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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…

Norway May Join OPEC Meeting

Apr 06, 2020

Norway has been invited to and is considering attending the OPEC meeting on April 9 as an observer, and would reduce output provided there is broad support to do so, the country's oil ministry said on Monday.The ministry reiterated in an email…

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%…

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…

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 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…

IMI Wraps ARO Drilling Jack-Up Overhaul

Mar 26, 2020

International Maritime Industries (IMI) has completed the Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul contract on ARO Drilling's ARO-2003 (SAR201) jack-up rig in Saudi Arabia.IMI, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, Lamprell, Bahri and Hyundai Heavy Industries…

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 Falls After Saudi Aramco Asked to Raise Output Capacity

Mar 11, 2020

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains, after Saudi Aramco said it had been directed by the energy ministry to raise its production capacity by a million barrels per day. Brent crude slid $0.41, or 1.1%, to $36.81 a barrel by 0740 GMT…

Oil Suffers Rout After Saudi Arabia Fires First Shot of Price War

Mar 09, 2020

Losing more than a quarter of their value, oil prices were set on Monday for their biggest daily rout since the first Gulf War, after Saudi Arabia cut its official prices in a market already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus on global demand…

Saipem in Saudi JV Push

Feb 26, 2020

Italian oilfield services firm Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi construction company Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani & Sons Company (AHQ). Saipem said Tuesday that the memorandum set the path to towards the creation of a Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia…

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