Crude Oil

Saudi Oil Giant Aramco to Build Refinery in China

Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Aramco announced on Sunday that it has signed a deal with Chinese analog China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to build an oil refinery in southeast Fujian province, helping secure a stable and affordable supply of gasoline and other fuels in China.

In this photo made available by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Mini

Japan Asks U.A.E. for ‘More Crude Oil’ amid Market Crisis

Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa asked his United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) counterpart on Sunday to increase crude oil exports in an effort to stabilize the global petroleum market, which has experienced surging prices amid Russia’s latest war with Ukraine, Kyodo News reported on Monday.

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Spencer McGowan: Trump Should Tariff Saudi Arabia for Dumping Oil

President Donald Trump should impose tariffs on Saudi Arabia’s oil exports to the U.S. in response to the kingdom’s dumping of oil during record-low global prices of the commodity caused by coronavirus-related economic shutdowns, said Spencer McGowan, founder of McGowan Group Asset Management and host of NetWorth Radio.


What’s Up with Prices at the Pump and Why It Could Be a Good Sign

All of us loved less-than $2 a gallon at the pump. AAA reports: “Americans paid cheapest quarterly gas prices in 12 years”—which resulted in savings of nearly $10 billion compared to the same period last year. However, oil (and, therefore gasoline) has been creeping upward since the February low—topping $45 a barrel, a high for the year. And that could be a good thing.

The Associated Press

Oil Is Down. Gasoline Isn’t. What’s Up?

A little more than a year ago, oil prices reached above $100 a barrel. Gasoline averaged in the $3.50 range nationally. In late spring, oil appeared $60ish and the national average for gas remained around $2.70. The price of a barrel of oil has since plunged to $40 and below—yet, prices at the pump remain just slightly less than they were when oil was almost double what it is today.

The Associated Press