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Oil Ekes Out Gain After Iran’s Muted Response to Israel Strike

Brent settles near $87 a barrel after earlier surge above $90 Flurry of options trades signal urge to protect against spikes Oil eked out a meager gain after Iranian media appeared to downplay the effect of Israeli strikes, lowering the geopolitical risk premium for crude. Global benchmark Brent earlier soared more than $3, popping above $90 a …

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U.S. Drillers Add Oil and Gas Rigs for First Time in Five Weeks – Baker Hughes

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for the first time in five weeks, energy services firm Baker Hughes said in its closely followed report on Friday. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose by 2 to 619 in the week to April 19. Despite …

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U.S. Natgas Prices Up 3% Ahead of Storage Report as LNG Feedgas Rises

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 3% on Thursday on forecasts for cooler weather and more demand next week than previously expected and with an increase in the amount of gas flowing to liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants, including Freeport LNG. That price rise also came ahead of a federal storage report expected to …

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Oil Extends Losses on Easing Middle East Tension, Demand Concerns

Summary Prices fall for fourth straight session, down 4% on week OPEC spare capacity could offset Iran sanctions, analyst says EIA: U.S. crude inventories up 2.7 million barrels (Reuters) – Oil prices fell to a three-week low on Thursday, extending losses on hopes of easing tensions in the key producing region of the Middle East, …

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Oil Dips as Demand Worries Outweigh Middle East Supply Risks

Summary Fed’s Powell: need higher interest rates for longer U.S. stocks seen up 1.4 million barrels – poll Market unwinding war premium, says analyst (Reuters) – Oil prices slipped for a third straight session on Wednesday as likely higher U.S. commercial inventories weighed, while weaker economic data from China and dimmed prospects of interest rate …

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Kimmeridge Withdraws Merger Proposal for SilverBow

 Kimmeridge Energy Management said on Tuesday it has withdrawn its proposal to combine its gas-producing assets in South Texas with SilverBow Resources. Kimmeridge, SilverBow’s largest shareholder, in its latest attempt to acquire the company over the last two years had sent its offer on March 13 to combine assets. Along with Riposte Capital, SilverBow’s second-largest …

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Biden Unlikely to Cut Iran’s Oil Lifeline After Israel Attack

Iran’s unprecedented missile and drone strike on Israel is unlikely to prompt dramatic sanctions action on Iran’s oil exports from the Biden administration due to worries about boosting oil prices and angering top buyer China, said analysts. Shortly after Tehran launched its weekend attack – retaliation for Israel’s suspected April 1 strike on the Iranian …

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Oil Slips as Risk Premium Eases After Iran Attack

Oil prices fall after Iran’s attack on Israel Summary Iran says it considers retaliation against Israel to be over Benchmarks had risen in anticipation of Iran’s attack Uncertainty remains over Israeli response (Reuters) – Oil prices drifted lower on Monday, with the market downplaying the risk of broader regional conflagration after Iran’s weekend attack on …

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Oil Rebounds on Mideast Tensions but Set for Weekly Loss

Summary Crude near six-month high Concern of fewer U.S. rate cuts weighs Market pares gains after IEA cuts 2024 demand growth view LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – Oil rose over 1% on Friday as heightened tensions in the Middle East raised the risk of supply disruptions from the oil-producing region, though the market is set …

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