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    Energy & Utilities

    Which Refining and Marketing Energy Stocks Are Rising This Week?

    World Fuel Services (INT) increased from last week’s close of $21.80 to $22.35 on June 14—an increase of more than 2.5%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Brent-WTI Spread: Why It’s Crucial for Energy Investors

    On March 28, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil active futures were trading at a discount of $2.96 per barrel to Brent crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Brent-WTI Spread: Will US Oil Exports Rise Further?

    On October 24, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures were $5.86 above WTI crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    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
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    How US Distillate Inventories Impact Diesel and Crude Oil Prices

    The US Energy Information Administration (or EIA) estimates that US distillate inventories fell by 1.4 MMbbls (million barrels) to 133.9 MMbbls between September 29 and October 6.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Understanding Falling US Distillate Inventories

    The EIA estimates that US distillate inventories fell 0.8 MMbbls (million barrels) to 138.0 MMbbls from September 15–22, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    What the Brent–WTI Spread Indicates

    On August 15, Brent crude oil active futures were trading $3.25 more than the WTI crude oil active futures. On August 8, the spread stood at $2.97.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Gasoline Demand Could Hit a New Record

    The EIA estimates that the four-week average US gasoline demand increased 2.4% to 9,701,000 bpd (barrels per day) on June 22–29.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Analyzing US Distillate Inventories and Diesel Prices

    The EIA estimates that US distillate inventories fell by 2.6 MMbbls (million barrels) to 135.4 MMbbls on September 22–29, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Brent-WTI Spread Impacts Your Oil-Related Investments

    On February 14, WTI crude oil (USO) (USL) (OIIL) (SCO) active futures traded at a discount of $2.84 per barrel compared to Brent crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why the Brent-WTI Spread Could Make Global Oil Supplies Rise

    On October 17, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures closed $6 above the WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Distillate Inventories Rose for the Eighth Time in 10 Weeks

    US distillate inventories rose by 0.64 MMbbls (million barrels) to 139.8 MMbbls on January 12–19, 2018, according to the EIA.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Oil Exports End 2018 on a Low Note?

    On December 17, Brent crude oil February futures settled at ~$9.41—higher than WTI crude oil February futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Stocks Performed Last Week

    Marathon Petroleum (MPC) was the biggest loser last week from the refining and marketing sector.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Why the Brent-WTI Spread Matters to Energy Investors

    On March 7, WTI crude oil active futures were trading at a discount of $2.78 per barrel to Brent crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Is WTI Crude Oil Outdoing Brent?

    On November 21, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures closed $5.74 above US crude oil (USO)(UCO) active futures. In other words, the Brent-WTI (West Texas Intermediate) spread was $5.74.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    WTI Crude Oil Is Rising Faster than Brent

    On November 28, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures closed at $5.62 higher than US WTI crude oil (USO) (UCO) active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    The Kurdish Referendum: Is Brent Outperforming WTI Crude?

    On September 26, Brent crude oil active futures were $6.56 more than US crude oil active futures. On September 19, the Brent-WTI spread was at $5.66.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Brent Is Outperforming WTI Crude Oil

    On December 11, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures settled $6.7 more than WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO) (UCO) active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Oil Traders Should Watch US Oil Exports

    On December 5, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures were priced $5.24 higher compared to WTI crude oil (USO) (UCO) active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How the Brent-WTI Spread Impacts Energy Investors

    On March 14, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil active futures were trading at a discount of $3.2 per barrel to Brent crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    US Crude Oil Exports Could Be at a Tipping Point

    On October 31, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures were ~$7 above US crude oil (UCO) futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Key Energy Events on September 18–22, 2017

    On September 18, the EIA will report its monthly Drilling Productivity report. Based on the previous report, the oil rig efficiency fell in September 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Comparing WTI’s and Brent’s Performance

    The Brent-WTI spread On December 18, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures’ premium to WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO) (UCO) active futures was $6.30. On December 11, 2017, the Brent-WTI spread was $6.70. On December 11, 2017, the shutdown of the Forties Pipeline System boosted Brent oil prices. That day, the spread expanded […]

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Gasoline Inventories Could Cap the Upside for Oil Prices

    On January 23, 2018, the API released its crude oil inventory report. US gasoline inventories increased by 4.1 MMbbls on January 12–19, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Distillate Inventories Fell for the Third Time in 10 Weeks

    US distillate inventories fell by 3.8 MMbbls or 2.7% to 139.2 MMbbls on January 5–12, 2018. The inventories fell by 29.9 MMbbls or 18% from a year ago.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Distillate Inventories Are at 32-Month Low

    The EIA reported that US distillate inventories fell by 3,359,000 barrels to 125.5 MMbbls (million barrels) or 2.6% between October 27, 2017, and November 3, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Crude Oil Exports: Will They Affect OPEC’s Production Cut Deal?

    On November 7, 2017, the difference between Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures and US crude oil (USO) active futures, or the Brent-WTI (West Texas Intermediate) spread, was $6.50.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Exports Could Rise More

    On April 30, Brent crude oil July futures settled at $6.12 more than WTI crude oil June futures. On April 23, the Brent-WTI spread was at $5.37.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Where Is US Crude Oil Headed? An Energy Update

    On August 30, US crude oil October futures settled at $55.1 per barrel. On a week-over-week basis, US crude oil prices rose 1.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Midstream Stocks Were the Top Gainers in Energy Sector

    Last week, midstream stock Holly Energy Partners (HEP) outperformed other companies in the energy space.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    CRAK Provides Broad Exposure to Developed and Emerging Markets

    CRAK provides investors with broader global exposure, diversifying its portfolio with developed markets as well as emerging markets like Japan and India.

