Oil Prices Fall as Economic Outlook Deteriorates: Kemp

Global economic momentum is decelerating, according to a broad range of financial and real-economy indicators, which is weighing on worldwide equity markets and oil prices. The depth and duration of the slowdown is impossible to gauge at this point, whether it turns out to be simply a mild and short-lived “soft patch”, a longer but
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In 2019, production growth will necessarily slow-down in two key US shale basins due to pipeline constraints, according to ESAI Energy’s recently published North America Watch. Crude oil from the booming Permian Basin in West Texas has already been impacted with steep price discounts from a lack of pipeline takeaway, but the Bakken in North
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The media is full of stories predicting that the oil price will go over $100 a barrel within a year or two while others predict “lower, longer” prices. Odd as it might seem, both are possible depending primarily on what happens in certain oil producers, especially Iran and Venezuela, as well as Libya and Nigeria.
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What does tight oil have in common with FAANG stocks? Answer: tight oil is arguably the upstream equivalent of these tech sector leaders. It’s the hot investment play in the oil and gas index, it’s outperformed like mad, and it’s been driving to distraction those that don’t own any. Just like the tech disruptors, tight
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A market of two halves for most of the week with rates in the Atlantic firming and easing in the East for most of the week, but then, West Australia/China staged a recovery, with a rumour $9.00 was done as well as $8.90, up from $8.40, fixed 24 hours earlier. Timecharter rates appeared to be
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Qatar-based LNG shipping company Nakilat wrapped up the first nine months of 2018 with a profit increase of 8.5%.  The company concluded its financial results for the nine-month period ended September 30 with a net profit of QAR 659 million (around USD 181 million) compared to QAR 607 million (USD 167 million) seen in the
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VLCC Rates eased in the Middle East Gulf as charterers focused on ‘disadvantaged tonnage’ with South Korea and China fixed at WS 77.5 and WS 80, but recovered as GSC took DHT tonnage at WS 85 for 270,000mt cargo to South Korea. Westbound rates for 280,000mt to the US Gulf still hovered around WS 32/33
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According to ESAI Energy’s recently released Two-Year Global Fuels Outlook, global demand for gasoline gasoil, jet fuel, kerosene, and fuel oil is expected to rise by a combined 770,000 b/d in 2019, following an increase of just 440,000 b/d this year. This acceleration will be driven primarily by a return to demand growth in China.
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Falling spot LNG prices in Asia and record-high shipping rates could deter the movement of US cargoes to the region this winter as offtakers seek higher-value markets for export. On Wednesday, the prompt-month Platts JKM, the benchmark price for spot-traded LNG in northeast Asia, slumped to $10.20/MMBtu, S&P Global Platts data shows. After climbing to
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Cash-strapped state-run oil companies in Mexico and Venezuela have begun diverting crude historically processed for domestic use and sending it to U.S. refiners now facing transportation constraints to secure similar grades from Canada, data shows. The situation reflects an unusual set of events, including urgent needs by Venezuela and Mexico for cash for debt payments
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