Oil Up After OPEC+ Keeps Production Cuts

Oil was up Thursday morning in Asia, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, or OPEC+, vowed to continue with a reduced output policy at a meeting on Wednesday. The U.S. also reported a draw in crude oil supplies.

Hedge Funds Bet Against A Smooth Oil Market Recovery

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.

Global oil markets in healthier place, says Adnoc Group CEO

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 Ends Down 3% on Week on Fears of More Economic Hurt from Covid

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 falls on growing fears of a second wave of coronavirus

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,.

Iran prepared to retaliate if U.S. stopped Venezuela-bound tankers

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.

Midstream Oil Companies Are Beginning To Feel The Pinch

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.

The Cowboy State Is Hurting As Low Oil Prices Persist

The Cowboy State is struggling. Low demand for oil, gas, and coal is crippling the local economy, and lawmakers are scrambling for solutions. Production has been limited and exploration for new wells has come to a grinding halt. But is there some relief on the horizon? COVID-19 has taken a major toll on the oil.

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