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01 December

OPEC party continues on

An OPEC-inspired rally continues for a second day, as the prospect of a production cut means a likely swifter market rebalancing...if it were implemented. (And that is a big IF). Nonetheless, the constructive development is spurring on positive sentiment and buying interest. A non-OPEC meeting in Doha now looms next week, but for now, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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05 October

Saudi still pushing for market share

Oil prices are moving higher once again, boosted by a supportive weekly inventory report (and not OPEC rhetoric....refreshing!). As further distractions await in the coming days via data deluges, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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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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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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27 September

Iran focusing on market share

As the euro tumbles and optimism wanes from Algiers, oil prices are charging lower ahead of a likely build to crude inventories in tomorrow's weekly inventory report. Hark, here are five things to consider in energy markets today:

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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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20 September

Crude's got the blues once more

One hundred and thirty-one years after the birth of the mighty Jelly Roll Morton, the crude complex has got the blues once more. Prices are moving lower today, led by gasoline as the Colonial pipeline panic eases, and as the ebb and flow of OPEC expectations wane once more - after wax-on action yesterday. Hark, here are six things to consider in crude oil and natural gas markets today:

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08 September

Large oil draw surprises market

 As a humongous draw to oil inventories has wrong-footed the market, crude prices have ripped higher in response. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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24 August

Battle for market share in China continues

Oil prices are looking lower, facing headwinds of a stronger dollar and an impending bearish oil inventory report. Hark, here are six things to consider in oil markets today:

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09 August

ClipperClip: Dismissing OPEC freeze rumors

I had a fun chat with Bernie Lo on CNBC Asia last night about a whole host of things. Part of the interview is featured below, where we discussed the likelihood - or the lack thereof - of an OPEC production freeze. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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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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