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Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D.

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While most oil traders focus on the big three producers of our day—Saudi Arabia, Russia and U.S. shale—we shouldn't ignore struggling producers. Missing supply from Mexico, Iran and...
Three important developments for the oil market occurred this week. They should impact prices over the the long-, medium- and short-term. 1. Saudi Oil Reserves Saudi Arabia released the official...
Oil prices opened in 2019 significantly lower than where they were on January 2, 2018. WTI started off at $45.81, 24% below where it started on the first day of trade in 2018. Brent opened at $45.15,...
Without doubt, the biggest story for oil during 2018 was its price volatility. The commodity is nearly 30% lower now than where it was last year. WTI started 2018 trading at close to $60 per barrel;...
Oil prices tumbled nearly 8 percent on Tuesday, hitting new lows for 2018, with WTI down 40% from highs near $80 per barrel in October. The drop reflects several ongoing issues in oil markets that...
There may still be a few weeks left to 2018, but with business winding down for the year, all eyes are now on 2019. Here are three key issues that will impact oil prices in the first few months of the...
Oil ministers are converging in Vienna, Austria today for the biannual OPEC and OPEC+ meetings. The oil-exporting countries are expected to discuss a potential cut in production for the coming year....
With oil prices volatile, market watchers are looking toward the G20 meeting in Argentina on November 30 and the OPEC and OPEC+ meetings on December 6 and 7 for direction. Although heads of state of...
No doubt the most pressing topic of conversation among oil ministers at OPEC's meeting on December 6 in Vienna, Austria, will be the sudden drop in oil prices during October and November. After...
On 29 September, Bloomberg ran a piece entitled “What Oil at $100 a Barrel Would Mean for the Global Economy.” On 1 October, CNBC ran a story they titled “OPEC ‘powerless to...