Oilholic's Favourite Picks

Listed here, from latest to last, are the blog posts for each month from January 2010 onward, the subject of which the Oilholic felt stood out for the calendar month in question:

2017

OctoberOil bulls being cautious in Zurich, Oct 30, 2017
SeptemberGetting a glimpse of the Tifosi at Monza, Sep 4, 2017
AugustWhy oil isn't escaping $45-55/bbl range, Aug 20, 2017
JulyA bearish view from Istanbul, July 16, 2017
June: To boldly go where no US oil patch has gone before! June 3, 2017
MayNo surprises! OPEC & non-OPEC cuts rolled over for 9 months, May 25, 2017
March: CERAWeek 2017 ends & so does the 'OPEC put'!, Mar 11,2017
February: IPWeek & a crude 'will they, won't they', Feb 22, 2017
January: ‘Crude’ recollections of a former OPEC bigwig, Jan 13, 2017

2016

December: The crude question of post-OPEC compliance, December 1, 2016 
November: OPEC agrees output cut of 1.2m bpd to 32.5m bpd, November 30, 2016 
October: The [Too Much] Oil & [Less] Money Conference, October 23, 2016
September: Shale gale blows from Appalachian fields to Grangemouth, Sep 17, 2016
August: The 'Pump more, even if oil price slumps more' mantra, Aug 20, 2016
July: Those rapidly sliding oil demand projections!, July 30, 2016
June: A Saudi briefing, Iran's barrels & OPEC’s Sec Gen, June 11, 2016
May: It’s about the ‘crude’ bid/ask differential stupid!, May 20, 2016
April: ‘Doh-a Farce’? Brace for $35/bbl Brent?, Apr 18, 2016
March: Japan’s return to Iranian market ‘complicated’, Mar 16, 2016
February: Get used to crude swings & volatility, Feb 22, 2016
January: Predicting a $50/bbl end-2016 oil price, Jan 25, 2016

2015

December: US oil exports could level crude playing field, Dec 18, 2015
November: Upstream woes denting midstream prospects, Nov 11, 2015
October: Latin America's commodities downturn problem, Oct 15, 2015
September: Bypassing the Strait of Hormuz from Fujairah, Sep 21, 2015
August: Resisting $40/bbl, Russia & some ‘crude’ ratings, Aug 15, 2015
July: Crude take: $60 Brent price is (still) about right, July 16, 2015
June: OPEC’s hunt for an ‘equitable’ oil price, June 7, 2015
May: Talking Russia, China, shale 'debt' & more in Texas, May 18, 2015
April: The ostentatious & those 'crude' percentages, Apr 19, 2015
March: Oil prices, OPEC shenanigans & the North Sea, Mar 20, 2015
February: Oil price vs. investment: A view from Mexico City, Feb 20, 2015
January: Brent’s premium gets dents as oil price dips, Jan 15, 2015

2014  

December: That $60-floor, refining & FTSE100 oil majors, Dec 15, 2014
November: Keystone XL farce, Jon Stewart & an OFS Merger, Nov 20, 2014
October: The inimitable Mr de Margerie (1951 – 2014), Oct 21, 2014 
September: China’s thirst: A few 'crude' notes from Shanghai, Sep 8, 2014
August: Brent's flat feeling likely to linger, Aug 28, 2014
July: Hedge Funds have been ‘contangoed’ , July 24, 2014
June: Final ‘crude’ thoughts from 21 WPC Moscow, June 20, 2014
May: A Russian deal, an Indian election, Libya & more, May 22,2014
April: On a Libyan farce, refining capacity & Kentz, Apr 8, 2014
March: The Bosphorus, a 'Wild Project' & Turkish politics, Mar 12, 2014
February: Why Dated Brent is no ‘Libor scandal in waiting’, Feb 17, 2014 
January: Notes on a scandal from an ex-Enron pragmatist, Jan 18, 2014

