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Market Journal 2010 P2

  • 10/18/2010 -- Horsnell: 2010 oil demand is strong
    This year is set to be the second strongest for oil demand growth in the last 30 years with the additional call on liquids production from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to surpass 1.2 million b/d, with another strong increase expected in 2011, said Paul Horsnell at Barclays Capital in London.
  • 10/11/2010 -- Crude prices climb in early October
    The price of front-month crude oil rose Oct. 8, its sixth increase within eight sessions in the New York market.
  • 10/04/2010 -- Crude starts October at 7-week high
    After weeks of vacillating around $75/bbl, the price of crude climbed to consecutive new 7-week highs the last two September sessions and the first trading day in October, closing at the end of the week above $80/bbl for the first time since Aug. 10.
  • 09/27/2010 -- QE2 'myth' may hurt oil market
    A “general Wall Street myth” that a second round of “quantitative easing” of the economy (QE2) should prove bullish for oil through the lower dollar index may prove bearish instead.
  • 09/20/2010 -- 'Armada' of Asian gas oil
    An “armada” of gas oil will soon sail from Asia to Europe in response to “genuine demand” created by sustained low runs due to poor margin performance by European refineries at a time of a growing surplus in Asia, said analysts at Deutsche Bank.
  • 09/13/2010 -- Little change in crude prices
    There has been little change in absolute prices for crude that have settled at similar monthly averages, “while the main current dynamics relate to spreads,” said Paul Horsnell, managing director and head of commodities research at Barclays Capital in London.
  • 09/06/2010 -- August rough on energy
    August was a strenuous month for both commodity and equity markets—in fact, the worst August for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 9 years, said analysts in the Houston office of Raymond James & Associates Inc.
  • 08/30/2010 -- Softening economy lowers oil prices
    Amid indications the economic recovery is slowing, the front-month crude contract price fell for five consecutive sessions to an 11-week low of $71.63/bbl Aug. 24 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • 08/23/2010 -- Policy changes pending for ethanol
    The ethanol industry this fall will face important policy challenges for which it may not be fully prepared, including expiration of supportive tax credits and tariffs and a government decision whether to expand the amount of biofuel allowed in gasoline, said analysts at FBR Capital Markets & Co., Arlington, Va.
  • 08/16/2010 -- Hurricanes may no longer boost gas prices
    With natural gas operations shifting onshore, and offshore increasingly “hardened“ by hurricanes, the historical tendency for storms to give gas prices an automatic boost may be over, said Adam Sieminski, chief energy economist, Deutsche Bank, Washington, DC.
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