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Oil Market Intelligence

Anticipate future market direction. Oil Market Intelligence (OMI) identifies the most important trends in the industry so you can make informed decisions rapidly. OMI is based on Energy Intelligence’s independent, objective and reliable price and fundamentals data -- one of the industry’s most extensive statistical resources – and uses its global editorial presence to get behind the numbers.

Where are the oil markets headed? OMI’s analysis and up-to-the-minute statistics help you respond quickly to shifting market fundamentals.
OMI also offers:

  • Historical monthly global supply, demand, inventory and price data;
  • The “big picture” global trends, including what projected oil supply/demand balances mean for prices and refinery economics for the next several quarters;
  • Detailed country and regional data and analysis of inter-market relationships by our global analysts in New York, London, Moscow, Houston, Dubai and Washington;
  • Forward-looking quantitative and qualitative analysis of crude and product markets fundamentals
    and financial market conditions;
  • Sophisticated tables and graphs, designed to give you easy-to-interpret yet highly detailed
    fundamentals data.

OMI was quick to recognize the developing surplus that has led to the
current slide in crude oil prices.


Other editorial highlights include the following:

  • Earlier OMI coverage of the evolving impact of Chinese demand growth as a primary force in the 2004-2008 price run-up;
  • Over the last several years OMI has consistently been one of the lowest and ultimately most accurate forecasts of weakening OECD oil demand;
  • OMI took the lead in coaxing Venezuela to become more transparent in its supply reporting and constructed a path-breaking set of estimates of implied crude oil production. This led to what was widely considered a more appropriate view of the country’s performance, until Venezuela decided to stop the data flow;
  • OMI’s global inventory approximations have consistently highlighted the growing role of non-OECD countries in the global balances.

Subscribers to OMI also receive these additional supplements:

  • Quarterly data supplement
  • Annual outlook for global supply and demand

Make sense of what market developments mean with OMI’s objective expert analysis on:

  • Global Inventories: A detailed assessment of crude and product stocks using OMI's unique methodology for calculating observed global inventories;
  • Oil Demand: Recent trends in global oil demand and product details at the country level;
  • Oil Supply: Assessments of monthly wellhead production by country and explanations of recent developments, with extensive background data at the subnational level to help identify the mix of new field development and accelerating decline rates in mature fields/areas;
  • Supply/Demand Balance: Comparisons of global oil supply and demand, with conclusions on market balance and corresponding price impacts;
  • Crude Oil Markets: Explanations of price trends and differentials for the world's major crude grades, examining both global and regional relationships and flows highlighting the interplay between physical and financial market impacts;
  • Refinery Economics: A monthly look at refinery economics and activity in six major refining centers, including netback values and margins for key crudes;
  • Regional Products Markets: In-depth surveys of finished products markets in Europe, North America
    and Asia;
  • Monthly Feature: Timely, in-depth highlights on themes important to global oil markets that are determined by conditions in the period leading up to OMI’s publication.

Who Should Read OMI?

  • Market analysts who want in-depth and independent coverage of fundamentals;
  • Forward-looking industry executives who want to stay ahead of market trends and developments;
  • Government employees who need to know about the interplay of different market fundamentals
    and prices;
  • Consultants who advise clients about market trends;
  • Financial firms interested in hard market fundamentals;
  • Traders looking for a broad perspective of their respective markets;
  • Law firms with significant energy practices.

OMI is published once a month with an early snapshot of conditions going into the month.