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11 October

Gravity finally wins

As the monthly IEA report shows rising OPEC production, the market is brought swiftly back to the reality that intentions and actions are two different things. After umpteen days of rallying, crude prices are finally letting some air out of the tires. Hark, here are seven things to consider in oil markets today: 

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11 October

ClipperClip: Under Pressure

Last night I was channeling David Bowie, discussing how Saudi Arabia is under pressure to do the heavy lifting if there is to be any production cut. The interview was also spun out into this CNBC article. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the discussion:

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03 October

Oil production data weighs

It's a new quarter, a new dawn, a new day...and OPEC is feeling good. Brent crude prices have touched the $50 mark today before heading lower again, on signs that OPEC production continues to rise....ahead of their looming production cut. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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28 September

Oil choppy due to OPEC, inventories

Crude is sailing in rough seas today, as the combo of an informal OPEC meeting and a surprising weekly inventory report has pushed and prodded prices around thus far. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:  

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26 September

OPEC front and center

As OPEC members finally (finally!) gather in Algiers, market movement is set to be dictated by every word, facial expression and gesticulation - the like of which has not been seen since Janet Yellen in the last Federal Reserve meeting. Despite speculative short positions increasing in the latest data, a glimmer of hope for progress in Algiers is buoying prices. Hark, here are six things to...

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26 September

ClipperClip: Can-Kicking

Last night's appearance on CNBC Asia not surprisingly focused on the impending OPEC meeting and the likelihood (um, or not) of a production freeze agreement. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to part of the discussion:

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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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19 September

Producer meeting can't come soon enough

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:

 

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Tagged OPEC, Oman, Oman oil exports, Russia, retail gasoline Leave a comment
15 September

Oil gives up the ghost again

Crude has just given up the ghost of a rally, as poor economic data weighs on broader market sentiment again. As the dollar rallies, despite waning rate hike hopes, crude is under pressure once more. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.  

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14 September

Is a distillate glut next?

Happy middle O'week! After temporarily ripping higher in response to a surprise draw to crude inventories, oil prices are looking lower once more, as bearish builds from the products more than offset this. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil (and natgas) 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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