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Investing.com – A wave of selling hit crude oil prices Friday on signs of increasing U.S. oil expansion and reports OPEC and its allies could lift output to counter a supply shortage from Iran and Venezuela.
Trading volume reached 55.4 million shares, enough to make the stock the most actively traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The selloff would be the biggest one-day percentage decline since it tumbled 10.7% on May 9, 2016. Weighing on the oil and gas company's stock was the 4.2% plunge in crude oil futures prices , which was triggered by talk that Russia and the OPEC oil cartel could increase output.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is cutting production to drive oil prices up -- classic cartel behavior. In November of 2016, OPEC and a handful of other oil producers, including the world’s largest– Russia – reached a decision to cut 1.8 million barrels of oil per day from global output. This new “Super OPEC” – informally referred to as the “Vienna Group” - accounts for 55 percent of global oil supply and nearly 80 percent of the world’s proven reserves, which gives it tremendous market influence.
Many investors are asking whether oil stocks, which have posted huge gains in the past year, have much fuel left to rise. One energy area still with huge upside may be oil refining companies. Morgan Stanley also is bullish on refiners, per Barron's, naming Marathon Petroleum Corp. ( MPC) and Valero Energy Corp. ( VLO) as its top U.S.-based picks, as well as international companies Thai Oil PCL (TOP.Thailand), Bharat Petroleum (500547.India), Repsol (REP.Spain), and Tupras Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri (TUPRS.Turkey). Andeavor ( ANDV) has agreed to be acquired by Marathon, while Morgan Stanley also sees upside in Phillips 66 ( PSX).
U.S. Gulf of Mexico producers and refiners are monitoring subtropical storm Alberto, which is expected to make landfall between east Louisiana and the Florida panhandle early next week, the companies said on Friday. The National Weather Service on Friday predicted the storm would bring heavy rain to the central Gulf Coast region and the southeastern United States later this weekend and continue into early next week. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located about 20 miles south of the Louisiana coast in the Gulf, was operating normally, according to the company's website.
The U.S. oil and gas rig count increased for the week ending May 25th while oil prices saw a steep correction as traders reacted on bearish comments from OPEC and Russia
The plunge in oil prices this week won’t be enough to save drivers from paying $3 a gallon as soon as this Memorial Day weekend. Prices may hit the $3 level by Memorial Day, said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growing expectations of increased oil supply hit crude prices on Friday, lifting the U.S. dollar and weighing on energy shares, while political upheaval in Europe ...
Airline stocks soared Friday, giving a big boost to the Dow Jones Transportation Average , with the tumbled in crude oil prices helping fuel the rally. The NYSE Arca Airline Index rallied 3.0%. The Dow ...
On May 24, the EIA released its natural gas storage report. The EIA reported that US natural gas inventories increased by 91 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 1,629 Bcf on May 11–18—the largest build in US natural gas inventories for this time of the year since 2015. However, the inventories were down by 804 Bcf or 33% from a year ago.
The inverse relationship between oil prices and oil’s implied volatility is illustrated in the above graph. Since US crude oil’s 12-year low in February 2016, US crude oil active futures have risen 169.8%. US crude oil’s implied volatility fell 70.1% between February 11, 2016, and May 24, 2018. Price forecast
On May 17–24, natural gas July futures rose 2.9%, while the implied volatility fell 1.5%. Since March, these two variables have broadly diverged. Price forecast
On May 24, US crude oil July futures fell 1.6% and closed at $70.71 per barrel. On the same date, the United States Oil ETF (USO) fell 1.5%.
American drivers are facing the highest gasoline costs in about four years, but the worst is likely almost over.
Previously in this series, we noted that most of the crude tanker stocks fell in week 20, which ended on May 18. In week 20, the average Aframax rates were higher than the average VLCC rates. In this part, we’ll see how bunker fuel prices fared in week 20.
On May 22, crude oil (DBO) rose towards $80.0 per barrel. The surge in the price was due to concerns over dwindling Venezuelan crude output as well as a potential fall in Iranian exports. The deal among the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and Russia to trim oil supply coupled with a solid global demand has fueled the recent oil price rally.
Oil prices fell on Friday morning after Saudi Arabia and Russia said that they are discussing lifting their output quota by 1 million barrels per day
The outcome, according to Saudi minister al-Falih, would be to gradually bring more barrels of oil to the market from OPEC and non-OPEC countries currently participating in the OPEC/Non-OPEC production cut deal. Al-Falih signaled that this could be up to 1 million barrels per day and could begin in the second half of 2018.
On May 23, the EIA released its weekly gasoline inventory data. The EIA reported that US gasoline inventories increased by 1.9 MMbbls (million barrels) to 233.9 MMbbls on May 11–18. However, the inventories have fallen by 5.9 MMbbls or 2.5% YoY (year-over-year).
On May 23, the EIA released its weekly US crude oil production data. The EIA reported that US crude oil production increased by 2,000 bpd (barrels per day) to a record high of 10,725,000 bpd on May 11–18. The production also increased by 1,405,000 bpd or ~15.1% year-over-year.
On May 23, the EIA released its crude oil inventory report. The EIA reported that US crude oil inventories increased by ~5.8 MMbbls to 438.1 MMbbls on May 11–18. However, the inventories declined by 78.2 MMbbls or ~15% YoY (year-over-year).
According to the EIA, US crude oil exports decreased by 818,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 1,748,000 bpd on May 11–18. However, exports increased by 1,123,000 bpd or ~180% year-over-year.