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Crude gained $1.41

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Crude prompt futures gained $1.41 on Friday to close the day at $56.55. Brent settled at $62.72, gaining $1.36. With the formal OPEC meeting scheduled for November 30, rumors continue to fly on the potential outcome, and we expect to see increased volatility leading up to the formal meeting. Saudi Arabia has made their position known, looking to extend the production cut agreement which expires next March. Russia remains unconvinced and hesitant that a decision needs to be made immediately.

There was no change in the oil rig count for the US last week as reported by Baker Hughes.

November 20, 2017

Crude gained $1.41

Crude prompt futures gained $1.41 on Friday to close the day at $56.55.

November 17, 2017

Crude prices slide $0.19

Crude prompt futures traded in a 69 cent range.

November 14, 2017

Crude marginal 2 cent gain

The US shale production was what weighed down WTI to settle almost unchanged.

November 10, 2017

Crude up $0.36

There was a lack of WTI market data with a final settle of $57.17.

November 08, 2017

Crude losses $0.15

It was a tight range and low volume trading day that sent the WTI prompt futures 15 cents downward.

November 06, 2017

Crude rallies $1.10

WTI continues its climb higher to close the week at $55.64 with the US rig count falling.

November 02, 2017

Crude losses 8 cents

The official storage draws for crude and gasoline didn't live up to the hype of the API estimate.

October 26, 2017

Crude falls $0.29

WTI prompt contracts settled 29 cents lower to $52.18 on bearish EIA stockpile gains of 856K.

October 25, 2017

Crude gains $0.57

The API reported a smaller crude build expectation for today's official EIA storage numbers.

October 24, 2017

Crude gains $0.06

There were actually strong supply-demand fundamentals starting the week off with a fresh Dec prompt WTI contract settling 6 cents higher to $51.90.

October 20, 2017

Crude losses $0.75

Gasoline and Distillate weighed on prices, gaining 908k and 528k barrels respectively.

October 19, 2017

Crude gains $0.16

There was a rise in fuel stockpiles but a draw in crude.

October 18, 2017

Crude marginal $0.01 gain

WTI prompt contracts only netted out $0.01 for the day and settled at $51.88.

October 16, 2017

Crude pushed $0.85 higher

Thursday's EIA 2.75 million barrel stockpile draw resonated more with market participants on Friday.

October 13, 2017

Crude falls $0.70

Data from the IEA and OPEC have left some market participants scratching their heads on the short-term outlook for crude.

October 12, 2017

Crude gains $0.38

WTI had muted gains after OPEC released favourable 2018 global oil demand levels followed shortly by the API posting a surprise gain in weekly crude stockpiles.

October 11, 2017

Crude spikes $1.34 higher

With the USD falling against majority G10 peers the price of WTI became more competitively priced and fueled the intraday gains coming from OPEC headlines.

October 10, 2017

Crude gains $0.30

WTI fared well amid Hurricane Nate's path across the US Gulf Coast over the weekend.

October 06, 2017

Crude strengthens by $0.81

Tropical Storm Nate could develop into a Hurricane and once again put the US Gulf Coast at risk during this unrelenting Hurricane season.

October 04, 2017

Crude loses $0.16

WTI experienced a bit of carryover from Monday's news that OPEC's compliance levels dwindled in September.

October 03, 2017

Crude moves $1.09 lower

WTI suffered at the hands of OPEC with a rise in crude output for September.

October 02, 2017

Crude gains $0.11

The IEA boosted their monthly demand forecasts and the global demand revisions pushed WTI 11 cents higher to settle at $51.67.

September 28, 2017

Crude gains $0.26

WTI gained 26 cents to settle at $52.14 after the API inventory draw figures came to fruition when the EIA posted a 470K barrel drop.

September 27, 2017

Crude down $0.34

WTI flirted with $52 before ultimately settling 34 cents lower to $51.88 amid the API report for inventory draws of 761K, contrasting the Monday estimation for a 3 million barrel gain.

September 25, 2017

Crude oil gains $0.11

WTI didn't have much momentum after the OPEC discussion held on Friday yielded nothing on production cut extensions.

September 21, 2017

Crude climbed $0.93

WTI prompt futures finally broke $50 for the day even after a larger than anticipated weekly gain in crude stockpiles.

September 20, 2017

Crude drips $0.43 lower

WTI is teetering around the 200 day moving average of $50 while market participants responded positively in earlier trading to an API 1.44 million barrel build in crude.

September 19, 2017

Crude marginal 2 cent gain

WTI did not fair quite as well as NG with a settle only 2 cents higher to $49.91.

September 18, 2017

Crude unchanged

It goes without saying that the 2017 Hurricane season has been unrelenting and devastating so far.

September 15, 2017

Crude moves $0.59 higher

WTI prompt futures gained 59 cents to eventually settle at $49.89.

September 14, 2017

Crude swings $1.07 higher

Crude inventories only went up by 5.9 million barrels, which is not bad considering the data reflected some of the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

September 13, 2017

Crude pushed $0.16 gain

A pretty dull day in the crude markets.

September 11, 2017

Crude drops $1.61 lower

WTI prompt contracts followed a similar reaction to Hurricane Irma, bringing into question the reduced demand coming from Florida.

September 08, 2017

Crude prices lost $0.07

The crude markets stood still with the continued analysis of Hurricane Harvey's impact on Texas refiner's demand.

September 07, 2017

Crude gains $0.50

Hurricane Irma would impact WTI prices to the extent that it reaches the Western Gulf of Mexico.

