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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.
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ultra-low-sulfur-standard-ushers-cleaner-hedges/

Curtailing Excess Oil Output

It’s certain that global oil supplies are right now extremely excessive. World inventories are substantially above five-year averages, U.S. oil drilling rig counts have increased relentlessly, U.S. projects in the Gulf of Mexico are coming onstream, Libya…
It’s certain that global oil supplies are right now extremely excessive. World inventories are substantially above five-year averages, U.S. oil drilling rig counts have increased… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/curtailing-excess-oil-output/

OPEC’s Crucial Missteps

The jig is up for non-committal cartel members
The jig is up for non-committal cartel members Last year, OPEC decided to scrap their strategy of flooding the market with crude oil to drive prices lower and put shale oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opecs-crucial-missteps/

Will OPEC’s Strategy Succeed or Fail?

Lately, more analysts are questioning whether OPEC’s current strategy is headed to success or failure. OPEC success is considered to be supply/demand rebalancing, elimination of excess global stockpiles and WTI at $60 by year-end. The keys to success are …
Lately, more analysts are questioning whether OPEC’s current strategy is headed to success or failure. OPEC success is considered to be supply/demand rebalancing, elimination of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-opecs-strategy-succeed-or-fail/

Can Coming Up “Short” Be a Positive?

Every day counts in a highly seasonal business such as this, and some days count more than others. With the heating season recently behind us, and the relative lack of heating degree days (HDDs) that it brought, this is even more apparent and something to…
Every day counts in a highly seasonal business such as this, and some days count more than others. With the heating season recently behind us, and the relative lack of heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/can-coming-short-be-positive/

OPEC’s Strategy is Developing Cracks

The CERAWeek global oil industry conference in Houston last month “exposed all the contradictions at the heart of OPEC’s attempt to rebalance the oil market without rekindling the shale boom or conceding too much market share to rivals” (Reuters). It was …
The CERAWeek global oil industry conference in Houston last month “exposed all the contradictions at the heart of OPEC’s attempt to rebalance the oil market without rekindling the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opecs-strategy-developing-cracks/

Change and Adaptation

Heating oil marketers are emerging from another challenging heating season that saw OPEC try to control oil production, while volatility dissipated and prices settled in at an intermediate level between the notable highs and lows of recent winters. U.S. p…
Heating oil marketers are emerging from another challenging heating season that saw OPEC try to control oil production, while volatility dissipated and prices settled in at an… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/change-and-adaptation/

Will the OPEC Producers Hold the Line?

Last September in Algiers,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).
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-opec-producers-hold-line/

Shale Oil’s Rebound Continues

Shale oil is a vital cog in the U.S. energy industry wheel, so it’s advisable to periodically check its status.
Shale oil is a vital cog in the U.S. energy industry wheel, so it’s advisable to periodically check its status. With all the recent drama surrounding OPEC’s efforts to bring… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/shale-oils-rebound-continues/

Weather Forecast Favors a Colder Winter

The 2015-2016 heating season was very mild. Weekly heating degree days (HDDs)7 totaled just 6,313 for the September through April period in the Northeast region.
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)… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/weather-forecast-favors-colder-winter/

‘Green Banks’ Can Be Strong Facilitators, Report Says

As state governments look for ways to encourage investment in clean energy and energy efficiency, some are forming so-called “green banks” that leverage capital to assist businesses and homeowners.
As state governments look for ways to encourage investment in clean energy and energy efficiency, some are forming so-called “green banks” that leverage capital to assist… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/green-banks-can-be-strong-facilitators-report-says/

Take Control of Product Costs

When John “Mac” MacKenna, the impetuous and enthusiastic editor of Oil & Energy, ordered me to write an article in accordance with the theme of Cost of Sales for this issue, I was quite excited, as I felt that this was right in our wheelhouse.
When John “Mac” MacKenna, the impetuous and enthusiastic editor of Oil & Energy, ordered me to write an article in accordance with the theme of Cost of Sales for this issue, I was… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/take-control-product-costs/

Finance Program Could Cut Energy Costs

Energy efficiency advocates typically refer to efficiency as “the lowest cost energy resource out there.” “What you will never hear us say is that energy efficiency is free. Efficiency can do many great things:
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is adapted from a blog post from the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy. ACEEE’s blog can be found at ACEEE.org. Energy efficiency… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/finance-program-could-cut-energy-costs/

Taking Control of Credit Card Costs

Fuel companies can save a lot on processing fees when customers pay their bills with the right credit cards, and payment processor Avatas is helping companies move to a more profitable credit card mix.
Fuel companies can save a lot on processing fees when customers pay their bills with the right credit cards, and payment processor Avatas is helping companies move to a more… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/taking-control-credit-card-costs/

Italy’s Banking Crisis Is a Looming Threat

About two months ago, markets were shocked to see the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. Be prepared, because more calamities could be on the way in Europe.
About two months ago, markets were shocked to see the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. Be prepared, because more calamities could be on the way in Europe.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/italys-banking-crisis-looming-threat/

Jobs Report Raises Doubts About U.S. Economy

At the beginning of June, the Labor Department released a shockingly bad non-farm payrolls report, showing that in May the U.S. economy created only 38,000 jobs against economist expectations for an increase of 164,000 jobs. Furthermore, employers hired 5…
At the beginning of June, the Labor Department released a shockingly bad non-farm payrolls report, showing that in May the U.S. economy created only 38,000 jobs against economist… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/jobs-report-raises-doubts-about-us-economy/

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.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/saudi-arabia-damages-opecs-credibility/

Know Your Risk Tolerance

Risk tolerance is the amount of margin you’re willing to put at risk for profit potential. You need to ask yourself how much margin you are willing to lose to cover operating expenses. A “quick and dirty” way to evaluate your risk tolerance is to ask, …
Risk tolerance is the amount of margin you’re willing to put at risk for profit potential. A “quick and dirty” way to evaluate your risk tolerance is to ask, “How much margin… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/know-your-risk-tolerance/

AFC First Merges With Renew Financial

A Pennsylvania-based finance company that serves the residential heating and cooling industry is enhancing its HVAC lending programs after merging with an innovative California lender best known for its work in residential solar energy financing.
A Pennsylvania-based finance company that serves the residential heating and cooling industry is enhancing its HVAC lending programs after merging with an innovative California… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/afc-first-merges-renew-financial/

Dynamics of Supply, Production and Inventory Are in Play

At the time of this writing in early April, a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers was scheduled for the 17th of the month, to take place in Doha, Qatar. This April meeting followed an earlier,…
At the time of this writing in early April, a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers was scheduled for the 17th of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dynamics-supply-production-and-inventory-are-play/

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