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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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17 January

Pockets of faltering oil production

With the U.S. dollar being dealt a most solid dose of the whoop-bang-wallops (WBWs), crude prices cannot help but be propelled higher today. The great British pound on track for its best day since 2008, as the promise of a parliamentary vote on Brexit has sent it on a madcap rally. A super-strong pound (ergo, a weaker dollar) is lifting crude - although the fun and games for crude kick off in...

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14 December

Saudi oil logic is sound

Oil prices are lower today, as focus shifts from optimism of the market balancing in the future, back to current oversupply. With today's US inventory report helping crude to pare losses with a solid draw to crude stocks, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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20 October

Drop in oil imports likely a blip

As yesterday's exceedingly mixed weekly EIA report is digested, oil prices are unwinding a good deal of yesterday's knee-jerk rally. As dollar strength further encourages crude lower, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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25 August

Stalling Iranian production and exports

With broader markets distracted by an impending speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, crude is once again preoccupied by potential OPEC developments. As the dollar softens and crude edges higher, hark - here are five things to consider in oil markets today. 

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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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08 August

Oil up on OPEC rumors and short-covering

As renewed rumors and murmurs rise up of another OPEC production freeze meeting, it is having the desired effect that certain OPEC members would want: oil is rallying like a mad thing. After short positions on WTI reached a record in the latest CFTC data, the production freeze rumor-mill has spurred on a solid bout of short-covering it would seem. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil...

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13 June

Economic concerns weigh on oil

Seventy-two years after Marvin Camras patented the wire recorder, and movement in the oil market today is being dictated by hopes of stronger supply (production returning from outages) and firm demand (echoed by the OPEC report) - all amid a backdrop of economic concerns. Hark, here are six things to consider today in energy markets. 

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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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