September 05, 2017

Crude gains $0.06

Prior to the long weekend Crude futures closed 6 cents higher to settle at $47.29.

August 31, 2017

Crude falls $0.48

WTI futures took a 48 cent tumble to settle at $45.96 after the EIA published a 5.4 million barrel draw.

August 30, 2017

Crude gains $0.13

Harvey has threatened the Texas Gulf Coast with the closure of many refineries.

August 29, 2017

Crude plummets $1.30

Don't say I didn't warn you: fresh headlines are coming in from OPEC prior to their September 22nd meeting.

August 25, 2017

Crude falls $0.98

Market participants are still digesting the favorable draw in US crude earlier this week.

August 24, 2017

Crude gains $0.58

WTI prompt futures gained $0.58 to settle at $48.41.

August 23, 2017

Crude gains $0.27

A few things happened in the crude markets today: Libya's Sharara oil field has re-opened.

August 21, 2017

Crude settles at 48.51

WTI prompt futures gained $1.42 and Brent $1.69 on Friday.

August 18, 2017

Crude up by $0.31

Crude prompt futures gained 31 cents on Thursday.

August 17, 2017

Crude falls $0.77

Crude prompt futures settled at $46.78 after falling 77 cents on Wednesday.

August 15, 2017

Crude falls $1.23

Crude prompt futures fell by $1.23 on Monday to settle at $47.59.

August 11, 2017

Crude falls $0.97

Crude prompt futures fell by $0.97 on Thursday to close at $48.59.

August 09, 2017

Crude losses $0.22

WTI prompt futures closed $0.22 lower to settle at $49.17 for the day amid a rather dull conclusion to the OPEC compliance discussion held in Abu Dhabi.

August 08, 2017

Crude losses $0.19

WTI prompt futures lost $0.19 to settle at $49.39 all while Libya resumed production in the Sharara oil field.

July 21, 2017

Crude falls $0.33

Market participant's attention shifted to the OPEC producer compliance meeting next Monday.

July 20, 2017

Crude gains $0.72

US inventories fell by 4.73 million barrels which was higher than previously anticipated.

July 17, 2017

Crude gains $0.46

Shale drillers added 2 rigs to total 765 according to Baker Hughes last week.

July 14, 2017

Crude gains $0.59

The IEA raised global demand growth estimates but also discussed the lower OPEC compliance levels.

July 13, 2017

Crude gains $0.45

The EIA figures are in and the magic number is 7.56 million...coming in slightly below the earlier API estimate 8.13 million barrels draw.

July 12, 2017

Crude gains $0.64

The EIA 2018 US production revision sparked the price movement upwards.

July 12, 2017

Crude gains $0.64

The EIA 2018 US production revision sparked the price movement upwards.

July 11, 2017

Crude gains a marginal $0.17

What did I tell you? As from earlier commentary I warned of some OPEC meeting headlines coming our way.

July 10, 2017

Crude down $1.29

Baker Hughes reported that the US rig count grew by 7 to 763 which weighed negatively on WTI.

July 07, 2017

Crude $0.39 higher

WTI prompt future’s gains climbed after the official US stockpiles draw of 6.3 million barrels versus the earlier API estimate of 5.8 million barrels.

July 06, 2017

Crude tumbles $1.94 lower

The dramatic turn in price after the rally was largely driven by Russia opposing deeper OPEC production cuts.

June 30, 2017

Crude gains $0.19

WTI prompt futures gained $0.19 to settle at $44.93 marking the sixth consecutive gain.

June 29, 2017

Crude gains $0.50

The official weekly EIA crude stockpiles came in rather bearish with a 118K build.

June 28, 2017

Crude gains $0.86

WTI prompt futures are chipping away at last week’s losses extending the second gain this week and a final settle price of $44.24.

June 27, 2017

Crude gains $0.37

The losses experienced mid-last week were further pacified on Monday.

June 23, 2017

Crude up by $0.21

Crude prompt futures moved up 21 cents on Thursday to settle at $42.74.

June 22, 2017

Crude tumbles $0.98

The prompt month continued to tumble on Wednesday despite the positive inventory numbers.

June 20, 2017

Crude prices slide $0.54

The global glut in supply remains the focal point as crude fell 54 cents on Monday.

June 19, 2017

Crude gains $0.28

Friday was an exceptionally dull day with little action and a tight intraday range of 36 cents.

June 16, 2017

Crude falls $0.27

There really isn’t much action to report on the WTI front except for the strengthening of the USD.

June 15, 2017

Crude plummets $1.73

No matter how you spin the fundamentals it simply wasn’t going to be a good day for the WTI.

June 14, 2017

Crude gains $0.38

The weekly Bloomberg analyst survey for the EIA release this Wednesday was for a bullish 2.5M barrel draw in US stockpiles.

June 13, 2017

Crude gains 25 cents

WTI crude prompt futures made a marginal 25 cent gain to settle at $46.08.

June 12, 2017

Crude gains $0.19

The Baker Hughes rig count rose by 8 to 741, marking the 21st consecutive increase with 4 of those rigs coming from the Permian Basin.

June 09, 2017

Crude falls $0.08

WTI prompt futures experienced an 8 cent loss for the day.

June 08, 2017

Crude plummeted $2.47

A terribly bearish day for WTI contracts.

June 07, 2017

Crude gain $0.79

Today’s EIA figures are projected at a 750k draw according to Bloomberg.

