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Gordon Kristopher

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  • uploads///NG chart
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Following the Price Channel

    Mild weather and rising inventory estimates could drag natural gas prices lower. The key support for natural gas prices is seen at $2.60 per MMBtu.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI  month charts  apr
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Crude Oil Inventory Buildup Erases Crude Oil Gains

    The weekly commercial crude oil inventory report was released by the EIA on April 8, 2015. Weekly crude oil inventories rose by 10.95 MMbbls.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Settle below Key Moving Averages after Brexit

    Market surveys project that the global crude oil glut could narrow due to supply outages in 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Traders Are Tracking OPEC’s Meeting on June 22

    The crude oil production from OPEC and non-OPEC producers is expected to increase by 300,000 bpd–600,000 bpd in OPEC’s upcoming meeting.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///refinery demand
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Inventories Rose despite Oil Demand from US Refineries

    The rise in US crude oil production would have contributed to the rise in US crude oil inventories between October 28 and November 4, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Iran and Iraq’s Role in OPEC’s Meeting

    The EIA estimates that Iran’s crude oil production was flat at 3.81 MMbpd in April 2017—compared to March 2017. Production rose 8.8% YoY.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Cushing Inventories Hit December 2014 Low

    Analysts estimate that Cushing inventories could have declined on March 2–9. The EIA is scheduled to release its crude oil inventories report on March 14.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Ng inventory May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Natural Gas Supply and Demand Narrowing?

    Natural gas production from the lower 48 states of the US increased slightly by 0.6% to 79.82 Bcf as of May 20, 2015—compared to the previous week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///USD index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How a Fed Rate Hike Could Hurt Crude Oil Prices

    The US Dollar Index (DXY) has risen 8% against global currencies in 2015. The rising dollar should put further pressure on the pessimistic oil market.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil rig count
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Rig Count Hit Lowest Levels since 1940s: What’s Next?

    The US crude oil rig count fell by ten to 362 rigs for the week ending April 1, 2016, which is the lowest level since the 1940s.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///opec june
    Energy & Utilities

    Decoding OPEC Members’ Crude Production in July 2016

    Lower crude oil prices impact US and international oil producers’ profitability such as PetroChina (PTR), Sanchez Energy (SN), and Stone Energy (SGY).

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///NG prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Behind the Natural Gas Price Forecasts for 2016 and 2017

    In its March report, the EIA stated that the US natural gas supply-demand gap could average 2.89 Bcf per day in 2016 and rise to 4.05 Bcf per day in 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Affecting Natural Gas Futures?

    December natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) futures contracts trading on NYMEX fell 0.97% to $3.05 per MMBtu (or million British thermal units) on October 26, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil rig
    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Rigs Are Steady at March 2015 High

    Baker Hughes reported that US crude oil rigs were flat at 863 on July 6–13. The rigs have risen by 98 or ~12.8% year-over-year.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil stocks regional
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Inventories Are near January 2016 Levels

    The EIA released its weekly crude oil inventory report on September 28, 2016. US crude oil inventories are near January 2016 levels.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    S&P 500 trades at its highest since December 2014

    The S&P 500 was trading at 2,068.59 on February 10, 2015, the highest level since December 30, 2014.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///gasoline inventories and RBOB
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Gasoline Inventories Impact Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices?

    The API released its weekly inventory report on December 28, 2016. It estimates that US gasoline inventories fell by 2.8 MMbbls from December 16–23, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Crude oil stocks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA Crude Oil Inventory Report Supports Bearish Traders

    The EIA reported that the US commercial crude oil inventory rose by 2.6 MMbbls (million barrels) to 487.4 MMbbls for the week ending December 25, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///NG prices
    Energy & Utilities

    World Bank: US Natural Gas Prices Could Trade Higher in 2017

    US natural gas inventories are 16.4% more than their five-year average. High natural gas inventories could keep a lid on US natural gas prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///NG inventory
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Decoding US Natural Gas Inventories by Region

    The EIA estimates that US natural gas inventories will be ~4.0 trillion cubic feet by the end of October 2016, which is the start of the 2016–2017 heating season.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US ng rig count June   charts
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices and Gas Rigs Move in the Same Direction

