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Tom Kool


Contributor since: 23 Sep 2015

Tom Kool

Tom majored in International Business at Amsterdam’s Higher School of Economics, he is Oilprice.com's Head of Operations

Latest articles from Tom

  • Weak Chinese Demand Weighs On Oil Prices

    Published 10 June 2022 | viewed 35,588 times

    Oil prices fell slightly on Friday morning as one of the only consistently bearish factors in oil markets, weak demand from China due to Covid…

  • Natural Gas Futures Hit 13-Year High As Traders Expect "Blistering Hot Summer"

    Published 06 June 2022 | viewed 20,367 times

    Natural gas futures have hit an 13-year high on higher temperatures to come in the next week combined with lower production levels.  On Monday, Henry…

  • A Week Of Turmoil For Oil Markets

    Published 03 June 2022 | viewed 31,125 times

    There has been plenty of turmoil in oil markets this week, with the EU banning Russian oil, OPEC accelerating its production increases, and U.S. inventories…

  • Citi: Oil Is Overvalued By $50 Per Barrel

    Published 01 June 2022 | viewed 37,250 times

    Brent crude, trading Wednesday at over $116 per barrel, should be closer to $70, according to Citi’s global head of commodity research, Ed Morse, in…

  • Gasoline Prices Are Set To Spike This Week

    Published 24 May 2022 | viewed 13,439 times

    With U.S. drivers preparing for Memorial Day weekend, gasoline demand is set to increase just as inventories continue to drop, pushing prices even higher.The executive…

  • Oil Prices Under Pressure As China Considers Russian Crude

    Published 20 May 2022 | viewed 66,270 times

    China added some downward pressure to oil prices this week when it clearly signaled its intent to buy more discounted Russian oil. Between China and…

  • Oil Markets Are Bracing For A Slew Of Bullish News

    Published 17 May 2022 | viewed 67,378 times

    Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert.…

  • Marathon Petroleum Posts Impressive Jump In Profit

    Published 03 May 2022 | viewed 2,663 times

    U.S. refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) was trading up over 4.3% close to close Tuesday after posting Q1 earnings showing an impressive jump in profit…

  • The Calm Before The Storm In Oil Markets

    Published 03 May 2022 | viewed 160,233 times

    The first week of May could have brought us a much-awaited paradigm shift, however the markets still appraise the impact of China’s COVID lockdowns amidst…

  • EU Rejects Russia’s Ruble-For-Gas Scheme, Warns Of Supply Shock

    Published 02 May 2022 | viewed 25,080 times

    At the conclusion of its Monday meeting, the European Union has said it will not heed Russian demands to pay for gas in rubles, with…

  • Food Prices Are Soaring As Russia’s War In Ukraine Persists

    Published 21 April 2022 | viewed 4,185 times

    Vladimir Putin’s aggression is now believed to be leading to a growing crisis over food insecurity and skyrocketing food prices. Driven up by the war…

  • Chinese Demand Destruction Counters The Risk Of A Russian Oil Ban

    Published 15 April 2022 | viewed 20,498 times

    While lockdowns in China are causing significant demand destruction and adding downward pressure to oil prices, the EU's threat to ban Russian oil imports has…

  • Oil Prices Rise As Chinese Demand Begins To Rebound

    Published 12 April 2022 | viewed 17,769 times

    Oilprice Alert: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global…

  • Bearish News Is Mounting For Oil

    Published 08 April 2022 | viewed 65,231 times

    Oil prices remained fairly stable this week, with ICE Brent balancing slightly above the $100 per barrel mark. Fears of Russian supply disruptions were temporarily…

  • Why Oil Prices Are Finally Falling

    Published 29 March 2022 | viewed 29,735 times

    Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert.…

  • Europe Divided Over New Oil And Coal Sanctions

    Published 22 March 2022 | viewed 6,656 times

    Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert.…

  • Oilfield Service Majors Aren’t Pulling Out Of Russia

    Published 19 March 2022 | viewed 127,084 times

    The three biggest international oilfield services firms remain in Russia, not following nearly all Western oil majors that have said in recent weeks they would…

  • Oil Price Volatility Is Here To Stay

    Published 18 March 2022 | viewed 13,415 times

    Oil prices are back above $100 after negotiations between Russia and Ukraine deteriorated. Energy markets are rife with uncertainty, with the IEA suggesting that consumers…

  • Supply Uncertainty Keeps Oil Markets On Edge

    Published 11 March 2022 | viewed 13,309 times

    Oil prices tumbled at the start of this week as fears of a major supply crunch were alleviated somewhat. Upward pressure remains, however, with geopolitical…

  • Nothing But Bullish News As Oil Prices Soar

    Published 08 March 2022 | viewed 18,405 times

    Reader Update: Biden has now officially announced a ban on Russian energy imports. With this in mind, our Global Energy Alert members just received an in-depth report…

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