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20 November

New Chinese Dawn in Bolsonaro's Brazil



Amir Richani

Even though the election of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has generated anti-Chinese rhetoric in Brazil, strong economic ties between the two countries means divorce is unlikely.

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27 September

Oman's multi-year high



Matt Smith

Oman is the largest oil producer in the Middle East that is not a member of OPEC. It is also part of the OPEC / NOPEC production cut deal, committing to a 45,000 barrel-per-day cut from its output level of just over one million barrels per day. This equates to an export cut of about 36,000 bpd, according to our calculations.

The price of the Omani crude benchmark has just rallied to over a...

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Tagged China oil demand, Oman oil exports, Angola oil exports 1 Comment
14 March

Twists and turns



Matt Smith

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



Matt Smith

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



Matt Smith

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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Tagged China oil demand, OPEC, Saudi oil exports 1 Comment
26 August

China energy challenges persist



Matt Smith

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



Matt Smith

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



Matt Smith

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



Matt Smith

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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Tagged ClipperBlog, China oil demand, China oil imports, China oil stockpiling 2 Comments

About the Authors

MATT SMITH


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.

Matt Smith

DAN GRAEBER


Dan Graeber is Chief Editor at ClipperData. He specializes in exploring the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil.

Dan Graeber

AMIR RICHANI


Amir Richani is a geopolitical analyst at ClipperData, with a voracious appetite for studying political, economic and social developments in Latin America.

Amir Richani

NOAM RAYDAN


Noam Raydan is an analyst at ClipperData, focusing on political and security developments that could disrupt oil flows in the MENA region. She is also a tanker sleuth, scouring the high seas for unusual activities.

Noam Raydan

KEN SMITHMIER


Ken Smithmier is our Director of Research for Agricultural Markets. Follow along as Ken gets granular about grains.

Ken Smithmier


JOSH LOWELL


Josh Lowell is an energy analyst at ClipperData. He specializes in marine fuels, and is known for talking about IMO2020 in his sleep.

Josh Lowell


RON COIFMAN


Ron Coifman Ron is a petrochemicals markets editor at ClipperData. He has over four decades of experience in the petrochemical industry, with a particularly encyclopedic knowledge of Latin America markets.

Ron Coifman


KALEEM ASGHAR


Kaleem Asghar Kaleem is ClipperData's Director of LNG analytics, and our main man when it comes to all things natural gas related..

Kaleem Asghar

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