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- Energy stocks (XLE +1.9%) lead the way this session as West Texas crude tests $110, with tensions over Syria continuing to feed Middle East supply concerns; Syria concerns and Libyan export cuts are trumping the bearish influence from a surprise gain for U.S. crude supplies.
- Among sector leaders: MRO +3.3%, EOG +3.1%, CVX +2.5%, TOT +2.4%, WLL +2.4%, APC +2.2%, RDS.A +2.1%, XOM +2.1%, HAL +2%, SLB +2%, COP +1.8%, PSX +1.7%, BP +1.6%, APA +1.6%, HES +1.5%, KOG +1.3%.
- ETFs: ERX, VDE, DIG, IEO, IEZ, IYE, PXE, PXI, XES, XOP, RYE, FXN, OIH, PXJ, PSCE, ERY, DUG, DDG, FRAK.
- After big losses yesterday, gold miners (GDX +2.4%) are strong today despite only a slight gain in the metal.
- Miners: ABX +3.6%, GG +3.2%, NEM +2.2%, KGC +2%, SLW +2%, GFI +1.2%.
Tuesday, Jul 161:13 PMEnergy (XLE -1.1%) is the worst performing S&P sector today with refiners taking the biggest hit following Marathon Petroleum's (MPC -4.9%) profit warning, which came on the heels of Valero's (VLO -2%) warning a few days ago as higher oil prices alongside flattish product pricing isn't a great combination. Others: Phillips 66 (PSX -3.3%), Tesoro (TSO -2.6%). |Tuesday, Jul 161:13 PM| Comment!
Friday, May 38:00 AM"We don't want to sell in May and we continue to prefer cyclicals (XLY, XLI, XLB, XLE) ," says JPMorgan's Tom Lee, fully returned to his normal bullish stance. He notes client positioning is "dramatically different" from the heavily long stance of the last 3 years at this time. More, the downturn in gasoline prices could ad 50 bps to GDP in Q2, and the rally in high-yield suggests the economy is set to get stronger. |Friday, May 38:00 AM| 1 Comment
Tuesday, Mar 265:45 PMAn increasing push to substitute natural gas for oil and improvements in fuel economy could lead to the end of growing oil demand much sooner than expected, Citi's Seth Kleinman forecasts. The last decade's structural bull market was a result of surging global oil demand and weak non-OPEC supply growth; the outlook has now reversed, meaning Brent prices are likely to hover at $80-$90/bbl by decade's end. |Tuesday, Mar 265:45 PM| 7 Comments
Tuesday, Mar 126:46 PMSurging output from shale oil fields likely will lift U.S. crude output to 7.5M bbl/day by October, topping net imports for the first time since 1996, the EIA says in its Short-Term Energy Outlook. U.S. demand last year fell 400K bbl/day to a 16-year low 18.55M, and EIA expects demand in 2013-14 to barely inch higher, as aggressive conservation and substitution measures have pushed consumption onto a new trajectory. |Tuesday, Mar 126:46 PM| 4 Comments
Tuesday, Mar 128:18 AMWorld oil demand is set to grow 800K barrels/day in 2013, says OPEC in its March monthly report. That's unchanged from a previous forecast and the same as 2012. Supplies, however, are on the rise thanks to shale oil, says Compass Global's Andrew Su, cutting his forecast for WTI crude (USO) to $75/barrel. |Tuesday, Mar 128:18 AM| 1 Comment
Monday, Mar 115:41 PMMore on Goldman's buy-the-dip short-term outlook for commodities: Crude oil is attractive because of emerging-market demand, limited OPEC spare capacity and relatively low global inventories. Brent futures should continue to show backwardation, and "substantial pipeline de-bottlenecking" in North America should support WTI prices. Gold is another story: It's a flat-out short, with prices rising before falling. |Monday, Mar 115:41 PM| 4 Comments
Monday, Mar 411:15 AMWTI crude (USO -1.4%) slips below $90/barrel for the first time this year with a renewed policy hawkishness out of Beijing as good an excuse as any for the last few weeks' slide. Check out the correlation between oil and the China A Share ETF (CAF) since the start of February. |Monday, Mar 411:15 AM| Comment!
Tuesday, Jan 82:42 PMThe world’s oil market should eventually see a glut of crude oil and a fall in prices given non-OPEC growth in production, especially from unconventional and deepwater North American sources, and steady demand growth, Global Hunter says. As for natural gas, the overabundance in supplies has led to a "severe cratering of prices on the one hand, but has set in motion a variety of longer-term demand drivers on the other." |Tuesday, Jan 82:42 PM| Comment!
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Monday, Jan 74:31 PMThe price gap between the WTI and Brent crude oil benchmarks closes at its narrowest in more than three months. The spread has shrunk by 6.4% YTD, much of it on news from Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and Enbridge (ENB) that 400K bbl/day of oil will begin to flow through their Seaway Pipeline by the end of this week, and some traders expect the expansion will continue to narrow the gap. |Monday, Jan 74:31 PM| Comment!
Monday, Dec 172012, 4:56 PMEnterprise Products Partners (EPD) says it and partner Enbridge (ENB) will expand the Seaway pipeline, a 150K bbl/day line that was reversed earlier this year to ship crude from Cushing, Okla., to Houston, to run 400K bbl/day as of next month, and a further expansion to 850K bbl/day is planned for Q1 2014. The move is credited with helping narrow the discount of U.S. crude to Brent by $1 today. |Monday, Dec 172012, 4:56 PM| Comment!
Thursday, Dec 132012, 5:38 PMWhether crude costs $60 or $120/bbl., the U.S. is almost free of depending on imported energy and positioned to supplant Saudi Arabia as the world’s top producer of oil, Citi's Ed Morse says. While U.S. producers break even with prices of $72-$75/bbl. and will keep drilling new shale wells at $60 because they’ve already hedged future output, the Saudis face different challenges. |Thursday, Dec 132012, 5:38 PM| 1 Comment
Wednesday, Dec 122012, 12:45 PMOPEC announced it would maintain oil production at 30M bbl/day, but do its quotas even matter any more? Capital Economics' Julian Jessop thinks not: "While it may be in the interests of the group as a whole to cap output and support prices, each individual member has an obvious incentive to sell as much oil as possible." Plus, as non-OPEC supply increases, compliance is likely to weaken further. |Wednesday, Dec 122012, 12:45 PM| 7 Comments
Wednesday, Dec 122012, 4:42 AMThe International Energy Agency increases its forecast for 2013 worldwide oil demand by 110K bpd to 90.5M, saying it expects growth to "stay relatively sluggish" due to "tepid global economic expansion." In its monthly report, the IEA also raises its production forecast by 70K bpd to 54.2M bpd, with the U.S. shale revolution driving growth. |Wednesday, Dec 122012, 4:42 AM| Comment!
Tuesday, Dec 112012, 2:15 PMAlthough there is deadlock over who should be OPEC's new secretary general, the cartel's members - even Iran - are in agreement that oil prices are roughly where they want them. OPEC projects demand for its crude in H1 2013 at 29.25M bbl/day, implying a 1.5M bbl/day stockbuild during that period vs. November's output of 30.8M bbl/day and a possible upcoming drop in prices. |Tuesday, Dec 112012, 2:15 PM| Comment!
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