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16 March

Oil wobbles amid OPEC scrutiny

Oil has got the wobbles after yesterday's rally, giving up gains as the dollar bounces from its lows. As OPEC compliance comes under scrutiny once more, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today. 

 

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19 December

ClipperClip: Baked in the Cake

I had a good run at it on CNBC Asia last night covering U.S. shale, emerging market demand and the temporary nature of the OPEC / NOPEC production cut. Hark, click on the below image to launch to the first couple of minutes of the interview, covering how a good degree of OPEC compliance is baked in the cake:

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06 December

OPEC OUTPUT UP! UP! UP!

The crude complex is finally taking a breather after the recent OPEC-sponsored rally. We're now faced with the juxtapositioning of rising OPEC output versus promised cuts; something which could well become a recurring theme over the coming months. Weekly inventories beckon tomorrow, but hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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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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22 November

OPEC Groundhog Day

And it is Groundhog Day again, as the OPEC rumor-mill gets cranked up once more. Fortunately we get the welcome distraction of an inventory report tomorrow, while some respite follows that in the form of Thanksgiving. But for now, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 

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10 November

IEA sees 'Relentess Global Supply Growth'

It is national forget-me-not day, something it is impossible to do with OPEC amid an onslaught of monthly oil reports. Today's bearish-tilted monthly report from the IEA is combining with a stronger dollar to send crude lower, while an OPEC meeting looms in less than three weeks. Hark, here are six things to consider in oil markets today. 

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27 October

OPEC weekly exports reach a record

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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15 August

OPEC oil exports continue to rise

Oil is carrying on where it left off last week, rallying higher on the low likelihood event of a production freeze by key global producers. As rumors and murmurs lifted prices last week by the most since April, there appears little incentive for producers to back away from jawboning. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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01 June

Oil is trounced, while OPEC loadings rip higher

Sixty-two years after Linus' security blanket made its debut in the Peanuts comic strip, and the oil market is looking to tomorrow's OPEC meeting to provide some comfort and price support (it is absent thus far). A new month means a renewed onslaught of economic data ahead of  the double whammy of OPEC and Nonfarm Friday.  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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