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02 February

It's Groundhog Day (again for oil)



Matt Smith

Yes, it's Groundhog Day (again), and that dastardly Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. Fortunately, he's no good at forecasting (unlike the woolly worm), hence little attention should be paid.

The crude complex is also seemingly stuck in Groundhog Day, weighing up OPEC production cuts versus the renaissance of U.S. shale production. After yesterday's...

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16 November

OPEC hope trumps EIA builds



Matt Smith

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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27 October

OPEC weekly exports reach a record



Matt Smith

Wax on, wax off; oil prices are rallying after selling off for the last three days, egged on by yesterday's supportive inventory report and and the ebb and flow of OPEC hope. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 

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12 October

OPEC oil production rising



Matt Smith

Oil is retracing for a second day, as OPEC's monthly oil report showed the cartel's production rising last month. As markets mentally limber up for the double whammy of weekly inventories and the EIA's monthly short term energy outlook tomorrow, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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22 September

Weak dollar, strong draws boost oil



Matt Smith

After being surprised by the voracity of the weekly oil inventory draw yesterday, oil prices have been rallying ever since. Today a move higher is being further encouraged by a weakening dollar in the aftermath of the Fed meeting (and amid some soft economic data). Hark, here are seven things to consider in oil markets today.  

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30 August

Gasoline glut persists



Matt Smith

 As the dollar rallies again, as Gulf of Mexico storm fears dissipate, and as a build is expected from tomorrow's EIA report, crude is heading lower once more. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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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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