Baker Hughes weekly tally shows oil rigs fall -2 to 574


The weekly Baker Hughes platform count reads:

  • Oil Rigs -2 to 574
  • Gas appliances +1 to 151
  • Total number of platforms, -1 to 727

The price of crude oil

Crude oil

Crude oil is the most popular tradable instrument in the energy sector, providing exposure to global market conditions, geopolitical risks and the economy. The instrument is strategically used and located in the global economy. Crude oil has proven to be a unique option for traders given the volatility and effectiveness of swing trading and longer term strategies. Despite its popularity, crude oil is a very complex investment instrument, given the litany of oil price fluctuations, risks and policy impact stemming from OPEC. Short for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC functions as an intergovernmental organization of 13 countries, helping to define and dictate the global oil market. through other instruments exhibited there. This includes energy stocks, USD/CAD and other investment options. Crude oil itself is traded on a duality of markets, including West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI) and Brent. Brent has been the most widely used index in recent years, while WTI is more heavily traded on futures contracts at the time of writing. Apart from geopolitical events or OPEC decisions, crude oil can move in different ways. The most basic is simple supply and demand, which is affected by global production. Rising industrial production, economic prosperity and other factors all play a role in crude prices. By extension, recessions, lockdowns or other stifling factors can also influence crude prices. For example, excess supply or subdued demand due to the aforementioned factors would cause crude prices to decline. This is due to traders selling crude oil futures or other instruments. If demand increases or production plateaus, traders will bid higher and higher on the rough, driving up prices.

Crude oil is the most popular tradable instrument in the energy sector, providing exposure to global market conditions, geopolitical risks and the economy. The instrument is strategically used and located in the global economy. Crude oil has proven to be a unique option for traders given the volatility and effectiveness of swing trading and longer term strategies. Despite its popularity, crude oil is a very complex investment instrument, given the litany of oil price fluctuations, risks and policy impact stemming from OPEC. Short for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC functions as an intergovernmental organization of 13 countries, helping to define and dictate the global oil market. through other instruments exhibited there. This includes energy stocks, USD/CAD and other investment options. Crude oil itself is traded on a duality of markets, including West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI) and Brent. Brent has been the most widely used index in recent years, while WTI is more heavily traded on futures contracts at the time of writing. Apart from geopolitical events or OPEC decisions, crude oil can move in different ways. The most basic is simple supply and demand, which is affected by global production. Rising industrial production, economic prosperity and other factors all play a role in crude prices. By extension, recessions, lockdowns or other stifling factors can also influence crude prices. For example, excess supply or subdued demand due to the aforementioned factors would cause crude prices to decline. This is due to traders selling crude oil futures or other instruments. If demand increases or production plateaus, traders will bid higher and higher on the rough, driving up prices.
Read this term is currently up $0.32 at $114.41

The high of the day reached $115.19. The low of the day extended to $112.85. The high came close to the May 17 swing hi (and monthly high) at $115.56. A move above this level would cause the price to trade at the highest level since March 24, when the price peaked at $116.64. The highest price of the year was reached on March 7 when it hit $130.50.

The low of the year was the 1st day of the calendar year at $74.27. Since the end of the year, prices have increased by 52.64%. At the high of the year on March 7, the price was up nearly 74% for the year.

And for the month of May?

The last day of April closed at $104.69. With the current price at $114.41, prices are up 9.28%.


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