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Powell says more policy help may be needed to pull the US out of economic downturn

CNBC


Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that policymakers may have to use additional weapons to pull the country out of an economic mire that has cost at least 20 million jobs and caused “a level of pain that …

May 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Economy, Finance, Regulatory
Sourcee: Reuters

‘Like watching a train wreck’: The coronavirus effect on North Dakota shale oilfields

Reuters


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil executive Bill Kent was with fellow managers in the Colorado board room of Resource Energy headquarters on April 20 when benchmark U.S. crude prices collapsed to minus $37 a barrel. Sitting six feet apart …

Source: CNBC

Fed pledges to keep rates near zero until full employment, inflation come back

CNBC


The Federal Reserve painted a dour picture of current conditions and pledged Wednesday to continue its historically aggressive policy stance until it is comfortable that the U.S. economy is back on its feet.

Following this week’s Federal Open Market …

April 29, 2020 - 3:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Economy, Finance, Jobs
Source: Houston Chronicle

U.S. intervenes in Saudi-Russia oil war with call for restraint

Houston Chronicle


The U.S. made its most direct intervention yet in the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, urging Riyadh to “rise to the occasion and reassure” energy markets at a time of economic uncertainty.

Secretary of State …

Source: Houston Chronicle

Stocks jump, heading for first back-to-back gain in 6 weeks

Houston Chronicle


NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are adding to their gains Wednesday as Congress moves closer to passing a $2 trillion package to help the economy deal with damage caused by the coronavirus.

The S&P 500 was up 4.7% …

Oil Futures Extend Gains on Larger-Than-Expected U.S. Crude Draw

Oil Futures Extend Gains on Larger-Than-Expected U.S. Crude Draw

From Reuters


Oil prices rose in volatile trade on Tuesday supported by expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, though gains were capped by worries about a recession and uncertainty over a China-U.S. trade deal.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled …

Caught in Tariff War, Sinopec Seeks Waiver for Imported U.S. Oil: Sources

Caught in Tariff War, Sinopec Seeks Waiver for Imported U.S. Oil: Sources

From Reuters


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, is seeking a tariff exemption for U.S. oil being imported in coming months, sources familiar with the matter said, after Beijing late last week imposed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including …

Oil Falls 1% as U.S.-Iran Optimism Faces U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes

Oil Falls 1% as U.S.-Iran Optimism Faces U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes

From Reuters


Oil prices fell 1% on Monday on the outlook for increased supply of Iranian crude after France’s president lifted hopes for a deal between Washington and Tehran, but losses were limited by optimism surrounding a U.S.-China trade deal.…

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

From Reuters


China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global …

Trump Calls on U.S. Firms to Exit China as Trade War Escalates

Trump Calls on U.S. Firms to Exit China as Trade War Escalates

From Reuters


President Donald Trump on Friday pressured U.S. companies to leave China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, stoking fears their escalating trade war will tip the global economy into recession.

Trump, who has …

Oil Eases as Fed’s Jackson Hole Meeting Gets Underway

Oil Eases as Fed’s Jackson Hole Meeting Gets Underway

From Reuters


Oil prices weakened on Thursday on worries about the global economy and as equity markets were on edge over the uncertain outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts.

Traders are awaiting a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell …

Texas Shale Towns Grapple with Growth as Oil-Bust Fears Fade

Texas Shale Towns Grapple with Growth as Oil-Bust Fears Fade

From Reuters


In west Texas, the center of the U.S. oil boom, about 3,800 students at Permian High School are crammed into a campus designed for 2,500, with 20 portable buildings to help with the overflow.

School officials had expected …

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Oil Steadies as Hopes of Easing Trade Tensions Lend Support

From Reuters


Oil prices steadied on Tuesday on optimism U.S.-China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a possible economic slowdown, after falling earlier on concerns over future demand.

Brent crude LCOc1 …

Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

From The Houston Chronicle


An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next …

Trade War Impasse Casts a ‘Dark Cloud’ Over Outlook for US Oil Shipments, Analysts Warn

Trade War Impasse Casts a ‘Dark Cloud’ Over Outlook for US Oil Shipments, Analysts Warn

From CNBC


An escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies is negatively impacting the outlook for U.S. crude shipments, energy analysts have warned, amid fears that China could soon dramatically reduce its intake of American oil.

