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About this blog

I started this blog to express what I sense about the highs and lows of the oil realm, while cautiously analysing historical data, taking into account the geo-political development at the time of recording them.

I got into this field, having been a passive observer of fluctuations of crude oil prices and their global consequences for years.

Then, when on the day of Great Oil Crash in April, 2020, I made a decision to make my own blog, with the motto, ‘analysing data that really matters’.

Having come from an academic background in mathematics and physics, I analyse data using my own tools, created with JavaScript and Python, taking my decision on board while making decisions.

My website where I analyse data that really matters

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Glimmer of hope: rates of Covid19 infection and death are down in the UK

The infection rate of Covid-19 seems to be on decline and the trend has been consistent for the past few days in the United Kingdom so that the inhabitants can breathe a collective sigh of relief. As of yesterday, the 7-day-average of infections and the 7-day-aveage of the deaths are 35929 and 1239 respectively. The good news was overshadowed yesterday as the country moved past the grim milestone of over 100,000 deaths. There is no doubt that the strict lockdown measures and maski
 

Flow of Iranian Crude Oil into the markets: Will Israel turn the tap off?

As Iran preparing itself for making its presence in the crude oil market again, without being hampered by a myriad of sanctions, Israel dashed the hopes of the former by implying that would not be that easy. Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, the chief of Israeli defence force, did not mince his words, when he outlined his plans: he said he ordered the defence forces to make preparations for offensive action against Iran next year; he did not want the Biden administration to revive the 2015 nuclear deal
 

Weatherford moves to relist its shares on NASDAQ

Girish Saligram, Weathrford's President and CEO said "We believe this is the right time in our reemergence to relist on the NASDAQ stock exchange and that doing so will enhance long-term shareholder value by improving the Company's visibility, expanding liquidity in our ordinary shares, and providing a broader institutional investor base the opportunity to invest in the new Weatherford." View the full article
 

Oil prices slip below $61 on rising dollar and upcoming OPEC meeting

Oil is poised to close out a fourth quarterly advance on Wednesday, but the past week has seen volatility climb amid the Suez Canal blockage. While fuel consumption is rising in many parts of the world, risks remain, with the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning of “impending doom” as cases and deaths in the country pick up. View the full article
 

WallStreetBets vs HedgeFunds: when will this game end?

The stage is set for an epic show; the battle lines are drawn. People across the world, some of who have never been bothered about stock markets or investors for that matter, are watching the duel between the hedge funds and the WallStreetBets, the Reddit group that grabs headlines this week, for variety of reasons. In the profile picture of the WallStreeBets, a gentleman resembling President Trump, is making coded gestures, perhaps in the form of a rallying cry, while remaining in charter
 

Dozens killed in Islamic State raid near Total Mozambique LNG project

It’s the latest in a series of incidents that are undermining the southern African country’s hopes of developing some of the continent’s biggest private investment projects. As much as $120 billion of investments by Total, Exxon Mobil Corp. and other companies may be approved by 2026, according to Standard Bank Group Ltd. View the full article
 

Oil Price: has it become static - finally?

Oil price that has been rising for the past few weeks, judging by the above chart, shows signs of becoming static – finally. Neither the cut in output by the OPEC+ nor the significant drop in crude oil stockpiles moved the price up, buckling the widely-anticipated trend. Do the investors know something that is not depicted by these charts that we do not know? It remains to be seen. Of course, the Coronavirus infections show no sign of abating; there is no heighted alarm among the
 

Fate of Oil and Gas Sector in Myanmar

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, that used to enjoy relative stability with a fragile democracy, started grabbing headlines again for all the wrong reasons. After days of speculation about a coup attempt by the powerful military, on Monday, it just went ahead with what it had been planning for weeks, if not months. With a series of early-morning raids, it detained the elected ruling members including the most famous of them all, Aung San Suu Kyi, citing the irregularities in the elect
 

Optimism of latest OPEC+ meeting pushes oil price up

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, JMMC, meeting of the OPEC+ that took place in the form of a virtual conference on Wednesday, finally managed to provide the markets with much needed sense of direction. The oil price shot up, having been in decline for days. Brent oil hit above $58, the highest so far during the turbulent period. The meeting was unusually short, yet managed to reach an agreement with most members seeing eye to eye on the main issue: maintaining the crude
 

CGG wins three new offshore imaging projects for BP

CGG has been awarded three major seismic imaging projects by BP, two from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and one from offshore Trinidad and Tobago. These projects will start in Q1/Q2 this year and complete with cloud delivery of the data no later than Q4 of 2021. View the full article
 

Investors to Big Oil: Energy transition is happening, and there’s no going back

In the past, environmental activist investors were limited to the odd shareholder proposal, inevitably rebuffed by the boards and management teams. On Wednesday by contrast, shareholders ousted two Exxon Mobil directors seen as insufficiently attuned to the threat of climate change, while Chevron shareholders voted for a proposal to compel the company to reduce pollution by its customers. View the full article