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OPEC+ Bets Crude Oil Demand will Recover as Fast as Output Returns

Apr 06, 2021

The move by the OPEC+ group of oil exporters to ease their output restrictions from May onwards is effectively a bet that the current soft demand for crude will improve at the same pace as production returns.If history is a guide, it will be extremely difficult to get that balance correct, especially in the wake of such a large disruption to the global oil market as the coronavirus pandemic.With the impact of the pandemic still evident…

Oil Edges Higher on US, Europe Demand Hopes

Apr 23, 2021

Oil prices rose on Friday on hopes of a fuel demand recovery in the United States and Europe as economic growth picks up and lockdowns ease, but worries about India's raging second wave of COVID-19 cases kept a lid on gains.Brent crude futures rose 21 cents…

Oil Falls Below $64 on Rising Iran, OPEC+ Production

Apr 05, 2021

Oil fell to below $64 a barrel on Monday as rising supply from OPEC+ and higher Iranian output countered signs of a strong economic rebound in the United States and expectations of a wider demand recovery in 2021.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies…

Oil Prices: Brent Hits $70

Mar 15, 2021

Oil prices rose on Monday, with Brent reaching $70 a barrel, as data showed China's economic recovery accelerated at the start of 2021, boosting the energy demand outlook at the world's largest oil importer.Brent crude futures for May were steady at $69…

Brent Tops $70 after Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil Export Hub

Mar 08, 2021

Yemen's Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports, in what Riyadh called a failed assault on global energy security…

Oil Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

Mar 05, 2021

Oil prices jumped about 3% on Friday, hitting their highest levels in over a year, following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and decision by OPEC and its allies not to increase supply in April.Brent futures rose $2.10, or 3.2%, to $68…

Oil Prices Reach 13-month Highs

Feb 15, 2021

Oil prices soared on Monday to their highest in about 13 months as vaccine rollouts promised to revive demand and producers kept supply reined in.Brent crude was up 88 cents, or 1.4%, at $63.31 a barrel at 1320 GMT, after climbing to a session high of $63…

Oil Climbs to Highest in a Year

Feb 05, 2021

Oil prices climbed on Friday to their highest levels in a year, extending a run of strong gains on signs of economic growth in the United States and a continued commitment by producers to hold back crude supply.Brent crude futures climbed 28 cents…

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…

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…

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…

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