Trade tensions …

Oil Rises 2% After Attack on Saudi Field, Stimulus Expectations

Oil Rises 2% After Attack on Saudi Field, Stimulus Expectations

From Reuters


Oil prices gained roughly 2% on Monday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemen’s Houthi forces threatened crude supplies and as traders looked for signs that top economies would take measures to counteract a …

Oil Deepens Slide on Recession Fears, China’s Trade Threats

Oil Deepens Slide on Recession Fears, China’s Trade Threats

From Reuters


Oil prices fell more than 1% on Thursday, extending the previous session’s 3% drop, pressured by mounting recession concerns and a surprise boost in U.S. crude inventories.

In a sign of investor concern that the world’s biggest economy …

Oil Drops 3% on Weak Global Economic Data, U.S. Crude Stocks Build

Oil Drops 3% on Weak Global Economic Data, U.S. Crude Stocks Build

From Reuters


Oil prices shed 3% on Wednesday after fresh Chinese and European economic data revived global demand fears and U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly for the second week in a row.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled at $59.48 a barrel, …

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Continental CEO Harold Hamm Speaks at EnerCom’s The Oil and Gas Conference

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm sits down for a fireside chat
Today, as part of EnerCom’s 24th annual The Oil and Gas Conference in Denver, Colorado, Harold Hamm, CEO and chairman of

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

From The Houston Chronicle


Iran expects an oil tanker seized by the U.K. in the Strait of Gibraltar in July will be released soon, the semi-official Fars News agency reported Tuesday, a move that could help to ease concerns about …

Oil Soars Near 5% as U.S. Delays Tariffs on Some Chinese Goods

Oil Soars Near 5% as U.S. Delays Tariffs on Some Chinese Goods

From Reuters


Oil prices on Tuesday jumped by the most so far this year after the United States said it would delay imposing a 10% tariff on certain Chinese products, easing concerns over a global trade war that has pummeled …

Oil Dives Nearly 5% to Seven-Month Low on Surprise U.S. Stock Build, Trade War

Oil Dives Nearly 5% to Seven-Month Low on Surprise U.S. Stock Build, Trade War

From Reuters


Oil prices tumbled more than 4.5% on Wednesday to a seven-month low, extending recent heavy losses following a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and fears that demand will shrink due to Washington’s escalating trade war with Beijing.…

BP to Enter India’s Fuel Retail Market with Reliance Tie-Up

BP to Enter India’s Fuel Retail Market with Reliance Tie-Up

From Reuters


Global oil major BP is deepening its ties with Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries by forging a fuel retailing joint venture to capitalize on rising demand in Asia’s third-biggest economy.

The move comes days after BP said it would …

Oil Prices Could Crash by $30 if China Buys Iranian Crude: BofA

Oil Prices Could Crash by $30 if China Buys Iranian Crude: BofA

From CNBC


Crude oil prices could sink by as much as $30 a barrel if China decides to buy Iranian crude oil in retaliation to the latest U.S. tariff measures, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

“While we retain …

Oil Gains About 3%; Records Loss for Week After Trump Tariff Threat

Oil Gains About 3%; Records Loss for Week After Trump Tariff Threat

From Reuters


Oil prices gained about 3% on Friday a day after recording their biggest daily drop in several years on U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports.

For the week, crude oil benchmarks recorded …

Source: Citgo

Venezuela Faces the Loss of Citgo – and Desperately Needed Dollars

From The Houston Chronicle


Venezuela could lose its largest U.S. asset after a court allowed a Canadian gold miner to seize shares of Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s parent to satisfy an arbitration award.

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that …

Oil Rises as U.S. Crude Stocks Fall Again, Fed Cuts Interest Rates

Oil Rises as U.S. Crude Stocks Fall Again, Fed Cuts Interest Rates

From Reuters


Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday following a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and after the Federal Reserve cut U.S. interest rates for the first time in more than a decade.

The front-month Brent crude …

Texas Shale Pioneers Struggle to Appease Investors

Texas Shale Pioneers Struggle to Appease Investors

From Reuters


Seven years ago, Diamondback Energy Inc went public with a modest parcel of drillable land in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

Like dozens of other Permian startups, the firm then pursued a classic wildcatter’s strategy – borrowing …

Oil Gains on U.S. Economic Data, Gulf Crude Tanker Dispute

Oil Gains on U.S. Economic Data, Gulf Crude Tanker Dispute

From Reuters


Oil prices inched up on Friday, ending the week higher after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data brightened the crude demand outlook and concerns over the safety of oil transport around the Strait of Hormuz threatened supply.

Brent crude futures …

US Economy Slowed to 2.1% Growth Rate in Second Quarter

US Economy Slowed to 2.1% Growth Rate in Second Quarter

From AP News


The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending.

The gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, grew at a 2.1% annual rate last quarter, down …