June 14, 2019:
June 13, 2019: the meme that oil prices surged after the tanker strikes is bogus. At close of trading today:
- WTI: down 13 cents, trading at $52.15.
- Brent crude, off which Saudi bases its price: up one cent, trading at $61.32
- OPEC basket: at $1.55 and trading at a whopping $61.01
June 13, 2019: Iran torpedoes two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. [Later: that was the initial report, but since then it appears that Iran had nothing to do with this -- it just happened. Time to move on]