Mar 14, 2022

Profound volatility was the primary feature of petroleum markets which had their first weekly loss since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Prices fell sharply after reaching historic highs on Monday. The drop was initially triggered by comments,... more

Mar 07, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused a historic spike in petroleum prices which registered their largest weekly gains in terms of dollars on record. Accentuating the week was the dangerous seizure of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in the... more

Feb 28, 2022

In this second of our series of articles on technical analysis for commercial hedgers we will look at using technical analysis to understand the basis and how it impacts the decision-making process for commercial hedgers.

What is the Basis?... more
Feb 22, 2022

Petroleum prices fell for the first week in nine as continued tensions on the Russian Ukrainian border which appear to be poised for rapid escalation to an invasion were offset by apparent progress in the ongoing multinational Iranian nuclear... more

Feb 14, 2022

Petroleum prices increased for an eighth consecutive week, touching eight year highs as reports released on Friday
afternoon from numerous mainstream media outlets stated that Russia had finalized their decision to invade
Ukraine.... more

Feb 07, 2022

Moving averages, oscillators, forward curves, spreads, basis graphs… charting can seem overwhelming to commercial hedgers who are simply seeking to dampen volatility and lock in profits on their physical production and/or consumption. In this... more

Feb 07, 2022

Petroleum prices rose for a seventh consecutive week,reaching seven year highs as the price of WTI breached $93. There were a number of influences, virtually all positive, that drove petroleum prices higher. A 30 year high in weather-related... more

Jan 24, 2022

Petroleum prices increased for a fifth consecutive week, touching seven-year highs midweek as
dated Brent briefly touched $90 before easing at week’s end on profit-taking as well as a sharp
reduction in equities due to inflation... more

Jan 19, 2022

Energy prices increased for a fourth consecutive week, the longest such streak of gains since October.
Reductions in Crude inventories rendering stocks to their lowest levels since October 2018, increasing
demand, diminishing concerns... more

Jan 11, 2022

Energy prices rose for a third consecutive week, reaching their highest levels since late November. Strong
demand, growing production issues in Kazakhstan, Libya, Russia, Nigeria, Canada and Angola, OPEC+ inability
to maintain output... more