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Exxon Carries on Drilling Off Essequibo Despite Venezuela's Objections

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A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

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Global Energy Alert

China's Refinery Bonanza Slows Down

China's Refinery Bonanza Slows Down

Nov 17, 2023 at 05:28 | Editorial Dept

1. Europe Cracks Down on Methane Emissions- The European Union agreed on a deal…

Libya Turns Away Oil Tanker in Protest of Israeli Aggression in Gaza

Libya Turns Away Oil Tanker in Protest of Israeli Aggression in Gaza

Nov 17, 2023 at 05:26 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict An oil tanker set to load crude from a Libyan port was turned away this week because it had made a run to Israel prior to…

Washington Prepares to Tighten Sanctions on Iran

Washington Prepares to Tighten Sanctions on Iran

Nov 17, 2023 at 05:24 | Editorial Dept

Washington is gearing up to tighten sanctions on Iran, again, at the same time as new revelations emerge indicating that Iran was caught unaware when Hamas attacked Israel…

Concerns Mount Over China's Crude Oil Demand

Concerns Mount Over China's Crude Oil Demand

Nov 10, 2023 at 05:36 | Editorial Dept

1. Can We Get a Little Contango Now?- China’s swelling oil inventories and weakening crude…

What Will It Take For Oil Prices To Stop Falling?

What Will It Take For Oil Prices To Stop Falling?

Nov 10, 2023 at 04:14 | Editorial Dept

Crude Oil Market Overview The current state of the crude oil market is marked by a downward trend, with both the international benchmark Brent crude and the U.S. benchmark WTI…

The Israel-Hamas War Remains Contained... For Now

The Israel-Hamas War Remains Contained... For Now

Nov 10, 2023 at 04:12 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict The frontier between Lebanon and Israel has become an intense second front in the Hamas-Israel conflict, which threatens to intensify though Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Nasrallah avoided…

Have Oil Traders Misread Saudi Arabia's Production Cut Commitment?

Have Oil Traders Misread Saudi Arabia's Production Cut Commitment?

Nov 10, 2023 at 04:08 | Editorial Dept

I have said it many times before in these pages and will no doubt say it many times in the future too, but it is often the case that a…

Kurdistan's Oil Industry Standoff Intensifies

Kurdistan's Oil Industry Standoff Intensifies

Nov 10, 2023 at 04:06 | Editorial Dept

Some 450,000 barrels per day of oil exports from the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq remain shut in amid an intractable dispute over who should control the region’s…

Oil Prices Rise On Fed Decision And Geopolitical Risk

Oil Prices Rise On Fed Decision And Geopolitical Risk

Nov 03, 2023 at 07:34 | Editorial Dept

Thursday's Market Action Reflects Fed's Rate Move Oil markets witnessed notable activity on Thursday, directly responding to the Federal Reserve's stance on interest rates. Brent crude futures rallied by…

Uncertainty Surrounds Oil Demand Growth In 2024

Uncertainty Surrounds Oil Demand Growth In 2024

Nov 03, 2023 at 06:55 | Editorial Dept

1. 2024 Demand Outlook Remains Murky as Forecasters Contradict One Another- As political narratives continue…

The U.S. May Reimpose Sanctions On Venezuela

The U.S. May Reimpose Sanctions On Venezuela

Nov 03, 2023 at 06:49 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict While Israel’s Tamar gas field remains shut down due to the conflict with Hamas, Israeli gas flows to Egypt have now resumed (according to Bloomberg sources)…

Why Oil Prices Are Likely To Climb From Here

Why Oil Prices Are Likely To Climb From Here

Nov 03, 2023 at 06:47 | Editorial Dept

One of the things that has always appealed to me about the energy sector from a trading and investing perspective is that it usually isn’t correlated with the US stock…

The Houthi Missile Threat To Israel

The Houthi Missile Threat To Israel

Nov 03, 2023 at 06:46 | Editorial Dept

Israel shot down a Houthi missile over the Red Sea on Monday, employing its Arrow aerial defense system. This follows the US Navy’s shooting down of Houthi missiles…

Which Factors Influence Oil Prices Right Now?

Which Factors Influence Oil Prices Right Now?

Oct 20, 2023 at 10:34 | Editorial Dept

You don’t have to be a Nobel Prize winner in economics to know that the two basic influences on the price of oil, or any commodity for that matter, are…

India's Booming Coal Demand Drains Inventories

India's Booming Coal Demand Drains Inventories

Oct 20, 2023 at 07:56 | Editorial Dept

1. US Lifts Sanctions on Venezuela for Six Months- The US will temporarily lift

The U.S. Is Running Out Of Ways To Influence Oil Prices

The U.S. Is Running Out Of Ways To Influence Oil Prices

Oct 20, 2023 at 07:53 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict The Biden Administration has moved to lift sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry under the guise of concessions from the Maduro regime, which now has said it…

The Gaza Conflict Puts Israel's Natural Gas Future At Risk

The Gaza Conflict Puts Israel's Natural Gas Future At Risk

Oct 20, 2023 at 07:49 | Editorial Dept

When it discovered the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields offshore in the Mediterranean’s Levant Basin, Israel gained lots of regional diplomatic leverage overnight. Soon, it would (and did)…

Europe's Natural Gas Price Rally Stokes Supply Concerns

Europe's Natural Gas Price Rally Stokes Supply Concerns

Oct 13, 2023 at 07:05 | Editorial Dept

1. ExxonMobil-Pioneer Merger May Spark Further Giant Deals- The largest upstream deal since Shell’s 2015…

Huge Build In Crude Inventories Is A Red Flag For Oil Markets

Huge Build In Crude Inventories Is A Red Flag For Oil Markets

Oct 13, 2023 at 04:54 | Editorial Dept

December West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures experienced a volatile week, with prices swaying due to geopolitical tensions and shifts in supply and demand metrics. The market started the…

A Trading Strategy For Energy Earnings

A Trading Strategy For Energy Earnings

Oct 13, 2023 at 04:51 | Editorial Dept

Earnings season, the gift that keeps on giving for US stock traders and investors, is underway, with results for the quarter that ended at the end of September beginning to…

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