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Relative Ease

Strong stock levels could make for smooth sailing this heating season
Strong stock levels could make for smooth sailing this heating season Basis risks were looking relatively high at the start of the heating season last year, with East Coast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/relative-ease/

Pricing Outlook for the 2020-2021 Heating Season

What we’re seeing right now and what it could mean moving forward
What we’re seeing right now and what it could mean moving forward With the start of the new heating season, I thought that we should take a look at current events and other… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pricing-outlook-2020-2021-heating-season/

Rack to Retail

How to track this important margin more efficiently and effectively
How to track this important margin more efficiently and effectively My company has been managing profitable hedging strategies around fixed and capped programs since 1993. These… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rack-retail/

The + in OPEC+

A look at the brief history of cooperation between OPEC and Russia
A look at the brief history of cooperation between OPEC and Russia The OPEC+ record oil output cut agreement has been one of the most important events to influence oil prices… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opec/

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Drop in petroleum demand led to rise in crude oil inventories and low refinery utilization
Drop in petroleum demand led to rise in crude oil inventories and low refinery utilization The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) June 30 edition of Petroleum… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-goes-must-come-down/

A New Benchmark for U.S. Crude

S&P Global Platts launches American GulfCoast Select
S&P Global Platts launches American GulfCoast Select S&P Global Platts, a leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-benchmark-us-crude/

Don’t Count Out IMO 2020

The regulations have made — and will continue to make — an impact
The regulations have made — and will continue to make — an impact There was much speculation and discussion about the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dont-count-out-imo-2020/

Major Oil Market Crashes in History

A look back at four of the steepest declines from the past 40 years
A look back at four of the steepest declines from the past 40 years The coronavirus pandemic and nationwide lockdowns across the world caused a sharp drop in economic activity,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/major-oil-market-crashes-history/

Tough Year So Far? Acquisition Growth Awaits the Prepared

Key characteristics of a successful buyer
Key characteristics of a successful buyer Has your company considered growth by acquisition but largely remained on the sidelines due to fear, a lack of knowledge about how best… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tough-year-so-far-acquisition-growth-awaits-prepared/

Look Out Below

Crude oil futures fell into negative territory for the first time in history. Is heating oil next?
Crude oil futures fell into negative territory for the first time in history. Is heating oil next? On April 20, 2020, NYMEX WTI crude futures traded in negative territory for the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/look-out-below/

COVID-19 Results in Lowest U.S. Petroleum Consumption in Decades

Impact far less severe on distillate fuel oil than gasoline, jet fuel
U.S. consumption of petroleum products has fallen to its lowest level in decades because of measures that limit travel and because of the general economic slowdown induced by… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/covid-19-results-lowest-us-petroleum-consumption-decades/

Are Oil Prices Presenting an Opportunity?

Disciplined hedging is paramount during Black Swan events
There has been, appropriately, much discussion about the recent, so-called Black Swan event, the coronavirus. I’ve witnessed the term Black Swan often inserted where it doesn’t… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/are-oil-prices-presenting-opportunity/

What Determines Oil Futures Prices?

Eight key factors to track when making hedging decisions
What determines oil futures prices? We all know that prices are determined by supply and demand (Economics 101), so in the long run they are determined by global oil production… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-determines-oil-futures-prices/

Decennium

Hedge Solutions reviews 10 years of oil market movement
As we look toward a new decade, I thought it might be informative to also look back on the previous 10 years. To help guide this retrospective, I’ve provided some interesting… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/decennium/

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… https://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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/basis-blowout-ahead/

Seasonal Hedging Outlook

Prices are down, markets seem calm. So, what’s there to worry about? A lot, actually.
As of this writing on October 1, we find ourselves on the cusp of another adventure into the unknown. Let’s look at what the heating season might bring us in context of the three… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/seasonal-hedging-outlook/

All Eyes on Margins

Cloud technology offers hedgers more accurate statements, deeper insight
Another hedging season (and summer) is about to end, and another heating season (and winter) is right around the corner. How will you keep track of your margins, specifically the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/all-eyes-margins/

The Big Question Post-OPEC+ Agreement

Where do we go from here?
In June, my colleague Rachel Luc laid out the landscape ahead of the OPEC+ meeting in Vienna, at which OPEC and, the following day, non-OPEC producers (led by Russia) would decide… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/big-question-post-opec-agreement/

How to Prepare Your Heating Fuel Business for IMO 2020

The impact of this incoming regulation could be felt by next heating season
There has been much discussion this spring and summer about the potential impact from the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation. Due to the timing of the changeover to low… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-prepare-your-heating-fuel-business-imo-2020/

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