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natural gas prices hit 4 year high, pre-winter supplies at a 15 year low; oil supplies rise most in 21 months; OPEC report, DUC wells, et al

oil prices fell for the 6th week in a row, extending their record losing streak to twelve days before recovering a small fraction of their earlier losses…after falling 4.7% to $60.19 a barrel on the US waiver of Iran sanctions … Continue reading

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October’s consumer prices, retail sales, industrial production; September’s business inventories..

Major reports released this week included Retail Sales Report for October and the Business Sales and Inventories Report for September from the Census Bureau, the October Consumer Price Index and the October Import-Export Price Index from the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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tables and graphics for November 17

retail sales: rig count summary: regional daily temperatures to November 15: OPEC oil output: global oil output: global oil demand:

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oil prices in a record losing streak; natural gas prices jump 13% on forecast cold; rig count at a 44 month high

oil prices were again lower every day this past week, ​& ​hence extend​ed the number of consecutive daily losses to ten, the longest streak of lower oil prices in records going back to November 1984…after falling daily last week to … Continue reading

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October’s producer price index; September’s job openings & labor turnover and wholesale inventories

Major agency reports that were released the past week included the September Producer Price Index and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for September, both from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the August report on Wholesale Trade, … Continue reading

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tables and graphics for November 10th

rig count summary: 6 to 10 day outlook as of Nov 5th: oil prices: natural gas prices:

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oil prices see largest drop in ​9 months on demand concerns, glut fears; US oil production at a record high

oil prices were down every day the past week in the largest weekly price drop since ​early ​February, and ended more than 17% below the 4 year high they set ​just ​one month ago…after falling 2.4% to $67.59 a barrel … Continue reading

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