TAC - The Arnold Companies - 2022 september
Energy Futures Are Bouncing This Morning After Heating And Crude Oil Futures Carved Out Fresh Multi-Month Lows
Energy futures are bouncing this morning after heating and crude oil futures carved out fresh multi-month lows. The prompt month distillate contract is leading the way higher this morning, trading up over a dime to start the day.
Gasoline prices are exchanging hands 4 ½ cents higher than they settled yesterday. WTI futures are up over $1 per barrel.
Hurricane Ian is dominating both national and industry-specific headlines as it makes landfall in Cuba this morning. Localized flooding, high winds, and a sizeable storm surge are the main concerns of the residents in its path, namely the densely populated Tampa Bay area.
As of now, oil production platform closures and the temporary shuttering of refined product terminals along the storm’s path are the only impacts Ian has had on energy infrastructure.
But prices just came down? There are increasing calls from market participants (investment banks) for OPEC’n’friends to cut back supply in an effort to put a floor under oil prices.