President Biden seeks to add enough supply to prevent near-term oil price spikes by releasing U.S. strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) of 15 million barrels. However, that might be offset by OPEC+’s two million barrels per day (bpd) output cuts.
Oil prices have seen significant volatility this year thanks to the Russia-Ukraine war. However, strong demand is expected to keep the energy market afloat. OPEC+ expects medium-term and long-term growth in energy demand.
According to the latest U.S. energy information administration’s (EIA) short-term energy outlook report, oil prices could get a boost from potential petroleum supply disruptions and slower-than-expected crude oil production growth.
On top of it, Goldman Sachs’ head of commodities research Jeff Currie said that crude oil prices could . In addition, he said supply could get squeezed by several factors, like a stop on SPR releases, lack of drilling, and a European Union ban on Russian oil.
Given this backdrop, investing in ConocoPhillips (COP), Hess Corporation (HES), and Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NOG) might be prudent in light of several technical indicators. Continue reading "3 Energy Stocks That Could Benefit This Fall"
While the U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate in the third quarter, high inflation, weak third-quarter corporate earnings, and fears of another aggressive rate hike by the Fed are raising the possibility of a recession in the next 12 months.
With investors anticipating a broad slowdown, this year could be the worst year for the stock market since the 2008 financial crisis.
However, a corresponding slowdown in the energy demand can be safely ruled out due to supply-side constraints caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production by 2 million barrels/day.
According to the short-term energy outlook released by the U.S Energy Information Administration, the U.S. residential price of electricity will average 14.9 cents per kilowatt hour in 2022, up 8% from 2021. Higher retail electricity prices largely reflect an increase in wholesale power prices, driven by higher natural gas prices.
Besides, energy demand is expected to grow in the long run due to increased economic activity and the effects of climate change. The global energy as a service market is projected to grow at a 7.6% CAGR to reach $112.7 billion by 2030.
Hence, it would be opportune to load up on energy stocks ConocoPhillips (COP), Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), and Tidewater Inc. (TDW) as some technical indicators point to their upside. Continue reading "3 Energy Stocks for the Rest of 2022"