June 05, 2017

Crude drips $0.70 lower

Sometimes things don’t work out the way they were intended—that analogy holds for crude after oil fell lower after OPEC decided to extend cuts into 2018.

June 02, 2017

Crude gains $0.04

It turns out the bearish news outweighed the bulls and resulted in WTI contracts gaining a slight $0.04 to settle at $48.36 for the day.

May 31, 2017

Crude losses $0.14

The markets require further affirmation that OPEC cuts and compliance levels will remain high and adhered to.

May 30, 2017

Markets back after US long weekend

WTI prompt futures hovered around the $50 mark prior to the long weekend.

May 29, 2017

Crude takes back $0.90

WTI prompt contracts took back 90 cents from the prior $2.50 loss on Thursday.

May 26, 2017

Crude plummets $2.46 lower

So there you have it: OPEC’s final decision was to extend cuts by 9 months and maintain the current levels.

May 25, 2017

Crude losses $0.11

It’s about time. The monotonous phrase “as we await the May 25th OPEC meeting in Vienna” was becoming an increasingly aggravating volatility pusher from speculative comments made by OPEC Energy Ministers.

May 23, 2017

Crude gains $0.40

NYMEX WTI futures remained in the $50 territory amid greater consensus that an extension in production cuts will be agreed to on May 25th among OPEC and Non-OPEC members.

May 19, 2017

Crude gains $0.28

WTI prices approach the $50 mark moving $0.28 and settling at $49.35 amid further established beliefs that OPEC will extend their production cut agreement until March 2018.

May 17, 2017

Crude falls $0.19

WTI crude futures moved a modest $0.19 lower to settle at $48.66.

May 15, 2017

Crude makes marginal $0.01 gain

A fairly stable day for last week’s close on crude, but hey, boring isn’t necessarily a bad thing is it?

May 12, 2017

Crude gains $0.50

The gain is essentially a prolonged rally on the US inventory drawdowns published Wednesday.

May 11, 2017

Crude gains $1.45

WTI contracts were pushed $1.45 higher to settle at $47.33.

May 10, 2017

Crude losses $0.55

The official EIA inventory report today showed crude stockpiles fell by 5 million barrels.

May 09, 2017

Crude gains $0.21

NYMEX WTI prompt contracts gained $0.21 to settle at $46.43.

May 08, 2017

Crude gained $0.70

WTI prompt futures contracts got pummeled last week, gaining a small amount back on Friday closing off $0.70 higher to settle at $46.22.

May 05, 2017

Crude plummets $2.30

WTI prompt futures got hit hard for the second time this week amid a stream of negative OPEC media headlines.

May 04, 2017

Crude gains $0.16

NYMEX WTI prompt futures gained 16 cents for the day to settle at $47.82.

May 02, 2017

Crude down $0.49

WTI futures contracts fell $0.49 to settle at $48.84.

May 01, 2017

Crude up $0.36

Russia almost fully adhered to their pledged 300,000 barrel per day production cuts as the OPEC agreement nears expiration at the end of May.

April 28, 2017

Crude falls $0.65

Libya reopened their largest oil field which added some skepticism into the markets and short-term pressure but it wasn’t all bad news.

April 27, 2017

Crude gains $0.06

Wednesday’s EIA numbers positively surprised the market with US inventories falling by 3.64 million barrels.

April 26, 2017

Crude gained $0.33

Prompt WTI contracts gained $0.33 and settled at $49.56 amid projections for a 1.75 million barrel decline in US crude inventories.

April 25, 2017

Crude falls $0.39

Crude prices fell 39 cents on Monday’s trading to close at $49.23.

April 24, 2017

Crude plummets $1.09

WTI June futures broke the $50 support and tumbled $1.09 lower to settle at $49.62 for the day.

April 21, 2017

Crude falls $0.17

Crude trading was rather uneventful today and there isn’t much to discuss that hasn’t been said before.

April 20, 2017

Crude slides $1.97 lower

The explanation for the rather dramatic decrease in WTI prompt futures remains a bit of a mystery as nothing boisterous hit news headlines.

April 19, 2017

Crude $0.24 lower

Mark your calendars because on May 25th OPEC will meet to discuss extending their production cut agreement.

March 31, 2017

Crude gains $0.84

Turns out some verbal, non-binding statements from OPEC energy ministers played a large part in pushing WTI prompt futures past $50.

March 29, 2017

Crude rises $0.64

WTI gained $0.64 and settled at $48.37 driven by Libya’s halt of shipments from the Sharara field while facing continued political uncertainty.

March 28, 2017

Crude falls $0.24

The story of the boy who cried wolf couldn’t be more true for the statements that came out of the OPEC meeting over the weekend in Kuwait.

March 24, 2017

Crude losses $0.34

While the markets continue to digest the EIA build of 4.95 million on Wednesday.

March 23, 2017

Crude falls $0.20

Early Wednesday morning prompt futures were looking at over a $1.00 loss after the publication of the bearish EIA figures.

March 22, 2017

Crude losses $0.88

Another bearish day for WTI futures losing $0.88 and settling at $47.34 for the day.

March 21, 2017

Crude falls $0.56

WTI futures settled $0.56 lower closing at $48.22.

March 20, 2017

Crude gains $0.03

WTI prompt futures gained $0.03 on Friday settling at $48.78.

March 17, 2017

Crude loses $0.11

After the EIA 237k draw in US stockpiles (only 0.04% percent lower) the global crude markets still have a ways to go to meet equilibrium levels.

