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OPEC and How it Has Dealt with Oil Price Crashes

Mar 12, 2020

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was set up in 1960 to coordinate oil production policy among its members but in recent decades it has increasingly cooperated with producers outside the group to manage the market. This month…

Offshore Oil Rig Infection Exposes Coronavirus Dangers

Mar 12, 2020

Equinor reported the oil industry's first coronavirus infection on an offshore installation on Wednesday, highlighting the challenge in preventing contamination for thousands of workers living in the close quarters on rigs and platforms.A worker…

Kazakhstan Cuts Gas Supplies to China by 20-25%

Mar 11, 2020

Kazakhstan has reduced natural gas supplies to China by 20-25%, Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev said on Wednesday, after importer PetroChina issued a force majeure notice to suppliers this month.PetroChina has suspended some natural gas imports…

'Brutal' Cost Cuts May be Ahead for Oil Industry

Mar 10, 2020

Oil and gas companies might be heading for another round of 'brutal' cost cuts in the wake of the oil price crash caused by coronavirus outbreak and Saudi-Russia stand-off on output cuts.Wood Mackenzie’s Tom Ellacott said: “The price collapse…

IEA: Global Oil Demand Set to Contract for the First Time since 2009

Mar 10, 2020

Global oil demand is set to contract in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade as global economic activity stalls due to the coronavirus, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. The downward revision came as oil prices dropped…

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…

Oil Takes Biggest Daily Dive in over a Decade as Russia, OPEC Split

Mar 09, 2020

Brent slid to its biggest daily loss in more than 11 years on Friday after Russia balked at OPEC's proposed steep production cuts to stabilize prices hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus, and OPEC responded by removing limits on its own production…

Oil Dives after Russia Rejects Deeper OPEC+ Cut

Mar 06, 2020

Oil prices slid more than 4% on Friday after Reuters reported that Russia will not agree to steeper oil output cuts by OPEC and its allies to support prices. Brent and WTI crude futures tumbled by nearly $3 a barrel, or more than 5%, after the report…

Oil Falls, OPEC Backs Deeper Supply Cuts

Mar 05, 2020

Oil fell on Thursday as the coronavirus epidemic showed no signs of slowing, with deaths mounting globally, and while major producers agreed on deeper output cuts to bolster prices, they could not immediately secure Russian support for the decision…

Oil Output Cuts Could Boost Price to $60 a Barrel, Lukoil Says

Mar 03, 2020

OPEC's proposal to cut oil production by up to 1 million barrels a day would be enough to balance the oil market and lift prices to $60 a barrel, Leonid Fedun, vice-president of Russian oil producer Lukoil, told Reuters. The comments from Fedun…

Oil Prices Drop To Lowest In a Year

Feb 27, 2020

Oil prices fell over 2% on Thursday, plunging for a fifth day to their lowest since January 2019 as a rise in new coronavirus cases outside China fuelled fears of a pandemic that could slow the global economy and dent demand for crude.Brent crude was down $1…

Premium for Van Gogh Crude Falls as VLSFO Market Weakens

Feb 26, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd has sold a 175,000-barrel cargo of Van Gogh crude loading March 29-April 2 to trading house Vitol at a premium of $15-$16 a barrel to dated Brent, well below the last traded level, three sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday…

China Boosts Fuel Exports as Coronavirus Hits Local Demand

Feb 25, 2020

China has ramped up fuel exports to compensate for losses to domestic demand as it grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, having not been able to prevent a surplus in the world's second-largest oil consumer with cutbacks in its refining output…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Indonesia's Oil & Gas Output Set for Drop

Feb 24, 2020

Indonesia's oil and gas output is expected to contract for a fourth consecutive year in 2020, as aging fields and delays to new projects keep production levels below government targets, analysts said.The output decline comes as Jakarta proposes…

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