Crude oil is reaching a “tipping point” where prices will threaten demand, Edward Morse, head of commodities research at Citigroup Global Markets Inc., told Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.”
Demand to export U.S. crude is poised to soar as the nation’s surging supply of hydrocarbons creates a glut of the feedstock, according to Citigroup Inc., the bank that predicted a slump in the nation’s imports.
Makoto Nagai was sitting in his third-floor office at 2:46 p.m. on March 11 when the earthquake alarm buzzed. An orange LCD screen flashed 100 and 4, telling him the number of seconds before a category 4 quake would hit the city of Sendai on Japan’s northeast coast.
Oil traders are showing increasing confidence that U.S. economic growth will rebound next year as they take advantage of the widening gap between current prices of crude and contracts for delivery six months from now.