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Weakening Shale Productivity Could Be Bullish For Oil Prices

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Weakening Shale Productivity Could Be Bullish For Oil Prices

After years of improvements in drilling techniques and impressive “efficiency gains,” there is now evidence that the U.S. shale industry is reaching the end of the road on well productivity. A report earlier this month from Raymond James & Associates finds that the U.S. shale industry may struggle to achieve further productivity gains. If these […]

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Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

Introduction After last week`s surprising build of 7.2 million barrels in the oil market, we were wondering if this was an anomaly, the effects of the shipping channel disruptions, or just a timing issue regarding tanker offloads. Well, we added another 7 million barrels to oil inventories again this week, but gasoline inventories had a […]

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3 Energy Stocks To Buy Now

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 Energy Stocks To Buy Now

These 3 stocks will lead the energy and oil resurgence Oil is back. In 2014, WTI crude oil prices were north of $100 per barrel. Not surprisingly, energy stocks, and in particular oil stocks, were doing pretty well back then. But, oil stockpiles got too high at the same time that demand started to waver. The oil […]

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Oil Price War Now Between Saudi And Iran

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Oil Price War Now Between Saudi And Iran

The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is becoming increasingly evident in the oil pricing policies of the two large Middle Eastern producers. The two countries are currently reigniting the market share and pricing war ahead of the returning U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil. Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, has been boosting oil production to […]

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New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying. “The timing is right. The boom in U.S. oil and gas production gives […]

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Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

In late 2016, OPEC agreed to cut production in order to address an oversupplied oil market. Global crude oil inventories had reached record highs, and the price of oil had crashed. OPEC’s strategy is having the desired effect. Over the past year, despite strong U.S. shale production growth, global inventories have steadily declined. In response, […]

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Will There Be An Oil Price Rally?

Will There Be An Oil Price Rally?

Oil prices seesawed at the start of the week before jumping close to multi-year highs on geopolitical concerns, with Brent hitting $70 and WTI at $65. However, geopolitical pressure is only able to influence oil prices to such a degree because the market is fundamentally getting tighter. Ongoing declines in Venezuela and concerns about heightened […]

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Time Is Up For This Oil Price Rally

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Time Is Up For This Oil Price Rally

Last week, crude oil rallied the most so far this year, gaining more than 8 percent, or $4 per barrel. Oil traders are much more optimistic than they were just a month ago, and the market is on the upswing. However, the rally could run out of steam in the not-so-distant future, a familiar result […]

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Oil Prices: What Happens Next Depends On Who You Ask

Oil Prices: What Happens Next Depends On Who You Ask

The latest selloff in oil prices have left speculators in a predicament: The fundamentals continue to look poor with unimpressive drawdowns in crude oil stocks, but there is a general consensus that the extension of the OPEC deal should push the market towards a rebalancing over the next few quarters. What that means for short-term […]

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Oil Prices: Then, Now And 2017

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Oil Prices: Then, Now And 2017

The price of a barrel of oil has dropped to $47.63 today (Monday, Oct. 31) on the news OPEC members aren’t progressing toward an agreement on curbing oil production. Futures markets have seen bets on lower WTI crude oil prices rise for the first time this month. This is a stark turnaround for the oil […]

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