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08 March

Record US inventories weigh on oil

As U.S. crude inventories jump to a further record high, prices are chugging lower once again. A backdrop of strong economic data is also helping to sweep crude lower, via the broom of a stronger dollar. As focus shifts back onto weaker U.S. fundamentals, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.  

 

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21 December

Rising imports boost oil inventories

Oil prices are little changed, as a build to crude inventories in today's weekly inventory report has been offset by solid draws to the products. As traders start to shift focus from OPEC to Santa, hark (the herald angels sing), here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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23 November

Iran oil exports into EU increase

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! A fairly neutral EIA report - tilted a wee bit bullish for crude, bearish for the products - has been a welcome distraction, before a surgical focus has returned to every rumor and murmur out of OPEC delegates. So to distract from all of this, hark, here are six things to consider in oil markets today:

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16 November

OPEC hope trumps EIA builds

Oil is rallying for a second consecutive day, despite a bearish-tilted EIA report. As more weight is placed on behind-the-scenes OPEC meetings, financial positioning is shifting bullish once more. Hark, here are six things to consider in oil markets today. 

 

 

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03 November

The record build that never was

Yesterday’s weekly EIA inventory report showed a 14.4 million-barrel build to oil inventories, the largest since weekly records began in 1982.

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26 October

ClipperClip: Exemptions all round

I was out on CNBC Asia last night, addressing the large build from the API report (think: rebounding imports), as well as how it is going to be tough to implement an OPEC production cut when a third of members are exempt. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip. 

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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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28 September

Oil choppy due to OPEC, inventories

Crude is sailing in rough seas today, as the combo of an informal OPEC meeting and a surprising weekly inventory report has pushed and prodded prices around thus far. 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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