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Category Archives: Petroleum (Industry)

Mideast Turmoil: Follow The Oil, Follow The Money

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, In this scenario, time is running out for Saudi Arabia's free-spending royalty and state – and for all the other free-spending oil exporters. While there are numerous dynamics at work in the turmoil roiling Saudi Arabia and by extension, the Mideast, one way to cut to the […]

US Oil Rig Count Surges Most In 5 Months

Tracking the lagged rebound in WTI prices, the US oil rig count rose by 9 this week – the biggest weekly rise since June.     And with production at record highs, we suspect OPEC will need to jawbone some more…   And total US Crude output just hit a new record high…

WTI Jumps Above $56 – Highest Since July 2015

Having legged higher at the opens of Asia, Europe, and US markets, WTI is extending gains overnight on middle-east tensions… Brent is trading above $62 amid anti-corruption drive led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which may consolidate his control in OPEC’s largest oil producer, and WTI has pushed abocve $56 “We have political uncertainty, risk […]

The Petrodollar’s Biggest Challengers

Authored by Michael Kern via CryptoInsider, Established in the early 1970s, the petrodollar has secured the United States’ influence over the oil trade for over 40 years, but recently, it is clear that this monopoly is slowly beginning to fall apart – in some part due to the influence of Bitcoin and other emerging cryptocurrencies. […]

Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar

The Death Of Petrodollars & The Coming Renaissance Of Macro Investing

Authored by John Curran via Barrons, The petrodollar system is being undermined by exponential growth in technology and shifting geopolitics. What comes next is a paradigm shift… In the summer of 1974, Treasury Secretary William Simon traveled to Saudi Arabia and secretly struck a momentous deal with the kingdom. The U.S. agreed to purchase oil […]

OPEC Boosts Oil Demand Estimates, Admits Oil Prices Can’t Rise Above $55

In its latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (October) the oil cartel has increased its oil demand estimates for 2017, 2018 on strengthening world economy, and weaker outlook for supplies from its rivals. Specifically, OPEC forecasts that based on the current global oil supply/demand balance, demand for OPEC crude in 2017 is estimated at 32.8 […]

Higher Oil Prices Could Threaten Saudi Vision 2030

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, Saudi’s headlines keep rolling in. Saudi Arabia is deepening its ties with Russia, with billions of investments planned for the future. Saudi Arabia is going to allow women to drive. Saudi Arabia booked a second quarterly GDP contraction in a row, with non-oil revenues particularly worrying. Saudi Arabia is […]

WTI Tumbles Below $50 To 3-Week Lows

On the heels of continued dollar strength, output increases by OPEC (and US production at 2 year highs), and Libya restarting its biggest oilfield, WTI prices are tumbling for the 3rd time this week, back below $50 to their lowest in 3 weeks… As Bloomberg notes, while oil rallied into a bull market last month on the […]

Hurricane Harvey Is A Disaster For OPEC

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, The skies are clearing over Houston, but the damage from the remaining elements of Hurricane Harvey has spread east to Port Arthur and Lake Charles along the Texas-Louisiana border. That has knocked more refineries offline, including the largest refinery in the United States. In the aftermath of the storm, […]