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Oil Steadies as Demand Uncertainty Tempers Supply Cuts

May 25, 2020

Oil prices, which have been driven higher for the past four weeks, were steady on Monday, with holidays in Singapore, London and New York dampening trade, as rising concerns over demand recovery offset supply cuts.Brent had eased by 5 cents, or 0.14% to $35.08 a barrel by 1014 GMT, while U.S. oil gained 14 cents, or 0.42% to $33.39 a barrel. Both are down around 45% so far this year.'Uncertainty around the current travel patterns in the U…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

Oil Prices Up as Faith in Supply Cuts Grows

May 26, 2020

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, supported by growing confidence that producers are following through on commitments to cut supplies and as fuel demand picks up as coronavirus lockdowns ease.Brent crude futures were up 1.4%, or 48 cents, at $36.01 a barrel by 1210 GMT…

Trafigura Takes a Bet with North Sea Oil

May 22, 2020

Commodities trader Trafigura has seized the moment and taken a rare dominant position in the North Sea crude market over the past two weeks as oil demand jumped, trading sources said.A combination of OPEC-led global production cuts, cheap freight rates…

Oil Price at Highest Since March

May 21, 2020

Oil rose on Thursday to its highest since March, supported by lower U.S. crude inventories, OPEC-led supply cuts and recovering demand as governments ease restrictions on people's movements imposed due to the coronavirus crisis.Crude prices have slumped in 2020…

Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

IEA: Early Signs of Recovery Visible, But Oil Demand Still Set For Record Fall

May 14, 2020

Oil demand is still set for a record fall in 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday, but it trimmed its forecast for the drop citing easing lockdown measures.Demand is expected to fall by 8.6 million barrels per day (bpd)…

IEA: New Cuts by Saudi Arabia and Others Unlikely to Balance Oil Market

May 14, 2020

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Thursday that recently announced oil output cuts by major Gulf Arab producers would likely not be enough to balance global markets as coronavirus lockdowns hollow out demand…

OMV Sees Hope for Oil Price Recovery in Second Half 2020

May 13, 2020

Austrian energy group OMV sees hope for a recovery in oil prices in the second half of 2020 helped by increased fuel demand and output cuts by producers such as Saudi Arabia, its chief executive said.The spread of the coronavirus has knocked…

EIA Expects Brent to Average $48 a Barrel in 2021

May 13, 2020

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday noted the Brent oil price remained low despite the recent OPEC+ deal, but added it expected the prices to average $48 a barrel next year. It also warned that the forecast was subject to…

Norway Gov't Cuts Its Oil Price Assumption for 2020

May 12, 2020

The Norwegian government has cut its oil price assumption for 2020 to 331 Norwegian crowns ($32.17) per barrel from 476 crowns last October, a revised budget showed on Tuesday.Norway is Western Europe's largest oil and gas producer, with petroleum…

Oil rises 5% in second weekly gain on output cuts, demand hopes

May 08, 2020

Oil prices settled 5% higher on Friday in their second consecutive week of gains as U.S. producers cut production with the number of drilling rigs falling to a record low, and as more states moved ahead with plans to relax lockdowns intended to halt the coronavirus pandemic…

Aker Braces for Oil Price to Stay Low for Long

May 08, 2020

Aker ASA, a major investor in Norway's oil and oil service industries, is preparing its businesses for an extended period of low crude prices, its chief executive said on Friday'I don't expect the oil market to come into balance during the next couple of years…

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…

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