Tag Archives: Crude Oil

Oil Price Commentary: A Positive Week Ahead for Oil Price

Last Week Oil Market Data: Crude Oil Price Movement: Oil prices moved higher last week on support from OPEC production cut extension, decline in U.S. crude oil production and draw-down in U.S. crude oil and gasoline stockpiles. Brent crude and WTI closed the week up by more than 5 percent to around $53.80/bbl and $50.85/bbl […]

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Oil Rises 2% After Saudi and Russia Back Longer Supply Cut

  Oil jumped more than 2 percent to its highest in more than three weeks on Monday, topping $52 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Russia said that supply cuts need to last into 2018, a step toward extending an OPEC-led deal to support prices for longer than first agreed. Energy ministers from the world’s […]

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OPEC Risks Lower for Longer – Bloomberg

  Oil is set for its first weekly gain in a month after EIA data showed U.S. inventories dropping the most this year. But it’s an unexpected surge in U.S. production that’s set to derail OPEC’s plans of phasing out its output cutting regime by June. Bloomberg’s Will Kennedy reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.” (Source: […]

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First Quarter 2017 Texas Petro Index: Oil And Gas Economy In Texas Enters Expansion Cycle

        First Quarter 2017 Texas Petro Index: Oil And Gas Economy In Texas Enters Expansion Cycle WICHITA FALLS—Crude oil and natural gas drilling and development in Texas has embarked upon a new cycle of expansion, according to the latest Texas Petro Index (TPI), which improved to 160.4 in March to post its […]

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Analysis: Crude Likely To Hit $60 In Second Quarter

Crude’s latest decline has thrown the market into a mild panic. Higher than expected inventories combined with bearish commentary from the Saudi oil minister last week have cost crude prices roughly 10% since March 8. If nothing else, recent trading days have reflected a psychologically fragile oil market. With all of the current geopolitical unknowns, […]

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US Oil Rig Count Rises for 7th Straight Week, Baker Hughes Says

The US oil-rig count rose by seven to 609 this week, according to oilfield-services giant Baker Hughes. The gas rig count fell by five to 146. With miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one, the total rig count rose by two to 756. Last week the tally of oil rigs rose by six. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures […]

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Rig Count Hops Up 12; Permian Basin Again Drives Rise

The number of oil and gas rigs in U.S. fields rose again this week, up 12 or about 170 over the past three months. This week’s count marks the fourth increase in a row, and a boom of more than 335 rigs since the count fell to its recent low, last spring. U.S. oil drillers […]

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Oil Prices Tank After API Reports 2nd Biggest Crude Build In U.S. History

U.S. crude oil inventories increased by a whopping 14.227 million barrels, according to this week’s American Petroleum Institute (API) inventory report published on Tuesday afternoon, pressing down further on already falling prices. The build is the second largest build in U.S. history, according to Zerohedge. Analysts were anticipating a much more conservative crude oil inventory […]

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