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14 March

Twists and turns

The double whammy of yesterday's EIA drilling productivity report - showing rampantly rising shale production next month - combined with a bearish OPEC monthly oil market report, has sent oil prices scampering lower, testing key support levels on both Brent and WTI. With more twists and turns in the coming days than the Monaco Grand Prix, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets...

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20 January

Challenges for Chinese oil imports

Crude is ripping higher into the weekend, as the ebb and flow of OPEC production cut expectations swing towards the bulls once more (the drop in Saudi export loadings this month are looking pretty tasty, it has to be said...). Stay strong, my friends, for the weekend awaits. In the meantime, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.   

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04 January

ClipperClip: Pedal to the metal

My first outing on CNBC Squawk Box this year was fun as always; it was a quick tour of key issues in the crude complex, including some immediate OPEC trends we are seeing in our ClipperData at the turn of the year. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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26 August

China energy challenges persist

As financial markets are distracted once more by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, crude is not immune to this influence, making moves in response to the U.S. dollar's gyrations (crude up, dollar down). We'll choose to ignore this hullabaloo, and hark, consider six things specifically relating to oil markets today: 

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23 August

Oil heads lower for second day

Oh good. It's only the second day of selling after the recent rampant rally, and yet we are already hearing renewed rhetoric from key producers. Iran is the subject of the latest rumors, said to have agreed to attend next month's producer meeting in Algeria. Nonetheless, prices are ignoring this influence for now, and are easing lower ahead of a potentially bearish inventory report tomorrow....

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12 August

Crude buoyed by fumes of hope

With a weaker dollar in cahoots with ongoing hope spurred on by OPEC murmurs and rumors, crude is ripping higher into the weekend. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.    

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28 June

Oil rebounds as dollar weakens

After the bloodletting across energy commodities, equities and various currencies in recent days, today is the day we have a relief rally, with markets are seeing an inevitable rebound. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

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