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01 December

ClipperClip: Much Ado About Nothing

Last night's appearance on CNBC Asia addressed the developments - or lack thereof - from yesterday's OPEC meeting, and what could happen next year. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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12 October

Saudi crude exports drop to key regions

Saudi Arabia continues to lead the charge in terms of the OPEC production cut deal - not only by keeping exports in check, but also by clearly communicating its next steps. By following through on its rhetoric, it has brought some much-needed credibility to the production cut deal - despite a lack of commitment from some other members.   

 

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14 September

ClipperClip: KSA IPO

Last evening's appearance on CNBC Asia covered everything from the weekly U.S. inventory report, to Jim Chanos' bearish view on US shale producers. The segment below, however, addressed the announcement that Saudi Arabia's IPO may be pushed back until 2019. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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Tagged OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, oil prices 1 Comment
23 January

Second-guessing OPEC's next moves

Crude is starting the week by charging lower, as supportive rhetoric from OPEC over the weekend has done little to allay fears of ongoing strong supply this year - especially if OPEC does indeed end production cuts mid-year, and should U.S. production continue to show signs of life. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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Tagged OPEC, Saudi Arabia, oil rig count, Arab Gulf crude exports, Equatorial Guinea 2 Comments
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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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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30 September

Ministers writing checks that OPEC can't cash

Surely the latest actions by OPEC in Algiers threatens the very core of the cartel, given its members have agreed to something that is going to be extremely difficult to follow through on. To coin a phrase (well, kind of) from Top Gun, the cartel's oil ministers are writing checks that OPEC can't cash.

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Tagged Saudi oil exports, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq, Iraq oil exports 2 Comments
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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30 August

ClipperClip: Not warming to a freeze

It was great to be on the CNBC Squawk Box set again, made all the more fun by getting to meet Davis Love III in the green room with the Ryder Cup. We covered (the anchors and myself, not Davis Love III ) next month's meeting of OPEC and key oil producers, as well as retail gasoline prices and U.S. domestic production. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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Tagged OPEC, Saudi Arabia, gasoline, Iran oil exports, Iraq oil exports 2 Comments
16 August

Oil exuberance hits the pause button

 After what feels like 23 days of rallying amid conflicting commentary from various key global producers about a potential production freeze, prices have hit the pause button today, shifting focus towards another round of impending inventory data. Hark, here are six 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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