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Oil Fundamentals Remain Bearish Despite Bullish Headlines

Oil Fundamentals Remain Bearish Despite Bullish Headlines

Jun 19, 2019 at 17:21 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices got a variety of bullish headlines early this week as US/Iran tensions continued to boil, there was a modest thaw in US/China trade relations and the ECB president…

The Militarization Of Libya’s Oil Infrastructure

The Militarization Of Libya’s Oil Infrastructure

Jun 19, 2019 at 17:18 | Editorial Dept

Libya’s Ras Lanuf Oil Terminal Is Now A Key Military Base for Haftar For the second time in less than 45 days, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya in…

The War Risk Premium For Oil Prices

The War Risk Premium For Oil Prices

Jun 19, 2019 at 17:16 | Ross McCracken

Last week’s attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman have ratcheted up tension in the Middle East. Lloyd’s List has reported a tenfold rise in war risk marine…

Predicting The Result Of The OPEC+ Meeting

Predicting The Result Of The OPEC+ Meeting

Jun 19, 2019 at 17:14 | Editorial Dept

Media reports have been awash with speculation this week, some pointing to the inevitability of a production cut extension, some highlighting the growing tensions in the Russia-Saudi Arabia-Iran triangle and…

Oil Ticks Higher In Bear Market

Oil Ticks Higher In Bear Market

Jun 19, 2019 at 17:12 | Editorial Dept

Powerful start to the week, only to see the robust buildup disintegrate by Wednesday – a brief resume of how hopes of a crude price surge went awry this week.…

Is It Time For A Contrarian Bet On Oil?

Is It Time For A Contrarian Bet On Oil?

Jun 12, 2019 at 13:30 | Editorial Dept

Oil markets got a modest bounce at the end of last week on headlines that OPEC+ will likely extend their current supply cut agreement and cooperation between the US and…

A Geopolitical Energy Grenade In Europe

A Geopolitical Energy Grenade In Europe

Jun 12, 2019 at 13:29 | Editorial Dept

The Energy Triangle No One’s Paying Enough Attention To This is the energy triangle that has the biggest chance of disrupting geopolitics in Europe, and while it’s been on the…

What To Do About Peak Oil Demand

What To Do About Peak Oil Demand

Jun 12, 2019 at 13:27 | Ross McCracken

Long-term energy scenarios for the most part come in three variants: business as usual, which de-emphasises the possible impacts of technological and regulatory change; a central case like the International…

Is This The Real Reason Tariffs On Mexico Got Suspended?

Is This The Real Reason Tariffs On Mexico Got Suspended?

Jun 12, 2019 at 13:24 | Editorial Dept

A couple of late Friday tweets have managed to avert an event that would have caused a great amount of distress to the US refining industry – the imposition of…

The Calm After The Storm In Oil Markets

The Calm After The Storm In Oil Markets

Jun 12, 2019 at 13:22 | Editorial Dept

Now there is a calm after the storm that sent the oil market a couple of months back. On the one hand, there is an increasing amount of public utterances…

‘No Trade Deal’ Scenario Keeps A Hard Cap On Oil Prices

‘No Trade Deal’ Scenario Keeps A Hard Cap On Oil Prices

Jun 05, 2019 at 12:36 | Editorial Dept

Recent financial market headlines have been dominated by stories covering the plunge in global interest rates. And for good reason. Government bond yields have been sinking like a stone lead…

The Truth Behind Syria’s Oil Tanker Attacks

The Truth Behind Syria’s Oil Tanker Attacks

Jun 05, 2019 at 12:35 | Editorial Dept

Syrian Kurd Oil Deals and Tanker Attacks On Friday, Qatari and Turkish media were reporting that US-led coalition airstrikes took out three oil tankers in targeted airstrikes in eastern Syria,…

OPEC Powerless Against Global Production Growth

OPEC Powerless Against Global Production Growth

Jun 05, 2019 at 12:32 | Ross McCracken

Despite US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela’s ongoing crisis, Libya being at risk of conflict-related oil disruption and Russian oil exports curtailed by contamination problems, oil prices have weakened considerably, plummeting…

A Case For Circumventing Oil Sanctions

A Case For Circumventing Oil Sanctions

Jun 05, 2019 at 12:31 | Editorial Dept

With the sanctioning and tariff-slapping frenzy capturing most of media attention nowadays, we should get ready for a new epoch of geopolitics where the World Trade Organization’s standard rules are…

Bearish News Piles Up As Driving Season Kicks Off

Bearish News Piles Up As Driving Season Kicks Off

Jun 05, 2019 at 12:29 | Editorial Dept

The past week was one of the weakest for crude markets this year – virtually everything combined together to create a highly powerful downward momentum. The oil market worries about…

Sentiment Vs. Fundamentals: How Weak Are Oil Markets?

Sentiment Vs. Fundamentals: How Weak Are Oil Markets?

May 29, 2019 at 13:10 | Editorial Dept

As investors and market commentators we must always be asking ourselves- what are we missing? This is true when we’re correct on the market and our position is winning. Obviously,…

The Oil Kingdom Is Wasting Money

The Oil Kingdom Is Wasting Money

May 29, 2019 at 13:08 | Editorial Dept

Another Wild Waste of Saudi Money As some of the saner elements of Saudi Crown Prince’s circle of advisors feared, investors will be perplexed to learn that a big chunk…

Is India’s Oil Demand Being Underestimated?

Is India’s Oil Demand Being Underestimated?

May 29, 2019 at 13:04 | Ross McCracken

Huge jumps of 8.2% and 9.5% in Indian oil demand in 2015 and 2016 led to growing expectations that India had reached a critical developmental ‘take off’ point. Rising incomes,…

Quantifying The IMO 2020 Shock

Quantifying The IMO 2020 Shock

May 29, 2019 at 12:56 | Editorial Dept

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decision to lower the Sulphur cap of marine fuel across the globe will be one of those few landmark moments which trigger a whole set…

Oil Prices Fall At The Start Of US Driving Season

Oil Prices Fall At The Start Of US Driving Season

May 29, 2019 at 12:49 | Editorial Dept

Swings and roundabouts, what more can you say. After last week’s massive drop – last week witnessed the biggest day-to-day decline of 2019 – oil prices were rising again in…

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