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This month, President Trump chose not to recertify the United States' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
The implications for oil prices are massive…
After all, in just the weeks running up to the end of the deal, WTI crude oil prices rallied from $62.06 per barrel to Tuesday's close at $71.31. That's a gain of 14.9% since April 6, all on the anticipation that Iranian oil will stop flowing into the global marketplace as sanctions return.
Those soaring prices will be a massive catalyst for the oil stock we're showing you today…
Traders consider any forward interruption – perceived or actual – in Iranian crude export flow as upward pressure on global prices. Check that box now.
But Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors sees even more reasons that the oil market will continue to feel the pressure, not the least of which are OPEC production problems in Venezuela, Nigeria, and Libya. Oil prices are sure to keep climbing.
Even Saudi Arabia has a stake in keeping prices high as it prepares to take its state-owned oil business public. The Aramco public offering will be the largest IPO ever at $1.5 trillion – with a "t."
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Don't forget two other factors, one good and one bad.
Let's start with the good. The U.S. economy is doing well, with lows in unemployment and high business profits. A strong economy needs energy.
Forget what you've heard about the world being awash in oil and supplies overflowing. That's old news. In fact, oil stockpiles started to decline about one year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That was just before crude oil prices bottomed.
The bad news – although bullish for oil prices – is that tensions in the Middle East, from Syria to Yemen to Gaza, are still keeping that region on edge. Historically, higher tensions lead to higher oil prices on fears that supplies might get cut off or restricted in some way.
Each of these reasons should serve as major catalysts for our favorite oil stock. This company makes money even when oil prices are falling, but when they're climbing, shares can really soar…