March 16, 2017

Crude gains $1.11

The highly anticipated weekly EIA numbers are in and they are more in line with the API forecast.

March 15, 2017

Crude losses $0.62

Crude WTI prompt futures continued their slide downward amid increased production levels for OPEC’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, breaking above 10 million barrels per day. Production increased by 263k barrels last month in Saudi Arabia.

March 14, 2017

Crude falls $0.12

OPEC’s efforts to reduce global supply continue to meet with adversity from increased US production.

March 13, 2017

Crude $0.79

Crude WTI prompt contracts moved within a $1.80 range.

March 10, 2017

Crude falls $1.07 lower

WTI prompt futures broke through the $50 support level trading in a volatile $2.25 range.

March 09, 2017

Crude plummets $2.86 lower

A bearish day for crude after the EIA US crude supply figures were released.

March 08, 2017

Crude falls $0.06

A slow day for crude WTI futures settling $0.06 lower to $53.14.

March 07, 2017

Crude falls $0.13

WTI futures traded within a tight range of 80 cents.

March 06, 2017

Crude up by $0.72

Crude bounced back on Friday after the loss incurred Thursday.

March 03, 2017

Crude falls $1.22

Crude prompt futures fell $1.22 on Thursday and settled at $52.61.

March 02, 2017

Crude falls $0.14

The prompt month for crude fell 14 cents during yesterday’s trading, and closed at $53.87.

March 01, 2017

Crude losses $0.04

Prompt WTI futures remained relatively unchanged holding a resistance at $55.

February 28, 2017

Crude gains $0.06

Crude prompt futures gained 6 cents on Monday’s trading and settled at $54.05.

February 27, 2017

Crude drops $0.46

Prompt WTI futures traded within a tight $0.75 range, facing resistance around the $55 mark.

February 24, 2017

Crude gains $0.86

Crude prompt futures gained $0.86 on Thursday and settled at $54.45.

February 21, 2017

Crude gains $0.04

Friday was a quiet day for crude markets.

February 17, 2017

Crude moved $0.25 higher

WTI prompt futures gained $0.25 cents to a final close of $53.36 despite US crude stockpiles being at the highest level since 1982.

February 16, 2017

Crude falls $0.09

The EIA reported a 9.53 million barrel build in US crude inventories which was more than double the Bloomberg survey forecast.

February 15, 2017

Crude gains $0.27

WTI continued to rise amid high OPEC cut compliance announced earlier this week by the EIA.

February 14, 2017

Crude falls $0.93

WTI crude futures fell $0.93 settling at $52.93 for the day.

February 13, 2017

Crude gains $1.52

A bullish day for crude after the IEA reported 90% production cut implementation for the OPEC production cut accord.

February 10, 2017

Crude gains $0.66

Crude prompt futures gained 66 cents on Thursday and settled at $53.00.

February 09, 2017

Crude gains $0.17

Crude WTI futures made a 17 cent gain and settled at $52.34.

February 08, 2017

Crude down 84 cents

Crude falls $0.84 to settle at $52.17 amid a negative forecast in US crude inventory.

February 07, 2017

Crude down $0.82

Prompt crude futures lost 82 cents and traded within a $1.22 range with a final settle price of $53.01.

February 06, 2017

Crude gains 29 cents

WTI prompt futures gained $0.29 to a final close of $53.83 after President Trump put Iran under sanction for their ballistic missile testing.

February 03, 2017

Crude trades $0.34 lower

Prompt WTI futures lost 34 cents after trading in a 85 cent range, settling at a final close of $53.54.

February 02, 2017

Crude gains $1.07

Prompt futures traded within a $1.27 range to eventually settle $1.07 higher.

February 01, 2017

Crude gains $0.18

Prompt crude futures traded within a $1.32 range.

January 31, 2017

Crude falls $0.54

Crude futures contracts didn’t experience much movement on the front today with a range of 70 cents and final settle of $52.63.

January 30, 2017

Crude falls $0.61

Prompt WTI futures took a loss on Friday falling by $0.61.

January 26, 2017

Crude falls $0.43

WTI prompt futures took a fall on bearish EIA inventory builds for both gasoline and crude.

January 25, 2017

Crude gains $0.43

Crude markets responded positively to President Trump’s advancement of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

January 24, 2017

Crude falls $0.47

Prompt WTI futures traded within a range of $1.26 for the day ultimately losing $0.47.

January 23, 2017

Crude gains $1.05

Crude prompt futures traded in a range of $1.51 and closed at $52.42, gaining $1.05 on Friday.

January 20, 2017

Crude gains $0.29

Oil gained $0.29 to a final close of $51.37 after the EIA disclosed last week’s US storage figures.

January 19, 2017

Crude falls $1.40

Crude fell after a statement made by the head of the International Energy Agency forecasted for an increase in US shale production.

January 18, 2017

Crude gains $0.11

Crude turns a slight gain of $0.11 closing the day at $52.48.

January 16, 2017

Crude falls $0.64

Libya, an OPEC member exempt from production cuts, continues to place pressure on the optimism surrounding the OPEC agreement.

January 12, 2017

Crude gains $1.43

Crude prompt futures traded through a range of $2.03 on Wednesday and closed at $52.25.

January 11, 2017

Crude drops $1.14

WTI prompt futures suffered their second day of losses moving within a range of $1.66.

January 06, 2017

Crude gains $0.50

Saudi Arabia signalled their continued commitment to the OPEC agreement cuts by meeting their pledged production values last month.

