Oil Prices

Latest 2016 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.


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…

Just How Low Can Oil Prices Go? Oil prices broke through a pivotal barrier several times this week, as crude oil briefly sunk below $40.00 per barrel. With a variety of negative factors heavily weighing down on the oil price…

Tanking Oil Prices, Oversupply, and Japanese Economy to Blame The global oil price forecast was supposed to be miserable this week, as the terrorist attacks in Paris and Lebanon raised the stakes for much wider geopolitical conflict in Syria and…

Supply and Demand Imbalance, Rising Oil Stockpiles to Blame The oil price rally everyone has been talking about has not materialized. And if recent reports are to believed, we may not see a balancing out in oil markets for a…

Analysts Need to Cut Their WTI Oil Price Forecasts for 2016 Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI), a key U.S. energy benchmark, are getting hammered in the markets again. Surging oil production, growing stockpiles, and economic volatility continue to hammer…