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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall: Strong Dollar and Oversupply to Blame

    June WTI crude oil futures contracts trading on NYMEX fell 0.85% and closed at $47.75 per barrel on Friday, May 20. Crude oil prices fell due to profit-booking and a strong dollar.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WTI Crude Oil Resumes Its Rally on Consensus of Slowing Stock Piles

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil for May futures increased by 1.15% on Monday. Prices closed at $56.38 per barrel on April 20, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Fell Again: What about Oil-Weighted Stocks?

    On July 11, 2016, US crude oil closed at $44.76 per barrel. That’s 1.4% below its previous closing price. That’s also 12.6% below its highest level for 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///wti chart  may
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Uncertain Times for the Crude Oil Market: Neutral Doji Pattern

    June WTI crude oil futures showed the neutral doji pattern on May 9. Oil prices are swinging due to the frequent change in supply and demand dynamics.

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

    What Are the Key Resistance Levels for Crude Oil Futures?

    March US crude oil futures were above their 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages on January 26, 2018—more bullish momentum for oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Crude Oil Performance Relative To The Commodity Complex
    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Crude Oil’s Performance in the Commodity Sphere

    US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) prices fell by 5.3% in the week ending July 22, 2016. On a closing price basis, crude oil closed at $44.19 per barrel on July 22.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Geopolitical Tension Could Drive Brent and US Crude Oil Futures

    Brent crude oil futures fell 0.7% to $49.61 per barrel on July 4, 2017. August WTI crude oil (XLE) (XOP) (PXI) futures contracts rose in electronic trading.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    OPEC’s Crude Oil Production: How It Could Impact the Surplus

    The EIA estimates that OPEC’s crude oil production fell by 903,000 bpd to 32.28 MMbpd in January 2017—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Which Oil-Weighted Stocks Have Strong Correlations with Crude Oil?

    On July 18, 2016, US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (BNO) (SCO) contracts for September delivery closed at $45.94 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///supply outage
    Energy & Utilities

    Global Crude Oil Supply Outages Near 5-Year Low

    The US Energy Information Administration estimates that global crude oil supply outages fell by 247,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 2.0 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in June 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Imports from Saudi Arabia Hit a 7-Year Low

    US crude oil imports have fallen 4.5% YTD. US crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia are at a seven-year low at 524,000 bpd for the week ending July 14, 2017.

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

    Distillate Inventories: More Bullish News for Oil

    The US Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released its weekly crude oil and gasoline inventory report on September 20, 2017.

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

    US Distillate Inventories Fell for the Fourth Straight Week

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported that US distillate inventories fell by 1.72 MMbbls to 147.7 MMbbls on July 28–August 4, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing China’s Crude Oil Imports and Demand

    Bloomberg estimates that China’s crude oil imports fell by 810,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 8.4 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in April 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Fund Managers

    AQR Capital Initiates Stake in Delphi Automotive

    AQR Capital commenced a position in Delphi Automotive (DLPH). DLPH stock represented 0.32% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Stuart McKenzie
  • uploads///CUSH
    Energy & Utilities

    Cushing Inventories Fell 33% from the Peak

    Analysts expect that Cushing crude oil inventories could have declined on January 5–12, 2018. A fall in Cushing inventories is bullish for oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Energy MWU_ UPSTREAM Losses
    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream Losses: SN, TELL, BBG, EPE, and EXXI

    In the week starting on March 26, 2018, Sanchez Energy (SN) decreased from $3.31 to $3.11—a decrease of more than 6.0%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • uploads///Energy MWU_ UPSTREAM Gainers
    Energy & Utilities

    Bill Barrett Leads Upstream Gainers This Week

    In the week starting March 5, 2018, Bill Barrett (BBG) increased from last week’s close of $4.53 to $4.76 on March 6.

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • uploads///Iran crude oil production
    Energy & Utilities

    Civil Unrest in Iran Could Impact Crude Oil Prices

    On January 3, public protests continued for the sixth consecutive day in Iran. The protests against the government are due to weak economic conditions.

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

    Will the US Dollar Limit the Upside for Crude Oil?

