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Blue Lacy Advisors, LLC - January Oil and Products Commentary

Minneapolis, MN | January 23, 2023 | By: Steve Sinos, Blue Lacy Advisors, LLC

Crude Oil

The sentiment was more positive this week, with the front of the curve’s contango tightened and the back’s backwardation widened – signaling tighter balances in both benchmarks once we get through 1Q23. The real question, and possibly the best source of confirmatory information, will be how spreads hold up on crudes. Attention is rightly paid to Russian spreads because of the immediate risk, but for the ongoing trade, West African, Brazilian, and Middle East spreads to Brent will be indicative of core demand. Most of these cargoes have paced Brent’s gains and collectively trade in the $85 range.

*This summary is based off January 14, 2023

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