Sunday Saudi Puts, Iran Puts, SPR Puts, and

By Paul Sankey Published on May 12, 2024 at 7:08 PM

We have hit that point in oil markets when suddenly, just like that, all the newsflow turns bearish. Better put “seems bearish”. Once again, like our commentary on US distillate looking less terrible when you add back renewable diesel (note published last week), latest reports of the death of the oil market are over-stated. Prior reports have proven completely wrong. While there may be bearish fears regarding the upcoming June 1st OPEC meeting, the reality …

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Sunday Masters and Servants

By Paul Sankey Published on April 14, 2024 at 4:21 PM

What with violent gales yesterday, hostile, cold, windy, wet weather here in Brooklyn, and Patricia busy, there was me loafing around the apartment with bored dogs. I found myself non-plussed after a couple of pretty bad Premier League games, and descended into watching The Masters Saturday golf for three hours straight. I barely follow golf. Pondering the emergence of a world #1, Scottie Scheffler, who I had literally never heard of, who plays amazing, with …

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Sunday Iraq and Roll

By Paul Sankey Published on April 7, 2024 at 5:02 PM

We sent you a theme note on BP & BPX yesterday, which was quite sad, remembering the John Browne Sun King glory days. In fact “harsh but fair” was feedback from one US E&P CEO. But as I have said many times, “if you ever feel sorry for an oil CEO, short the stock.” What should BP do? Get into Namibia. Buy a Gulf of Mexico deepwater player, but first cut out of transition investment; …

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