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U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell for a fifth straight week to 3-1/2 year lows in the week to Sept. 14, while gasoline inventories also showed a larger-than-expected draw on unseasonably strong demand, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. "The bulls are back in charge, even more so after traders were conveying a high degree of resistance to the unexpected build on the API survey," said Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia-Pacific at OANDA in Singapore.
OPEC and their Russia-led non-OPEC allies have yet to decide the exact approach in distributing the production boost they pledged in June, but this weekend could bring the market some clarity
(Reuters) - Canada's transport minister said on Wednesday his department would require stronger tank cars for transporting crude oil and other dangerous goods far sooner than previous deadlines, bolstering safety rules as crude by rail exports have hit record levels. Transport Canada will now require all unjacketed CPC 1232 tank cars that carry crude oil be phased out by Nov. 1 this year, 17 months earlier than a prior deadline. Phasing out the "least crash-resistant tank cars as soon as possible" will enhance the safety of communities along rail lines and help ensure the reliable transport of goods and commodities, Canada's Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said in a statement.
According to new research from the Energy Information Administration, global energy companies have managed to cut debt for seven quarters consecutively
U.S. crude inventories fell 2.1 million barrels last week to 394.1 million barrels, the lowest level since February 2015, government data showed. "The summer-like demand from drivers is proving unrelenting." Gasoline consumption usually picks up in the summer and wanes in autumn, but demand remained strong in the latest week, estimated at 9.5 million barrels per day. U.S. crude futures settled up $1.27, or 1.8 percent, at $71.12 a barrel.
Investors need to pay close attention to Anadarko Petroleum (APC) stock based on the movements in the options market lately.
Investing.com - Oil prices were mixed on Wednesday morning in Asia as U.S. crude stocks climbed and markets shrugged off escalating trade tensions.
Crude oil markets rallied significantly during the early hours on Tuesday, breaking above the short term consolidation. However, as the Americans came on board we have gotten word that there is increased tariffs coming from the Chinese, so this has had a bit of a negative effect.
Natural gas markets rallied significantly during the day on Tuesday, gaining over 2% as we broke above the $2.87 level. At this point, it looks as if we are trying to fill the massive gap above at the $2.90 level again.
Investing.com - WTI crude oil prices settled higher Tuesday on expectations for tighter global output as Saudi Arabia said it was comfortable with higher oil prices, while major oil producers reportedly will not float any new plans to raise output at a key meeting next week.
In its latest move to secure Asian natural gas market share, Russia has just signed a huge deal with the world’s top LNG importer
Another escalation in the U.S.-China trade war has been overshadowed by bullish news from Saudi Arabia, with oil prices rising despite the trade war threat
In the week that ended on September 7, US crude oil inventories fell 3% below their five-year average. In the previous week, inventories were on par with their five-year average.
Saudi Arabia’s crude oil inventories have been steadily declining for the past three years, but July saw the Kingdom’s stock fall the most it has in eight months
U.S. shale oil production is once again set to beat predictions, with drillers apparently unfazed by fears of pipeline bottlenecks and growing debt
Accenture (ACN) has extended its alliance with SAP to build a SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution, which could be extremely useful to oil and gas companies. Oil and gas companies can gain access to the new SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution through public and private cloud platforms. The new solution could help oil and gas companies reduce operational expenses through proper implementation of cloud technology.
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This week, specific events could affect oil and natural gas prices. The EIA’s (U.S. Energy Information Administration) Drilling Productivity Report, set to be released early this week, could be an important roadmap for oil and natural gas prices. Oil prices may also be sensitive to the OPEC and non-OPEC meeting scheduled for this weekend. The EIA’s latest oil and natural gas inventory data, scheduled to be released on September 19 and 20, respectively, could be an important short-term driver for oil and natural gas prices.
Investing.com - WTI crude oil prices settled modestly lower Monday, as gains on expectations for steep losses of Iranian crude were offset by fears that rising U.S.-China tensions could dent global crude demand.
Brent crude futures dipped 4 cents to settle at $78.05 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 8 cents to settle at $68.91 a barrel. Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday that he expected the United States would soon announce tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Administration officials said on Saturday that President Donald Trump was likely to announce the new tariffs as early as Monday.
Russia and Saudi Arabia have confirmed their intentions of forming a long-term oil partnership with each other, granting the two oil giants more control over oil prices