Monthly Archives: October 2016

natural gas prices crash, oil slips below $50, inventories down again as imports stay low, etal

we’re going to start today by explaining what natural gas prices did this week, and to that avail we have a couple graphs that will illustrate what happened…as you should recall, we’ve picked up natural gas coverage over the past … Continue reading

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3rd quarter GDP, September durable goods and new home sales

the key economic release of the past week was the 1st estimate of 3rd quarter GDP from the Bureau of Economic Analysis; other widely watched releases included the advance report on durable goods for September and the September report on … Continue reading

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October 29th graphics

October 26 November gas prices: October 27th December gas prices: rig count summary: 3rd quarter GDP:

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oil hit 15 mo high, imports at 16 mo low, refinery utilization at 43 mo low, gasoline use at 9 mo low, rigs up at fastest rate since 2010, DUCs down, et al

driven by a falling dollar and reports of falling crude supplies, oil prices rose to a 15 month high midweek, before dropping back on Thursday, when the dollar jumped to an 8 month high and trading in the November oil … Continue reading

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September consumer prices, real retail sales, industrial production, new home construction, and existing home sales

widely followed reports released this past week included the September Consumer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the September report on Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization from the Fed,  the September report on New Residential Construction from the … Continue reading

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October 22nd picture

rig count summary

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natural gas price hits 22 mo. high, gas drilling jumps 11.7%, gas exports and pipelines being planned, et al

crude oil prices jumped 3% on Monday morning on comments from Vladimir Putin, but stumbled lower the rest of the week to end not too far from where they started…after closing last week at $49.81 a barrel, oil traders awoke … Continue reading

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