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As U.S. sanctions continue to weigh on Iran’s oil sector, Tehran is courting two countries with a rocky relationship with Washington to secure new investments
Oil prices spiked as Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last month. But don't worry too much it will wreck the economy.
The biggest concern for traders is the escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute that will likely lead to further downward revisions in U.S. and global oil demand growth.
SINGAPORE/BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) - China's crude oil imports from Malaysia stood near record levels in July, customs data showed, with traders and a tanker-tracking analyst citing oil either transshipped from Venezuela or blended with Venezuelan crude for the unusual growth. Crude imports from Malaysia rose to 1.35 million tonnes last month, more than double from a year earlier, data from China's General Administration of Customs showed on Sunday. Emma Li, analyst with Refinitiv Oil Research, estimated that about 500,000 tonnes of the Malaysian supplies arriving in July were transshipped from Venezuelan crude supplied by Russian state oil firm Rosneft.
Tensions surrounding the South China Sea have always been largely about oil and natural gas. This week, the US State Department used blunt language regarding China’s unsettling actions within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which include ongoing seismic surveys by a Chinese vessel protected by armed escorts. Under international UN rules, resources within the zone belong to Vietnam, but China’s “nine-dash line”—a vague, discredited borderline used by Beijing to claim nearly the entire sea—overlaps with it.
Ukrainian Security Service operatives discovered engineers using a state-run nuclear power plant’s supercomputer to mine cryptocurrencies
Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to review a mineral extraction tax for the Russian coal industry by Oct. 31, instructions published by the Kremlin showed on Saturday. Russia is the world's third largest coal exporter after Australia and Indonesia. Putin has been a proponent of further expansion of the country's export infrastructure and seeking new coal markets, with China seen as a particularly important customer.
Oil prices fell after China said it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of additional U.S. products including crude imports and President Trump said he would respond, the latest trade developments that investors fear could crimp fuel consumption.
Silver markets continue to show signs of strength during the day on Friday, using the $17.00 level as a launching point. All things being equal, this is a nice uptrend that should continue to show itself, but we are running into a bit of resistance.
China threatened to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil for the first time in the escalating bilateral trade war, sending prices to two-week lows on Friday as that compounded worries about a slowdown in global oil demand. China said crude would be among the U.S. products hit by tariffs of 5% as of Sept. 1. U.S. President Donald Trump said he would offer a response later on Friday.
The British pound has gone back and forth during trading on Friday, as we continue to see a lot of volatility in Sterling. Quite frankly, there is nothing on the horizon that looks like the Brexit is going to be salt, so this should offer a nice selling opportunity at higher levels.
The Euro continued to reach lower levels during the trading session on Friday, as we have continued to see a bit of negativity in the Euro, but with Jerome Powell getting ready to release a speech in Wyoming, we could see a bit of a short-term reaction.
CALGARY, Alberta/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A court in Nebraska on Friday affirmed an alternative route through the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline. The ruling lifts one of the last outstanding legal challenges facing the controversial project, which would ship 830,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from the Canadian oil marketing hub of Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would link into an existing pipeline network feeding oil refineries on the Gulf Coast. A judge in Montana has scheduled a hearing for Oct. 9 on a request from environmental groups to block the federal permit issued by U.S. President Donald Trump allowing the pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canadian border.
Market attention might stay over Canadian June MoM Retail Sales figures. On the daily chart, ATR depicted 66 pips volatility forecast for the day.
Based on the early price action and Thursday’s close at 26225, the direction of the September E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the short-term 50% level at 26215.
Based on the early price action, the direction of the September U.S. Dollar Index on Friday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the Fib level at 98.030.
China's coal demand will start to fall in 2025 once consumption at utilities and other industrial sectors reaches its peak, a state-owned think tank said in a new report, easing pressure on Beijing to impose tougher curbs on fossil fuels. The world's biggest coal consumer is expected to see total consumption fall 18% from 2018 to 2035, and by 39% from 2018 to 2050, the CNPC Economics and Technology Research Institute, run by the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), forecast in a report on Thursday. Cutting coal consumption and replacing it with cleaner energy like natural gas and renewables has been a key part of China's energy strategy, but it has continued to approve new mines and coal-fired power plants and support new projects overseas.
Low liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices amid abundant supply and weaker Asian spot demand this year have created the perfect buying opportunity for European gas buyers
The Jackson Hole symposium started on Thursday and although there were no speeches, which appears clear is that the Fed is unlikely to ease rates substantially. Gold prices moved sideways and appear to be forming a topping pattern. Medium-term momentum has turned negative as the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) index generated a crossover sell signal.
The crude oil markets continued to show bearish pressure, as we have fallen on Thursday. This should not be much of a surprise considering the breakdown that we had later in the day on Wednesday.