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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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Tagged gasoline, Colonial pipeline, gasoline exports, gasoline imports, Saudi oil exports, natural gas, floating rigs Leave a comment
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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Tagged inventory report, Iran oil exports, Iraq oil exports, Saudi oil exports, OPEC Leave a comment
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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Tagged Saudi oil exports, Permian Basin crude oil production, Norway, Chinese oil imports, LNG imports Leave a comment
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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05 August

Strong jobs, weak oil

Welcome to another Nonfarm Friday! As job creation last month was mucho better than consensus (255,000 jobs created versus 180,000 expected, with an upward revision to prior data to boot), broader markets have a skip in their step, and are heading higher. Rising expectations of an interest rate hike return once more, hence a strengthening dollar is putting concrete boots on a third consecutive...

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06 June

Outages buoy oil to start the week

One hundred and thirty-four years after H.W. Seely patented he first electric iron, and the crude complex is unable to get rid of the wrinkles from supply concerns. As broader markets try to recover from Friday's ugly jobs report, the oil market is introspective, focusing on its own fundamentals once more. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 

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18 May

Crude oil continues to find price support

Thirty-eight years after 'The Buddy Holly Story' had its world premiere, and everyday, its a getting closer ($50 crude that is). After a deluge of economic data overnight, and ahead of the weekly EIA inventory report, crude is edging higher thus far. Hark, here are five things to consider in the oil market 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.

Matt Smith

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