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The Endgame In European Natural Gas

The Endgame In European Natural Gas

Apr 24, 2019 at 11:14 | Editorial Dept

The construction of Nord Stream 2 is nearing its logical conclusion – a grand standoff, in the first move of which the Council of the European Union adopted the amended…

Does Extending The OPEC+ Deal Make Sense?

Does Extending The OPEC+ Deal Make Sense?

Apr 24, 2019 at 11:13 | Editorial Dept

The price jump evidenced during the last weeks was blasted through the ceiling with the White House announcing it does not intend to renew waivers to buyers of Iranian crude.…

Trump’s Gunboat Diplomacy

Trump’s Gunboat Diplomacy

Apr 24, 2019 at 11:11 | Ross McCracken

Washington’s announcement that it will not extend its sanctions waivers for key importers of Iranian oil - China, India, Turkey, Japan and South Korea - raises the geopolitical stakes in…

The Military Coups Moving Oil Markets

The Military Coups Moving Oil Markets

Apr 24, 2019 at 11:07 | Editorial Dept

Sources - OP boots on the ground in Libya - Western diplomat in Algeria Billionaires Fall in Algeria: Here’s Why Sonatrach Is Less Worried Than Others Algeria’s clientelist patronage system…

Saudi Arabia Wins Big As Trump Cracks Down On Iran

Saudi Arabia Wins Big As Trump Cracks Down On Iran

Apr 24, 2019 at 11:06 | Editorial Dept

The White House sent a bullish jolt into oil markets this week with a surprise decision to eliminate their waiver program for key buyers of Iranian crude. To review, the…

The Oil Price Anomaly Turning Into A Trend

The Oil Price Anomaly Turning Into A Trend

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:56 | Editorial Dept

For the first time this year, global benchmark Brent hit a record of $72 per barrel on Wednesday, palpably reinvigorating crude market sentiment around the globe. Even though China’s Q1…

The Exceptional Factors Driving Oil Markets

The Exceptional Factors Driving Oil Markets

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:54 | Ross McCracken

Brent crude moved over $70/barrel in the first half of April, despite a weak global economy. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF reduced both its estimate of global…

This Is A Crucial Moment For Arctic Oil

This Is A Crucial Moment For Arctic Oil

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:53 | Editorial Dept

The last two weeks have seen quite a flurry of news about Russia taking its Arctic projects to the next level, tapping into the “colossal” reserves of this still somewhat…

Global Intelligence Report - 17th April 2019

Global Intelligence Report - 17th April 2019

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:50 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical Notebook Oilprice Assets on the Ground in Tripoli… Haftar’s Problem With Libya’s Oil Revenues This week, Oilprice.com was on the ground in Tripoli, reporting from the Ain Zara District,…

Russia’s Shadow Hangs Over Oil Markets

Russia’s Shadow Hangs Over Oil Markets

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:46 | Editorial Dept

Last week’s note had a geopolitical focus as we laid out why we think Donald Trump will have an outsized impact on oil prices this Spring. Our theory here is…

Is Carbon Capture And Storage Unavoidable?

Is Carbon Capture And Storage Unavoidable?

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:43 | Ross McCracken

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has so far been more notable for its failures than its successes. In North America, only two commercial-scale post-combustion projects have been completed, both retrofitted…

Are Inverted Yield Curves A Harbinger Of Lower Oil Prices?

Are Inverted Yield Curves A Harbinger Of Lower Oil Prices?

Apr 03, 2019 at 13:15 | Editorial Dept

The first quarter of 2019 was lovely for oil bulls as Brent increased 27% while WTI climbed 33%. With Brent now trading near the $69 mark and WTI above $60,…

Global Intelligence Report - 3rd April 2019

Global Intelligence Report - 3rd April 2019

Apr 03, 2019 at 13:14 | Editorial Dept

Sources - Aramco insider (current high-level Aramco staff)- Former Aramco executive- Turkish investigative journalists in Ankara and Istanbul Every Reason to Be Alarmed About Aramco Inside the corridors…

Who Replaces Venezuela’s Lost Barrels?

Who Replaces Venezuela’s Lost Barrels?

Apr 03, 2019 at 13:12 | Editorial Dept

The heavy-light imbalance in the global crude market continues to rock tenets that were previously thought immutable. Behind most of the disequilibrium one finds the United States – in the…

The Hydrogen Economy – A Bonanza For Natural Gas

The Hydrogen Economy – A Bonanza For Natural Gas

Apr 03, 2019 at 13:10 | Ross McCracken

The hydrogen economy might be on its way, but it won’t be arriving any time soon, not until after 2030 at least. If and when it does make an appearance,…

Higher Oil Prices Are In The Pipeline

Higher Oil Prices Are In The Pipeline

Apr 03, 2019 at 13:09 | Editorial Dept

Things are getting interesting again on the crude market, with Donald Trump relaunching his Twitter attacks on OPEC, albeit in much more diplomatic wording now, amid US-China trade talk prospects…

Traders Provide A Clue About Where Oil Is Headed

Traders Provide A Clue About Where Oil Is Headed

Mar 27, 2019 at 14:09 | Editorial Dept

Oil markets are enjoying a modestly bullish March on the back of coordinated OPEC+ production cuts and unplanned production outages in Venezuela. Peripheral bullish narratives have included dovish central bank…

Global Intelligence Report – 27th March 2019

Global Intelligence Report – 27th March 2019

Mar 27, 2019 at 14:08 | Editorial Dept

Sources- Turkish Treasury Ministry official- Turkish Interior Ministry official- American intelligence contractor based in London- British former diplomat in Saudi Arabia ISIS may be on the…

China Just Can’t Get Enough Of This Crude

China Just Can’t Get Enough Of This Crude

Mar 27, 2019 at 14:06 | Editorial Dept

For an ordinary layman Chad might not come across as an important oil producer. Landlocked, susceptible to political infighting and one of the poorest nations on earth, Chad’s oil sector…

Uncertain Times For Dated Brent

Uncertain Times For Dated Brent

Mar 27, 2019 at 14:04 | Ross McCracken

The global crude oil benchmark Dated Brent is set to change once again this November as S&P Global Platts, the benchmark’s custodian, introduces trade in North Sea grades delivered on…

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