    On Friday, June 5, Baker Hughes released the weekly natural gas rig count report. As expected, natural gas rigs fell by three to 222 for the week ending June 5.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///ng production
    Energy & Utilities

    US Natural Gas Supplies Fell due to Drop in Imports from Canada

    PointLogic reported that natural gas supplies fell by 1.1% to 79.3 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day for the week ending June 29, 2016, compared to the previous week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Nordic Bank SEB Revises Crude Oil Price Forecasts

    Leading Nordic bank SEB raised its Brent crude oil forecast to $48 per barrel for 2016 compared to its previous forecast of $44 per barrel.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US Inventory July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise for the Second Day, Led by EIA Inventory Data

    The unexpected fall in crude oil inventory supported crude oil prices. The fall in US imports might have led to the fall in the US oil inventory.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US cushing crude oil stocks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cushing Crude Oil Inventories: What Does the Future Hold?

    Bloomberg surveys projected that Cushing crude oil inventories fell by 0.7 MMbbls (million barrels) for the week ending June 3—compared to the previous week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///NG chart  month april
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Could Test the Key Support of $2.50 per MMBtu

    The key support level for natural gas is seen at $2.50 per MMBtu. Prices hit this mark multiple times in April 2015. Resistance is seen at $2.75 per MMBtu.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil producers
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will OPEC Successfully Implement Its Production Cap Plans?

    An OPEC meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2016, in Vienna. The meeting could provide details about the quota system for OPEC members.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Prices near 18-Month High: What’s Next?

    US crude oil (BNO) (USO) (UCO) (IEZ) prices are near an 18-month high as of February 6, 2017. The S&P 500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ are near all-time highs.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil
    Energy & Utilities

    Will Crude Oil Futures Extend the Bullish Momentum?

    Record US crude oil production, profit-booking, and a larger-than-expected increase in Cushing inventories could pressure oil prices this week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the API Inventory Report Lead the Crude Oil Price Drop?

    Rising refinery utilization and declining US output will support crude oil prices. This is positive for crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///non OPEC crude oil production
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Non-OPEC Crude Oil Production: Will It Impact Oil Prices in 2017?

    Figures from the EIA suggest that non-OPEC crude oil production rose by 350,805 bpd to 44.6 MMbpd in September 2016—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///us crude oil production
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the US Crude Oil Output Rise in November?

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) published that the US crude oil output rose by 48,000 bpd to 9.2 MMbpd for the week ending October 30, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Natural gas
    Energy & Utilities

    Commodities and the S&P 500 Are Feeling the Heat

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) fell ~0.5% to $268.8 on April 19, 2018. SPY targets to follow the S&P 500 Index’s performance.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///NG price chart
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Trading Close to the Key Resistance

    September natural gas futures contracts rose for the third day in a row. Natural gas prices have been trading close to the key resistance of $2.90 per MMBtu.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil rig count
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Rig Counts Rose by 4 Last Week: What Does It Mean?

    On October 14, 2016, Baker Hughes (BHI) released its weekly US crude oil rig count. It reported that the US crude oil rig count rose by four to 432 rigs from October 7–14, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil producers
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Traders Are Skeptical about OPEC Production Cap Plans

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for November delivery fell 1.1% and closed at $50.79 per barrel on October 11, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///us retail gasoline prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Retail Gasoline Prices Rose for 3rd Time in 14 Weeks

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported that US retail gasoline prices rose 0.9% week-over-week and settled at $2.24 per gallon for the week ending October 3, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Crude Oil Prices Test $60 per Barrel?

