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Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D.

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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...
This week there have been several important developments related to oil and gas that will affect markets for the rest of this year and into 2019. 1. Iran Sanctions On Monday, November 5, new U.S....
The US shale industry has once again defied expectations. New data from the EIA show that US oil production in August 2018 was higher than initial estimates showed. The EIA-914 Monthly Crude Oil and...
Just a few weeks ago, the price of Brent crude broke the $85 mark and markets were talking about the possibility of $100 a barrel oil. Now, traders and analysts appear to have changed their tune. Oil...
With roiling geopolitical tensions, a looming deadline for Iranian sanctions, and general production concerns, there is no shortage of potential catalysts that can be used to blame the recent...
Since August, the price of the international oil benchmark, Brent, has risen about 25%. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that in the past month there has been a doubling in the...
Right now, the two most important factors affecting oil markets are fear and speculation based on that fear. The fear is that at some point over the next several months there will not be enough oil...
Brent crude broke the symbolic $80 per barrel mark earlier this week and has spiked as high as $82 per barrel since then. President Trump has been very vocal in blaming OPEC for rising oil prices,...
Brent, the European crude oil benchmark, has been flirting with $80 per barrel for the past week. Last week, it briefly spiked above $80, triggered by the weekly US Energy Information Agency (EIA)...
Earlier this week markets saw a significant jump in the price of oil. As well, oil's technicals could be signaling that the commodity has bottomed. But geopolitcal fundamentals will likely continue to...