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Myra P. Saefong


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Myra:

Platinum is on track for its first supply deficit in 3 years. Here’s why.

The platinum market is expected to tighten this year as supply challenges and a pickup in demand lead to a supply deficit for the first time in 3 years. → Read More

EIA expects lowest first-quarter natural-gas consumption in 5 years

The EIA on Tuesday cut its 2023 U.S. natural-gas price forecast and said it expects to see the lowest first-quarter consumption of natural gas in five years. → Read More

Fukushima's disaster led to a "lost decade" for nuclear markets. Russia, low carbon goals help stage a comeback.

Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster 12 years ago led countries to question the safety of nuclear energy, but the power source is staging a comeback. → Read More

The real impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on commodities

Russia is a key supplier of many major commodities, but supply issues weren’t quite as catastrophic as some had expected following its invasion of Ukraine a... → Read More

Why the wait for lower heating bills may last for 'months to come'

U.S. consumers may have to wait until well after the end of the winter heating season to see any measurable cost savings, even though prices for heating... → Read More

Long-term lumber demand looks to benefit from U.S. 'population demographics'

Lumber was one of 2022’s worst commodity performers, and it has been volatile at the start of this year. But prices may gain on the back of a housing shortage. → Read More

Gold futures decline after stronger-than-expected U.S. PPI reading

Gold futures fall Thursday as the dollar strengthens further following the latest release of stronger-than-expected U.S. inflation data. → Read More

Here's how U.S. gasoline prices compare to other parts of the world, says GasBuddy

The average U.S. gasoline price is up 5% from a month ago, but drivers still don’t pay anywhere near as much as they do in other countries, says GasBuddy. → Read More

How Russia has 'upended global trade flows' in the year since its invasion of Ukraine

The Russia-Ukraine war has called attention to the vulnerability of the U.S. petroleum market and may lead to a shift to better secure global energy supplies. → Read More

Why silver is outperforming gold

Silver has outpaced gold’s gains in the past three months, and its classification as both an industrial and precious metal may lead it to even higher prices. → Read More

Natural-gas futures mark their biggest monthly decline in 22 years

Natural-gas futures saw a hefty decline in the month of January, posting their worst monthly performance in more than two decades. → Read More

Gold in 2022 saw its strongest annual demand in more than a decade, report finds

Annual global gold demand last year, excluding OTC trading, reached its highest since 2011, according to a World Gold Council report released Tuesday. → Read More

What drone attacks on Iran mean for oil prices

Drones carrying bombs reportedly attacked an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan, but have done little to shake up the oil market, so far. → Read More

OPEC+ committee meets next week with ample oil uncertainties to discuss

Attendees at next week's OPEC+ committee meeting will have a lot to discuss as China’s reopening and the EU's Russian oil products ban raise oil uncertainties. → Read More

The EU's latest embargo on Russia will keep diesel prices high

The European Union will ban imports of Russian oil products, in a move that could lead to tighter global supplies and higher prices for diesel. → Read More

EIA reports a weekly rise of 500,000 barrels in U.S. crude supplies

The Energy Information Administration on Wednesday reported that U.S. crude inventories rose by 500,000 barrels for the week ended Jan. 20. On average,... → Read More

Oil futures head for weekly gain on optimism over China demand

Oil futures trade mostly higher on Friday, with major benchmarks on track for a second weekly gain on optimism over Chinese demand. → Read More

Gold ticks higher, heads for 5th straight weekly advance

Gold futures edge higher Friday, with the yellow metal on track for a fifth straight weekly gain. → Read More

What's behind copper's impressive rise?

Copper prices have already recouped most of what they lost in all of 2022, buoyed by prospects for higher demand from China as it eases Covid-19 restrictions. → Read More

Gold prices rise after back-to-back losses

Gold futures head higher on Thursday, after back-to-back losses pulled prices away from a nearly nine-month high last week. → Read More