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 […]