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Three important developments for the oil market occurred this week. They should impact prices over the the long-, medium- and short-term. 1. Saudi Oil Reserves Saudi Arabia released the official...
Without doubt, the biggest story for oil during 2018 was its price volatility. The commodity is nearly 30% lower now than where it was last year. WTI started 2018 trading at close to $60 per barrel;...
There may still be a few weeks left to 2018, but with business winding down for the year, all eyes are now on 2019. Here are three key issues that will impact oil prices in the first few months of the...
Oil ministers are converging in Vienna, Austria today for the biannual OPEC and OPEC+ meetings. The oil-exporting countries are expected to discuss a potential cut in production for the coming year....
With oil prices volatile, market watchers are looking toward the G20 meeting in Argentina on November 30 and the OPEC and OPEC+ meetings on December 6 and 7 for direction. Although heads of state of...
No doubt the most pressing topic of conversation among oil ministers at OPEC's meeting on December 6 in Vienna, Austria, will be the sudden drop in oil prices during October and November. After...
On 29 September, Bloomberg ran a piece entitled “What Oil at $100 a Barrel Would Mean for the Global Economy.” On 1 October, CNBC ran a story they titled “OPEC ‘powerless to...
This week there have been several important developments related to oil and gas that will affect markets for the rest of this year and into 2019. 1. Iran Sanctions On Monday, November 5, new U.S....
The US shale industry has once again defied expectations. New data from the EIA show that US oil production in August 2018 was higher than initial estimates showed. The EIA-914 Monthly Crude Oil and...
Just a few weeks ago, the price of Brent crude broke the $85 mark and markets were talking about the possibility of $100 a barrel oil. Now, traders and analysts appear to have changed their tune. Oil...