Author Archives: rjsigmund

natural gas supplies now 38.3% below those of a year ago; DUC well report shows 6.4 month backlog of unfracked wells

oil prices were higher again this week, and they might have reached $70 a barrel for the first time in three and a half years had not Trump tweeted against them on Friday…after jumping nearly 9% to a 41 month … Continue reading

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March retail sales, industrial production, & new home construction; February’s business inventories

major monthly reports released this week included the Retail Sales report for March and the Business Sales and Inventories report for February from the Census Bureau, the March report on Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization from the Fed, and the … Continue reading

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graphs & tables for April 21st

rig count summary gasoline consumption: natural gas supplies:

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tables and graphs for April 21

retail sales:

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oil prices jump to 41 month high on war news; global oil output at another record high despite deeper OPEC cuts

oil prices were higher each and every day this week, mostly on wars and rumors of wars, ending at their highest level since November 2014, even as US & global oil supply figures remained bearish…after falling 4.4% to $62.06 a … Continue reading

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March consumer and producer prices, February’s wholesale sales and JOLTS

regular monthly reports released this week included all three major indexes used by the BEA to adjust goods and services for inflation: March Consumer Price Index, the March Producer Price Index, and the March Import-Export Price Index, all of which … Continue reading

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graphs and tables for April 14th

rig count summary: OPEC oil output: global oil supply: global oil demand:

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