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Commodity Tracker: 4 charts to watch this week

A recovery in Chinese independent refiners’ oil imports tops this week’s pick of trends in energy and raw materials markets. EU carbon markets, the relationship between US rig counts and tubular steel prices, and LNG supply to Europe are also on the agenda. 1. Saudi crude supply to Chinese ind ...

Insight from Washington: Trump uses oil diplomacy, executive orders to aid US producers

A day after US light crude futures took an unprecedented dive into negative territory, President Donald Trump promised to deliver federal relief to domestic oil and gas producers just like the US Congress had approved for airlines and a host of other industries as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the ...

Commodity Tracker: 4 charts to watch this week

Global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is proving patchy, and demands a close look at oil demand signals – the first stop in this week’s roundup of energy and raw material trends. S&P Global Platts editors also look at prospects for US crude exports to Asia, Ukraine’s importance to the ...

Insight Conversation: Marco Dunand, CEO and co-founder, Mercuria

Mercuria’s Marco Dunand talked to S&P Global Platts about the challenges, implications, and opportunities that the coronavirus pandemic presents across all the key commodity classes in a time of unprecedented volatility in the global markets. Founded in 2004, Mercuria Energy Trading is one of th ...

HSE On Review-Negative at DBRS

DBRS has announced (on March 26) that it: has placed all its North American oil and gas (O&G) issuers and oil field service (OFS) issuers Under Review with Negative Implications. The portfolio review was undertaken in response to the recent extreme price declines and heightened volatility in crude ...

April 1, 2020

Well, now that the horrors of March are done with, I’m sure we’re all very happy to start off a bright and shiny new … well, never mind: Faced with grim new projections of the potential scale and economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, investors dumped stocks on Wednesday. The ...

Asia’s Morning: Big Bazooka’s Everywhere

Central Banks around the world appear to be about to deploy more large calibre monetary weaponry than an NRA convention. Both the Federal Reserve and Reserve Bank of New Zealand have enacted emergency rate cuts overnight. The actions of the Fed cutting the fed funds rate by 100bps to 0.0-0.25%, wi ...

Week Ahead – Fed and BOJ to add more to the punchbowl, Virus disruption, and a fourth week of heightened volatility

A fourth week of heightened volatility will see financial markets continue to focus on the coronavirus spread across Europe and the US.  The economic impact of the virus is deepening, and expectations are high for the week ahead to see another wave of massive monetary easing and for governments t ...

US Open – UK Stimulus, Lagarde reiterates urgency to act, Biden vs Trump, Oil rebound ends, Gold steadies

US stock futures are poised for a lower open as the coronavirus spread in the US tops 1,000, a 1-mile containment zone was setup just outside of New York city, and as expectations grow for further bans of community gatherings. The virus spread is intensifying in Europe and the US, but we could be ...

Oil prices fall as U.S. crude supplies rise a 7th straight week and Saudi Arabia moves to boost output

Oil futures fell on Wednesday, pressured by U.S. government data reporting domestic crude supplies rose for a seventh week in a row, and by Saudi Arabia’s move to increase output capacity, as it intensifies a price war with Russia that sent crude prices tumbling to four-year lows this week. “O ...