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Crude Economics
Shale Is Reshaping America’s Oil Trade Balance

US imports of Middle Eastern crude are set to drop, and our exports just hit a 24 year high.

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The Saudis Have a Plan to Weather Oil Cuts

They’re cutting consumption at home to keep exports up.

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Are Petrostates Happy With Oil Prices?

They may have to be.

Crude Economics
OPEC’s Cuts Aren’t Working (Yet)

The cartel is cutting output as promised, but its efforts are being offset by surging U.S. shale production.

Crude Economics
Can OPEC Erase the Oil Glut?

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

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UK Fighting Tooth and Nail to Keep North Sea Oil Flowing

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Crude Economics
OPEC Cuts Not Expected to Change Much

The EIA doesn’t see crude prices rising significantly next year.

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US Already Ready to Take Advantage of OPEC Cut

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics
Russia Pumping Crude Like There’s No Tomorrow

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

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OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Rejoices

OPEC just cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. America may emerge the biggest winner.

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