*Keystone XL pipeline may relieve Cushing supply bottleneck. LONDON, Dec 4- Brent crude oil slipped towards $112 a barrel on Wednesday, while the U.S. benchmark rose more than $1 to a five-week high after news of the scheduled start of a key pipeline expected to relieve a glut at the country's main oil storage hub.» Read More
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on today's dramatic drop in oil prices and its impact on the markets; Joe Terranova, Virtus Investment Partners weighs in on the SPR release of oil reserves; and the Fast Money traders with trades to make today.
The “Mad Money” host talks about who is up on the news of lower oil prices.
The “old” politics of Opec, which split the cartel and marred its influence in the oil market of the 1990s, have made an unexpected return after a decade-long absence. The FT reports.
Saudi Arabia has been quietly increasing its crude oil production ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the Opec oil cartel, in a sign that Riyadh is trying to bring oil prices down to more comfortable levels for consumers in the US, Europe and China. The FT reports.
Stephen Gengaro, Jefferies, discusses whether oil services are making a comeback.
The commodities market witnessed a volatile five days last week with silver a major loser. Some analysts were predicting the losses for silver would lead losses in other commodities like oil, which saw the WTI contract drop below $100 a barrel.
Oil prices are heading back towards the $80 - $100 a barrel sweet spot which will boost oil stocks and take pressure off the global economy, according to Jens Zimmermann, a senior equity analyst at ABN AMRO Private Banking in Zurich.
Finding Qatar on a map may be as difficult as learning how to pronounce the country's name. But analysts say that shouldn't stop investors from targeting the small desert nation—as long as they understand the business culture .