Here’s What Will Cause Peak Oil Demand (USO)

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From Zainab Calcuttawala: New analysis shows that fuel-efficient cars that utilize gasoline engines will lower oil demand more effectively than the widespread adoption of electric cars, according to an analyst from FGE who spoke to Reuters.
NYSE:USO September 22, 2017 6:28am

Will Oil Ever Hit $60 Per Barrel Again? (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: With Brent oil prices hovering right around $55 per barrel--the highest level in months--the oil market has picked up momentum. There are plenty of pitfalls ahead, but the underlying fundamentals offer some reasons to be slightly bullish on crude.
NYSE:USO September 21, 2017 8:02am

What’s Next For The Oil Markets? (USO)

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From Tom Kool: Big Oil has been wheelin' and dealin' across the globe as geopolitical risks mount, and OPEC delivered a sigh of relief to crude markets with a signal that has brought the bulls out to play.
NYSE:USO September 20, 2017 6:32am

Volatility Will Return Soon To The Oil Markets (USO)

From Irina Slav: Oil markets could experience more intense price volatility in the coming years because of insufficient investment in new production, according to the head of the International Energy Agency's oil market and industry unit, Neil Atkinson.
NYSE:USO September 19, 2017 6:30am

U.S. Shale In Danger If Oil Stays Under $50 Per Barrel (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: Oil prices are at their highest levels in months on the back of strong demand and some key supply outages around the world. But the next price movements are unclear, as is the response from U.S. shale.
NYSE:USO September 18, 2017 6:07am

Why Plastics Aren’t Enough To Save Oil From Ultimate Destruction (USO)

From Irina Slav: Petrochemicals are Big Oil's big hope for the future--the distant future. Petrochemicals are used in thousands of products, with the biggest group among these being single-use plastic products. The bad news for oil is that green initiatives around the world are mounting and many of them are targeting precisely this group of products.
NYSE:USO September 17, 2017 7:16am

Are Oil Prices Getting Ready To Spike Soon? (USO)

From Kent Moors: As the U.S. market begins its recovery from the double whammy served up by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, my earlier projections of where crude oil prices are headed have come true.
NYSE:USO September 16, 2017 7:03am

Oil Jumps Back Over $50 — What’s Next? (USO)

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From Tsvetana Paraskova: Buoyed by strong global oil demand growth and reduced OPEC supply, U.S. benchmark WTI jumped above the psychologically important US$50 threshold on Thursday, topping that level for the first time in five weeks and aiming for the highest closing since the end of May.
NYSE:USO September 15, 2017 5:43am

United States Oil Fund ETF (USO) Options Remain Highly Popular

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Yesterday's ramp up in Crude Oil was not one to take lightly, as prices rallied in the second half of the day with the largest tracker USO (U.S. Oil, Expense Ratio) vaulting higher -- even before today's follow up 1.7% move to the upside.
NYSE:USO September 14, 2017 12:38pm

Is the Oil Market Finally Turning Bullish? (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: Despite the huge uncertainties related to the two massive hurricanes that hit the U.S., the global oil market looks tighter than it has in a long time, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

Oil Prices Rise As Crude Demand Surges (USO)

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From Tsvetana Paraskova: Oil prices rose on Wednesday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said earlier today that oil demand growth continues to be solid and that global oil inventories are shrinking.
NYSE:USO September 13, 2017 12:34pm

Hurricane Harvey, Irma Cause Massive Drop In Oil Demand (USO)

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From Tsvetana Paraskova: In the wake of the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, oil demand is expected to drop by some 900,000 bpd this month, Goldman Sachs said on Monday.
NYSE:USO September 12, 2017 5:50am

Why Oil Is Going Nowhere Through The End Of 2017 (USO)

From Art Berman: The most likely case is that WTI will remain stuck in the upper $40 to lower $50 range through December 2017.
NYSE:USO September 11, 2017 6:24am

Why Oil Will Never Return To $80 Per Barrel (USO)

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From Gail Tverberg: Economists have given us a model of how prices and quantities of goods are supposed to interact.
NYSE:USO September 10, 2017 7:04am

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