Oil Prices

Latest 2015 Oil Prices Analysis by Experts

The price of oil is usually measured on a per-barrel basis. The price also can be quoted as the spot price, which is the price of buying a barrel at the current moment, or as the futures price, which is the cost of buying a barrel of oil in future months. Two main contracts traded are West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude. WTI oil is light sweet oil and very well suited for gasoline. Brent Crude is a blend of oil from the North Sea. Futures prices are quoted in increments of 1,000 barrels of oil for every one contract.


Iran no longer has sanctions restraining its oil production and it is free to do business with Western countries. Iran also has the freedom to impose its conditions. Given that Europe has become its biggest trading partner, it comes as…

Get Ready for $50 Oil Prices: Analyst Could the slump in oil prices finally be over? The answer is yes, if you ask analysts at major financial institutions. In fact, they are saying oil prices could surge 50% by the…

We’re getting close and closer to a bottom in oil prices. The price of crude oil is in a free-fall, trading at just over $33.00 per barrel during the last week of January. Most analysts have given up, calling for…

Will This Spell the End of OPEC? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) fears that the increased oil supply resulting from the lifting of sanctions on Iran could put pressure on global oil prices, lowering these by anywhere from $5.00 to…

Has the Price of Oil Reached the Bottom of the Barrel Yet? Analysts’ opinions have not been unanimous on the matter, but the evidence suggests that oil prices will get lower before they reverse the bearish trend, according to the…

Oil Price Forecast: WTI Could Fall to $20 Global oil prices continue to defy all rationalization, as predictions fall flat on their face and both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent are displaying extreme volatility. Crude oil is now at…

Glut May Push Oil Prices Down Further For those of you waiting for the inevitable rebound in oil prices, you might be waiting a while longer. Global energy markets are still holding out for a much bigger contraction in oil…

Higher Oil Prices Are Coming in 2016 Last week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sent a clear message that it does not intend to alter its strategy from the past 12 months. OPEC will keep producing oil…

Low Oil Prices Bullish for Airline Stocks What the heck is going on with the airline sector stocks, especially as oil prices continue to tank to their lowest levels since before the Great Recession? Generally, when oil prices drop, we…

Oil Investors Drowning in Sea of Crude Crude oil prices are testing new lows this week, as the bad news keeps piling up for the global energy sector. With the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) deciding not to…

Hedge Funds May Be Messing with Oil Prices It wasn’t too long ago that analysts covering oil prices were riding high on a wave of optimism, with various predictions of crude hitting $200.00 per barrel during the financial crisis in…