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OPEC Expects Record Rise in Oil Demand in 2021

Jul 14, 2020

Global oil demand will soar by a record 7 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic but will remain below 2019 levels, OPEC said in its monthly report.It was the first report in which OPEC assessed oil markets next year…

Oil Prices Drop on Demand Recovery Fears, OPEC+ Easing Expectations

Jul 14, 2020

Oil prices fell more than 2% on Tuesday on worries that new clampdowns on businesses to stem surging U.S. coronavirus cases could threaten fuel demand recovery and expectations that OPEC+ might ease output cuts from August in an upcoming meeting…

Oil Producers Will Fight for Market Share as Consumption Growth Slows

Jul 07, 2020

Petroleum consumption growth has been slowing for decades and the industry shows increasing signs of maturity, which will have profound implications for the business strategies of oil-producing companies and countries.Slower growth will intensify…

Eni to Book $4B Asset Writedown after Cutting Oil Price Outlook

Jul 07, 2020

Italian energy group Eni said it would write off around 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) from the value of its assets after revising down its long-term outlook for oil and gas prices due to economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.In a statement on Monday…

Oil Prices Edge Up as Demand Upswing Counters Virus Concerns

Jun 26, 2020

Oil prices inched up on Friday as the bullish impetus from signs of fuel demand recovery was kept in check by a rising number of new coronavirus cases in the United States and China and tentative expectations of U.S. output ticking up.Brent crude futures were 40 cents higher at $41…

Woodmac: How has the Price Crash Changed the Upstream Sector?

Jun 25, 2020

According to Wood Mackenzie’s analysis, the oil price crash wiped US$1.6 trillion off the valuation of the global upstream industry.Andrew Pearson, vice president, upstream, said: 'This figure captures the impact of Wood Mackenzie’s downgraded…

Oil Prices Transitioning to Next Phase of Cycle

Jun 23, 2020

Brent futures prices have risen by more than 80% over the last two months, the fastest increase at any point for more than a quarter of a century, as the market has rebounded from its worst crisis in decades.Front-month Brent futures have averaged…

Brent Crude Rises to Above $42 a Barrel

Jun 19, 2020

Oil rose to above $42 a barrel on Friday, adding to gains in the previous session, after OPEC producers and allies promised to meet supply cuts and signs of demand, hit by the coronavirus crisis, recovering.Iraq and Kazakhstan, during a meeting of an OPEC+ panel on Thursday…

UBS Lifts Brent Price Forecast

Jun 18, 2020

UBS raised its forecasts on Thursday for the price of Brent crude this year, citing expectations of an undersupplied oil market as demand starts to pick up on the back of a recovering global economy.'Supply is being curbed by OPEC+ voluntary…

E&P Players' Widely-differing Views on Oil Price Future

Jun 16, 2020

BP’s announcement that it is going to write down the value of its exploration assets by $8-10 billion (56-70%) shows the accounting impact of its energy transition strategy.It also highlights the huge variation in how oil companies are viewing…

BP Lowers Oil Outlook. Expects to Take up to $17.5B Writedown

Jun 15, 2020

BP will write off up to $17.5 billion from the value of its assets after cutting its long-term oil and gas price forecasts, betting the COVID-19 crisis will cast a lasting chill on energy demand and accelerate a shift away from fossil fuels…

Oil Extends Slump as Prospect of Second Viral Wave in U.S. Ends Rally

Jun 12, 2020

Oil prices fell on Friday, extending heavy overnight losses as a surge in U.S. coronavirus cases this week raised the prospect of a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak hitting demand in the world's biggest consumer of crude and fuel.West Texas Intermediate was down 65 cents…

ConocoPhillips CEO Says Surprised by Quick Rebound in Oil Prices

Jun 11, 2020

ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance on Wednesday expressed surprise at the quick rebound in U.S. oil prices that slipped into the negative territory in April and said he expects prices to remain volatile in the near term.Oil is now trading at near $40 per barrel…

Oil Prices Rise on OPEC+ Cuts. Brent at $42,8

Jun 08, 2020

Oil climbed on Monday after major producers agreed to extend a deal on record output cuts to the end of July and as China's crude imports hit an all-time high in May.Brent crude was up 51 cents, or 1.2%, at $42.81 per barrel, by 0628 GMT, while U…

Saudi Arabia, Russia Reach Deal on Oil Output Cut Extension

Jun 03, 2020

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters…

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