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Markets Have De-Valued Oil Prices: How Long Will It Last?

Comparative inventory: The most important approach to oil & gas price formation Comparative Inventory (C.I.) is the difference between current stock levels of crude oil & select refined products, and their 5-year average. C.I. has accurately predicted most of the changes in oil pric ...

Art Berman - The Petroleum Truth Report


Posted 3 days agoOpinion > Art BermanOil pricesOil +7

The Downside For Oil Is Limited

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com More than two weeks of nearly uninterrupted price gains for crude oil ended this week, with the rally running out of steam. The question is what happens next? Oil prices posted steep losses just as the bulls were back on the march. WTI briefly topped $70 per b ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 14 days agoOpinion > oilpriceOiloil price +6

Global Shifts in Floating Storage Visible

Global 10-day floating inventories, excluding Europe and Africa, drew between August 13 and 20. The 10-day floating storage helps monitor congestion at ports, which is now at its lowest level since February 26 of this year. The Middle East Gulf registered a draw for the 10-day idle period and a bui ...

Kayrros


Posted 28 days agoOpinion > floating storageChinese Floating StorageChina +9

EIA Expects Brent Crude Prices Will Average $71 Per Barrel in 2018, $68 Per Barrel in 2019

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook In the June 2018 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts Brent crude oil prices will average $71 per barrel (b) in 2018 and $68/b in 2019. The updated 2019 forecast price is $2/b higher than ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > EIAEnergy Information Administration EIABrent Crude +3

The Growing WTI - Brent Spread

  As of June 1, the spread between Brent and WTI – the two major world oil benchmarks – has widened to US$11/b. This is essentially the widest level in 3 years, and although it pales in comparison to the peak spreads of US$26/b in 2012, it also points to some fundamentals issues within crude supp ...

Easwaran Kanason


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > WTIBrentSpread +2

Our Energy Problem Is a Quantity Problem

(This post consists of a short overview article I recently wrote for Transform , a magazine for Environment and Sustainability Professionals,  plus six related Questions and Answers.) Reading many of today's energy articles, it is easy to get the impression that our energy problem is a quality  ...

Gail Tverberg


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > EnergyGail TverbergConsumption +5

Why Oil Prices Can’t Rise Very High, For Very Long

Oil prices are now as high as they have been for three years. At this writing, Brent is $74.14 per barrel and West Texas Intermediate is at $68.76. These prices aren't really very high, if a person looks at the situation from a longer term point of view than the last three years. Figure 1. EIA ...

Gail Tverberg


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > oil priceGail TverbergBrent +4

Post-EIA Oil Inventories Commentary: S&P Global Platts Analytics - May quote Sr. Oil Analyst Jenna Delaney

Analysis of U.S. EIA Oil Inventories Data: U.S. commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 5.1 million barrels during the week ended December 8, marking the fourth consecutive weekly decline. The largest regional drawdown took place at Cushing, Oklahoma (delivery point for NYMEX oil futures ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > EIAEnergy Information Administration EIAInventories +4

Geopolitics Is Rearing Its Head Again In Oil

Brent and WTI prices are now at their highest levels in two years. With Brent almost touching US$65/b and WTI within shot of US$60/b, this is cheer for the market, where most participants had resigned themselves to a prolonged period of US$50/b oil. There are several factors propelling this rise. OP ...

Easwaran Kanason


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > WTIOPECBrent +5

S&P Global Platts Preview of U.S. EIA Data: Likely to Show Crude Oil Stocks Fell 2.7 Million Barrels

Consistent builds in crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma (delivery point for New York Mercantile Exchange or NYMEX oil futures), since early August have weighed on NYMEX crude futures, leading to a larger discount to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Brent, providing an incentive for U.S. crud ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > S&P Global PlattsS&PUnited States +6

Widening Brent-WTI Price Spread Unlikely to Change East Coast Crude Oil Supply

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Thomson Reuters In September and October 2017, the difference between domestic and foreign crude oil prices has risen to the highest level since 2015. In the past, price differences between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude o ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > EIAEnergy Information Administration EIABrent +5

Oil price, SDX, Tullow And finally...

  Oil price With very quiet trading today crude oil is virtually unchanged after another positive week. Yesterday Brent closed within spitting distance of the much spooked $60 level although it was a 27 month high for the marker. A combination of factors is keeping oil high some more tangible t ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > oil priceSDX EnergyTullow Oil +3

US Crude Gains More Market Share in Asia

The spread between the world's two benchmark crude oil markers – Brent and WTI – is currently hovering at US$6/b. This is the widest gap between the two for a long while, first breaching the tight US$2/b spread range since 2015 in the run up to Hurricane Harvey as traders fretted that widespread ref ...

Easwaran Kanason


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > OPECOil & GasEnergy +4

Shell - Public consultation begins on Brent oil and gas field decommissioning programme

An extended 60-day public consultation on recommendations to decommission the Brent oil and gas field in the North Sea has begun today following submission by Shell U.K. Limited (“Shell”), the field's operator, of a comprehensive decommissioning programme to the Department for Business, Energy and ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 1 year agoPress > ShellDecommissioningBrent

Fixing Brent

Brent Market Discussion Note  9th January 2017  Contents The Problems with Brent. 3 Propping Up the Status Quo. 4 Kicking Away the Crutches- the Consilience Proposed Brent Methodology. 5 An Important Principle. 6 Quality Adjustment: the Current Problems. 6 Compensation for Quality Variations ...

Liz Bossley


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > BrentbenchmarkPlatts +2