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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/

Risk Spectrum Has New Look

Price volatility is a concern that never goes away for energy marketers. Risk looks different in 2016 with oil prices recently dropping to 13-year lows and strong indications that inventory overhang will keep prices depressed in 2016. Another ever-present…
Price volatility is a concern that never goes away for energy marketers. Risk looks different in 2016 with oil prices recently dropping to 13-year lows and strong indications that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risk-spectrum-has-new-look/

Signs Emerge of an Oil Recovery

Many oil market observers are wondering if the current price slide of almost two years has reached a bottom or is close to doing so? Of course only hindsight can answer that question, but the first signs of a recovery are emerging. For instance, motor fue…
Many oil market observers are wondering if the current price slide of almost two years has reached a bottom or is close to doing so? Of course only hindsight can answer that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/signs-emerge-oil-recovery/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eliminating-crude-oil-overproduction/

Mild Start Pumps Up Inventories

Residential heating oil prices on the East Coast averaged 78.5 cents weaker than the same time last year, at $2.187 per gallon on January 4, according to survey data from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Heating Oil and Propane Program …
Residential heating oil prices on the East Coast averaged 78.5 cents weaker than the same time last year, at $2.187 per gallon on January 4, according to survey data from the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mild-start-pumps-inventories/

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 …
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rebalancing-oil-supply-and-demand/

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates This Year?

If you sell a dollar-denominated commodity, as oil product retailers do, your business is affected by whether or not the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. If they do, the U.S. dollar strengthens, likely resulting in lower oil product prices.
If you sell a dollar-denominated commodity, as oil product retailers do, your business is affected by whether or not the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. If they do, the U.S.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-fed-raise-interest-rates-year/

Challenges to the Northeast Supply Picture

The home heating oil market in the U.S. Northeast has, much like gasoline nationwide, undergone a period of increasing heterogeneity due to varying sulfur content regulations among the constituent states. Although specific state-level upper limits on s…
The home heating oil market in the U.S. Northeast has, much like gasoline nationwide, undergone a period of increasing heterogeneity due to varying sulfur content regulations… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/challenges-northeast-supply-picture/

Overt Signs Suggest That China Is Faltering

It is generally acknowledged that the two biggest contributors to the current plunge in oil prices are oversupply and flagging demand in China. For this reason, the situation in China warrants further examination.
It is generally acknowledged that the two biggest contributors to the current plunge in oil prices are oversupply and flagging demand in China. For this reason, the situation in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/overt-signs-suggest-china-faltering/

Account Updater Improves Credit Card Relations

Premium Account Updater service retrieves new card information automatically
Premium Account Updater service retrieves new card information automatically Energy marketers can improve customer service and eliminate a troubling bump in the customer… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/account-updater-improves-credit-card-relations/

Is OPEC’s Strategy Working?

Oil glut is pressuring producers, but demand rally is nowhere in sight
Oil glut is pressuring producers, but demand rally is nowhere in sight OPEC is currently pursuing a strategy whereby their primary goal is to defend their market share.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opecs-strategy-working/

Preparing for EMV ‘Smart’ Credit Cards

Energy marketers come to terms with new rules regarding liability
Energy marketers come to terms with new rules regarding liability Important changes are happening in the world of credit card processing that are causing many merchants to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/preparing-emv-smart-credit-cards/

EIA Inventory Numbers Tell a Story

High production levels bode well for season ahead
High production levels bode well for season ahead U.S. distillate inventories, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), ended the 2014-2015 heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-inventory-numbers-tell-story/

Pondering the Numbers

Even in summer, marketers can appreciate some thought-provoking data
Even in summer, marketers can appreciate some thought-provoking data It’s July, that hot, sultry month when many of us seek refuge at the beach, play golf, vacation with the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pondering-numbers/

Has OPEC Misjudged Shale Oil?

Producers can flex to meet demand surges
Producers can flex to meet demand surges There was a particularly stunning difference between the supply outlooks in the April OPEC monthly oil market report and the April… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/has-opec-misjudged-shale-oil/

Proceed With Program Offers, or Wait?

Many factors are in play that could send prices up or down
Many factors are in play that could send prices up or down By Daniel Lothrop, Hedge Solutions Crude oil and refined product prices tumbled lower in the second half of last… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/proceed-program-offers-or-wait/

How Deflation Impacts Heating Oil Retailers

Falling oil prices increase disposable income but also kill jobs
Falling oil prices increase disposable income but also kill jobs What is deflation? An economic phenomenon that is rarely seen, deflation is a continuous drop in prices over… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-deflation-impacts-heating-oil-retailers/

Are Prices at No-Brainer Level Yet?

Can dealers capitalize on low prices?
Can dealers capitalize on low prices? The precipitous drop in oil prices has welcomed in the New Year and provided a much-needed respite from the pressures of competitive fuels… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/are-prices-no-brainer-level-yet/

Price Plunge Puts Volatility Back in Play

Low prices could last, but hedging is a prudent strategy in the face of continuing uncertainty
Low prices could last, but hedging is a prudent strategy in the face of continuing uncertainty Volatility has returned to the oil markets with the recent plunge in world oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/price-plunge-puts-volatility-back-play/

Greater Clarity in Just 30 Minutes

Use these simple metrics to evaluate your company’s financial health
Use these simple metrics to evaluate your company’s financial health Let’s face it, many owners and managers in the fuel distribution industry are great at operations and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/greater-clarity-just-30-minutes/

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