World Oil Watch 2022

There is an endless supply of breaking news events that are impacting the oil market daily. China, India, OPEC, inflation, South America, and of course, the Russia/Ukraine war are all big item headlines that have gotten us to a market where both WTI and Brent have climbed above $114/BBL. Let’s explore some of these headlines […]

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What is NOPEC?

Last week, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 17-4 to pass the No Oil Producing or Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) bill, which if passed in Congress and signed by the President would allow the U.S. Attorney General to sue OPEC and/or its members for antitrust collusion.  The bill is designed to protect U.S. consumers from volatile […]

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Will There Be a Relief in Diesel Prices?

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released that the U.S. national average diesel price at the pump is $5.623/gallon. Is there any relief in sight? Let’s digest some data and assess. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) petroleum report revealed last week that U.S. distillate inventories are at their lowest level in 30 years; 104.9 million […]

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Marching Up Inflation

Inflation has accelerated in March to 8.5% when compared with 2021.  To no one’s surprise, this level of inflation was driven by spikes in both energy and food.  Simultaneously as the global supply chain tightens, combined with lockdowns in China, the cost to move everything everywhere continues to increase.   Additionally, for the first time since […]

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How U.S. Oil Companies are Hedging for 2022

Guttman Energy Fuel Management Chart

With growing oil demand still outweighing supply, the price of crude has officially reached eight-year highs. Last week, WTI broke the $85/barrel threshold, while Brent traded at $87/barrel. As major investment banks warn that crude may climb to $100/barrel, questions have been raised about how U.S. oil producers might be hedging the forward curve and […]

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OPEC+ Production Continues Slow and Steady Climb

OPEC+ concluded their meeting on Thursday with a continuation of their current schedule of adding 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) next month, dealing a blow to major oil-importing nations that hoped they would open the spigots.  The cartel disregarded pressure from high-consuming nations who wanted to halt the oil price rally over fears of slowing […]

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Stagnant Production

Oil prices have reached a 6 year high following the end of discussion between OPEC and other nations known for oil production. They reached a conclusion that there will not be an increase of 400,000 barrels per day. Failure to reach an agreement is based off of a split in OPEC between the United Arab […]

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March Madness 2021 Boom or Bust for Crude

Crude has been the underdog since Covid-19 broke onto the scene in early March of 2020. We have seen historic contango, negative trading, inventories at the verge of 100% capacity. However, we have also seen refineries curtailing production and shutting down, crude breaking technical level after level, OPEC + committing to decreased outputs, a Texas […]

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