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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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17 November

OPEC exports still elevated

Crude is pushing higher, fanned by OPEC production cut hopes, but kept somewhat in check by rampant US dollar strength on the back of positive U.S. economic data. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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21 October

Lower US oil imports a seasonal thing

As a super-duperly strong dollar pressures the new WTI front month contract into negative territory to end the week, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:  

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04 October

Iran condensate on the rise

And we welcome the distraction of tomorrow's inventory report with open arms, as well as Nonfarm Friday after that, as it takes some focus away from the ongoing OPEC shenanigans. As prices maintain a footing despite a super-strong dollar, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets.   

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27 September

Iran focusing on market share

As the euro tumbles and optimism wanes from Algiers, oil prices are charging lower ahead of a likely build to crude inventories in tomorrow's weekly inventory report. Hark, here are five things to consider in energy markets today:

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23 September

Going through the motions

Crude prices are selling off, aided by Saudi comments that a decision will not be forthcoming from next week's OPEC meeting in Algiers. Add to this news that the Federal Reserve is looking to restrict bank involvement in physical commodities...and dollar strength as the cherry on top...and oil is heading lower into the weekend. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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08 September

Large oil draw surprises market

 As a humongous draw to oil inventories has wrong-footed the market, crude prices have ripped higher in response. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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30 August

ClipperClip: Not warming to a freeze

It was great to be on the CNBC Squawk Box set again, made all the more fun by getting to meet Davis Love III in the green room with the Ryder Cup. We covered (the anchors and myself, not Davis Love III ) next month's meeting of OPEC and key oil producers, as well as retail gasoline prices and U.S. domestic production. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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05 August

Strong jobs, weak oil

Welcome to another Nonfarm Friday! As job creation last month was mucho better than consensus (255,000 jobs created versus 180,000 expected, with an upward revision to prior data to boot), broader markets have a skip in their step, and are heading higher. Rising expectations of an interest rate hike return once more, hence a strengthening dollar is putting concrete boots on a third consecutive...

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22 July

Oil heads lower, tests technical support

Crude is heading lower into the weekend as supply glut fears persist, while further endorsement of a sell-off is provided by a stronger dollar. Hark, here are seven 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.

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