another Twist

Jul 31, 2019 at 11:48 | Editorial Dept

In our columns, we have analyzed on several occasions the astounding rise of Guyana, arguably the hottest spot for oil drilling in the past couple of years. Almost every single…

Renewed Bullishness Sends Oil Higher

Renewed Bullishness Sends Oil Higher

Jul 31, 2019 at 11:45 | Editorial Dept

The last week of July started in a somewhat upbeat manner, buoyed by rumors that the US Federal Reserve might finally cut interest rates (for the first time this decade)…

An Unusual State Of Affairs For Oil Markets

An Unusual State Of Affairs For Oil Markets

Jul 24, 2019 at 12:03 | Editorial Dept

Iranian forces made front page oil market news yet again since our last note by seizing a UK-flagged tanker and a British owned tanker in the Strait of Hormuz as…

Identifying Libya’s Oil Saboteurs

Identifying Libya’s Oil Saboteurs

Jul 24, 2019 at 12:02 | Editorial Dept

Libyan Oil Sabotage: The Next Phase Nearly one-third of Libya’s oil output was taken offline for three days this week after a pipeline was sabotaged from the giant Al-Sharara field,…

A Deepwater Dilemma

A Deepwater Dilemma

Jul 24, 2019 at 12:00 | Editorial Dept

For the last couple of years, the deepwater drillers have been telling us that a recovery in day rates that would provide meaningful support for their share price, was right…

Is Venezuela’s Oil Production Set To Plunge Again?

Is Venezuela’s Oil Production Set To Plunge Again?

Jul 24, 2019 at 11:58 | Editorial Dept

With much of our attention focused on the resolution of the Iran conundrum, Venezuela heaved a temporary sigh of relief. Not only did it manage to overturn a seemingly terminal…

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