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Hurricane Ian and Signs of a Slowing Economy, Pushed WTI Below $80 a Barrel

October 3, 2022
Recap: Weakening demand, exacerbated by Hurricane Ian and signs of a slowing economy, pushed WTI below $80 a barrel on Friday. August personal consumption expenditures price index, including gas and energy increased 0.3% in August, compared with a decline of 0.1% in July. It rose ... Read More

Concerns Over Production Disruptions From Hurricane Ian Subsided

September 30, 2022
Recap: Oil futures finished lower on Thursday as a sharp decline in U.S. stock markets sparked broader risk aversion across asset classes including energy commodities and as concerns over production disruptions from Hurricane Ian subsided. Despite the lower move WTI held above $8 ... Read More

A Mostly Bullish EIA Report Showed Across-the-Board US Inventory Declines

September 29, 2022
Recap:  Oil prices extended earlier gains, after a mostly bullish EIA report that showed across-the-board US inventory declines in the three main categories--crude, gasoline and distillates.The weekly report also showed a 100k bpd drop in US crude production, to 12M bpd. Perhaps ... Read More

U.S. Consumer Confidence is Seeing Some Improvement as Gasoline Prices Decline from Their All-Time Highs in June

September 28, 2022
Recap:  Oil futures bounced off of seven month lows after a report shows U.S. consumer confidence is seeing some improvement as gasoline prices decline from their all-time highs in June. Oil prices also recovered as traders reacted to Russia’s plans to reduce OPEC+ production by ... Read More

Oil Futures Posted Sharp Declines for the Second Straight Sessions

September 27, 2022
Recap:  Oil futures posted sharp declines for the second straight sessions, marking their lowest level since January 3. The market has now fallen by 8.1% over the past two trading sessions and is only about $1 higher from where it began the year.  Global macro risks and energy po ... Read More

WTI Fell Below $80 a Barrel for the First Time Since January Amid Continued Concerns Over Energy Demand

September 26, 2022
Recap:  WTI fell below $80 a barrel for the first time since January amid continued concerns over energy demand, as recession fears gripped financial markets, sinking equities and government bonds, while contributing to a further rise by the U.S. dollar. With inflation running at ... Read More

Oil rose on Thursday in volatile trading focused on Russian oil supply concerns

September 23, 2022
Recap: Oil rose on Thursday in volatile trading focused on Russian oil supply concerns and as the Bank of England hiked interest rates less than some had expected. Russian President Putin’s strong rhetoric pushed the oil market higher early in the session, but this economically t ... Read More

The EIA reported the third weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies

September 22, 2022
Recap: Oil futures fell on Wednesday after the EIA reported the third weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies and on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will once again raise interest rates that may slow demand for energy.  Prices gave up early gains from the possibility of an ... Read More

The U.S. Recently Announced it Would Sell Up to 10 Million Barrels for Delivery in November

September 21, 2022
Recap:  Oil futures fell on Tuesday, as traders geared up for the Tuesday/Wednesday U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, where another rate hike is expected. Traders were also concerned about sale from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The U.S has recently announced that it would se ... Read More

Global Demand Could Slow Due to a Strong U.S. Dollar and Possible Large Increases to Interest Rates

September 20, 2022
Recap:  Oil prices held steady in volatile trading on Monday, as traders balanced worries about tight supplies with fears that global demand could slow due to a strong U.S. dollar and possible large increases to interest rates. Recession woes continue to put pressure on commod ... Read More
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