    The US Dollar Index rose 0.22% to 93.14 on October 16. It’s near a one-week high. The US dollar (UUP) rose due to the rise in US Treasury yields.

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

    How Record US Crude Oil Exports Are Impacting Crude Oil Inventories and Prices

    On September 27, the EIA released its weekly report, estimating that US crude oil inventories fell to 470.9 MMbbls from September 15–22, 2017.

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

    Cushing Crude Oil Inventories Rose for the Fourth Week

    Cushing crude oil inventories rose on September 15–22, 2017. A rise in Cushing crude oil inventories is bearish for crude oil (UWT) (DWT) (USO) prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream Gainers This Week: Jones Energy Leads the Pack

    So far this week, Jones Energy (JONE) has risen the most among upstream gainers, marking a significant increase of ~22%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • uploads///OPEC crude oil production
    Energy & Utilities

    OPEC’s Crude Oil Production and Exports Impact Crude Oil Prices

    The EIA estimates that OPEC’s crude oil production fell by 150,000 bpd to 32.77 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in August 2017—compared to July 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    What to Watch: This Week’s Key Crude Oil Price Drivers

    Let’s track some important events for crude oil and natural gas traders from September 11 to 15, 2017.

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

    Iran’s Crude Oil Production at 8-Year High

    Iran is the third-largest crude oil producer among OPEC members.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///Gasoline demand
    Energy & Utilities

    What to Expect from US Gasoline Demand

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) estimates that weekly US gasoline demand fell by 45,000 bpd (barrels per day), or 0.45%, to 9,797,000 bpd between July 28 and August 4, 2017.

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

    Cushing Crude Oil Inventories Fell for 10th Consecutive Week

    Cushing crude oil inventories are at their lowest level since November 6, 2015, falling for the tenth consecutive week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Near Record US Gasoline Demand: Are the Bulls Taking Control?

    The EIA estimates that the four-week average for US gasoline demand rose 129,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 9.7 MMbpd (million barrels per day) from July 7 to 14, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Analysts Forecast for Bill Barrett?

    For 4Q16, analysts have projected an average earnings estimate of -$0.10 per share for BBG.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///WTI Crude Oil futures and Key Moving Averages
    Energy & Utilities

    How Did Crude Oil Fare on July 12?

    US active crude oil futures contracts for August delivery closed at $46.8 per barrel on July 12, which was 8.6% below their 2016 high of $51.23 on June 8.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///Inventory Spread and Crude Oil Prices
    Energy & Utilities

    Oil Inventories: What Do They Indicate for Oil Prices?

    The relationship between crude oil inventories and crude oil prices is inverse. Crude oil prices bottomed out in early 2016. Inventories topped out as well.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///AMLP Fell the Least Compared Other Energy ETFs
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    AMLP Fell: Did It Outperform Other Energy ETFs?

    The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) outperformed other energy ETFs from June 9–16, 2016. Falling crude oil has less of an impact on midstream companies.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///Crude Oil Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Crude Oil Prices Diverge before OPEC’s Meeting?

    July WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX fell by 0.47% and settled at $49.1 per barrel on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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

    Why Did WTI Crude Oil Prices Rise Almost 6%?

    US benchmark WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for April delivery rose by 5.8% and closed at $38.46 per barrel on March 16, 2016.

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

    Natural Gas Prices Slump after the EIA Inventory Release

    A better-than-expected inventory increase led to a decline in natural gas prices on July 16.

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

    Natural Gas Prices Hit Monthly Highs on Warmer Weather Forecasts

    August natural gas futures contracts increased by 2.71% and closed at $2.91 per MMBtu on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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

    Natural Gas Prices Fall ahead of the EIA’s Report

    Natural gas prices fell by 0.84% and settled at $2.84 per MMBtu on Tuesday, July 14. Natural gas prices fell due to the consensus of rising natural gas stocks.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///ng  month chart May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices: Below the Key Resistance of $2.90 per MMBtu

    Natural gas prices broke above the key level of $2.80 MMBtu on May 8. Prices could continue the momentum and hit the resistance of $2.90 per MMBtu.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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