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Last week, the price of energy hit the equivalent of $700 per barrel. As Americans pulled energy from every nook and cranny of different grids last Tuesday, Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant shut down. The problem was a nonnuclear electric malfunction, according to a Calvert spokesperson. Specifically, snow and ice formed over a ventilation […]
Economic recovery in the developed world has spurred growth in the last 18 months, according to an International Energy Agency report, Rigzone reports. “World oil consumption would increase by 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2014, 50,000 bpd higher than previously forecast,” the report states, adding “Most OECD economies have by now largely exited […]
Each year, oil giant BP updates its long-term prediction for world energy markets. The latest update aired earlier this week, and tucked away inside the 96-page document, is a hidden energy trend that has far reaching investment implications for the next 20 years. Matt Insley explains…
Traders pushed crude to a six-week high on speculation of lower inventories (thanks to the Southern Leg of the Keystone Pipeline.) “Brent is edging lower while WTI is rallying on an assortment of reasons: decent industrial production and retail sales from China overnight are lending support, while [Wednesday’s] weekly inventory report is expected to yield […]
China is set to overtake the United States in crude imports, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration. According to its latest report, “China’s net oil imports will exceed those of the United States by October 2013 on a monthly basis and by 2014 on an annual basis, making China the largest importer of oil in […]
Chinese oil producers are cashing in on oil’s “Middle East premium,” too, say Bloomberg. But according to Chinese estimates, the country’s largest oil companies have increased output by only about one percent in response to crude’s triple-digit prices this summer. For a country of its size and natural resources China’s oil industry has a long […]
This according to Bloomberg, “Oil supply will outstrip an acceleration in demand growth next year as production outside of OPEC expands at the fastest pace in 20 years, the International Energy Agency predicted.” Continued shale production and a ramp-up from Iraq will be the biggest supply-side gains for the industry. In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before crude prices catch on and head lower.
“U.S. oil settled lower on Monday, bouncing off a new 15-month high as the imminent influx of oil from Libya helped alleviate fears about global supply and violent clashes in Egypt” CNBC reports. With conflict coming from all angles in the Middle East it’s not clear where the next oil supply or disruption will come […]
Despite what your mom said, you don’t matter that much. In fact, with each passing day, you, me and the rest of the developed-world-dwellers are losing our clout. Today I’ll prove it to you with a few newfound energy statistics – plus, we’ll discuss what you can do about it. As I type, the developing […]
China and the rest of the emerging market sector are carrying demand for oil higher, in what’s becoming a major shift change in the crude market. This according to Rigzone, “The International Energy Agency Friday raised its forecast for oil demand for 2013, citing expectations of higher demand from China, the world’s second largest oil […]
The Norwegian Company Statoil is predicting oil demand to continue to increase for the next 18 years and then fall off due to increased efficiency and the rise of alternatives such as natural gas, Norwegian news site Aftenblad reports. Meanwhile global demand for natural gas, they project to increase 60% by 2040.
The recent rebound in crude prices is a good reminder that crude is a physical market, meaning it’s highly controlled by simple supply and demand. “Oil rose moved closer to $98 a barrel Wednesday” the Associated Press reports, “after a report showed U.S. crude supplies fell more than expected, a sign demand may be improving.”
A study out of Rice University titled The Rise of China And Its Energy Implications is shedding a scary light on just how much oil demand is set to skyrocket. “Together with non-transport use, China’s total oil demand would therefore reach more than 19 million b/d by 2040, putting China at oil use levels comparable to those in the United States” the study says. (P.S. that’s a lot of oil that this world doesn’t have.)
Your local gas station prices may be seemingly low but keep an eye on the price of crude oil. After running down to $95 a barrel on Friday prices shot up over $100 early Monday morning. Oil’s propensity to stay near $100 is telling, expect some resilience in this market and a strong trend forming in between $90-100…
“If global growth this year and next falls below 3%–a level previously said by the International Monetary Fund to be indicative of recession–oil demand could be significantly lower than current forecasts, the IEA said.” This according to Dow Jones could lead to an oil surplus for 2012. But I still wouldn’t jump to any conclusions just yet. These expectations are still built into the current price per barrel – still perched at $83.