    Brent crude oil prices could trade between $35 and $40 per barrel in 2016 due to a stronger dollar, oversupply, and near-record US crude oil inventories.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///UNG ETF May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Slump due to Increasing Inventory Data

    Natural gas futures for July delivery slumped by 4.95% on Thursday. Natural gas prices declined due to rising inventory data. It continued its losing streak.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US crude oil rig count
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Rig Count Fell for 4th Straight Week

    Last week, Baker Hughes reported that the US crude oil rig count fell by one rig to 515 rigs for the week ending January 15, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///weather summer
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Hot Summer Weather Forecast Sends Natural Gas Prices Higher

    Natural gas futures contracts for August delivery rose by 1.5% and settled at $2.69 per MMBtu on July 21. Prices rose due to the hot summer weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US cushing crude oil stocks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cushing Crude Inventories Could Boost Crude Oil Prices

    Cushing crude oil inventories fell by 276,000 barrels from September 16–23, 2016. A decrease in crude oil inventories at Cushing will support crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///us crude oil stocks
    Energy & Utilities

    EIA and API Crude Oil Inventories Will Benefit Crude Oil Prices

    The API released its weekly crude oil inventories report on July 6. US crude oil inventories fell by 6.7 MMbbls for the week ending July 1, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Due to Possible Panic Selling

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for September delivery fell by 2.47% and settled at $42.23 per barrel on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Futures Hit Multi-Month Highs but S&P 500 Falls

    November US crude oil (DBO)(DWT)(SCO) futures contracts rose 3% to $52.22 per barrel on September 25—the highest level since April 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil stocks regional
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Inventories Supported Crude Oil Prices

    A Platts survey estimated that US crude oil inventories fell by 200,000 barrels from August 5–12. A larger fall in crude oil inventories supported crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///us crude oil stocks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Traders Are Closely Watching These Bearish Drivers

    In the previous two parts of this series, we covered bullish drivers for crude oil prices. Now let’s look at some key bearish drivers for crude oil prices in 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil chart
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Market: Will Bullish Oil Traders Control 2017?

    January WTI crude oil futures fell for the third straight day yesterday. Prices fell below the key psychological levels of $42 per barrel on November 30.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///supply and demand
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will 2017 or 2018 Mark the Return of the Bulls?

    The EIA published its monthly STEO report on January 12, 2016. The global crude oil production will rise to 95.9 MMbpd in 2016 and 96.7 MMbpd in 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///supply outage and crude oil prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Crude Oil Supply Outages Impact Crude Oil Prices

    The EIA estimates that global crude oil supply outages fell by 38,000 bpd to 2,284,000 bpd in November 2016—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///OPEC crude oil production may
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Key Bearish Drivers for Crude Oil Prices in 2016?

    Multiyear low crude oil prices impact domestic and international oil producers’ margins like PetroChina, Comstock Resources, Whiting Petroleum, and Denbury Resources.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///ng production
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Monthly US Natural Gas Production Fell in October

    The EIA estimated that US-marketed natural gas production fell by 0.64 Bcf per day to 77.93 Bcf per day in October—compared to September 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///gasoline prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Gasoline Futures Recover from a 1-Month Low

    January gasoline futures rose 0.7% to $1.42 per gallon on November 23, 2016. Prices rose despite the larger-than-expected rise in US gasoline inventories.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///iran
    Miscellaneous

    Iran’s Crude Oil Production Could Help Crude Oil Bulls

    The EIA estimates that Iran’s crude oil production was flat at 3.8 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in March 2017—compared to February 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US Crude oil rigs  July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Rigs Could Fall More as the Bloodbath Continues

    Baker Hughes will release the weekly crude oil rig count report on July 24, 2015. The crude oil rig count fell by seven to 638 for the week ending July 17.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Ng chart
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Trading in a Narrow Range

    The long-term oversupply concerns could drag natural gas prices lower. The key support for natural gas prices is seen at $2.60 per MMBtu.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///image
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar and Oversupply Concerns Pressure Crude Oil Prices

    March WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (ERX) (IEZ) (USO) (PXI) futures contracts fell 1.6% and settled at $52.17 per barrel on February 7, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Crude oil rigs
    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Shale Oil Production Rise for an 11th Straight Month?

    Baker Hughes (BHI) published its weekly US oil and gas count report on October 13. US oil rigs fell by five to 743 from October 6 to 13.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///OPEC
    Miscellaneous

    What to Expect from OPEC’s Crude Oil Production in August 2017

    October WTI (or West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO) (UCO) futures contracts rose 0.4% and were trading at $47.73 per barrel in electronic trade at 2:00 AM EST on August 22, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///gas demand
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Gasoline Demand Is Important for Crude Oil Bulls

    The EIA estimated that four-week average US gasoline demand rose by 134,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 9,102,000 bpd from March 10–17, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Libya
    Miscellaneous

    Libya’s Crude Oil Production: Time to Sell Oil Futures?