January 05, 2017

Crude gains $0.93

Crude WTI futures made a $0.93 gain, closing at $53.26, motivated by expectations of lower US inventories.

January 04, 2017

Crude tumbles $1.39 lower

Pessimism looms over the crude markets as WTI futures contracts take a $1.39 tumble at the start of 2017.

January 03, 2017

Crude down $0.05

Crude prompt futures traded in a range of $0.68 last Friday and settled at $53.72.

December 30, 2016

Crude down by $0.29

Crude prompt futures traded in a range of $0.75 on Thursday and settled the day at $53.77.

December 23, 2016

Crude gains $0.46

Crude WTI futures traded within a $1.11 range, settling $0.46 higher at $52.95.

December 22, 2016

Crude down $0.81

WTI prompt futures lost $0.81 on the day to settle at $52.49.

December 21, 2016

Crude gains $0.11

Crude market was relatively quiet on Tuesday with the January contract expiring up $0.11 on the day.

December 20, 2016

Crude gains $0.22

WTI prompt futures gained $0.22 on Monday to settle at $52.12.

December 19, 2016

Crude up $1.00

Crude rallied a bit on Friday, gaining $1.00 on the day to settle at $51.90.

December 15, 2016

Crude falls $1.94

Crude prompt futures dropped $1.94, settling the day at 51.04.

December 14, 2016

Crude gains $0.15

Crude had a small gain of $0.15 yesterday.

December 14, 2016

Dovish rate hike?

Overnight action was muted as we gets closer to the FOMC rate decision at 12pm MST today.

December 12, 2016

Crude gains $0.66

WTI futures traded $0.66 higher at a $51.50 Friday close.

December 09, 2016

Crude gains $1.07

Crude made it back over the $50 mark on Thursday's trading, gaining back much of the ground lost on the previous day.

November 30, 2016

Crude falls $1.85

Crude fell $1.85 on Tuesday on speculation heading into the OPEC meeting.

November 29, 2016

Crude rises $1.02

WTI crude rose $1.02 on Monday’s trading, closing the day at 48.08.

November 24, 2016

Crude falls slightly

Prompt WTI futures settled $0.07 lower at $47.96/bbl.

November 23, 2016

Crude drops $0.21

Prompt WTI futures fell 21 cents to close at $48.03, moving within a $2.03 range on Tuesday.

November 22, 2016

Crude rallies on OPEC optimism

WTI enjoyed a nice rally yesterday, with the front future settling $1.80 higher.

November 21, 2016

Crude gains 27 cents

WTI gained 27 cents at the front of the curve on Friday, settling at $45.69.

November 18, 2016

Crude falls 15 cents

WTI slid a bit at the front of the curve yesterday, with the prompt contract giving back 15 cents.

November 17, 2016

Crude falls 24 cents

WTI fell 24 cents at the front of the curve yesterday, settling at $45.57.

November 16, 2016

Crude climbs $2.49

WTI went on a tear yesterday, with the front future gaining $2.49.

November 15, 2016

Crude falls $0.09

Crude fell 9 cents on Monday after trading in a range $1.61.

November 10, 2016

Crude falls $0.29

WTI traded in a range of $2.88 on Wednesday before closing the day at $45.27.

November 08, 2016

Crude gains $0.82

Although there was no material information or progress concerning the OPEC agreement on Monday, Crude WTI Prompt Futures gained $0.82.

November 07, 2016

Crude descends $0.59

Last Friday finished the week off on a pessimistic note where Crude WTI Prompt contracts continued their losing streak.

November 04, 2016

Crude down $0.68

Crude down again on Thursday, losing $0.685 and settling at $44.66.

October 31, 2016

Oil tumbles $1.02

Friday was not the best day for Crude, or Hilary Clinton’s campaign for that matter.

October 28, 2016

Crude gains a moderate $0.54

The EIA came out with their Wednesday figures and reported a draw of 600,000 barrels in US crude. This optimistic draw is being met with contradictory feelings driven by the ups and downs of OPEC members seeking exemption, as well as resistance from Russi

October 27, 2016

Crude falls $0.78

Crude prompt futures continued to slide on Wednesday, falling $0.78 and closing the day at $49.18.

October 24, 2016

Crude gains 22 cents

WTI managed a small gain to end the week, with the front future up 22 cents.

October 21, 2016

Crude drops $1.17

Crude Prompt WTI drops $1.17 closing at $50.43 on Thursday.

October 19, 2016

Crude gains $0.35

Crude prompt futures gained $0.35 on Tuesday settling at $50.29.

October 18, 2016

Crude falls $0.41

Crude broke below $50 with prompt WTI future close of $49.94.

October 14, 2016

Natural Gas gains 13.1 cents

Thursday was an exciting day for natural gas with a gain of 13.1 cents.

October 14, 2016

Crude gains $0.26

WTI prompt future gained $0.26 on Thursday after trading in a range of $1.23.

October 13, 2016

Crude drops $1.17

Crude drops for the second day and settled $1.17 lower.

October 12, 2016

Crude drops $0.56

Not much happened in the crude markets on Tuesday, when Russia’s confirmation of a deal to cooperate with OPEC was fully priced out in Monday’s gain.

October 11, 2016

Crude gains $1.54

Crude prices gained $1.54 on Monday and settled at $51.35.

October 07, 2016

Crude gains $0.73

Crude continued its bullish run on Thursday making it the 7th straight day of gains.

