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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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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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15 November

Mo' Gopec than Nopec

After a strong sell-off in recent days, option expiry combines with OPEC cut expectations to emphatically rally prices on this third Tuesday in November. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

 

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14 November

Dollar strength crushes crude

As the U.S. dollar pushes on to the highest level in a year, crude is correspondingly getting crushed today. While some may suspect the oil sell-off is due to a lack of confidence in an OPEC production cut at the end of the month, the reality is that the gale-force headwinds provided by a super-strong dollar are too much to take. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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11 November

Iran oil production increasing...or is it?

Happy Friday! What a tumultuous week it has been (the first day seemed like a week, and the second day seemed like five days). The trifecta of monthly reports from EIA, IEA and OPEC this week have colluded to send crude prices bumbling, stumbling and tumbling lower. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:   

 

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09 November

Brexit, Trump and an OPEC cut

Things come in threes, so after the unexpected Brexit result earlier in the year, and Donald Trump's surprise election victory overnight, it would appear we are destined for an unlikely OPEC production cut at the end of the month. Hark, here are six things to consider in oil markets today:

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07 November

OPEC accelerates (before hitting the brakes?)

Prices are trying to clamber higher today amid promises from OPEC that a production cut is on the cards, while battling against the gale-force headwinds of a stronger dollar. As oil infrastructure at Cushing, Oklahoma (the pipeline crossroads of the world!) appears to be virtually unscathed after a magnitude 5 earthquake last night, hark, here are five 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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26 October

ClipperClip: Exemptions all round

I was out on CNBC Asia last night, addressing the large build from the API report (think: rebounding imports), as well as how it is going to be tough to implement an OPEC production cut when a third of members are exempt. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip. 

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12 October

OPEC oil production rising

Oil is retracing for a second day, as OPEC's monthly oil report showed the cartel's production rising last month. As markets mentally limber up for the double whammy of weekly inventories and the EIA's monthly short term energy outlook tomorrow, 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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