    Libya plans to pump 1.25 million barrels per day of crude oil by December 2017. An increase in Libya’s crude oil production could weigh on oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil sunset crude oil pic
    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil and Natural Gas Futures Rose, SPY Fell

    The energy sector, which accounts for ~6.2% of the S&P 500 Index, fell 0.4% on June 13. XLE fell ~0.4% to $76.42 on June 13.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI prices sept
    Energy & Utilities

    EIA Downgrades US Crude Oil Price Forecast for 2017

    Lower crude oil prices tend to narrow the supply and demand imbalance.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Rigs
    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Rigs Are Near 3-Month High

    Baker Hughes, a GE company, published its weekly US crude oil rig report on December 1, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WTI and Brent Crude Oil Prices Hit 2016 High

    Crude oil prices rose by ~42% since the lows in February 2016. The major reasons were the slowing US production and the new crude oil production deal.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil producers
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Market Moves Focus to OPEC Meeting in November

    Crude oil prices rose 12% in August 2016, partially due to speculation around OPEC’s attempts to cap output.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///supply outage
    Energy & Utilities

    Global Crude Oil Supply Outages Are near a 6-Year Low

    Global crude oil supply outages are near the six-year low. Any fall in the crude oil supply outage could increase the supplies and pressure oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI prices Oct
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Price Forecast for the Rest of 2016 and Beyond

    The EIA estimates that US WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil prices will average $47 per barrel in November 2016 and December 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Materials

    World Bank Thinks US Natural Gas Prices Could Rise in 2018

    World Bank expects that US natural gas prices could average $3.1 per MMBtu in 2018, which would be 4% higher than the average level in 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Api crude oil
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will EIA’s Crude Oil Inventories Data Follow API Data?

    November WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts rose 1.4% to $51 per barrel in electronic trade at 5:20 AM EST on October 19, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///WTI prices
    Energy & Utilities

    What’s in the Cards for US Natural Gas Prices in August?

    US natural gas inventories are 23.2% higher than their five-year average. High inventories could limit the upside potential for US natural gas prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///ng production
    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Supplies Rose for the Week Ended August 17

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported that US natural gas production averaged 78.9 Bcf per day in July 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///us production
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fell below the 200-Day Moving Average

    Crude oil prices were $50–$54 per barrel between December 2016 and early March 2017. Prices broke below $50 per barrel on March 9, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Libya
    Miscellaneous

    Libya’s Crude Oil Production: Bullish or Bearish for Oil Prices?

    A Reuters survey estimates that Libya’s crude oil production rose by 50,000 bpd to 930,000 bpd in September 2017—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices: Flat for the Second Day, Test a 5-Month Low

    October natural gas futures contracts rose by 0.86% on September 24. Natural gas prices rose despite a larger-than-expected rise in the natural gas inventory.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///wti  mont long term chart May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Declining Crude Oil Inventory versus Oversupply Sentiments

    July WTI crude oil futures trading on NYMEX showed the rectangular trading range pattern. Prices have been fluctuating between $58 and $61 per barrel for a few weeks.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Cushing
    Energy & Utilities

    Cushing Inventories Rise for the First Time in 12 Weeks

    Cushing is the largest crude oil storage hub in the United States. A market survey estimates that Cushing inventories fell from August 4 to August 11.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///supply and demand gap sept
    Energy & Utilities

    Global Crude Oil Supply and Demand Could Balance in 2017

    The EIA estimates that the global crude oil supply could outstrip demand by 1.1 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in 2H16—compared to 2.2 MMbpd in 1H16.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///USO ETF
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rally Due to Short Covering

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for January delivery rose slightly by 0.4% and closed at $43.04 per barrel on Wednesday.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///gas prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bearish Momentum in Crude Oil Prices Pressures Gasoline Futures

