Friday, January 18, 2019
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Goldman Sachs says shale boom driving fear out of futures

Rising U.S. shale gas production is driving fear out of the futures market, says Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and will constrain prices for the next two decades.

WTI Crude Set for Longest Run of Weekly Losses Since 1998

West Texas Intermediate crude headed for a sixth weekly decline, the longest in 15 years, as rising supplies in the U.S. countered speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain economic stimulus.

WTI Oil Rises as U.S. Jobs Gain Signals Stronger Economy

West Texas Intermediate crude climbed as U.S. payrolls exceeded their pre-recession peak, signaling greater fuel demand. Brent slipped as world leaders at D-Day commemorations in France discussed the Ukraine crisis.

WTI Oil Trades Near Two-Week High Amid Unrest in Egypt

West Texas Intermediate crude traded near the highest price in two weeks as an escalating conflict in Egypt fanned concern that oil shipments through the country may be disrupted.

Brent hits 3-week low as Ukraine tensions cool

Brent crude slipped to a three-week low near $108 on Thursday, on ample supply in the United States and as tensions over Ukraine cooled.

Oil Approaches Nine-Month High on Iraq

Brent traded near the highest level since September and West Texas Intermediate was little changed as militants in Iraq seized more territory and President Barack Obama warned that the crisis may spill over into other countries.

WTI Trades Near One-Week Low After U.S. Stockpiles Grow

West Texas Intermediate traded near its lowest closing price in a week after the American Petroleum Institute reported that U.S. crude supplies expanded. Brent was steady as Russia called for an end to violence in Ukraine.

Brent Rises to Nine-Month High on Iraq Conflict

Brent crude traded at a nine-month high as Iraqi forces battled insurgents north of Baghdad. West Texas Intermediate rose for the first time in four days after a government report showed U.S. crude supplies shrank.

WTI Crude Climbs to Five-Week High on U.S. Supply Drop

West Texas Intermediate oil climbed to a five-week high after U.S. crude inventories tumbled. Brent approached $111 a barrel.


  • Department of Energy Weekly Report (Wednesdays 10:30am est)
  • American Petroleum Institute Weekly Report (Wednesdays 10:30am Est)
  • Natural Gas Inventories Weekly Report (Thursdays 10:30am est)
  • OPEC Production Quotas
  • OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
  • Non-OPEC Oil Production
  • Mideast Stability
  • Weather- Related demand
  • CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
  • Energy Information Administration Report (Tuesday afternoons)
  • International Energy Agency Policy
  • Chinese (Asian) demand
  • Iraqi production and export levels
  • Russian shale production
  • Alternation Energy production and technological breakthroughs
  • Inflation
  • Dollar weakness and purchasing power
  • Refining Capacity
  • Weather related refining production limitations (eg hurricanes in the gulf)
  • Venezuelan Production
  • Venezuelan Foreign Policy in relation with US
  • Iran Nuclear dispute status
  • US Strategic Petroleum Reserves
  • US New Drilling and Exploratory Initiatives
  • Oil Spills
  • International Energy Agency Reserves
  • General Accountability Office Study on Geopolitical Disruptions
  • International and Domestic Tax rates relating to oil and gasoline
  • New Geopolitical order after Arab Spring

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