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  1. Emerging markets account for all growth in oil use forecast in 2014

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 7 Jan 2014

    10.80/bbl in 2013 and $17.50/bbl in 2012, according to US Energy Information Administration. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is trimming its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion in January taking the first

  2. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil price falls in advance of higher US crude supply

    Online Articles

    Wed, 30 Oct 2013

    0.1% in September, which the market took as a disappointing indicator of consumer demand. The 2-day Federal Open Market Committee was scheduled to end Oct. 30, and market participants awaited a statement regarding the direction of the Federal

  1. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices drop again awaiting inventory reports

    Online Articles

    Wed, 18 Sep 2013

    following labor strikes at export terminals. On Sept. 18, traders and analysts awaited a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee concerning an anticipated reduction in the US economic stimulus program. The government has been buying

  2. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices rise on hopes of federal stimulation of economy

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Aug 2012

    easing may come soon if the economy doesn't improve faster. Minutes of the July 31-Aug. 1 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee were released Aug. 22 and showed several members thought more monetary stimulus would be needed fairly soon

  3. MARKET WATCH: Oil, gas prices decline in disappointed markets

    Online Articles

    Fri, 24 Aug 2012

    year average (OGJ Online, Aug. 23, 2012). Released minutes of the July 31-Aug. 1 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee were showed several members thought more stimulus might be needed soon. But initial market optimism was dashed

  4. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices decline as joy over budget agreement wanes

    Online Articles

    Fri, 4 Jan 2013

    New York Securities Inc., the Standard Bank Group. “However, this all changed after the release of the Federal Open Market Committee ’s minutes [of its Dec. 11-12 meeting], which seriously dented the market’s confidence in continued

  5. MARKET WATCH: Energy prices waffle in unconfident markets

    Online Articles

    Mon, 7 Jan 2013

    this resistance will remain while the market continues to digest the implications of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee minutes last week.” Those minutes “seriously dented” market confidence in continued monetary easing by the

  6. MARKET WATCH: Possible early end of Fed stimulus shakes markets

    Online Articles

    Thu, 21 Feb 2013

    Standard Bank Group, reported broad-based liquidation of commodity holdings in late trading Feb. 20 “as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes revealed that a growing number of Federal Reserve members were contemplating an earlier end

  7. MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices dip; natural gas escalates 6.6%

    Online Articles

    Tue, 31 Jul 2012

    shot up 6.6% on forecasts for high temperatures. The broader markets closed flat pending action by the Federal Open Market Committee , the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve Bank, which began a 2-day meeting July 31. Equity markets are

  8. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices escalate in optimistic markets

    Online Articles

    Mon, 6 Aug 2012

    Information Administration “provided some support for oil prices, despite general disappointment in the Federal Open Market Committee ,” said De Wet (OGJ Online, Aug. 2, 2012). “We caution against getting too excited about [the latest

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