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Saudi Arabia Must Keep Cool and Balance Deep Oil Cuts with Need for Gas

May 15, 2020

Saudi Arabia's sweltering summer may complicate the kingdom's pledge to deepen oil production cuts.Curbing crude output means lower production of associated gas, a byproduct of crude extraction, which Saudi Arabia uses to power air conditioners during the summer months and as feedstock for its petrochemical industry.While industry sources do not question Saudi Arabia's ability to deliver on the cuts…

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: 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…

Saudi Aramco 'Suspends' Noble Corp. Jack-Up Rig

May 07, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp has said that its jack-up rig Noble Scott Marks, located offshore Saudi Arabia, will be suspended at the request of its client.The rig is on a contract with Saudi Aramco, which, as Noble Corp. said in April…

Oil Price Drops to $28 as Supply Cuts Not Enough

Apr 15, 2020

Oil fell 5% to around $28 a barrel on Wednesday, pressured by reports suggesting persistent oversupply and collapsing demand due to global coronavirus-related lockdowns.The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday forecast a 29 million…

Saudi Arabia Cuts May Crude Prices to Asia by $4.2 Per Barrel

Apr 13, 2020

Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Aramco has set the May price for its Arab light crude oil to Asia at a discount of $7.3 to the Oman/Dubai average, down $4.2 a barrel from April, according to a document seen by Reuters on Monday.It has cut the…

Oil Rises After OPEC+ Agrees Record Output Cut

Apr 13, 2020

Oil prices rose on Monday after major producers finally agreed their biggest-ever output cut, but gains were capped amid concern that it won't be enough to head off oversupply with the coronavirus pandemic hammering demand.After four days of wrangling…

OPEC, Russia Approve Biggest-Ever Oil Cut to Support Prices

Apr 13, 2020

OPEC and allies led by Russia agreed on Sunday to a record cut in output to prop up oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic in an unprecedented deal with fellow oil nations, including the United States, that could curb global oil supply by 20%…

OPEC+ Oil Pact Hinges on Mexico Joining

Apr 10, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Friday that a final OPEC+ oil supply pact to reduce 10 million barrels per day (bpd), which was agreed on Thursday, hinges on Mexico joining in the cuts.OPEC, Russia and other allies, a group known as OPEC+…

Oil Holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-Led Talks on Output Cuts

Apr 08, 2020

Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday's videoconference…

Oil Drops after Saudi Arabia, Russia Delay Meeting on Output Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Monday, after Saudi Arabia and Russia delayed a meeting to discuss output cuts that could partly alleviate oversupply in global markets as the coronavirus pandemic pummels demand.Brent crude slipped close to $30 a barrel in early trade and was at $33…

OPEC+ Debates Biggest Ever Oil Output Cut as Virus Destroys Demand

Apr 03, 2020

OPEC and allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after U.S. President Donald Trump called on oil nations to stop the oil rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Update: Brent Oil Rises above $32 on Hopes of Output Deal

Apr 03, 2020

Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as high as $33.05 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global crude supply.Brent crude futures were up 9.3%, or $2.79, at $32.73 a barrel by 1014 GMT. Brent soared as much as 47%…

Chinese Buyers Snap Up U.S. Oil Purchases at Widest Discounts Ever

Apr 01, 2020

China has increased U.S. crude purchases with some buyers snapping up cargoes at the widest discounts ever as sellers seek to offload excess supplies in Asia, six trade sources said on Wednesday.China started processing in March applications from its companies to waive import tariffs on U…

COVID-19 Oil Demand Hit Renders OPEC+, Trump Actions Irrelevant

Mar 31, 2020

Imagine for a moment that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia had agreed at the start of this month to extend and deepen their crude oil output cuts. It wouldn't have made the blindest bit of difference.While it was only three and half weeks ago…

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