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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Price changes for Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hi to all,

Here's what I have for this week's price changes:

*Heating and stove oils to increase by 4/10ths of a cent....
*Diesel shows an increase of just 1/10th of a cent a litre, and...
*Gasoline shows a drop of 2.5 cents a litre coming.

Market highlights

*Baker Hughes rig count is up
      News from the drilling fields may include some happy points for some as the Baker Hughes rig count is up for the second week in a row.
      The rig count, showing active and new start-ups at various locations across the US and North America, showed an added six rigs back in operation. The rise in oil prices in recent weeks is reason enough why we are seeing a rebound in active rigs.
      Here in Canada, another twelve rigs went back into operation.
      With the rise in active rigs the past two weeks, oil industry people are now looking at the added effect of more pumped oil will have on US domestic production figures.

*Iran oil production
      It was only the middle of January when sanctions were lifted against Iran, a move that many predicted would add an immediate 500K barrels to the markets within six months of the sanctions being lifted.
      News today seems to indicate that Iran has beaten that estimate and is also well on their way to hitting the million barrel day added oil production before year's end.
Latest figures show Iran produced 750,000 barrels more than what they did in the month before sanctions were lifted, quite a remarkable feat!
      But keep an eye to Iran and Saudi Arabia as they both compete for market share. As predicted, that fight will carry on with evidence already pointing to Saudi Arabia discounting prices to European customers, a mainstay market for Iranian crude oil.

That's it for this week!


George Murphy
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyOil

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