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Brent Hits Highest Since March on Promising Vaccine News

Nov 24, 2020

Brent crude prices hit their highest levels since March as news of a third promising coronavirus vaccine candidate spurred hopes of a quicker recovery in oil demand, while U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received the go-ahead to begin his leadership transition.Brent crude futures rose 43 cents, or 0.9%, to $46.49 a barrel by 0522 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude added 45 cents, or 1.1%…

Oil Rises to 11-month High

Jan 12, 2021

Oil hit an 11-month high just below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, bolstered by Saudi Arabia's plans to limit supply, offsetting worries that rising coronavirus cases globally would curtail fuel demand.Brent crude settled up 92 cents, or 1.7%, at $56…

Oil Prices Jump 5% on OPEC+ Output Talks, Iran Tension

Jan 05, 2021

Oil prices climbed nearly 5% on Tuesday after news that Saudi Arabia will make voluntary cuts to its oil output, while international political tension simmered over Iran's seizure of a South Korean vessel.Brent crude futures rose $2.51, or 4…

Oil Slips, Set for 20% Annual Drop in Tumultuous 2020

Dec 31, 2020

Global crude prices slipped on Thursday and lost more than a fifth of their value in volatile trade in 2020, as lockdowns to combat the novel coronavirus depressed economic activity and slammed fuel demand.Still, Brent and U.S. crude benchmarks have more than doubled from April's decade lows…

A Historic Oil Price Collapse, with Worries Headed into 2021

Dec 29, 2020

This year was like no other for oil prices. Even as global prices end the year at about $51 a barrel, near the average for 2015-2017, it masks a year of volatility. In April, U.S. crude plunged deep into negative territory and Brent dropped below $20 per barrel…

OPEC+ Starts Talks to Weigh Further Steps to Support Oil Market

Nov 16, 2020

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies started meetings on Monday that will look at further action to support the oil market in 2021, as the second wave of coronavirus weighs on demand and prices.OPEC and allies led by Russia…

Russia, Saudi Arabia Discuss Volatile Oil Market

Oct 19, 2020

The world's two largest oil exporters, Russia and Saudi Arabia, are in talks on how to support volatile oil markets, the Kremlin said on Monday as rising coronavirus infections worldwide curb fuel demand.An OPEC+ ministerial monitoring committee…

Oil Traders See Slow Demand Recovery

Oct 16, 2020

Top global oil traders Vitol, Trafigura and Gunvor said on Thursday they saw slow oil demand recovery because of a second coronavirus wave with oil prices rising to or above $50 per barrel only by October next year.Benchmark Brent crude futures traded down 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 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…

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…

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 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…

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