Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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WTI Falls as U.S. Gasoline, Distillate Supply Seen Rising

Brent crude declined from its highest closing level in a week. U.S. distillate and gasoline inventories probably increased last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before data tomorrow.

Brent Set for Weekly Loss Before Reopening of Libya Ports

Brent crude headed for a weekly decline before the scheduled reopening of ports in Libya, holder of Africa's biggest oil reserves.

Brent Rises After Iran Talks Fall Short of Agreement

Brent crude rose for a second day after Iran and six world powers failed to agree on curbs to the Persian Gulf nation's nuclear program, tempering expectations of an end to the decade-long stalemate.

Brent Slide Leads Energy Prices Lower After Iran Accord

Brent crude led energy prices from gasoline to heating oil lower after Iran and world powers reached an interim accord on the country's nuclear program.

Crude Drops as API Reports Increase in U.S. Inventories

West Texas Intermediate dropped to a three-month low after an industry group reported an increase in inventories last week and as more Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits.

WTI Trades Near Five-Month Low on U.S. Crude Supply Gain

West Texas Intermediate traded near a five-month low amid speculation U.S. crude inventories increased while supply concerns eased as talks on Iran's nuclear program resume.

Crude Rises as Tropical Storm Karen Curbs Gulf Output

West Texas Intermediate rose as Tropical Storm Karen pushed through the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S. coast, threatening crude production in the region.

U.S. to Be Top Oil Producer by 2015 on Shale, IEA Says

The U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the IEA said.

WTI Rises to One-Week High as Fed Keeps Economic Stimulus

West Texas Intermediate climbed to the highest level in a week after the Federal Reserve said it will maintain monthly bond purchases to stimulate economic growth in the U.S., the world's biggest oil consumer.


  • Department of Energy Weekly Report (Wednesdays 10:30am est)
  • American Petroleum Institute Weekly Report (Wednesdays 10:30am Est)
  • Natural Gas Inventories Weekly Report (Thursdays 10:30am est)
  • OPEC Production Quotas
  • OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
  • Non-OPEC Oil Production
  • Mideast Stability
  • Weather- Related demand
  • CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
  • Energy Information Administration Report (Tuesday afternoons)
  • International Energy Agency Policy
  • Chinese (Asian) demand
  • Iraqi production and export levels
  • Russian shale production
  • Alternation Energy production and technological breakthroughs
  • Inflation
  • Dollar weakness and purchasing power
  • Refining Capacity
  • Weather related refining production limitations (eg hurricanes in the gulf)
  • Venezuelan Production
  • Venezuelan Foreign Policy in relation with US
  • Iran Nuclear dispute status
  • US Strategic Petroleum Reserves
  • US New Drilling and Exploratory Initiatives
  • Oil Spills
  • International Energy Agency Reserves
  • General Accountability Office Study on Geopolitical Disruptions
  • International and Domestic Tax rates relating to oil and gasoline
  • New Geopolitical order after Arab Spring

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