NYMEX See-Saws on Inventories and Profit Taking

Posted by Kelly Burke on May 22, 2015 12:43:10 PM

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We enjoyed a little easing on NYMEX pricing for the beginning of this week, with a Goldmann Sachs prediction that oil prices could drop to $45/bbl. Additionally, it was reported that Saudi production for March hit 10.3mmb/day, a new record for them, which kept the market bearish.

That is, until the domestic inventory speculation talk started.

The API report for last weeks inventories predicted a 5.2mmb drop on Crude, and a 1.2mmb drop in gasoline supplies, and that, combined with the actual EIA reported draws pushed up the market. 

Wednesdays EIA report showed actual drops of 2.67mmb on Crude, and a 2.8mmb drop on gasoline. Consequently, as we saw, the market jumped up.

Crude and ULSD backed off Wednesday's intraday highs with ULSD closing up .0168 to 1.946, but RBOB settled out up .0461 to 2.0411. Yesterday the trend continued, with ULSD jumping up .0399 and RBOB closing up .0413 to 2.0824. 

Today the NYMEX has backed off, by noon ULSD was trending down -.0354, with RBOB following suit at -.0396 on profit taking from the weeks earlier gains. 

A bright spot for Memorial Day Weekend - retail gas prices are at their lowest in 6 years. Have a great long weekend, everyone!

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Topics: Goldman Sachs, EIA Inventories, retail gasoline

Goldman Sachs Cuts Price Forecast for Oil: Projects $75/bbl Benchmark

Posted by Kelly Burke on Oct 27, 2014 4:38:05 PM

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Goldman Sachs has revised its projected oil prices for 2015 to $75/bbl for WTI and $85/bbl for Brent Crude, in response to ramped up supplies and slow projected global economic growth. 

Production from the US, Brazil, and the Gulf is projected to increase almost 1 million bpd, combined, and OPEC production is assumed to remain more or less stable - with gains in Iraqi production and drops in Libyan output essentially cancelling one another out. 

Like wev'e talked about, OPEC may curb production to offset the decline at some point, and analysts seem to think 75 may be the price point at which US shale production slows and spurs OPEC to drop production. Its unlikely they will make major moves until US production shows signs of slowing against low margins, or thats the prevailing theory, anyway. 

Oil was down today on that and other ho-hum economic news, and stocks fell in tandem. Europe settled 2.2 billion in bond purchases today in a preventative move against deflation, and the re-election of Brazilian President Rouseff reversed the hope some had that the country would move in a more positive, business-friendly direction. 

On the NYMEX, ULSD closed off -.0066 and gas settled out at 2.11702, down -.0115 for the day. 

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Topics: Goldman Sachs, Brent Crude, OPEC, WTI Crude, stock market, shale

Nymex Futures close strong with optimism

Posted by Mark Pszeniczny on Apr 28, 2010 8:20:00 PM

It appears that the last four sessions have completely erased the pessimistic view, or fear of the Sachs case that saw HEAT correct almost 10 cents in two days. We have now come all the way back to where we were on Thursday of last week. The quick correction had Bears beating their drums that $2 heat was on the horizon, and admittedly so, I was listening. The ability for the market to gain back what was lost on :

1. Very weak fundamentals (lots of supply…low demand)

2. Thousands of flights in Europe grounded (more demand loss)

3. Goldman Sachs investigation (more guys to fall)

Has to have one thinking …. “this thing has a mind of it’s own”. It does. The notion that we are on an economic upswing has participants rolling the dice that the US economy still has room to improve. At the close, Crude added $1.37 to $85.08, RBOB jumped higher in the last 30 minutes of the session adding .0529 to $2.3531 and HEAT gained .0355 to $2.2505. It’s like déjà vu all over again as we head into another weekend searching for direction and reason.

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Topics: Goldman Sachs, The Market, Futures Soar

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