zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 10:57 AM
As discussed yesterday, while the Joint OPEC/Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting on Sunday did not formally recommend an extension to the oil production cuts agreed last year at OPEC’s Vienna summit, several OPEC members announced their support for such a move during this […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 26, 2017
Having failed to “rebalance” the oil market in the first six months following the implementation of the Vienna production cut agreement, with crude inventories in the US hitting all time highs in the interim…
… OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers found themselves in the […]
zerohedge.com / by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com / Mar 24, 2017 11:21 AM
Venezuela’s economic crisis continues to deepen. The South American OPEC member is thought to be sitting on nearly 300 billion barrels of oil, far more than any other country in the world, including Saudi Arabia (estimated at 268 billion barrels). But […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 21, 2017 10:22 AM
It appears the weight of positioning is too much to maintain any OPEC/NOPEC jawboning.
milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / Mar 20, 2017
This just isn’t fair! As every time the weekend passes, I wake up Monday with a gargantuan amount of “horrible headlines” to process (or, as I have recently deemed them, “PM bullish, everything-else bearish); which I dutifully gather every second of the day, be it […]
zerohedge.com / by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com / Mar 16, 2017
The U.S. shale cowboys are back on their horses and leading a strong recovery in the oil patch that is not expected to falter even as WTI prices dropped last week below $50 per barrel for the first time in more than […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 14, 2017 11:24 AM
Having sent crude oil pries tumbling overnight by admitting they cheated on OPEC production cuts, Saudi officials are desperately trying to unwind that faux pas by claiming the over-production was purely for domestic storage. The problem with this “explanation” is that Saudi deliveries […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / March 14, 2017
Oil prices are lower for the seventh consecutive session. Light sweet crude prices had fallen 10.3% over the past two weeks, and with today’s losses are off another 1.6% already this week. There are two main considerations. The imbalance between supply and demand has not […]
srsroccoreport.com / Steve St. Angelo / MARCH 13, 2017
The low oil price continues to wreak financial havoc on the largest oil producer in the Middle East. While the Mainstream press has published articles forecasting a rebound in Saudi Arabia’s financial outlook, due to higher oil prices this year, it seems like the Kingdom’s […]
milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / Mar 13, 2017
As we commence what could be an historically “PM-bullish, everything-else-bearish” week, the Cartel of course “started us off” with the 178th “Sunday Night Sentiment” attack of the past 187 weekends, followed by the 804th “2:15 AM” raid of the past 921 trading days – “Cartel […]
zerohedge.com / by Salmon Ghouri via OilPrice.com / Mar 12, 2017 5:30 PM
Time is of the essence. If you fail to comprehend future market conditions and fail to steer the ship in the right direction, it can lead to disaster. This is what we have learned during the past few years. OPEC’s failure […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 10, 2017 1:03 PM
With US crude inventories at record highs and production surging higher, the ongoing oil rig count rise in America (up 8 to 617 – 8th week in a row and highest since Sept 2015) signals more ‘problems’ ahead for a record level of […]
wolfstreet.com / By Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com / Mar 10, 2017
Shocking level of bullishness by hedge funds, then prices plunged.
Oil prices plunged on Wednesday and Thursday, dropping to their lowest levels since December when the optimism surrounding the OPEC deal was just getting underway. WTI dipped below $50 for the first time in […]
wolfstreet.com / By Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com / Feb 21, 2017
Why is demand suddenly faltering?
Oil prices are stuck in a holding pattern, waiting for more definitive data on what comes next. OPEC compliance is helping keep prices afloat, but rising U.S. oil production is acting as a counterweight.
A new problem that has […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 21, 2017
European stocks rose again with S&P futures higher, while Asian stocks were mixed. The dollar rose jumped on hawkish comments by Philly Fed’s Harker, oil rose following optimistic OPEC comments, while gold dropped. Markets have largely ignored the negative result by financial heavyweight HSBC, which […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 20, 2017 5:28 PM
Two years ago, when Saudi Arabia launched on an unprecedented campaign to crush high-cost oil producers, in the process effectively putting an end to the OPEC cartel (at least until last year’s attempt to cut production), it made a bold bet that US […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 20, 2017 4:42 PM
Despite record gluts in crude and gasoline amid resurgent US crude production, hedge funds boosted their net long position in WTI last week to a new record high.
The International Energy Agency said the group has achieved a record 90 percent initial compliance […]
zerohedge.com / by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com / Feb 15, 2017 10:25 AM
Oil prices have traded reliably in the $50s per barrel since OPEC agreed to cut production last November, but having failed to break through a ceiling in the upper-$50s, crude prices are in danger of falling back again.
The oil market had […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 10, 2017 12:18 PM
First it was the Fed with constant jawboning that the next Fed rate cut is “just around the corner.” Then it was OPEC, applying the same “spook the headline-scanning algos” strategy, arguably following Goldman’s advice, repeating relentlessly that a production cut was imminent. Now, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 10, 2017 7:07 AM
Oil jumped this morning, with Brent rising 1%, trading above $56 after the International Energy Agency said OPEC had achieved record initial compliance of 90% with planned production cuts – it is unclear how much of this was self-reported and questionable – while demand […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 7, 2017 8:48 PM
While energy traders remain focused on weekly changes in crude supply and demand, manifesting in shifts in inventory of which today’s API data, which showed the second biggest inventory build in history, was a breathtaking example of how OPEC’s “production cut” is clearly […]
zerohedge.com / by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com / Feb 1, 2017 1:31 PM
It’s been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how U.S. shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil with rebounding drilling activity. Those […]
peakprosperity.com / by Adam Taggart / Monday, January 30, 2017
Economist and cycle trend forecaster Harry Dent sees crushing deflation ahead for nearly every financial asset class. We are at the nexus of a concurrent series of downtrends in the four most important predictive trends he tracks.
Laying out the thesis of his new book […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Dustin Parrett • January 26, 2017
U.S. oil production is up 3% since OPEC struck a deal to cut its oil output on Nov. 30. But some observers doubt U.S. production growth can continue.
They are wrong. In fact, the EIA sees U.S. crude oil and liquid fuels production increasing 123% […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jan 23, 2017
While OPEC members were infighting over crude production and export quotas, posturing with temporary production cuts (just so the Saudis could get a six month reprieve during which it clears out a massive internal crude glut), Russia was busy capturing market share, and according to […]