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08 June

ClipperClip: Narrowing spreads

In this morning's appearance on CNBC Squawk Box, we discussed the potential for the Brent-WTI spread to move closer to parity given increasing production and exports from Nigeria and Libya, and how this could close the door on US exports. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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Tagged Nigeria oil exports, OPEC, Libya oil exports, US oil exports 6 Comments
14 February

U.S. Producers feel the love on Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, oil prices are following the arc of Cupid's arrow, and heading higher.  Although another likely bearish weekly inventory report lies in store tomorrow, production cut expectations carry more influence - at least today - to encourage a rally. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today. 

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Tagged Nigeria oil exports, OPEC, Libya oil exports, India oil demand, Permian Basin 1 Comment
26 January

OPEC puts its best foot forward. (On the brakes).

 As production cut hopes are stoked once again, crude is pushing higher on this fourth day of the fourth week of January. While prices ultimately just pinging around in a range-bound fashion, 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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15 December

Soaring dollar drags oil lower

Yesterday's decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates has inadvertently put concrete boots on the crude complex, sending it lower amid a soaring U.S. dollar. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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21 November

OPEC exports keep breaking records

As OPEC optimism continues to grow, and as the dollar eases lower, crude is moving higher today in this holiday-shortened week (woot woot!). Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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01 November

Gasoline pipeline outage déjà vu

 As gasoline charges higher due to another outage on the Colonial pipeline, crude prices are getting caught up in its slipstream, being dragged higher after yesterday's drubbing. Tomorrow brings another weekly inventory report, but for now, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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25 October

Libyan crude loadings on the rise

Oil is looking fairly subdued today amid a stronger dollar, and ahead of a likely build to inventories from tomorrow's weekly EIA report. Hark, before that, here are five things to consider in oil and energy markets today:

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22 September

Weak dollar, strong draws boost oil

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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19 August

Oil tiring into the weekend

As we truck on into the weekend, oil has turned lower after six consecutive days of rallying. (Only another 5.5 weeks until potential freeze talks in Algeria...). Later we get the latest CFTC data to see how emphatic short-covering has been, but for now - 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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