2013

December: The acknowledgement: OPEC flags-up US output, Dec 4, 2013
November: A chat at Platts, ‘LHS’ & the Houston glut, Nov 25, 2013
October: North Sea & the 'crude' mood in Aberdeen, Oct 11, 2013
September: Profiling Oman's E&P and its wider market impact, Sep 6, 2013
August: The subtle rise of the OFS innovators, Aug 1, 2013
July: The WTI rally, hubris, hedge funds & speculators, July 23, 2013
June: Crude bits of the 'Lough Erne Declaration', June 18, 2013
May: Saudi oil minister & the Oilholic’s natter, May 31, 2013
April: The Keystone XL saga: Views of Toronto analysts, Apr 2, 2013
March: Crude thoughts from 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Mar 28, 2013
February: Banality of forecasts predicated on short-termism, Feb 17, 2013
January: Puts n’ calls, Russia ‘peaking’ & Peking’s shale, Jan 28, 2013

2012

December: EIA’s switch to Brent is telling, Dec 11, 2012
November: ‘Oh Frack’ for OPEC, ‘Yeah Frack’ for IEA?, Nov 17, 2012
October: For US President, the Oilholic endorses 'neither'!, Oct 26, 2012
September: On Brent's direction, OPEC, China & More, Sep 17, 2012
August: The drivers, the forecasts & the ‘crude’ mood, Aug 23, 2012
July: Why CNOOC’s move matters beyond Canada?, July 28, 2012 
June: “Stability, stability, stability,” says El-Badri, June 16, 2012
May: Eurozone crisis vs. a US$100/barrel price floor, May 25,2012
April: Houston, We have a natural gas price problem!, Apr 12, 2012
March: 'Crude' views from across the pond, Mar 30, 2012
February: Corporate crude chatter: Xstrata, Glencore & more, Feb 8, 2012
January: IEA on demand, Lavrov on Iran plus crude chatter, Jan 18, 2012

2011

December: Messrs Voser, Brafau & Tillerson in town, Dec 6, 2011
November: Crude markets & the Eurozone mess, Nov 10, 2011
October: North Sea, Gaddafi, CFTC (Rhymes not intended), Oct 24, 2011
September: Penglai 19-3, Syrian oil & the latest price forecast, Sep 14, 2011
August: Exxon 1 – BP 0 (Ref: Putin, Retired Hurt: Markey), Aug 31, 2011
July: Crude mood swings, contagion & plenty of chatter, July 13, 2011
June: Keystone XL, politics & the King’s Speech, June 20, 2011
May: Discussing Offshore, BP & all the rest on TV, May 2, 2011
April: Oh the market ‘insouciance’ outside is frightful! Apr 8, 2011
March: Goodbye Houston; first thoughts from Calgary, Mar 31, 2011
February: In the Realm of Crude “What Ifs”, Feb 23, 2011
January: Of IEA, OPEC and the Hoo-Hah over BP & Rosneft, Jan 19, 2011

2010

December: Final Notes of Crude Year 2010, Dec 31, 2010
November: Chinese Tightening, Irish Overhang & ITPOES at it! Nov 22, 2010
October: Final Thoughts From the 157th OPEC Conference, Oct 18, 2010
September: Eni’s Rating Downgrade & Other News, Sept 14, 2010
August: Cairn Energy "Smells" Black Gold in Greenland, Aug 24, 2010
July: Moody’s Says Global Integrated Oil Industry Stable, July 9, 2010
June: Yachting, Golfing & Blogging after BP's Oil-spill, June 26, 2010
May: Is Brent Winning Battle of the Indices? May 31, 2010
April: Credit Suisse Revises Oil Price Estimates, Apr 28, 2010
March: Adios Cheap Oil, Says Shell's CEO, Mar 8, 2010
February: Et tu Branson? Then let's debate “Peak Oil”, Feb 16, 2010
January: Rig Building Industry Remains in a State of Flux, Jan 28, 2010

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