October 06, 2016

Crude soars $1.14 higher

Crude prompt futures traded within an 83 cent range in day trading Wednesday.

October 05, 2016

Crude down $0.12

WTI prompt future to adjust downwards by $0.12 closing at $48.69.

October 04, 2016

Crude gains $0.57

The OPEC agreement to cut output continues to fuel the prompt futures WTI to a three month New York high.

October 03, 2016

Crude moves $0.41

Oil finished off last week with an 8.1% gain.

September 30, 2016

Crude moves $0.78 higher

Crude rose yesterday as markets continued to react to the proposed cut in production amongst OPEC members.

September 29, 2016

Crude soars $2.38 higher

Exciting day in the crude markets Wednesday, as OPEC outlined an agreement to limit production.

September 28, 2016

Crude falls $1.26

Hopes of reaching an agreement at the OPEC meeting continued to fade as Iran rejected the offer from Saudi Arabia to freeze production.

September 27, 2016

Crude gains $1.45, retreats in early trading

Pessimism still loomed in the air as the highly anticipated informal OPEC meeting in Algeria commenced.

September 23, 2016

Crude gains $0.98

Another good day for crude as WTI prompt futures gain $0.98 on Thursday’s trading.

September 22, 2016

Crude gains $1.29

Crude prompt futures gained $1.29 yesterday settling at $45.34.

September 21, 2016

Crude gains $0.14

WTI for October settled $0.14 higher on Tuesday.

September 20, 2016

Crude gains 27 cents

WTI managed a small gain to start the week, with the front future settling 27 cents higher.

September 19, 2016

Crude falls 88 cents

WTI continued to slide on Friday, shaving another 88 cents to settle at $43.03.

September 16, 2016

Crude gains 33 cents

The dive in crude markets took a quick breather on Thursday.

September 15, 2016

Crude falls $1.32

Despite a surprise draw in crude inventories, WTI continued to slide on Wednesday.

September 13, 2016

Crude gains 41 cents, retreats in early trading

Despite starting the trading session weaker on higher supply numbers.

September 12, 2016

Crude falls as participants consolidate positions.

WTI pared gains from earlier in the week on Friday, with the front future settling $1.74 lower at $45.88.

September 08, 2016

Crude gains 67 cents

WTI continued to bounce around the mid 40s on Wednesday.

September 06, 2016

Crude gains as Russia pushes for a supply freeze

WTI went into the holiday weekend on a strong note.

September 01, 2016

Crude falls on bearish inventory numbers

WTI tumbled on Wednesday alongside the rest of the crude markets.

August 29, 2016

Crude gains 31 cents

WTI started off strong on Friday but faded into the settle.

August 26, 2016

Crude gains 56 cents

WTI managed a small gain after Wednesday's selling.

August 25, 2016

Crude falls $1.33

Crude bulls got a bit of a wake up call on Wednesday.

August 23, 2016

Crude falls $1.47

WTI for September expired $1.47 lower at $47.05 on Monday.

August 22, 2016

Crude gains 30 cents

WTI ended a week of 5 positive settles with a gain of 30 cents to settle at $48.52. Despite poor US inflation data and another increase in rig counts WTI was able to hold on to its gains at the front of the curve. If early trading today is any indication,

August 18, 2016

Crude continues to climb

The crude complex continues to climb.

August 17, 2016

Crude off slightly

Crude API numbers showed builds in both crude and distillates and the complex is off slightly this morning.

August 16, 2016

Crude continues recovery

Crude continued its recovery off recent lows yesterday.

August 15, 2016

Crude up

Crude oil has seen a nice bump in pricing as of late.

August 11, 2016

Crude falls as OPEC production increases

WTI stumbled after a decent rally over the last few sessions.

August 08, 2016

Crude trades sideways on stronger USD, gains in early trading

WTI was under pressure all session on Friday, as a strong US jobs report helped the USD gain strength.

August 03, 2016

Crude falls again

WTI managed to overcome early optimism to end the day in the red again, settling below $40 at $39.51.

August 02, 2016

Crude tumbles to start August

WTI started August off with a whimper, sliding $1.54 lower to settle at $40.06.

July 29, 2016

Crude falls 78 cents

Sticking to the musical theme of today, crude markets continued to get low on Thursday. And it was not the apple-bottomed jeans or the boots with the fur driving the move, but continued supply and storage concerns.

July 27, 2016

Crude falls 21 cents

Another day, another red settle for WTI.

July 26, 2016

Crude falls over a dollar

As famous WTI bear Kesha once said: WTI's going down...I'm yelling timber!

July 21, 2016

Crude gains 29 cents

Green across the board for the crude complex yesterday, with WTI settling 29 cents higher at $44.94.

July 20, 2016

Crude falls 65 cents

Like a one-sided game of Snakes & Ladders, WTI continues its slide lower.

July 19, 2016

Crude falls 71 cents

Just like participants who attended the Stampede wrap-up featuring notable crude prognosticators Ice Cube and Flo Rida, crude had a bit of a rough Monday.

July 18, 2016

Crude gains 27 cents, retreats in early trading

WTI staged an afternoon rally on Friday, settling 27 cents higher at $45.95.

June 30, 2016

Crude up

Crude bounced over USD2.00 yesterday, in a busy trading day before the Canadian and US holidays.

June 29, 2016

Crude rebound, settle higher

WTI recovered some of the losses of the previous two sessions on Tuesday, with the front future settling $1.52 higher at $47.85.

