Oil plummets 1+%, as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Crude oil prices dropped Tuesday as renewed doubts of a U.S.-China trade pact stoked concerns over global growth, while U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela tightened supply and helped to curtail losses, Kallanish Energy reports. President Trump Sunday said he would raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10-25% by Friday. The comments

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Crude oil slips, as U.S. inventories jump

Crude oil prices slipped Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories soared to their highest point in 19 months, as production set a record, Kallanish Energy reports. The declines were somewhat tempered by the intensifying crisis in Venezuela and Washington’s stopping Iranian oil sanction waivers as of Wednesday, with the fall in the global Brent benchmark more

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Crude rises on Saudi export cuts and lower U.S. inventories

Crude oil prices were slightly higher Thursday, as a drop in crude exports from Saudi Arabia and a drawdown in U.S. oil inventories supported prices, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 24 cents higher at $64 per barrel. Brent crude futures rose 35 cents, or 0.5%, to $71.97/Bbl, near Wednesday’s five-month high of $72.27/Bbl.

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Crude prices fall as Russia suggests it will raise output

Crude oil prices fell Tuesday from five-month highs as Russian comments signaled the possible easing of the Opec+ supply-cutting deal overcame concern violence in Libya could tighten global markets, Kallanish Energy reports. A U.S. threat to place tariffs on hundreds of European goods and a downgrade by the International Monetary Fund in its global economic

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Crude hits 5-month high, as fighting threatens Libyan output

Crude oil prices rose to a five-month high Monday, on expectations for tighter global supply due to fighting in Libya, Opec+-led cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. International benchmark Brent futures were up 69 cents, or 1%, to $71.03 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled up 2.1%, at $64.40/Bbl, and hit its highest level since

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Callon divests non-core assets in $260M deal

Houston-based independent producer Callon Petroleum said Monday it’s entered into a deal to sell certain non-core assets in the Midland Basin to an unnamed buyer for $260 million in cash. The agreement also provides for potential incremental cash payments of up to $60 million based upon future commodity prices with upside participation starting at the $60/Bbl West Texas Intermediate level,

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Brent crude tops $70 for first time since November

Brent crude oil prices Thursday pushed through $70 per barrel for the first time in nearly five months, as expectations of tight global supply outweighed pressure from rising U.S. production and lower global demand, Kallanish Energy reports. Brent futures touched $70.03/Bbl, the highest level since Nov. 12, when it last traded above $70/Bbl. The international benchmark for

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Crude jumps more than 2%, to new 2019 highs Monday

Crude oil jumped more than 2%, to new 2019 highs Monday, with Brent crude touching $69 a barrel, after positive signs for the global economy and tighter supplies powered West Texas Intermediate and Brent prices. U.S. WTI futures settled up $1.45, or 2.4%, to $61.59/Bbl, after reaching their highest price in nearly five months, at $61.72/Bbl,

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WTI, Brent crudes shrug off Trump’s Opec tweet

Oil prices settled roughly flat Thursday, recovering from the day’s worst losses that came shortly after President Trump called for Opec to boost crude production to lower prices. “Very important that OPEC increase the flow of Oil. World Markets are fragile, price of Oil getting too high. Thank you!” Trump tweeted. Futures hit a session low immediately

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Crude oil prices mixed after hitting new 2019 highs

Crude oil prices were little changed Tuesday after hitting 2019 highs earlier in the day, maintaining strength on expectations Opec+ will continue its production cuts. U.S. oil prices have risen 9% in the last six weeks, as the Opec+ supply cuts are now expected to continue through the rest of 2019. Opec+ representatives this week

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Crude rises, supported by Opec supply cuts

Crude oil prices rose Monday, supported by the possibility of a longer-than-expected Opec+ crude supply cut and indications of inventory declines at Cushing, Oklahoma. Representatives of Opec+, the amalgamation of most Opec members along with a number of non-Opec producer-countries led by Russia, met in Azerbaijan to monitor their crude supply reduction deal. They said

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