Robert Campbell

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Robert heads up coverage of global oil products markets. Prior to joining Energy Aspects, Robert worked as an energy journalist for nearly 14 years for Reuters, Petroleum Argus and other publications, where he reported on oil markets and trends from Latin America, London, and New York in addition to temporary assignments worldwide. Most recently he was Oil Markets Columnist at Reuters. Robert holds an MA from McMaster University and a BA from McGill University and is based in New York.

Recent publications

  • | White swan

    Wavering faith in the crude rebalancing story prompted a wave of selling this month and product markets were not immune, but it was bizarre for diesel to be caught in the panic. Globally, the overwhelming majority of recent economic headlines have been undeniably bullish for diesel. The only real ma..

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  • | RINs redux

    Global gasoline markets corrected sharply in early March, precipitated by a rumoured shift in arcane US biofuels blending rules and another slump in Asian gasoline cracks, which had enjoyed a strong start to the year. The correction was much-needed. The market had bid up summer-grade gasoline prices..

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  • | Soul searching

    Before the reports about a coalition of militias launching an attack on Libyan eastern ports emerged late on Friday, there was very little going for the bulls. Headlines were dominated by sharply higher OPEC exports in February leading to widespread concerns about cheating, and speculation that Saud..

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  • | A signal shown

    A trading play will pump up visible stocks in Asia in the coming weeks, but this is only a prelude to a summer of supply tightness. Onshore stocks of fuel oil in Singapore will likely rise beyond the nearly 27 mb level seen in late February, so some short-term floating storage may be needed. On the ..

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  • | IP Week Reception 2017

    Thank you to all of you who attended the Energy Aspects 2017 IP Week event in London yesterday. In addition to the presentations you heard from Amrita Sen and Robert Campbell, the analysts from each of our global offices were delighted to discuss the markets with you. We are pleased to share with yo..

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