Adami’s assessment came after oil industry veteran and BP Capital Management founder T. Boone Pickens told CNBC that oil could soon find a bottom near $26 per barrel, then double from there within a year. Pickens has made multiple bullish oil calls as oversupply has helped to keep prices lower in the last year.
But commodities commentator Dennis Gartman rebutted Pickens on “Fast Money” on Monday, saying oil’s recovery is likely still far away.
However, any kind of supply cut from producers could give energy companies relief, said trader Tim Seymour. He looked to Anadarko Petroleum, which on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.25 billion.
Its shares have fallen 21 percent this year, but it could get a boost from supply reductions, Seymour contended.
Exxon Mobil is expected to see revenue and profit plunge year over year when it reports fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday. Trader Dan Nathan contended that its shares could also rebound on supply cuts.
Exxon shares have fallen 2 percent this year but have shed less of their value than the S&P 500.