Oil prices climbed to their highest in five weeks on Thursday, as buoyant Chinese equity markets encouraged buying.» Read More
Americans are finally aware they have more money in their pockets from cheaper gasoline prices, and they are putting it to use at a faster pace,.
USO, the big gorilla in the oil market, is set to jump into the futures market this week, rolling a huge share of the outstanding U.S. oil futures contracts from May into June.
U.S. oil inventory and capex falls may boost prices modestly near term, but production growth is still too strong for substantial gains, Goldman said.
Johannes Benigni, founder & managing director at JBC Asia, says Royal Dutch Shell's confirmation that it is in advanced talks to buy BG Group suggest that oil and natural gas prices have bottomed.
Chart analyst John Kosar looks at money flows to determine which group of stocks are ready to pop.
Fmr. presidential candidate Gov. Bill Richardson gives his outlook on energy activity in the economy.
Tim Evans, energy futures specialist at Citi Futures and OTC Clearing, says factors like appetite for risk and desire to rebuild portfolios are fueling long positions in the oil markets.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day as Saudi airstrikes reportedly hit civilians, and an EIA report said demand for oil was picking up.
Fmr. presidential candidate Gov. Bill Richardson speaks on Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign, and the role the Department of Energy plays to the economy. "I'm not sure that Rand knows what the Department of Energy does", says Richardson.
Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses the decline in Japan's consumer inflation and explains why the Bank of Japan shouldn't unveil further easing now.
The Astenbeck Capital Management chief executive said that his optimistic stance on oil of a month ago may have been premature.
Oil futures closed up $1.84 at $53.98 on Tuesday, above earlier highs and erasing losses on strong jobs data.
The industries that will most immediately benefit are those that have been hit by sanctions meant to bring Iran to the negotiating table.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan discusses job losses in March in the energy sector and the job market.
Amid a lack of clear economic leads the U.S. dollar and crude oil could drive stocks Tuesday following Monday's surge in oil prices and concerns about the dollar's strength.
Matt Smith, commodity analyst at Schneider Electric, attributes the rise in oil prices to factors like pent-up demand over the Easter break and a softer U.S. dollar.
Across Asia, governments are trying to boost renewables' share of the energy mix, but often, there's one big obstacle holding projects back: money.
An economist tells CNBC that negotiations that could lead to sanctions relief for Iran could also be bearish for oil prices.
Helima Croft, RBC head of commodity strategy, explains why she thinks the energy markets could go higher at the end of this year.
Andrew Hall, Astenbeck Capital Management, thinks he may have been too early on the bull case for oil, with CNBC's Kate Kelly.