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Coal Companies Seek Bankruptcy Protection

The mines have closed and now the well of worker benefits is drying up
In October, Murray Energy Corp., the private coal giant filed for Chapter 11 protection. What makes this notable is that it’s the fifth coal company in a string of bankruptcies… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/coal-companies-seek-bankruptcy-protection/

Basis Blowout Ahead?

Warning signs are in place, but several questions remain
This year’s East Coast distillate stock building season seemed to be going well enough from early June through early August. East Coast stock levels were at a deficit to the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/basis-blowout-ahead/

Risks & Returns

A cursory glance at The Diff. on page 3 of our April 2019 issue shows the New York Harbor price for No. 2 Fuel Oil and No. 2 ULSD resting comfortably just under $2.00, at $1.977 and $1.999 respectively. The Barometer, also on page 3, lists WTI Crude at $5…
A cursory glance at The Diff. on page 3 of our April 2019 issue shows the New York Harbor price for No. 2 Fuel Oil and No. 2 ULSD resting comfortably just under $2.00, at $1.977… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risks-returns/

Saudi Arabia Damages OPEC’s Credibility

In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even increase crude production levels in order to defend market share, even though oil prices would collapse. They dismissed the alternative, which was to decrease output and give up ma…
In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even increase crude production levels in order to defend market share, even though oil prices would collapse.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/saudi-arabia-damages-opecs-credibility/

U.S. Shale Production Growth Outlook

As always, there are multiple factors that weigh on oil markets, causing prices to rise and fall. U.S.–China trade tensions, the slow-motion implosion of Venezuela’s oil industry, and the possibility that the United States will re-impose sanctions on Iran…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/us-shale-production-growth-outlook/

Weather Forecast Favors a Colder Winter

The 2015-2016 heating season was very mild. Weekly heating degree days (HDDs) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) totaled just 6,313 for the September through April period in the Northeast regi…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/weather-forecast-favors-colder-winter/

Rebalancing Oil Supply and Demand

Two primary factors that have been moving the oil markets over the last year and a half are global oversupply and declining U.S. shale oil production. When crude and products have to be stored at sea because onshore storage is tight, and when EIA reports …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rebalancing-oil-supply-and-demand/

Price Plunge Puts Volatility Back in Play

Low prices could last, but hedging is a prudent strategy in the face of continuing uncertainty
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/price-plunge-puts-volatility-back-play/

Hedge Insite Helps Fuel Marketers See Ahead

Hedge Insite is a risk management tool that helps fuel marketers peer into the future and evaluate their hedging positions and improve profitability. Oil & Energy recently caught up with Hedge Insite’s managing partner Richard Larkin to learn more about t…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hedge-insite-helps-fuel-marketers-see-ahead/

A Return of Volatility

During the last three months of 2018, crude oil lost over 40% of its value. West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded on NYMEX tumbled from their 2018 peak of $76.41/bbl on October 3, to $42.53/bbl on Christmas Eve, while Brent crude dropped from $86.2…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/return-volatility/

Ultra-Low Sulfur Standard Ushers In Cleaner Hedges

Sulfur content regulations have impacted, and continue to impact, the distillate product landscape on the East Coast. The distillate fuel sulfur content history in Petroleum Administration for Defense District 1 (PADD 1, the East Coast) can be summed up a…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ultra-low-sulfur-standard-ushers-cleaner-hedges/

Status of OPEC Agreement Ahead of June Meeting

In February 2016, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced a plan for a potential crude production cut. In December 2016, for the first time in nearly eight years, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/status-opec-agreement-ahead-june-meeting/

Check or Credit Card?

Credit card payments pay a vital role in most retail energy sales and home comfort services, and there are a lot of complexities involved. Once seen as a costly way of accepting customer payments, credit cards are getting more love from energy marketers b…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/check-or-credit-card/

Seasonal Hedging Outlook

Prices are down, markets seem calm. So, what’s there to worry about? A lot, actually.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/seasonal-hedging-outlook/

The Impact of Demand on Oil Prices

According to Oilprice.com, over “the last half-decade, the focus in the media and among analysts is usually on the supply picture … but evidence suggests … demand … tends to have just as much influence, sometimes more. That suggests that [the success of O…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/impact-demand-oil-prices/

Will the OPEC Producers Hold the Line?

Last September in Algiers, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached a tentative agreement to cut oil production among its members to between 32.5 and 33.0 million barrels per day (mb/d). In November in Vienna, OPEC finalized th…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-opec-producers-hold-line/

Eliminating Crude Oil Overproduction

It’s well known that in response to the U.S. shale oil boom, OPEC (more specifically, Saudi Arabia) opted to eschew production cuts that would support prices. They chose instead to maintain output, preserve market share and allow prices to fall, for the p…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eliminating-crude-oil-overproduction/

Short-Term Options Can Provide an Edge

It’s finally that time of year, the time we wait all summer for, when the weather gets cold and the days get short. Now is the time to take advantage, and make as much money as possible.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/short-term-options-can-provide-edge/

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