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Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D.

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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...
We are now entering the most active months of the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. Even though weather scientists are forecasting that the 2018 hurricane season will not be nearly as active as...
Though economic and political events continue to drive oil prices as well as energy market volatility, seasonality can provide an additional catalyst. As we head into September, here are three things...
For oil markets, November 5—the date when US economic sanctions against Iranian oil and gas will go live—is just around the corner. Below are six recent regional developments that could...
As most everyone knows by now, the Turkish lira is struggling. On Monday, its value dropped to more than 7 lira to the dollar before rebounding slightly. If Turkey’s currency issues continue,...
1) On August 20, the OPEC and non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) will hold its second teleconference meeting. The last meeting was held on July 18, at which OPEC producers reported...
Despite the record levels reported by the US Energy and Information Agency (EIA) two weeks ago, many analysts expect oil production from US shale oil producers to contract in the second half of 2018....
The war of words between the US and Iran has been escalating in recent weeks, especially since the United States announced in May that it would be reinstating economic sanctions on Iran and enforcing...
Maybe Chinese oil demand projections are more complicated than most media are telling us. China was a key source of demand throughout the oil price downturn. The country’s reported economic data...