    By Manu Milan
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    Energy & Utilities

    CRAK Offers Exposure to Crude Oil Refining Companies

    Van Eck Global launched the VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (CRAK) on August 18, 2015. CRAK is a good option for investors who want exposure to the energy sector but don’t expect energy prices to rise anytime soon.

    By Manu Milan
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    How Strong Gas Prices and Falling Yields Impacted Energy Sector

    Last week, US crude oil prices fell 1.6%, while natural gas active futures rose 4.8%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy Space: Analyzing the Fall in the Brent-WTI Spread

    Any expansion in the Brent-WTI spread could benefit US refineries and cause their input costs to fall. US refiners’ output prices are benchmarked to stronger Brent prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Oil Dragged Down Energy Subsector ETFs

    Last week, US crude oil prices fell 2.7%, while natural gas active futures rose 2.1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy Subsectors: Analyzing the Downside

    Last week, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 3%. XLE had the largest decline among the sector-specific SPDR ETFs under review.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Brent-WTI Spread Impacts Energy Sector Movements

    On April 8, Goldman Sachs wrote in a note that it expects Brent crude oil and US crude oil to average ~$66 and $59.50 per barrel in 2019.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Brent-WTI Spread Might Push Oil Exports and Downstream Stocks Up

    On September 10, 2018, Brent crude oil November futures settled ~$9.83 higher than WTI crude oil October futures, the highest level for the Brent-WTI spread since June 19, 2018.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy Sector: Third-Lowest Performer in the S&P 500 This Week

    On June 14, the S&P 500 Index was up ~0.2% for the week. It rose from the previous week’s close of $2,779.03 to $2,782.49.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    US Crude Oil Exports Reached a New Record Again

    The EIA estimates that US crude oil exports increased by 689,000 bpd (barrels per day) to a record high of 2,566,000 bpd on May 4–11.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Crude Oil Exports Reached a New Record

    The EIA estimates that US crude oil exports increased by 597,000 bpd (barrels per day) to record high of 2,175,000 bpd on March 23–30, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Gasoline Inventories Helped Gasoline and Oil Prices

    The EIA released its crude oil inventory report on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Gasoline Inventories Could Threaten Crude Oil Prices

    According to the EIA, US gasoline inventories increased by 3.1 MMbbls (million barrels) to 244 MMbbls on January 12–19, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Gasoline Demand Could Extend the Crude Oil Price Rally

    The EIA estimated that four-week average US gasoline demand decreased by 190,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 8,904,000 bpd on January 5–12, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Oil Exports Could Threaten International Oil Prices

    In the week ending January 12, 2018, US crude oil exports were at ~1.25 MMbpd—234,000 barrels per day more than the previous week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    US Gasoline Inventories: More Pain for Crude Oil Prices?

    US gasoline inventories increased by 3.6 MMbbls (million barrels) or 1.5% to 241 MMbbls on January 5–12, 2018, according to the EIA.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Oil Exports Are Crucial for Oil Prices in 2018

    On January 8, 2018, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures were $6.05 stronger than WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO) (UCO) active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Should Oil Traders Follow US Oil Exports in 2018?

    On December 29, 2017, the price difference between Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures and WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO) (UCO) active futures was $6.45.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy Sector Underperformed S&P 500 in Short Holiday Week

    With the mixed performances of natural gas and crude oil, the energy sector showed a modest increase last week in the holiday-shortened week.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Lower US Gasoline Inventories Help Crude Oil Futures

    US gasoline inventories According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), US gasoline inventories rose by 44,000 barrels to 210.4 MMbbls (million barrels) between November 10 and 17, 2017. However, gasoline inventories were 13.5 MMbbls (6.1%) lower than in the same period in 2016. The market estimated that US gasoline inventories would rise by 737,000 barrels between […]

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    US Gasoline Inventories Fell 18%, Bullish for Crude Oil

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) estimates that US gasoline inventories fell by 4,020,000 barrels to 212.8 MMbbls on October 20–27, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Massive Fall in US Gasoline Inventories Drove Gasoline Futures

    The EIA reported that US gasoline inventories fell by 5,465,000 barrels or 2.5% to 216.8 MMbbls (million barrels) on October 13–20, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Gasoline Inventories Could Pressure Crude Oil Prices

    The API estimates that US gasoline inventories rose by 4.19 MMbbls on September 22–29, 2017. The market expected a build by 1.08 MMbbls.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Understanding the Rising US Gasoline Inventories

    The EIA estimated on September 27 that US gasoline inventories rose 1.1 MMbbls (million barrels) to 217.2 MMbbls from September 15–22, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Gasoline Demand Today: Bullish or Bearish for Crude?

    The EIA estimates that weekly US gasoline demand fell 178,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 9.4 MMbpd between September 8 and September 15.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Why the Brent and WTI Crude Oil Spread Hit a 26-Month High

    November WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (UWT)(DWT)(DBO) futures contracts fell 0.2% and were trading at $52.12 per barrel in electronic trading at 2:20 AM EST on September 26.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Real Insights

    How Important Is the Green Label for Investors?

    The green bond universe includes more than 600 bonds from 24 countries in 23 currencies.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    How the Brent-WTI Spread Impacts Your Oil Investments

    On February 28, WTI crude oil (USO) (USL) (OIIL) (SCO) active futures traded at a discount of $1.98 per barrel—compared to Brent crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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