for Oil Markets
As the IMO 2020 deadline approaches for ships to use fuels with lower sulfur concentrations, the market for heavy oil is taking a hit.
OPEC members are split over whether to change strategy, as global oil markets are trading just under $80 per barrel and consuming countries are pressuring producers to increase output.
The goal of the United States is to gradually restrict Iranian crude exports over time. The toughest sanctions on Iran’s oil trade, energy sector, and Central Bank will be re-imposed on November 5.
A SAFE analysis shows that there were 1,480 terrorism incidents against oil and gas facilities worldwide between 2011 and 2016, a 387 percent increase from twenty years ago.
Oil markets surprised this past year with higher-than-anticipated prices, & next year will likely bring even more unanticipated events and volatility. Here are some of the top market developments of the past year and key issues for 2018.
OPEC is trying to spin recent price developments to show that it is fostering market stability in an effort to assist both consumers and producers. But recent talk of a more balanced market creates a false narrative
Experts disagree on the potential oil market impact from Saudi Aramco's IPO. Some argue that the Kingdom will choose a pump-at-will policy to please shareholders, while others see continued coordination with OPEC.
In this past year, news surrounding energy security occurred at a dizzying pace, with the 2016 presidential election, major shifts in transportation amid the growth of autonomous vehicles, and OPEC cutting production the major highlights. We’ve covered these topics and more in a variety of stories, infographics, and videos. Here are 10 standout pieces.
OPEC’s talk about an agreement on a production freeze in late September has dominated headlines, scaring financial investors with short positions. But more important than the rhetoric about capping production is the possibility of more supply from the cartel returning to the market.
Matt Smith is Director of Commodity Research at ClipperData, a company that tracks global cargo flows of crude and products. He speaks to The Fuse about data transparency, trade flows, and recent price trends.