OPEC Crude Oil Production Rises Above Its Output Ceiling

OPEC Crude Oil Production Rises Above Its Output Ceiling






OPEC Crude Oil Production Rises Above Its Output Ceiling $OIL, $USO Crude Oil production across all OPEC countries rose again in July, to above the marks the cartel had agreed would be the upper limit, and above the estimated level of global demand. OPEC said Thursday in a market report that its countries’ production rose […]






Oil Price Outlook

Oil Price Outlook






The oil market is making steady and significant progress towards rebalancing, said the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) in a statement following its 4th meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. This assertion was based on the report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of June 2017, which reviewed the […]






Oil Price Tanks

Oil Price Tanks






Oil Price Tanks The international benchmark Brent crude was trading 2.5 percent down, at $46.91 per barrel at 11:40 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped 2.6 percent, to $44.33 per barrel. Prices for crude have dropped more than 2 percent on Friday as official data revealed that US drillers boosted production by […]






UAE Energy Minister, “No talk about further OPEC supply cuts”

UAE Energy Minister, “No talk about further OPEC supply cuts”






UAE Energy Minister, “No talk about further OPEC supply cuts” $OIL OPEC and allied non-OPEC producers agreed on 25 May to extend an existing supply curb into Y 2018 There is no talk of further Crude Oil output cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies despite only a slow […]






See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower






See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower $USO, $OIL Experts, including me are warning that Crude Oil prices might continue to decline, and could revisit Y 2016 lows and then some. “Oil is in a downtrend and risks trending into the 30’s,” said a technical strategist at Bank of America Merrill […]






Crude Oil Breaks Key Support, Marks 7 Month Lows

Crude Oil Breaks Key Support, Marks 7 Month Lows






Crude Oil Breaks Key Support, Marks 7 Month Lows $OIL, $USO Crude Oil fell about 2% Tuesday, with Brent Crude settling at 7 month lows and WTI Crude Oil at its cheapest marks since September, after increased supply from several Key producers topped high compliance by OPEC and non-OPEC Oil producers with a deal to […]






The Middle East, Oil and the Future

The Middle East, Oil and the Future






The Middle East, Oil and the Future “The Economies of the GCC States in the Post-Oil Era: Horizons and Solutions” was the underlying theme of a seminar in which Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry participated in Oman recently. The seminar, organised by the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, sought to identify the nature […]






Oil Prices Rally

Oil Prices Rally






Oil Prices Rally Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and other producers agreed to curb production by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) for six months from January 1 to support the market and push prices to $60 per barrel. “Saudi and Russia are clearly working closely together. Saudi seems very determined to […]






Crude Oil Hits 1-month Highs on US Missile Strikes in Syria

Crude Oil Hits 1-month Highs on US Missile Strikes in Syria






Crude Oil Hits 1-month Highs on US Missile Strikes in Syria $USO, $OIL, $GLD Friday, Crude Oil prices hit 1-month higsh after the United States fired missiles at a Syrian government airbase, sending shockwaves through global markets and raising concerns that the conflict could spread in the Oil-rich region. The toughest US action yet in […]






Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut

Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut






Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut $USO, $OIL, $BHI Crude Oil prices fell Monday in part by renewed concerns about the global supply glut after a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers failed to impress traders and investors. May WTI Crude Oil fell 0.44, or 0.9%, to […]






Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells

Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells






Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells $OIL, $USO, $BHI Crude Oil (OIL, USO) hung around 3-month lows Monday on rising inventories and drilling activity in the United States. After 2 + months of reduced production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the market is facing evidence that US production […]






Crude Oil (USO, OIL) Breaks Key Support, Heading ‘Due South”

Crude Oil (USO, OIL) Breaks Key Support, Heading ‘Due South”






Crude Oil (USO, OIL) Breaks Key Support, Heading ‘Due South” $USO, $OIL Crude Oil’s clear break through Key support at 50 bbl has set the options market On Fire. A record number of options contracts, the equivalent to more than 800-M bbl of Crude Oil changed hands Thursday, according to the exchange data. The tally includes […]






OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Agree to Cut Crude Oil Production

OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Agree to Cut Crude Oil Production






OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Agree to Cut Crude Oil Production $OIL Saturday, OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached their first deal since Y 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than 2 years of low prices that stretched many budgets and triggered unrest in some countries. With the deal signed […]






Glencore, Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Take 19.5% Stake in Russia’s Rosneft

Glencore, Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Take 19.5% Stake in Russia’s Rosneft






Glencore, Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Take 19.5% Stake in Russia’s Rosneft Commodities giant Glencore (L:GLEN) and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund teamed up and acquired a 19.5% stake in Russia’s top state-controlled oil company, Rosneft (L:RNS), in a deal worth $11.3 billion, officials said Wednesday. The sale is part of the Russian government’s efforts to sell […]






