News Flash Service



National and global events such as energy policy, politics, geopolitics, and monetary policy have an effect on energy prices. NUS provides clients with a News Flash service which provides commentary on current events and their short and long term impact on energy prices. News Flashes are issued whenever a significant event, whether local or global, influences energy markets.


OPEC Meeting June 02, 2016

​Today OPEC concluded its regular meeting and, in short, there was no startling news to report. OPEC’s members failed to agree to any production freeze and did not re-institute...

Straight Up? May 17, 2016

In February prices dropped to a low of $27 per barrel. At the time, many analysts and trading firms were predicting prices would continue to fall back into the teens. This,...

Doha Disappointment April 18, 2016

​After plunging from a peak in June 2014 of $110 to $27 in early February oil prices have rallied back above $40. The recent bounce has been driven not by increased global demand (in...

UK - Budget 2016 March 17, 2016

​As anticipated, The Chancellor in his eighth budget has announced a move towards the rationalisation of the often conflicting energy taxation landscape. The key elements of the announcement, which will...

Inventory Overload March 03, 2016

​Today the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Weekly Petroleum Status Report containing US crude oil production and inventory levels. The report was nothing short of astounding. In the...

Freeze? February 16, 2016

​Over the past days the Venezuelan oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, has been soliciting major crude producers in an effort to forge an agreement to curtain supply. Yesterday oil ministers...