June 28, 2016

Crude falls on Monday as risk-off sentiment persists

WTI struggled again on Monday, with the front future settling $1.31 lower at $46.33.

June 27, 2016

Crude trades lower as market goes risk-off

Like many assets, oil fell victim to the surprise results of the Brexit vote.

June 23, 2016

Crude Oil: Brexit Day

Crude fell yesterday as concerns about Brexit suppressed risk appetite. It has recovered slightly this morning hovering just under the USD50 mark.

June 21, 2016

Crude gains on Brexit doubts, retreats in early trading.

Will they or won't they? Until Brexit is resolved, don't expect volatility to diminish.

June 20, 2016

Crude trades higher

WTI finished the week off strong, settling $1.77 higher on Friday at $47.98.

June 17, 2016

Crude falls $1.80

Markets are in full risk-off mode ahead of Brexit and crude is no exception.

June 16, 2016

Crude falls 48 cents

The slide in crude markets continues. WTI settled 48 cents lower on Wednesday at $48.01.

June 15, 2016

Crude falls 39 cents

WTI continued its retracement on Tuesday, with the front future settling 39 cents lower at $48.49.

June 14, 2016

Crude falls 19 cents

WTI dipped back into the $48s on Monday, eventually settling 19 cents lower at $48.88.

June 13, 2016

Crude falls $1.49

WTI dropped back below $50 on Friday, settling $1.49 lower at $49.07.

June 07, 2016

Crude gains on USD weakness, supply disruptions

WTI started the week off strong, with the front future gaining $1.07 to settle at $49.69.

June 06, 2016

Crude falls 55 cents.

WTI declined on Friday, with the front future settling 55 cents lower at $48.62.

June 02, 2016

Crude falls 9 cents

WTI settled 9 cents lower on Wednesday at $49.01 while Brent dropped 17 cents to settle at $49.72.

June 01, 2016

Crude falls 23 cents

WTI settled 23 cents lower on Tuesday at $49.10.

May 31, 2016

Crude falls 15 cents on light volume

WTI had a choppy trade on Friday, as liquidity was low ahead of the long weekend.

May 27, 2016

Crude breaks $50, retreats

WTI and Brent managed to break above $50 on Thursday before retreating to $49 handles.

May 26, 2016

Crude gains 94 cents, breaks $50 in early trading

"Buy the rumour, sell the fact, buy the dip" was the theme of yesterday in the crude market.

May 25, 2016

Crude gains 54 cents

WTI gained 54 cents on Tuesday to settle at $48.62.

May 24, 2016

Crude falls 33 cents

WTI for June rolled off at $48.08, 33 cents lower.

May 20, 2016

Crude trades sideways

WTI did its best Hulk Hogan wrestling impression on Thursday.

May 19, 2016

Crude falls 12 cents

WTI could not maintain early momentum on Wednesday, eventually settling down 12 cents at $48.19. The rally started when the EIA report was released showing large draws in product stocks and a large jump in refinery utilization.

May 12, 2016

Crude gains $1.57

WTI staged another rally on Wednesday, with the front month gaining $1.57 to settle at $46.23.

May 11, 2016

Crude gains $1.22

Say it with me now: Supply Disruption!

May 10, 2016

Crude falls $1.22

WTI had a down day to start the week, with the front future falling over a dollar to settle at $43.44.

May 09, 2016

Crude Oil: Monday, May 9

Crude oil is off about 60cents this morning, despite continued supply reductions due to the fires in Northern Alberta.

May 06, 2016

Crude gains 54 cents on temporary supply interruptions

WTI rallied early but faded into the settle, eventually settling 54 cents higher at $44.32.

May 05, 2016

Crude gains 13 cents

WTI had a choppy day on Wednesday, settling up 13 cents at $43.78.

May 03, 2016

Crude falls $1.14

WTI struggled to start the week, with the front future settling $1.14 lower at $44.78.

May 02, 2016

Crude falls 11 cents

WTI fizzled on Friday, losing early momentum before rallying off the low to eventually settle 11 cents lower at $45.92.

April 29, 2016

Crude gains 70 cents

WTI kept up the charge on Thursday, with the front month gaining 70 cents to settle at $46.03.

April 28, 2016

Crude gains on Fed comments

Wow. Talk about a volatile day. The chaos started after the settle on Tuesday when APIs came out better than expected.

April 27, 2016

Crude gains $1.40

WTI rebounded in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, with the front future gaining $1.40 to settle at $44.04.

April 26, 2016

Crude falls $1.09

Like gas, oil started the week in an optimistic mood, however that was quick to dissipate.

April 25, 2016

Crude gains 55 cents

WTI managed to rebound on Friday, regaining ground lost on Thursday.

April 22, 2016

Crude falls $1

WTI pulled back a bit on Thursday, with the June future settling a dollar lower at $43.18.

April 21, 2016

Crude rises on bullish inventory report

WTI for May finished with a bang, settling $1.55 higher at $42.63.

April 20, 2016

Crude rallies back above $41

WTI showed some resilience yesterday, with the front of the curve gaining over a dollar to settle at $41.08.

April 19, 2016

Crude falls 58 cents

After cratering in the premarket thanks to the Doha meetings lack of results, WTI managed to rally as the session went on and finished 58 cents lower at $39.78.

April 18, 2016

Crude falls as OPEC/non-OPEC nations struggle to agree

WTI tumbled over a dollar on Friday to settle at $40.36, and is down almost another $2 this morning.

