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19 December

Market share battles persist

As we shuffle into two weeks of lower trading volume over the holiday period, and as we await next month's production cuts to start showing up in our export data (woot woot!), oil is looking decidedly undecided today. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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19 October

Oil rallies on inventory draw

Oil is closing in on the highs for the year in response to a surprise draw to crude inventories (all paths lead back to energy, all inventory surprises lead back to imports), while OPEC rhetoric once again loiters in the background, acting as an omnipresent influence these days. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today. 

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Tagged China oil imports, India oil imports, EIA inventory report, economic data 2 Comments
07 September

Sweet and sour taste of teapots

Crude is flip-flopping ahead of an exceedingly likely inventory draw to crude stocks from tomorrow's Labor Day-delayed inventory report. With a choppy U.S. dollar, crude is getting whipsawed around; hark, here are five things to consider in energy 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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01 August

Oil clinging on in forty dollardom

A new week, a new month, a new sell-off. Crude prices are charging lower to start the week as a plethora of bearish indicators emerge to encourage crude lower. Hark, here are five things to consider in the oil market 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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Tagged ClipperBlog, China oil demand, China oil imports, China oil stockpiling 2 Comments

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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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