After being in the works for well over half a decade, China is finally launching its own crude futures contract next week, with the ultimate goal of creating a yuan-denominated global crude benchmark. The contract will comprise of seven grades that can be accepted for delivery: Dubai Fateh, Upper Zakum, Oman Export, Masila, Qatar Marine, Shengli and Basrah Light.Continue Reading
Oman is the largest oil producer in the Middle East that is not a member of OPEC. It is also part of the OPEC / NOPEC production cut deal, committing to a 45,000 barrel-per-day cut from its output level of just over one million barrels per day. This equates to an export cut of about 36,000 bpd, according to our calculations.
The price of the Omani crude benchmark has just rallied to over a...Continue Reading
Oil is ticking lower today, under the weight of record crude and gasoline inventories, but with OPEC production cuts providing a supportive backdrop (...and peeking around the curtain). As Friday afternoon approaches, and the prospect of conflicting data from a rising rig count and bullishly-positioned CFTC data, hark, here are five things to consider in oil and energy today.
As the meeting of NOPEC fast approaches this weekend, the mood in the oil market has shifted from euphoria to skepticism, as questions remain around the intent of key producers. With that in mind, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:Continue Reading
Oil is charging higher to start the new week, on the ebb and flow of production freeze rhetoric and adverse developments relating to returning Libyan exports. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:
With a weaker dollar in cahoots with ongoing hope spurred on by OPEC murmurs and rumors, crude is ripping higher into the weekend. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.Continue Reading