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Energy Calendar for Oil and Gas Traders: April 17–21

Gordon Kristopher - Author

Nov. 20 2020, Updated 5:22 p.m. ET

Important events on the energy calendar 

The energy sector contributed to ~6.6% of the S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) on April 13, 2017. Oil and gas are major parts of the energy sector. Oil and gas producers’ earnings such as ConocoPhillips (COP), Swift Energy (SFY), Hess (HES), and PDC Energy (PDCE) depend on crude oil (USO) (DIG) (UCO) and natural gas (UNG) (UGAZ) (DGAZ) prices. For the latest updates on crude oil prices, read Part 1 and Part 4 of this series.

Crude oil and natural gas prices are driven by catalysts such as inventories and supply and demand data. Let’s take a look at some important events for the energy sector this week.

Tuesday, April 18:

  • The API (American Petroleum Institute) will release its crude oil inventory.

Wednesday, April 19:

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Thursday, April 20:

Friday, April 21:

  • Baker Hughes will release the US crude oil rig count.
  • Baker Hughes will release the US natural gas rig count.

In the next part, we’ll take a look at the crude oil market’s highs and lows in the last 15 months.


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