Category Archives: Crude Oil

Oil and gas discoveries, China capital controls – FT

Seb Morton-Clark has Monday’s top stories from around the world, including oil and gas discoveries at a 60-year low, China reassuring on capital controls and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meeting US president Donald Trump. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://on.ft.com/2eZZoLI

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Saudi Arabia’s Economic and Demographic Reckoning – Stratfor

Stratfor Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne looks at the factors complicating Riyadh’s latest effort at reform. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com

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COTD: Big Oil

Our chart of the day (COTD) comes to from the Visual Capitalist.     First, some context from their website, The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Ever since the invention of the internal … Continue reading

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Has Opec’s strategy slowed US shale output? – FT

The price rout has led the leading energy forecasters to cut expectations for non-Opec crude output and increase their demand estimates for Opec oil. The FT’s Neil Hume and Anjli Raval discuss the outlook for oil production and the price … Continue reading

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What the Saudi shake-up means – FT

What will King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud’s shake-up of Saudi Arabia’s royal succession and key ministerial positions mean for the country and beyond? Foreign editor Roula Khalaf and the FT’s Hugh Carnegy look at the timing of the changes and … Continue reading

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3 Numbers with Lex: Oil production — FT

Three oil factors are afoot: US shale oil production may be at a peak, oil prices are rallying and Saudi Arabia is ramping up production. Lex’s Alan Livsey analyses this and what happens when the Saudis open their spigots again. … Continue reading

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Energy Breaking Out…

Lots of interest in the energy sector. The Energy ETF, XLE,  cleared a 4-month high today, closing at its highest price since the 6.4 percent gap down on November 28th.  It now looks headed to fill that gap at 85.15. … Continue reading

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The Decline of Petrodollars

Last week we pointed out that the crash in oil prices will reduce global liquidity as the revenue of oil exporters falls dramatically. This raises an interesting question: as petrodollars come out and flows to financial markets are reduced, shrinking … Continue reading

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A new paradigm for oil? – FT

In the middle of 2014 the price of oil was more than $100 a barrel; now it is hovering near $60. The FT’s Frederick Studemann asks Energy Aspects’ Amrita Sen and FT commodities editor Neil Hume whether low prices will … Continue reading

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Falling oil prices – a global tax cut – FT

Global oil prices have fallen more than 40 per cent in the past six months to hit their lowest level in almost five and a half years. Chris Giles, economics editor, and Neil Hume, commodities editor, discuss what the fall … Continue reading

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