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Oil Slides Towards $40 on Demand Fears Sparked by Rising COVID-19 Cases

Sep 08, 2020

Oil slid more than 3% towards $40 a barrel on Tuesday, its 5th session of decline, pressured by concerns that a recovery in demand could weaken as coronavirus infections flare up around the world.Coronavirus cases rose in 22 of the 50 U.S. states, a Reuters analysis showed on the Labor Day holiday weekend. New infections are also increasing in India and Britain.Brent crude fell $1.43, or 3.4%, to $40…

Oil Prices Drop as Demand Worries Counter U.S. Stimulus Hopes

Sep 29, 2020

Oil prices dropped on Tuesday, paring gains from the previous session, as persistent demand concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic outweighed hopes generated by a new U.S. stimulus package that lawmakers are struggling to agree.More than 1…

COLUMN - Crude Oil Industry is Starting to Hear Echoes of Coal's Demise

Sep 17, 2020

If 2020 had been anything close to a normal year, the oil and gas industry would have just wrapped up its annual gathering in Singapore, most likely reassured of its ongoing essential role in humanity's future.But this is far from a normal year…

Oil Industry Paints Grimmer Picture of Pandemic's Harm to Demand

Sep 15, 2020

Major oil industry producers and traders are forecasting a bleak future for worldwide fuel demand, due to the coronavirus pandemic's ongoing assault on the global economy.The novel coronavirus hammered fuel demand in the spring, causing consumption…

Oil Prices Rise on Gulf of Mexico Shutdowns

Aug 25, 2020

Crude oil prices rose on Tuesday, supported by production cuts in the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Laura was forecast to become a major hurricane while rising coronavirus cases in Asia and Europe capped gains.Brent crude oil futures added 37 cents…

OPEC Downgrades Oil Demand Forecast

Aug 12, 2020

OPEC on Wednesday said world oil demand will fall more steeply in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and said next year's recovery faces large uncertainties, pointing to growing headwinds for the group and its allies in supporting the market…

Oil Prices Hit 5-Month High

Aug 05, 2020

Oil prices rose to their highest since early March on Wednesday on data showing a big drop in U.S. crude inventories, and a weak dollar, but mounting coronavirus infections weighed on the demand outlook.Brent crude was up $1.63, or 3.67%, at $46…

Oil Prices Inch Down as OPEC+ Set to Boost Production

Aug 03, 2020

Oil prices fell on Monday on fears about the economic fallout from rising COVID-19 cases around the globe and on oversupply worries as OPEC and its allies are set to wind back output cuts in August.Brent crude fell 18 cents, or 0.4%, to $43…

Repsol's Long-term Oil Price Forecast Aligns with Rivals

Jul 24, 2020

Spanish energy major Repsol lowered its oil price assumptions on Thursday, bringing its long-term outlook in line with most European rivals which have booked writedowns and leaving Equinor as a bullish outlier in the sector.Repsol took a writedown of $1…

Chevron CEO Sees Continued 'Choppy Economic and Price Activity'

Jul 20, 2020

The chief executive of U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp on Monday said the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has it planning for 'choppy' oil prices and economic activity globally.Chevron said on Monday it would buy oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc for about $5 billion in stock…

Oil Prices Edge Down after OPEC+ Agrees to Taper Oil Supply Cuts

Jul 16, 2020

Oil prices eased on Thursday after OPEC and allies such as Russia agreed to taper record supply curbs from August, though the drop was cushioned by hopes for a swift U.S. demand pick-up after a big drawdown from the country's crude stocks.Brent crude fell 33 cents…

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…

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