OMS_September 2016 Oil Market Snapshot – September 2016 A Little More Speculation, A Little More Action

Potential production deal partners ramp production even as they hint at agreement Speculation ahead of the OPEC/Russia meeting on 27th September saw Brent volatile wit...

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OMS-August-2016 Oil Market Snapshot – August 2016 No Truce Yet in OPEC Market Share Battle

Inventories cap prices as the market dreams of an OPEC deal, but the fight for market share continues as Big Oil sees margins squeezed Brent closed at $50.95/bbl on 18...

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OMS_July_2016 Oil Market Snapshot – July 2016 Emergency Brexit

Demand-side political risk makes a comeback with Brexit, European terror and Turkish instability Brent remains off its June highs as economic uncertainty from recent g...

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Oil Cover Oil Market Snapshot – June 2016 Searching for Balance

As the dollar gains and inventories swell, can the market balance by year end? Uncertainty surrounding Brexit caused Brent to fall sharply from the $52/bbl mark it rea...

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OMS-May-2016 Oil Market Snapshot – May 2016 Foresight in the Desert?

Saudi Arabia likely to want moderated oil prices to support Vision2030 policies as Al-Naimi retires Brent rose above $50/bbl on 26th May on continued supply disruptio...

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OMS_April_2016 Oil Market Snapshot – April 2016

  • Brent has risen to hold around $45/bbl in April, boosted mainly by EIA reports of declining US LTO production
  • The last-minute collapse of negotiatio...

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OMS_March_2016 Oil Market Snapshot – March 2016

  • Brent has continued to rally in March, buoyed by a weaker dollar and a firm date for meetings between Russia and OPEC
  • Inventories continue to build,...

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OMS_February-2016 Oil Market Snapshot – February 2016

  • Brent rallied to c. $36/bbl on 29th February from a low of $27.76/bbl in January, buoyed by negotiations between Russia and OPEC countries
  • Prices re...

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OMS_January-2016 Oil Market Snapshot – January 2016

  • Brent fell to $27.10/bbl intraday on 20th January, before rebounding to above $34/bbl on 28th January after a short squeeze rally and rumours of joint Russian/...

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OMS_December-2015 Oil Market Snapshot — December 2015

  • Brent prices have fallen to a new low of $36.05/bbl intraday, the lowest for 11 years, as OPEC continued its policy of maximising market share after 4th Decemb...

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