The total US oil and gas rig count fell 29 to 369 on the week, rig data provider Enverus said Thursday, marking the ninth straight week of double-digit declines as the industry downturn continued deepening from the coronavirus pandemic. The weekly drop came entirely from a decline in oil-focused rigs, which fell by 30 to.
OPEC member Nigeria has reined in oil production to bring Africa’s top crude exporter into line with an agreement among producers to curb output, Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva said. “The cut for Nigeria is about 417,000 barrels per day (bpd), which is about 23% of our production. And of course, as at.
In its closely-watched monthly report, the IEA’s outlook for oil demand showed a fall of 8.6 million barrels per day (b/d) to 91.2 million b/d this year. That’s 0.7 million b/d more than the group anticipated in its previous report. The IEA stressed a resurgence of Covid-19 cases would constitute a “major risk factor” to.
A slump in energy prices that has led to the deferral of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects around the world is set to be an unexpected boon for some producers trying to kickstart new ventures in gas-rich western Australia. Offshore and onshore projects led by Woodside Petroleum, Chevron Corp and Japan’s Mitsui are in the mix to plug.
Oil prices fell on Wednesday on worries about a possible second wave of coronavirus cases in countries starting to ease lockdowns, while industry data showed a rise in U.S. crude inventories. The concerns overshadowed a further call by Saudi Arabia for larger production cuts to balance the market following a virus-induced demand slump after OPEC’s biggest producer.
Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritize boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts say. Fossil fuel demand will plummet this year as lockdowns sap electricity use, the International Energy Agency said in a report last month. The European Union, International Monetary.
Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco on Tuesday reported a 25% fall in first-quarter net profit, below analyst estimates, hurt by lower crude oil prices as the coronavirus slashed demand. Brent crude prices fell 65% in the first quarter before OPEC+ producers agreed to cut oil supply by a record 9.7 million barrel per day starting from May.
The great oil glut of 2020 may have already peaked in the world’s biggest crude importer. Crude inventories in China have shrunk in recent weeks after rising to record levels, according to analysts and satellite observations. Supplies have been drawn out of storage as refineries ramp up operations to meet rising demand from an economy.
Oil was down on Monday morning in Asia, giving up some of its gains from the last session. Brent Oil futures were down 1.36% to $30.48 by 9:52 PM ET (2:52 AM GMT) and WTI futures slid 2.02% to $24.24. WTI futures had gained almost 5 % during the last session. Although some U.S. states.
Oil prices slid nearly $1 a barrel on Monday as concern over a persistent glut and economic gloom caused by the coronavirus pandemic combined to cancel out support from supply cuts at some of the world’s top producers. Brent crude futures (LCOc1) were down 73 cents, or 2.4%, at $30.24 a barrel by 0114 GMT,.