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JUNE: Concerns over spikes in COVID-19 cases weighed on energy sentiment in June | As global crude supply remains muted, further recovery in oil prices hinges on the return of demand in the U.S., the world’s largest energy consumer.
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MAY: Midstream led a continued recovery for the broader energy sector in May | While falling production volume is a negative for midstream, many firms have protections in place to help mitigate impacts
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APRIL: The energy sector rebounded in April along with the market | Midstream was the top performer in the energy sector, with MLPs posting a record monthly return | WTI futures went negative for the first time ever amid an unprecedented demand shock brought on by COVID-19
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MARCH: Markets plunged in March, with energy leading the way down | Crude prices fell more than 5% due to a dual supply and demand shock | With global economies at a standstill and the world awash with oil, the market appears to be in a holding pattern
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FEBRUARY: The energy sector continued its rocky start to 2020 | Crude prices continued to fall and now sit 27% lower than at the start of the year | Uncertainty has taken over markets, presenting challenging headwinds for commodities and energy markets
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JANUARY: The energy sector started off 2020 with a volatile January | Crude prices fell 15.6%, their worst month since May 2019 | The Wuhan coronavirus roiled commodity markets in January. Impacts on demand have already been significant
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DECEMBER: 2019: Strong on an absolute basis, weak on relative | Looking at 2020 candidates’ stances on fossil fuel regulations
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NOVEMBER: Large-cap energy gained while the midstream sector sold off in November | Energy valuations appear relatively cheap heading into 2020
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