Crude Oil Declines Ahead of 30 November OPEC Talks

Crude Oil Declines Ahead of 30 November OPEC Talks






Crude Oil Declines Ahead of 30 November OPEC Talks $OIL, $USO The OPEC meeting scheduled for 30 November continues to dominate Crude Oil’s price movements. Reports surfaced late Friday that Saudi Arabia has walked away from a planned meeting with Russia and other non-OPEC producers after the Saudis were unable to reach an agreement with […]






Expect Bigger Crude Oil Surplus in Y 2017, Output Jumps

Expect Bigger Crude Oil Surplus in Y 2017, Output Jumps






Expect Bigger Crude Oil Surplus in Y 2017, Output Jumps $USO, $OIL According to OPEC’s report, October’s supply boost mostly came from Libya, Nigeria and Iraq OPEC reported an increase in its Crude Oil production in October to a record high led by members hoping to be exempt from the producer group’s attempt to curb […]






OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win

OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win






OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win $CVX, $XOM, $RDS.A, $BP, $TOT, $OIL OPEC’s job of trying to prop up Crude Oil prices has just got much, much harder. With Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, the 14-country Crude Oil-producing cartel may have to battle a sourer outlook for the global economy and weaker […]






OPEC Back in Business, the Market is Sceptical

OPEC Back in Business, the Market is Sceptical






OPEC Back in Business, the Market is Sceptical $OIL, $USO Crude Oil plummets to a 1-month low following the conclusion of the weekend’s 2-day informal technical OPEC meeting Familiar concerns have emerged about OPEC’s willingness and ability to cut production in order to push prices higher OPEC’s output accord in Algiers last month was initially […]






Crude Oil Glut Widens, Saudi Arabia ‘Jawbones’ Prices

Crude Oil Glut Widens, Saudi Arabia ‘Jawbones’ Prices






Crude Oil Glut Widens, Saudi Arabia ‘Jawbones’ Prices $OIL, $USO When I dig deep into the world of barreled and stored Crude Oil, Bearish signals abound in the EU market that helps dictate global Crude Oil prices. The price difference between Brent Crude for delivery out 2 and 3 months, a meausre telling traders how […]






Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs

Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs






Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs $OIL Iran, Libya and Nigeria are  allowed to produce “at maximum levels that make sense” as part of any output limits Iran’s total Crude Oil and condensate sales likely reached around 2.8-M BPD in September nearly matching a Y 2011 peak in shipments before sanctions were imposed on […]






On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze

On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze






On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze $OIL, $USO On the sidelines of the G20 Summit now finished meeting in Hangzhou, the Russian and Saudi Arabian Oil ministers met and agreed to create a producers’ group that would meet regularly to monitor the Oil markets. Brent Crude reached a high early of […]






Brexit to Have Little Impact on Saudi and UAE Financial Institutions

Brexit to Have Little Impact on Saudi and UAE Financial Institutions






Brexit to Have Little Impact on Saudi and UAE Financial Institutions Saudi said it had already made some adjustments to assets denominated in Pound Sterling and Euros Saturday, 2  Gulf states said they did not anticipate their financial institutions to be greatly affected as a result of Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Saudi Arabia, […]






Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)






Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly) $GLD, $USO Spot Gold pared most of its weekly losses Friday to close the week at 1,289.00 oz, as slow jobs growth in the US weakened the case for a US rate hike during the US Fed’s upcoming June meeting. The precious Yellow metal is finding support on […]






Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil

Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil






Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil $USO, $OIL Tuesday, Wall Street saw a choppy day, warring between weaker US macro-economic data and firm energy prices. Despite falling early in the day, both DJIA and S&P 500 indices marked gains at the end of the day, adding +0.07% and +0.19% respectively, but the NAS […]






Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for WTI Crude Oil

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for WTI Crude Oil






WTI Crude Oil Crude Oil prices dove Monday, as during the Oil producers’ meeting in Doha, the OPEC and non-OPEC producers failed to reach an agreement on a a production freeze. WTI Crude Oil futures fell to 37.59 bbl, or over 7% before paring losses and recover some ground on news Kuwait’s Oil production fell […]






Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South

Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South






Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South $USO, $OIL Crude Oil prices seeing a steep fall in early Monday morning Asian trading hours after talks ended in Doha, Qatar with no agreement on capping production, could touch 26 bbl (or lower) near term This is an extremely Bearish scenario with the 1998 lows […]






Any Deal To “Freeze” Crude Oil Production To Have Limited Impact

Any Deal To “Freeze” Crude Oil Production To Have Limited Impact






Any Deal To “Freeze” Crude Oil Production To Have Limited Impact A deal to freeze Crude Oil production by OPEC and non-OPEC producers will have a limited impact on global supply and markets are unlikely to rebalance before Y 2017, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday. The IEA, which oversees the energy policies of […]