    April gasoline futures fell 2.4% to $1.65 per gallon on March 8, 2017. Prices fell despite the massive fall in US gasoline inventories.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Distillate inventories
    Energy & Utilities

    US Distillate Inventories Rose for the Sixth Time in 7 Weeks

    US distillate inventories increased for the sixth time in the last seven weeks. The inventories rose ~11% in the last seven weeks.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///NG  month charts  apr
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Natural Gas Plunged due to Massive Inventory Data

    May natural gas futures fell by 4.47% and settled at $2.52 per MMBtu on April 9, 2015. Natural gas prices plunged because of the massive inventory buildup.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil and inventory
    Miscellaneous

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

    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.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing US Natural Gas Consumption Trends

    PointLogic estimates that US natural gas consumption dropped ~1.4% to 56.7 Bcf per day on May 17–23.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Brent
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Crude Oil Prices React to the Last 3 OPEC Meetings?

    OPEC’s meeting in Vienna is scheduled on Thursday, June 2, 2015. There aren’t any optimistic cues that the group will reach an agreement to cap production.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///image
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing Crude Oil Prices in 2016 and 2017

    Crude oil prices were $54.1 per barrel on December 28—the highest since July 14, 2015. As of January 16, 2017, crude oil prices are 3.4% below their highs.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Iran
    Miscellaneous

    Iran’s Crude Oil Exports Could Impact Crude Oil Prices

    The rise in crude oil export capacity suggests that Iran’s getting ready for a massive increase in crude oil production in 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil importing countries
    Energy & Utilities

    Who will drive crude oil consumption?

    Current lower oil prices and growth from China, India, the United States and Asia Pacific countries will drive crude oil consumption in the long term.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rise Due to Warm Weather Estimates

    On Thursday, September 3, 2015, natural gas prices rallied due to speculation of an increase in demand for natural gas as a result of the warm weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar at a 13-Year High: Crude Oil Market’s Turning Point?

    The US Dollar Index rose 0.4% to 101.4 on November 18, 2016—the highest level in the last 13 years. It also rose 4% in the last two weeks.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Libya
    Energy & Utilities

    Libya’s Crude Oil Production: Bears Could Control Oil Prices

    Libya’s crude oil production was at 1,030,000 bpd in July 2017. Production has risen ~60% from its levels in January 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///oil producers
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Crude Oil Market Could React to the Doha Oil Producers Meeting

    A meeting of oil producers is scheduled in Doha, Qatar, for April 17. The meeting is meant to support crude prices and will focus on freezing production.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///inventory
    Energy & Utilities

    Why investors should track crude oil inventory levels

    The difference between actual and expected changes in US crude oil inventory levels affects crude prices and thus revenues and earnings of major companies.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///gold  month chart  Apr
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gold Prices: Driven by Delayed Interest Rate Hike and Weak Dollar

    Gold prices gained 1.71% YTD (year-to-date)—despite the US Dollar Index increasing by almost 9% YTD. Prices are in a long-term downtrend.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bear Market: Crude Oil Prices Hit March 2009 Lows

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose slightly by 0.64% on August 14. Crude oil prices rose despite oversupply concerns.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///OIL reuters
    Energy & Utilities

    Will Crude Oil Futures Trend Higher after OPEC Meeting?

    The American Petroleum Institute will release its crude oil inventory report on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Fell Almost 5% Due to Natural Gas Stocks’ Data

    September natural gas futures contracts fell by 4.91% on August 13, 2015. Prices fell due to a better-than-expected rise in natural gas inventory data.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///US crude oil inventories
    Energy & Utilities

    Oil Prices Fall despite the Draw in US Crude Oil Inventories

    The EIA estimated that US crude oil inventories fell by 3.4 MMbbls (million barrels) to 453.7 MMbbls on November 17–24, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Saudi Arabia
    Miscellaneous

    Will Saudi Arabia Cause Colossal Damage for Crude Oil Futures?

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production hit 10.7 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in June 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///crude oil forecast
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Crude Oil Prices Breach $60 per Barrel in 1H17?

    Goldman Sachs expects Brent crude oil to average $58 per barrel in 2H17. Likewise, it expects WTI crude oil prices to average $57.50 per barrel.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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