Commodity price, Energy crisis, Market trends, Oil market

More bad news from Saudi Arabia


Over the years I’d highlighted the increasingly dubious status of Saudi Arabia as the world’s oil production powerhouse. This year we learned that their flagship oil field Ghawar produced much less than everyone knew, now courtesy of Bloomberg we find another disconcerting bit of information corroborating these doubts as the following chart illustrates:


There can be little doubt that we are facing a grave and serious energy predicament going forward. Our economies and societies better begin preparing yesterday. Links to my research outlining the fundamental supply and demand conditions can be found here:

The oil price shock: has it arrived?

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Alex Krainer ( is a commodities trader based in Monaco. He’s written the 5-star rated book “Mastering Uncertainty in Commodities Trading

Trading and hedging commodity price risk


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