The sluggish global oil demand recovery is putting off the point of oil market rebalancing and adding downward pressure on oil prices. At the end of the first half of 2020 in June, many analysts and experts predicted that the global oil supply-demand balance would be in a sharp supply deficit in the third and fourth.
The global oil markets are in a “healthier place” compared to two months ago as renewed industrial and commercial activity fuels demand for crude and other products, according to the group chief executive of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. “Some [purchasing managers indexes] actually are inching above the crucial 50 mark for the first time.
Oil prices fell around 3% on the week on fears of more economic disruptions as Covid-19’s rampage continues to devastate the United States and the world. Also weighing on crude was data from earlier in the week showing the first jump in U.S. output in three months, despite demand for fuel remaining fledgling at best..
Oil prices fell on Monday as new coronavirus infections hit China, Japan and the United States, adding to concerns that a resurgence of the virus could weigh on the recovery of fuel demand. Brent crude was down 93 cents, or 2.4%, at $37.80 a barrel by 0808 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down $1.33,.
An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday Iran’s naval forces were preparing to target U.S. commercial vessels in the Gulf last month in case U.S. forces interfered with Venezuela-bound Iranian oil tankers. Iran sent a flotilla of five tankers of fuel to gasoline-starved ally Venezuela in May, and Tehran.
Despite the fee-based and take-or-pay business models of energy infrastructure operators, the midstream sector is not immune to the oil price crash and the production shut-ins that upstream operators undertook in response to collapsing prices. Oil and gas infrastructure companies worldwide will be impacted by the rapid reduction of oil and gas volumes as the broader.
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Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas trader, expects buying and selling of the fastest-growing fuel to recover to levels seen before the pandemic. Global LNG demand took a severe hit when nations imposed lockdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus, impacting the fuel’s use in everything from power plants to transport and.
Oil was up on Monday morning in Asia, after OPEC extended its existing production cuts into July on Saturday, with output to be cut by 9.6 million barrels next month. Brent oil futures rose 0.95% to $42.37 by 9:55 PM ET (2:55 AM GMT) and WTI futures gained 0.03% to $39.56, reversing earlier losses. Brent futures gained up.
Oil climbed on Monday after major producers agreed to extend a deal on record output cuts to the end of July and as China’s crude imports hit an all-time high in May. Brent crude (LCOc1) was up 89 cents, or 2.1%, at $43.19 per barrel, by 0500 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude.