OMS-1 Oil Market Snapshot – June 2018 OPEC, allies, agree to be "less compliant"

Brent at $77.37/bbl on 27th June, up from $73/bbl in the wake of the OPEC and allies agreement return to 100% compliance with existing production targets in the near futu...

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OMS-1 Oil Market Snapshot – May 2018 Saudi Arabia, Russia To Coordinate Production Increase After St. Petersburg Meet

Brent hit $80/bbl this month before retreating sharply to c. $75/bbl as Russia and Saudi Arabia signalled they will compensate for outages in Venezuela and Angola, and sa...

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OMS-1 Oil Market Snapshot – April 2018 Angola and Venezuela's "Involuntary Cuts" Aid OPEC's Compliance, Raise Capacity Questions

Brent reached $75/bbl on 23rd April as Vienna Group compliance improved significantly, due to poor Venezuelan and Angolan production performance. The dollar and oil pric...

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OMS_cover Oil Market Snapshot – March 2018 Fed Up Of Rex - Tillerson Out, Bolton In, Iran Sanctions Next?

Brent dipped during early March to c. $65/bbl, but has settled at c. $69/bbl as of 21st March as crude inventories continue to fall counter-seasonally. Fed confidence in...

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OMS_cover Oil Market Snapshot – February 2018 The Firm, or Just Bad Company? Saudi Arabia and Russia Consider Producer "Supergroup"

Brent has seen a sharp correction, settling at c. $67/bbl as of 27th February from $71/bbl previously. Our price forecast sees Brent averaging $65-$70/bbl in 2018. Money ...

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OMS-1 Oil Market Snapshot – January 2018 OPEC Offers Spare Room to LTO as Majors Move In

Brent has exceeded $71/bbl intraday on January 25th, the highest level since May 2015. However, record net longs from money managers underpin the possibility of a correc...

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OMS_December-2016 Oil Market Snapshot – December 2017 OPEC's New Year's Resolution: The Same As Last Year

Brent holds above $63/bbl as Forties pipeline shutdown amplifies bullish sentiment. As futures continue to rise, so do our latest price forecasts with our global supply a...

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OMS_November-2017 Oil Market Snapshot – November 2017 OPEC Band Back Together For Another Viennese Waltz

Brent holds above $60/bbl as speculators amass record net long positions in the run up to OPEC’s 173rd meeting on 30th November. Futures pricing indicates a market in ...

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OMS_October-2017 Oil Market Snapshot – October 2017 Brent recovers on Kurdish clashes as "OPEC-plus" deal edges towards extension

Brent has steadily recovered to ultimately breach $60/bbl in October after a sharp sell-off at the end of September from highs of $59.09/bbl. Clashes in the Kurdish reg...

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OMS_September-2017 Oil Market Snapshot – September 2017 OPEC Deal Bears Autumn Fruit As Production Forecasts Fall

Brent has risen to c. $58/bbl in September as IEA demand forecasts increase, while geopolitical risk threatens 500,000 b/d of Iraqi supply. Our demand forecast remains u...

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