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Big Oil Keeps Brakes on Spending, Despite Crude Rally Windfall

Jul 12, 2021

Leading international energy companies are resisting the temptation to rush and spend an unexpected windfall from rallying oil and natural gas prices as they focus on longer-term energy transition challenges, executives and analysts said.Benchmark crude oil prices more than doubled in the second quarter of 2021 from a year earlier and have risen further in recent weeks to close to $78 a barrel, their…

OPEC+ Deal to Boost Output to End Talks of $100 a Barrel Oil

Jul 20, 2021

The OPEC+ deal to boost crude oil output from August was always the most likely outcome to the producer group's earlier impasse, and it should be enough to end market talk of $100 a barrel oil, at least for now.OPEC+ ministers agreed on Sunday to boost production by 400…

Oil Prices Drop on Expected Supply Increase

Jul 15, 2021

Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending losses as investors braced for increased supplies after a compromise deal between leading OPEC producers and as U.S. fuel stocks rose, raising concerns over demand in the world's largest consumer.Brent crude dropped 52 cents…

Oil Prices Rise Over 2% as US Inventories Decline

Jul 09, 2021

Oil prices rose for a second day on Friday as the market reacted to falling U.S. inventories.Signs of strong Asian demand from both China and India also strengthened the market.Brent crude oil futures were up $1.49, or 2%, at $75.60 a barrel by 1:12 p…

Shell to Hike Shareholder Returns After Sharp Rise in Oil Price

Jul 07, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said it would boost its returns to shareholders via share buybacks or dividends after a sharp rise in oil and gas prices helped it reduce debt.It will increase its distribution to shareholders to 20% to 30% of cash flow from operations beginning in the second quarter…

Oil Price Heads to Three-year High after OPEC+ Fails to Agree on Output Plan

Jul 06, 2021

Oil prices were heading towards three-year highs on Tuesday, towing petrocurrencies and bond yields with them, after the world's main oil producers failed to agree on production plans.Europe's stocks spluttered at the prospect of faster inflation…

OPEC+ Meets to Decide on Oil Output Policy

Jul 01, 2021

The OPEC+ group of oil producers meets on Thursday to decide on a further easing of output cuts next month and could also consider extending its overall supply pact beyond April 2022, sources within the group told Reuters.The group comprising…

Oil May Hit $100 but Volatility Will Grow, Say Energy CEOs

Jun 22, 2021

Benchmark oil prices could hit $100 a barrel and price volatility could also grow due to lower investments and the energy transition, the heads of top energy companies said on Tuesday.'There is quite a chance to reach $100 but we could see again…

Oil Settles Slightly Lower as OPEC+ Discusses Raising Production

Jun 22, 2021

Crude oil prices settled slightly lower on Tuesday after Brent rose above $75 a barrel for the first time in over two years, as OPEC+ discussed raising oil production.Brent crude futures settled down 9 cents to $74.81 a barrel after hitting a session high of $75…

WTI-Brent Spread Narrows as Oil Market Tightens

Jun 21, 2021

The price gap between the world's two most actively traded oil contracts narrowed to its lowest in more than seven months, demonstrating that U.S. oil output is still in the COVID-19 doldrums with the market likely to remain undersupplied.North Sea Brent futures traded at a premium of $1…

Oil Price Hits New High Near $75

Jun 16, 2021

Oil extended its run of gains on Wednesday, climbing towards $75 a barrel to its highest since April 2019, supported by a recovery in demand from the pandemic and a drop in U.S. crude inventories.The American Petroleum Institute reported U…

Oil Prices Soar on Signs of Strong Demand in Western Economies

Jun 09, 2021

Oil prices continued to rally on Wednesday on signs of strong fuel demand in western economies, while the prospect of Iranian supplies returning faded as the U.S. secretary of state said sanctions against Tehran were unlikely to be lifted.Brent crude futures were up 44 cents…

Oil Jumps to Two-Year High. Strong Levels Here to Stay, Analyst Says

Jun 07, 2021

Oil jumped to a two-year high above $72 a barrel on Monday, extending this year's rally supported by recovering demand and OPEC+ supply curbs, before giving up the gains as investors took profits.Demand is rising in the United States and Europe as COVID-19 restrictions are loosened and…

Oil Nears $72, Close to a Two-year High

Jun 04, 2021

Oil rose towards $72 a barrel on Friday, trading close to a two-year high as OPEC+ supply discipline and recovering demand countered concerns about patchy COVID-19 vaccination rollout around the globe.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting…

Brent Reaches $70, Highest Since March

Jun 01, 2021

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with Brent topping $70 and trading at its highest since March, as optimism grew over the fuel demand outlook during the summer driving season of the United States, the world's top oil consumer.Prices were also boosted…

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