By: Peter Haralambakis / April 20, 2016

Oil prices are relatively flat this morning as the latest API data from last night showed a build in crude stockpiles of 3.1 million barrels, coupled with a draw in Cushing.  The DOE just reported this morning a build of over two million barrels, with draws in both gasoline and distillates. 

With most of the current news centered around last weekend’s OPEC meeting in Doha, described as a “flop” by one analyst, the resolved Kuwaiti oil workers’ strike and the continued market oversupply, I thought it would be interesting to compare where the settles are now versus where they were exactly one year ago.


April 19, 2015 vs. April 19, 2016:

WTI:       $56.38 vs. $41.08 (-27 %)

RBOB:   $1.9315 vs. $1.4799 (-23%)

HO:        $1.8771 vs. $1.2632 (-32%) 


Wall Street Journal Headline today:

“Crude Prices Tumble as Kuwait Oil Workers End Strike”

Wall Street Journal Headline on April 20, 2015:

“Oil Prices Rise as Oversupply Concerns Ease”

It’s anyone’s guess as to where the pricing will settle April 19, 2017.


Categories: Daily Market Update

Peter Haralambakis

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Peter Haralambakis

Peter Haralambakis is a Supply and Trading Business Development Manager at Guttman Energy with over 13 years of experience in commodities trading, analysis, and risk management in products ranging from Corn and Soybeans to Crude Oil Futures and Options to Financial and Physical Biofuels to Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids.

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