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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/

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/

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/

2020 Hedging Survey

Oil & Energy’s annual survey arrives amidst oil price collapse, coronavirus pandemic
Before we jump in, it’s worth taking a look at the editorial calendar that helps Oil & Energy keep its Annual Hedging Survey on track each year. Typically, this editor begins… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2020-hedging-survey/

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 …
OPEC producers are set to meet on June 25 and 26 in Vienna, Austria   In February 2016, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced a plan for a potential crude… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/status-opec-agreement-ahead-june-meeting/

Desulfurization: The Next Chapter

The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000 parts per million or ppm) sulfur. EPA began phasing in more stringent regulatio…
The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/desulfurization-next-chapter/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risks-returns/

Sanctioned

On July 14, 2015, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) plus Germany signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, known commonly as the Iran …
On July 14, 2015, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) plus Germany signed the Joint… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sanctioned/

Past, Present & Future

As another heating season approaches, it’s a good time to review the past, discuss current events, and peek into the future about weather, politics and ULSD-heating oil.
As another heating season approaches, it’s a good time to review the past, discuss current events, and peek into the future a little. Several topics come to mind, namely weather,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/past-present-future/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/impact-demand-oil-prices/

OPEC Seeks Oil Market Stability

Moving on From Output Cut Deal
Moving on From Output Cut Deal In January 2017, OPEC and allied non-OPEC oil producers, most notably Russia, implemented a reduced production agreement for the purpose of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opec-seeks-oil-market-stability/

Prices & Predictions

Oil & Energy recently reached out to hedging providers who support the heating oil market for their thoughts about the current marketplace and prospects for 2018-2019.
Hedging experts tackle 10 tough questions on the oil markets of today and tomorrow The winter of 2017-2018 saw Brent and WTI crude oil prices increase by more than $10/barrel… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/prices-predictions/

Saudi Arabia’s Transformation

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, is the 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne. He seems to be quite concerned about modernizing Saudi society and the country’s moribund economy, diversifying it away from oil. According to Vox.com, “in …
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, is the 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne. He seems to be quite concerned about modernizing Saudi society and the country’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/saudi-arabias-transformation/

Ebbs & Flows

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 Hurricane, on the night of Friday, August 25. The initial impact was lost offshore oil production and higher crude prices.
Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 Hurricane, on the night of Friday, August 25. The initial impact was lost offshore oil production and higher crude… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ebbs-flows/

Basis Blowout Ahead?

Warning signs are in place, but several questions remain
https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/basis-blowout-ahead/

Decennium

Hedge Solutions reviews 10 years of oil market movement
https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/decennium/

Seasonal Hedging Outlook

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

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