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Equinor CEO Doesn't Believe in Quick Oil Market Rebound

May 07, 2020

More global oil production curtailments will be needed to reduce the gap between supply and demand and normalize the oil market, the chief executive of Norway's Equinor said on Thursday.Eldar Saetre, who led the company through the previous market downturn in 2014-2016…

Aker BP Cuts Dividend by Two-thirds on Oil Price Slump

May 06, 2020

Aker BP will cut its quarterly dividend payments by two-thirds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the plunge in crude prices, the Norwegian oil firm said on Wednesday after reporting a better-than-expected first-quarter core profit.Earnings before interest…

Oil Prices Extend Gains on Demand Hopes as Lockdowns ease

May 05, 2020

Oil prices jumped again on Tuesday on hopes for a recovery in vehicle traffic and fuel demand as some European and Asian countries along with several U.S. states began to ease coronavirus lockdown measures.West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were 7…

Is an Oil Market Recovery Underway? Energy Trader Mercuria Sees Positive Signs

May 01, 2020

Global oil markets are showing early signs of re-balancing after production cuts by OPEC and the United States, with the market's pricing structure indicating that storing oil on idle tankers may soon no longer be profitable, Mercuria Energy Group said…

Oil Prices Hit 1990s Low

Apr 22, 2020

Oil prices slumped again on Wednesday, with Brent falling to the lowest since 1999, as the market struggled with a massive crude glut amid a collapse in demand for everything from gasoline to jet fuel caused by the coronavirus outbreak.Brent crude…

U.S. Oil Futures Plumb Historic Sub-Zero Lows, Brent Plunges

Apr 21, 2020

U.S. oil futures continued to trade in negative territory on Tuesday, after closing down nearly $40 on Monday in their first-ever sub-zero dive, as concerns grew the United States will run out of storage for a glut caused by the coronavirus lockdown…

Ex-BP Boss Browne Warns Oil Will Stay Low

Apr 21, 2020

The oil price will stay low for some time as supply exceeds demand and the current situation on global oil markets is reminiscent of the 1980s oil glut, former BP boss John Browne said on Tuesday.U.S. crude prices dropped below $0 for the first time ever on Monday…

Oil Price Crash, What Next?

Apr 21, 2020

A historic rout in oil markets sent U.S. crude prices plummeting to as much as minus $40 a barrel as traders rushed to get rid of unwanted stocks with storage capacity already overflowing amid a coronavirus-induced demand collapse.U.S. West…

April May Prove Worst Ever Month for Oil Industry - IEA's Birol

Apr 15, 2020

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Wednesday this month could prove the worst ever experienced by the oil industry.'In a few years' time, when we look back on 2020 we may well see that it was the worst year in the history of global oil markets…

Oil Price Drops to $28 as Supply Cuts Not Enough

Apr 15, 2020

Oil fell 5% to around $28 a barrel on Wednesday, pressured by reports suggesting persistent oversupply and collapsing demand due to global coronavirus-related lockdowns.The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday forecast a 29 million…

Oil Rises After OPEC+ Agrees Record Output Cut

Apr 13, 2020

Oil prices rose on Monday after major producers finally agreed their biggest-ever output cut, but gains were capped amid concern that it won't be enough to head off oversupply with the coronavirus pandemic hammering demand.After four days of wrangling…

OPEC, Russia Approve Biggest-Ever Oil Cut to Support Prices

Apr 13, 2020

OPEC and allies led by Russia agreed on Sunday to a record cut in output to prop up oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic in an unprecedented deal with fellow oil nations, including the United States, that could curb global oil supply by 20%…

Oil Prices Rise on Hopes OPEC+ Will Agree Supply Cuts

Apr 09, 2020

Oil prices rose on Thursday on expectations the world's leading crude producers will at a meeting later in the day overcome obstacles that have so far prevented a deal to cut output in response to a collapse in global demand.Brent crude futures were up 2%…

Oil Holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-Led Talks on Output Cuts

Apr 08, 2020

Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday's videoconference…

OMV Might Cut Jobs Due to COVID-19, Low Oil Prices

Apr 08, 2020

Oil and gas group OMV plans to extend a 4 billion euro ($4.35 billion) cost-cutting program, its chief executive said, adding it may cut jobs due to the coronavirus crisis and a slump in energy prices.Major oil producers with operations around…

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