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16 October

Increasing Tensions, Increasing Flows

I was on CNBC Asia on Sunday evening as oil prices jumped higher, discussing how the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi was unlikely to impact energy flows between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. 

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Tagged Saudi oil exports, Iran oil exports, Iraq oil exports, China oil imports, India oil imports, Japan oil imports 3 Comments
10 May

OPEC exports playing whack-a-mole

After yesterday's monthly EIA report, and tomorrow's monthly OPEC report, the weekly EIA inventory report acts as the filling in this energy data sandwich. While have to wait until next Tuesday (16th) to get the IEA's monthly offering, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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Tagged Saudi oil exports, India oil imports, Forcados, oil demand growth Leave a comment
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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Tagged China oil production, India oil imports, China renewable energy, Venezuela oil exports Leave a comment
05 December

Oil showing ninja skills

It is International Ninja Day, and oil is stealthily climbing higher to another daily gain. As OPEC optimism abounds, prices push higher for a fourth consecutive day to start the new week. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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Tagged OPEC exports, India oil demand, India oil imports, Iraqi oil exports, Kirkuk oil Leave a comment
28 October

OPEC disparities reign

Despite a weaker dollar,  oil prices are limping lower into the weekend, set for a first weekly decline in six. Next week we get a new month, and an onslaught of new economic data to distract from ongoing OPEC rhetoric; for now, 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 EIA inventory report, China oil imports, India oil imports, economic data 2 Comments
14 October

Oil toils into weekend

Oil is trudging tiredly lower into the weekend, exhausted after an onslaught of oil-specific releases and (another) week of ongoing OPEC rhetoric. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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19 July

Oil subdued ahead of inventories

Crude is drifting lower, looking rather trepidative ahead of another weekly inventory report, while dollar strength is also helping to put the kibosh on a rally. Hark, here are five things to consider in crude 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.

Matt Smith

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