Credit Benchmark have released the January Credit Consensus Indicators (CCIs). The CCI is an index of forward-looking credit opinions for Global, UK & US Oil & Gas based on the consensus views of over 20,000 credit analysts at 40+ of the world’s leading financial institutions.
Drawn from more than 950,000 contributed credit observations, the CCI tracks the total number of upgrades and downgrades made each month by credit analysts to chart the long-term trend in analyst sentiment for Oil & Gas. A monthly CCI score of 50 indicates neutral credit quality, with an equal number of upgrades and downgrades made over the course of a month. Scores above 50 indicate that credit quality is improving. Scores below 50 indicate that credit quality is deteriorating.
US Oil & Gas firms have put a recent negative blip behind them with another month of positive credit quality, while Global and UK firms also continue to enjoy net credit improvement.
Global Oil & Gas: Positive Streak Continues
Global Oil & Gas firms have gone from strength to strength, boasting CCI scores above 50 for 21 consecutive months and maintaining long-term net positive credit quality.
The Global Oil & Gas CCI score is 52.8 this month, a slight increase from last month’s CCI of 52.5.
Global Oil & Gas sector’s profits are high despite windfall taxes.
UK Oil & Gas: Improvement Persists
The improving trend for UK Oil & Gas firms continues, with a fifth consecutive month of credit quality in the green.
The UK Oil & Gas CCI score is 52.2 this month, a slight decrease from last month’s CCI of 54.0.
UK’s exporter-heavy FTSE 100 jumped to a seven-month high last week as oil stocks rallied.
US Oil & Gas: Trend of Net Improvement Reforms
After ending their streak of 17 consecutive months of positive credit quality in July-22, US Oil & Gas firms have maintained positive credit quality for the fourth month running.
This month, the US Oil & Gas CCI score is 52.9, an increase from last month’s CCI of 51.7.
The US is looking to double gas exports to the UK over the coming year as a recent partnership was announced to reduce global dependence on Russian energy.
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