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Crude Oil: USA and OPEC’s Higher Oil Reserves Press Oil Prices


 

 

As of April 27th 2012, the oil supply to US refineries reached 14.7M barrels a day, which was 230K b more than a week before. The refining capacity increased up to 86%. The production of gasoline saw almost no changes as compared to the previous week - 8,8M b/d. The production of distillates declined by 4.1M b/d week-over-week.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Over the last 4 week the oil import reached 8.7M b/d, which was 15K b/d more as compared to the same period a year ago. Last week’s total gas import was equal to 777K b/d. Last week’s total import of distillates was equal to 91K b/d.
 
The US oil reserves increased by 2.8M b up to 375.9M b, which is the7-month high. The gasoline reserves shrank by 2M b. The total reserves of distillates declined by 1.9M b while the total oil reserves increased by 1.9M b.
 
The demand for oil products was estimated at 18.8M b/d during the last 4 weeks. This is 1.7% less than a year ago. The demand for gasoline reached 8.7 b/d over the same period. This is 4.7% less than a year ago. The overall consumption of oil products was lower than a year ago.
 
According to the Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, the mid-term trend in the global market of crude oil remains bearish amid record-high reserves in the USA and OPEC countries.

 


 

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WTI Oil Drops Below $48/b

 

Market Leader reports that oil prices started going down again backed by the fear that the global supply is going to get even higher amid decreased demand. In particular, earlier today, WTI oil dripped below $48/b on its way down to further local lows.
Publication date: 27 July 09:04 AM

Garry Ross Predicts Higher Oil Prices – Up To $100/b By 2020

 

 

According to Garry Ross, the founder of of a consulting company named PIRA Energy Group, the existing oil prices around the globe cannot be considered as a steady trend. He says that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that oil prices are going to recover up to $100 per barrel within he next 5 years.
 
Publication date: 22 July 10:01 AM

Apple Makes 92% of Global Smartphone Market Revenue

There are hundreds of companies manufacturing smartphones worldwide. Still, there is only one company in the world that is capable of making most of the revenue in the industry. In particular, 92% of the entire revenue generated in the global smartphone market belongs to Apple.

 
Publication date: 16 July 06:14 AM

Experts Don’t Believe In Oil Price Drop Because Of Iran

 

As you probably know, the talks on the Iranian nuclear program conducted in Vienna yesterday resulted in an agreement. The agreement let Iran get rid of the sanctions imposed by the West a couple of years ago.  Now, Iran seems to be going back to the global oil market as a major player.
Publication date: 15 July 03:16 PM

Fitch Predicts Higher Oil Prices Up To $65 Per Barrel

 

The experts working for Fitch, an international rating agency, has published a new forecast for Brent oil prices for the next 2 years, Market Leader reports. They assume that the cost of each barrel of Brent crude oil is going to be $65 in late 2015.
 
Publication date: 15 July 02:04 PM

Oil Prices Recover After Plunge

 

 

Over the last few days, the international community has been watching another plunge in the global market of crude oil. At this point, the price drop has been suspended and the price is currently trying to recover a bit of the value lost over the last couple of days.
Publication date: 09 July 07:17 AM

Experts Reveal Consequences of Stock Market Plunge in China

The recent stock market plunge in China cost the world’s second biggest economy at least 2 500 billion dollars of stock market capitalization.  That is the major reason why the Chinese stock market indexes have lost more than 30% of its value over the last few weeks, Masterforex-V Academy reports.

Publication date: 09 July 05:00 AM

Public Chinese Companies Banned From Stock Trading

The Chinese authorities have temporarily banned public Chinese companies from trading their stocks in order to reduce the increased volatility in the Chinese stock market and defend the interests of multiple investors, Market Leader reports.

 
Publication date: 08 July 03:45 PM

Microsoft Launches Groove instead of Xbox Music

 

Many of those who use Microsoft products were surprised by the corporations’ decision to abandon the Xbox Music brand, which took over 2 years to create and develop. The new release of Microsoft Windows, which is Windows 10 Insider Preview (it is going to be released in late July), is going to get Xbox Music replaced by a new app called Groove. This one is designed to let the user listen to audio tracks, the Hi-Tech Department of Masterforex-V Academy reports.
Publication date: 08 July 11:34 AM

Oil Prices Keeps Going Down Amid Greek Crisis

 

Oil prices have been going down since the start of the trading week. The key drivers that triggered to bearish momentum in the market of crude oil are the fear for the Chinese stock market as well as the excessive supply of crude oil worldwide. At the same time, the agreement regarding the Iranian nuclear program and the situation around Greece are also pressing the prices, Market Leader reports.
Publication date: 07 July 09:41 AM