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06 June

Not shaken, nor stirred

As pockets of geopolitical tension leave the crude market neither shaken nor stirred, hark, today we dig into some of these hotspots to see what their energy flows look like, and how they could be impacted: 

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17 January

Pockets of faltering oil production

With the U.S. dollar being dealt a most solid dose of the whoop-bang-wallops (WBWs), crude prices cannot help but be propelled higher today. The great British pound on track for its best day since 2008, as the promise of a parliamentary vote on Brexit has sent it on a madcap rally. A super-strong pound (ergo, a weaker dollar) is lifting crude - although the fun and games for crude kick off in...

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18 November

Venezuela still scrambling for cash

As the U.S. dollar climbs higher and higher (and higher), the crude complex is getting blown over by the gale-force headwinds it is providing. We edge closer and closer to the main event of the month (--->>> the OPEC meeting), but for now, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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24 October

OPEC want freeze, but won't freeze

Another week kicks off with oil under the influence of OPEC and producer rhetoric. As prices totter around psychological support at $50/bbl, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 

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17 June

Oil rallies with sentiment turnaround

It is national flip-flop day, and the oil market is acting accordingly. After reaching a one-month low after six consecutive days of losses, crude has changed direction today, and is relief-rallying into the weekend on easing Brexit fears (ergo, a weaker dollar) and broader improving economic sentiment. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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15 June

Oil selling off on ongoing economic uncertainty

Forty-seven years after the birth of Ice Cube, and the bullish sentiment in the oil market is thawing once more. As economic conditions continue to look tepid, and supply outage fears melt, crude is moving lower for a fifth consecutive day. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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19 May

Downward pressure on oil via Fed hike fears

Forty two years to the day after Erno Rubik invented the Rubik's cube, and the oil market is looking puzzled. As the fear of a potentially hugely huge 0.25% U.S. interest rate hike in June reverberates around the world, a firming US dollar has greased the wheels for an oil sell-off today. Hark, here are five things to consider in the oil market:

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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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