Oil gains on trade deal hopes, better demand outlook

Crude oil prices rose more than 1% Tuesday on hopes for a U.S.-China trade agreement and optimism Washington could roll back some of the tariffs it has imposed on Chinese imports, Kallanish Energy learns. Brent crude futures gained 84 cents, or 1.4%, to settle at $62.94 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate crude futures gained

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Oil falls as China’s economic concerns outweigh refining

Crude oil prices were lower Friday, as concerns about China’s economy outweighed strong signals from its refining sector, Kallanish Energy learns.  But losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.-China trade agreement. Brent crude oil futures fell 49 cents, to settle at $59.42 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures lost

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US natgas production to rise in 2019, 2020: STEO

The Henry Hub natural gas spot price averaged $2.56 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in September, up 34 cents/MMBtu from August, the first monthly price increase since March, the Energy Information Administration reports in the just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). EIA/STEO forecasts Henry Hub prices to average $2.43/MMBtu in the fourth quarter of 2019,

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Brent to average $60/Bbl in 2020: STEO

Brent crude oil spot prices will average $59 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2019, then fall to $57/Bbl by the second quarter of 2020, $5/Bbl lower than forecast one month ago, the Energy Information Administration reported Tuesday in its October Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Despite the recent increase in supply disruptions, EIA expects

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Oil rises on Saudi supply concerns

Crude oil rose slightly Monday, after gaining nearly 7% last week, as lingering concerns over global supplies following the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities offset prospects for a faster-than-expected restoration of the kingdom’s output and on signs of European economic weakness. Global benchmark Brent futures were up 40 cents to $64.68 a barrel,

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New Natural Gas Record for Power Generation Set

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  A new natural gas record was recently set for use of this energy source in producing electric power that sustains our way of living in this nation, says EIA. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out a fascinating article last week that should make the hair go up on

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Oil plummets on fears of global slowdown

Crude oil prices fell more than 4.3% Wednesday, to a seven-month low, extending recent heavy losses following a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and fears demand will shrink due to Washington’s growing trade war with Beijing. Brent crude futures dropped 4.4%, to $56.35 a barrel, a seven-month low. Prices have lost more than 20%

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Crude oil falls as US-China trade tensions impact

Crude oil prices fell slightly Tuesday, with Brent crude remaining near seven-month lows just below $60 a barrel due to growing trade tensions between China and the U.S., Kallanish Energy reports President Trump is vowing to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports, and China is retaliating by making further moves against U.S. agricultural purchases. The

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Wti crude climbs $1/Bbl in 2020: Steo

West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices will average $62 a barrel in the second half of 2019, and $63/Bbl in 2020, the Energy Information Administration projects in the just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (Steo), Kallanish Energy reports. EIA’s forecast WTI price of $63/Bbl for December 2019, should be considered in the context of Nymex WTI futures and options

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Crude oil settles down as US Fed holds rates steady

Crude oil prices were little changed Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said the central bank will hold interest rates steady, Kallanish Energy reports. Brent crude futures were down 29 cents, or 0.47%, to $61.85 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled down 14 cents, or 0.3%, to $53.76/Bbl. Government data showed U.S. crude inventories fell

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US line pipe prices sink again

U.S. line pipe prices sunk in May, Kallanish Energy’s sister publication, Kallanish, learns from analyst Pipe Logix. Average U.S. line pipe prices fell by 1.5% from April to May, reaching a combined $1,757/short ton at the distribution level. Domestic prices fell by 1.5%, to $1,930/st, while import prices fell by 1.4%, to $1,584/st. Pipe Logix

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US, Brent crudes fall amid supply-cut uncertainty, US-China tariffs

Crude oil prices settled lower Monday after a choppy trading session, as Saudi Arabia and Russia have not yet agreed to extend the Opec+ output-cutting deal, and U.S.-China trade tensions continued to threaten crude demand, Kallanish Energy understands. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 73 cents lower, at $53.26 per barrel, falling 1.4% for the

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Brent slips to 4-month low, as trade fears persist

Crude oil futures ended Monday’s trading session lower after unsettled trading, as Saudi comments indicated Opec+ would extend supply cuts supported prices, but concerns U.S. tariffs on China and Mexico would hurt demand weakened the market. Opec+, which includes most Opec members, along with a number of non-producers led by Russia, since Jan. 1, has

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Crude plunges nearly 4%

Crude oil prices plunged Thursday on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories and fears of a global economic slowdown due to the U.S.-China trade war, Kallanish Energy understands. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported crude stockpiles fell nearly 300,000 barrels last week, less than the 900,000 Bbl decline analysts forecast in a Reuters poll, and

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US crude prices settle up due Midwest flooding

U.S. crude oil futures gained nearly 1% Tuesday after flooding throughout the Midwest constricted crude flow from the storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, Kallanish Energy learns. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures settled at $59.14 a barrel, up 51 cents, or 0.9%, from its close on Friday before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Flooded areas

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