This is a busy time of year, and between conferences and the reporting of big news events, we’ve been running in several directions at once here at The Barrel. That’s part of the reason why we’re just now getting to your comments about the October version of The Oil Big Five, when we got our analysts and editors to share their biggest issues in the global oil industry.
Today, though, we want to highlight some of your comments. Remember you can always tell us your thoughts through a comment here on the blog, or on Twitter with the hashtag #oilbig5.
One of our topics was about Brent demand and prices. On Twitter, we asked what you thought it would take to turn the tide, and Nicolas Correa got back to us:
Saudi Arabia, the OPEC kingpin, was also on our November list, and it seemed defiant regarding any cuts. Do you agree with Nicolas that a big OPEC drawback would help boost Brent prices? Or is there anything else that could lift the price of the iconic benchmark?
Another comment we got was from Twitter user steve from virginia:
Businesses are, indeed, being shaken up globally with the rapidly changing oil world and mercurial markets. What have you heard about customers, or what are your thoughts as buyers?
And we also appreciate a good crack about the state of the industry. Chris Cook commented on Twitter about Middle Eastern crude prices:
It’s an important reminder of something we always try to keep in mind here: No matter how the market moves, no matter what the oil industry is doing, some people (and their businesses) are taking a hit while others are benefiting.
As always, we want to hear from you about what’s impacting you and your business. Keep your eyes peeled, too, as November’s The Oil Big Five will be posted here soon.