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Mohammed Al-Shatti

Mohammed Al-Shatti is a Kuwaiti oil analyst.

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Ukraine issue poses a challenge to energy security

The impact of the Ukraine crisis can be seen in the market movements this week, as uncertainty has pushed prices to hover around $100 a barrel.

February 26, 2022

Oil market remains bullish amid fears of supply disruption

Oil prices are approaching the $100 per barrel mark due to fears of supply disruption as the Russia-Ukraine crisis continues. 

The conclusion of Russia’s military drill near Ukraine’s border eased the tension pushing back Brent prices but the situation remains uncertain. 

February 19, 2022

Supply concerns remain the wild card supporting energy prices

Strongly supported by supply tightness and geopolitical developments caused by changing dynamics, Brent Crude oil remained above $90 per barrel.

February 13, 2022

With oil prices over $90, is demand at risk?

Even though in their latest meeting, OPEC+ ministers agreed to maintain the planned monthly increase of 400,000 barrels per day in March, prices remained firm while crude prices continued their backwardation.

February 06, 2022

The inventory versus geopolitical game in oil markets

At this early stage in the first quarter of 2022, the oil market outlook remains tight and prices are still recording high levels despite the general agreement that surplus will eventually develop.

January 23, 2022

Despite higher prices, oil market faces challenges 

Crude prices have risen, buoyed by the expectation of stronger near-term oil market fundamentals. A declining US dollar value and a rise in speculative net length added support. 

January 16, 2022

Is oil at $80 sustainable in 2022?

Crude oil prices traded above $80 per barrel for the first time since last November, largely supported by easing concerns over the negative impact of the omicron COVID-19 variant and signs of robust oil demand in major oil-consuming countries. But will this level remain throughout the year?

January 08, 2022

Oil prices in 2022 might not reach the high levels of last year

The year 2021 witnessed an upward shift in the price of oil globally, reversing the falls of previous years.

January 02, 2022

Oil in 2022: Supply to exceed demand; surplus likely to build 

2021 was a good year for all and the OPEC+ managed markets well to maintain a balance and oil inventories low.

December 26, 2021