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Oil Prices Stable at $90 a Barrel But Iran Supply Prospects Add Pressure

Feb 09, 2022

Oil prices were stable around $90 a barrel on Wednesday but the prospect of increased supply from Iran and the United States kept pressure on the market.Brent crude futures edged down 36 cents, or 0.4%, to $90.42 a barrel by 1150 GMT.  U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 43 cents…

Exxon Reports Best Results in Seven Years on High Oil Prices

Feb 01, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $8.87 billion, its largest in seven years, as the top U.S. oil producer benefited from strong energy prices.The company slashed spending after fuel demand cratered two years ago and…

Oil Reaches $90 a Barrel for the First Time Since 2014

Jan 26, 2022

Oil touched $90 a barrel for the first time in seven years on Wednesday, supported by tight supply and rising political tensions in Europe and the Middle East that raised concerns about further disruption in an already-tight market.Brent crude rose $1…

"Triple deficit": Morgan Stanley Expects $100 a Barrel in 2H 2022

Jan 21, 2022

Morgan Stanley expects Brent crude oil prices to advance to $100 a barrel in the second half of this year, with the market heading for a simultaneous 'triple deficit' of inventories, spare capacity, and investment.'The key oil products markets (gasoline…

Oil Prices Climb to Highest Since 2014

Jan 18, 2022

Benchmark oil prices climbed to their highest since 2014 on Tuesday as possible supply disruption after attacks in the Mideast Gulf added to an already tight supply outlook.Brent crude futures rose by $0.74, or 0.9%, to $87.22 a barrel at 1446 GMT…

Oil Barrels Toward $79 to Start '22

Jan 03, 2022

Oil rose towards $79 a barrel on Monday supported by tight supply and hopes of further demand recovery in 2022 spurred in part by a view that the Omicron coronavirus variant is unlikely to significantly dampen the outlook.Libyan oil output will be cut by 200…

As Omicron Concerns Ease, Oil Prices Rise

Dec 28, 2021

Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday with prices trading near the previous day's one-month high on hopes that the Omicron coronavirus variant will have a limited impact on fuel demand.Brent crude rose 7 cents, or 0.1%, to $78.67 a barrel, by 0728 GMT…

Oil Prices Ease in Holiday Trade, Market Focus on Next OPEC+ Move

Dec 24, 2021

Brent crude futures snapped a three-day rally on Friday in light holiday trading but the benchmark was still headed for a weekly gain, with the market focusing on next steps by OPEC+ and the impact of the Omicron variant.Brent crude futures slid 41 cents…

Oil Prices Rise but Omicron Worries Linger

Dec 21, 2021

Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday after a sharp fall in the previous session as investors' appetite for risk improved, although they remained cautious amid the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant across the globe.Brent crude was up 84 cents…

Oil Rises on OPEC+ Plan to Meet if Omicron Hits Demand

Dec 03, 2021

Oil prices climbed on Friday, extending gains after OPEC+ said it would review supply additions ahead of its next scheduled meeting if the Omicron variant dents demand, but prices were still on course for the sixth week of declines.Brent crude futures rose $1…

Oil Rebounds to Above $76 on Speculation Omicron-related Drop Exaggerated

Nov 29, 2021

Oil rebounded by more than 5% on Monday to above $76 a barrel as some investors viewed Friday's slump in oil and financial markets on concern about the Omicron coronavirus variant as overdone.Top officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies…

Morgan Stanley Slashes Q1 2022 Brent Crude Price Forecast on Omicron Risks

Nov 29, 2021

Morgan Stanley on Monday cut its first quarter 2022 Brent crude price forecast to $82.50 per barrel from $95 on market expectations that the Omicron coronavirus variant could turn into a major headwind for oil demand.The market appears to be…

Omicron Threatens Oil Demand Recovery

Nov 29, 2021

Asian oil refiners' margins have slumped to the lowest in nearly five months amid worries that the Omicron coronavirus variant could deal another blow to oil demand recovery, already hit by rising COVID-19 cases in Europe.Governments worldwide…

Brent Drops Under $80 as Investors Wary of New Variant, Q1 Surplus

Nov 26, 2021

Brent slid nearly 4% to below $80 a barrel on Friday as a new COVID-19 variant spooked investors, adding to concerns that a global supply surplus could swell in the first quarter following the release of crude reserves by the United States and others…

Asian Countries Looking to Release Oil Reserves after U.S. Request

Nov 18, 2021

The world's biggest economies said on Thursday they were looking into releasing oil from their strategic reserves, following a rare request from the United States for a coordinated move to cool global energy prices.The U.S. move reflects frustration…

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