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Exxon Cuts Spending by $10B

Apr 07, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday throttled back a multi-year investment spree in shale, LNG and deep water oil production and will cut planned capital spending this year by $10 billion as the coronavirus pandemic saps energy demand and oil prices…

Oil Drops after Saudi Arabia, Russia Delay Meeting on Output Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Monday, after Saudi Arabia and Russia delayed a meeting to discuss output cuts that could partly alleviate oversupply in global markets as the coronavirus pandemic pummels demand.Brent crude slipped close to $30 a barrel in early trade and was at $33…

OPEC+ Debates Biggest Ever Oil Output Cut as Virus Destroys Demand

Apr 03, 2020

OPEC and allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after U.S. President Donald Trump called on oil nations to stop the oil rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Update: Brent Oil Rises above $32 on Hopes of Output Deal

Apr 03, 2020

Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as high as $33.05 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global crude supply.Brent crude futures were up 9.3%, or $2.79, at $32.73 a barrel by 1014 GMT. Brent soared as much as 47%…

Oil Posts Biggest One-day Gain After Trump Touts Saudi-Russia Deal

Apr 02, 2020

Crude prices posted their biggest-one day gains on record on Thursday after President Donald Trump said he expects Russia and Saudi Arabia to announce a major oil production cut, and Saudi state media said the kingdom was calling an emergency meeting of producers to deal with the market turmoil…

Chinese Buyers Snap Up U.S. Oil Purchases at Widest Discounts Ever

Apr 01, 2020

China has increased U.S. crude purchases with some buyers snapping up cargoes at the widest discounts ever as sellers seek to offload excess supplies in Asia, six trade sources said on Wednesday.China started processing in March applications from its companies to waive import tariffs on U…

Norway: No Oil Production Cuts Despite Price Drop

Mar 31, 2020

Norway's oil production remains profitable despite the recent plunge in prices and it does not plan to shut output, the country's Minister of Petroleum and Energy said on Tuesday.The price of North Sea Brent crude fell to its lowest level in…

COVID-19 Oil Demand Hit Renders OPEC+, Trump Actions Irrelevant

Mar 31, 2020

Imagine for a moment that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia had agreed at the start of this month to extend and deepen their crude oil output cuts. It wouldn't have made the blindest bit of difference.While it was only three and half weeks ago…

Oil Price: WTI Dips Below $20, Brent Touches 2002-Low

Mar 30, 2020

Oil prices fell sharply on Monday, with U.S. crude briefly dropping below $20 and Brent hitting its lowest in 18 years, on heightened fears that the global coronavirus shutdown could last months and demand for fuel could decline further.Brent crude…

Brent's Fall Creates Steepest Contango in 11 Years

Mar 26, 2020

The discount on front-month Brent crude oil futures to later contracts increased to an 11 year high on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cause an unprecedented slump in global demand. The spread on the May to November contracts had widened to as much as minus $10…

Brent Crude Drops to $26.35. Outlook Bleak

Mar 26, 2020

Oil prices fell on Thursday, ending three sessions of gains, as movement restrictions worldwide to contain the coronavirus destroyed demand and overshadowed expectations that a U.S. $2 trillion emergency stimulus will bolster economic activity…

Covid-19 and Cheap Oil to Hit African pre-FID Oil Projects

Mar 26, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy expects that majority of Africa’s top planned oil and gas projects that were expecting final investment decisions under an oil price assumption of between $55 and $60 per barrel will be hit hard by the current oil prices and coronavirus impact…

Ten Signs the Oil Industry is Bent Out of Shape

Mar 26, 2020

The oil industry has been hit by a simultaneous demand and supply shock in March as the coronavirus pandemic cuts fuel consumption and top producer Saudi Arabia raises output to full capacity to fight a price war with rivals.International crude…

Oil Prices Fall as Demand Woes Eclipse U.S. Stimulus

Mar 25, 2020

Oil prices slipped into negative territory on Wednesday as faltering fuel demand from the spread of the coronavirus outweighed a massive pending U.S. economic stimulus package.Brent crude was down 45 cents, or 1.66%, at $26.70 per barrel at 1029 GMT after earlier rising to a high of $28…

WTI Oil Price Hits 17-Year Low, Brent Goes Below $28

Mar 18, 2020

Oil prices fell for the third session on Wednesday with U.S. crude futures tumbling to a 17-year low as travel and social lockdowns sparked by the coronavirus epidemic knocked the outlook for demand.U.S. crude was down $1.49 cents, or 5.53%…

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