April 15, 2016

Crude falls 26 cents

WTI gave back some ground on Thursday, with the front future settling 26 cents lower at $41.50.

April 14, 2016

Crude falls 41 cents

A bit of retracement yesterday in crude markets, with WTI falling 41 cents to settle at $41.76.

April 13, 2016

Crude gains $1.81

Another strong rally in crude markets yesterday. WTI gained close to $2 to settle at $42.17 while Brent gained $1.86 to settle at $44.69.

April 12, 2016

Crude gains 64 cents

WTI broke through the $40 level on Monday, with the front future reaching a high of $40.75 before eventually settling 64 cents higher at $40.36.

April 11, 2016

Crude gains $2.46

Crude markets staged a strong rally to finish the week, with WTI gaining $2.46 at the front of the curve to settle at $39.72.

April 11, 2016

Natural gas falls 3 cents

Gas had another quiet session on Friday, with the front future down 3 cents to settle at $1.99.

April 08, 2016

Crude falls 49 cents, trades higher this morning.

WTI retreated slightly on Thursday, with the front future falling 49 cents to settle at $37.26. This move was not unexpected given the large run up on Wednesday, and crude followed equity markets lower.

April 07, 2016

Crude rallies above $37

Crude markets rallied across the board on Wednesday, with WTI settling $1.86 higher at $37.75.

April 06, 2016

Crude gains 19 cents on last minute rally

WTI churned along for most of the session before catching a bid heading into the settle.

April 05, 2016

Crude falls $1.09

WTI is falling faster than Shane McMahon did from the top of Hell in the Cell at Wrestlemania, with the May future settling below $36 at $35.70.

April 04, 2016

Crude falls as OPEC backpedals on production freeze

WTI finished the week with a rough session, falling $1.55 to settle at $36.79.

April 01, 2016

Crude trades flat

It looked like WTI would have a strong rebound session on Thursday, as the curve pushed a $39 handle early on.

March 31, 2016

Crude trades flat

WTI traded opposite to gas, starting the day off with a rally that fizzled into the close.

March 30, 2016

Crude drifts lower despite Fed comments

WTI struggled on Tuesday, with the May future giving back over a dollar to settle at $38.28.

March 29, 2016

Crude falls 7 cents

WTI had a quiet day on Monday, with the prompt contract settling 7 cents lower at $39.39.

March 24, 2016

Crude falls back below $40

WTI has had a tough last 36 hours, retracing ever since API released inventory numbers Tuesday afternoon.

March 22, 2016

Crude gains 47 cents

WTI for April expired on Monday, rolling off 47 cents higher at $39.91.

March 18, 2016

Crude settles above $40

The momentum in oil markets continued on Thursday, as WTI gained another $1.74 to settle at $40.20 while Brent gained $1.21 to settle at $41.54.

March 16, 2016

Crude falls 84 cents

WTI picked up where it left on Monday, with the curve selling off again.

March 15, 2016

Crude falls as Iran refuses to freeze production

WTI did not have a strong start to the week, falling $1.32 to settle at $37.18.

March 14, 2016

Crude settles 66 cents higher, retreats in early trading

WTI settled above $38 on Friday, with the front future gaining 66 cents to finish the week at $38.50. The main driver was an IEA report that showed production in non-OPEC nations was lower than expected.

March 10, 2016

Crude settles above $38

WTI benefited from a large gasoline withdrawal on Wednesday, as the front future gained $1.79 to settle at $38.29. Other signs from the report the bulls will point to is an increase in refinery utilization.

March 09, 2016

Crude falls $1.40

WTI retreated a bit on Tuesday after a streak of strong sessions.

March 08, 2016

Crude breaks above the 100-day moving average

The rally in WTI continued on Monday, as the curve broke higher to eventually settle at $37.90.

March 07, 2016

Crude gains $1.35

WTI continued to churn higher on Friday, with the front month gaining $1.35 to settle at $35.92.

March 04, 2016

Crude oil falls 9 cents

Volatility continued to diminish amid a quiet day in the oil markets on Thursday. After a short lived rally to $35.30 in the morning, the WTI prompt sold-off and traded in a tight range around the final settle at 34.57.

March 03, 2016

Crude gains 26 cents

WTI gained 26 cents at the front of the curve on Wednesday, settling at $34.66.

March 02, 2016

Crude gains on positive economic data

WTI gained 65 cents on Tuesday to settle at $34.40, while Brent was up almost a quarter to settle at $36.81. Positive economic data sparked the rally, as manufacturing and construction spending was greater than expected.

March 01, 2016

Crude Oil: Tuesday, March 1

WTI had a nice start to the trading week, with the front future gaining 97 cents to settle at $33.75.

February 26, 2016

Crude Oil: Friday, February 26

WTI staged another rally on Thursday, with the front month gaining 92 cents to settle at $33.07.

February 25, 2016

Crude Oil: Thursday, February 25

WTI managed to rebound into the close after selling off early. The front future settled 28 cents higher at $32.15.

February 24, 2016

Crude Oil: Wednesday, February 24

WTI tumbled in the first day of April's reign as prompt future, with said front future settling down $1.52 at $31.87.

February 23, 2016

Crude Oil: Tuesday, February 23

WTI gained $1.84 to start the week, settling at $31.48 as the March contract rolled off.

February 19, 2016

Crude Oil: Friday, February 19

WTI struggled for traction on Thursday, with some selling further out the curve while the front future managed to...


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