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April 01, 2021
Even if OPEC+ decided to resume phased increases, it would review each step every month, allowing it to hit pause if oil demand growth were to disappoint, according to a delegate.
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March 31, 2021
The revision, which mainly affects the next few months, follows a recommendation from OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo that the coalition should remain very cautious.
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March 30, 2021
The coalition led by Saudi Arabia was widely criticized three weeks ago when it rebuffed calls to revive some of the crude production halted during the pandemic. As OPEC prepares for another decision on oil output, the producers believe their defiantly cautious approach is paying off.
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March 29, 2021
KCA Deutag has secured contracts worth around $110 million for its land drilling business in Pakistan, Russia, Kurdistan, south-eastern Europe and Germany. The new business is made up of a mix of contract wins, allowing the company to mobilize stacked rigs, and contract extensions.
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March 24, 2021
Futures in New York jumped 5.9% on Wednesday, just about erasing the prior session’s price plunge that pushed futures to the lowest since early February. A U.S. inventory report showed domestic fuel consumption is at the highest in four months and Gulf Coast refiners are increasing their appetite for crude.
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March 23, 2021
Covid-19 cases are surging in India and threatening the economy’s recovery from a rare recession, while in Southeast Asia, demand has hit a plateau and is unlikely to reach pre-virus levels until the end of 2021 or later.
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March 19, 2021
Even as problems with Europe’s vaccine program and a slowdown in Chinese crude buying sent futures down more than 7% on Thursday, data from around the world showed a steady, albeit patchy, recovery in demand.
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March 19, 2021
The sell-off will prove to be “transient” and this week’s decline presents a buying opportunity amid the large rally, Goldman Sachs Group analyst Damien Courvalin said in a note. There’ll still be a swift rebalancing of the market, with vaccinations driving an increase in mobility, he said. UBS Group AG also stuck with its positive outlook for Brent.
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March 17, 2021
OPEC and its partners could quickly deploy their stalled production spare capacity to quash oil price rallies, the IEA said in its monthly report. Demand won’t return to pre-virus levels until 2023, the agency said in a separate report.
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March 16, 2021
Futures in New York slipped 0.9% on Tuesday for a third straight session of losses, following a surge earlier this month to intraday levels last seen in 2018. Though there are indications of growing demand in some parts of the world, other regions -- notably Europe -- are lagging.
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March 12, 2021
“Going forward into April and May, we’re going to see pretty significant increases in demand,” said Bart Melek, head of commodity strategy at TD Securities. “At this point, however, prices are a little overdone. The market is assuming a little too much in terms of what OPEC+ will do.”
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March 12, 2021
Asia’s emergence as global natural gas trading superpower will increasingly dictate market rates in Europe for a once-localized commodity that was simply linked to the price of oil.
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March 09, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s push to restrain oil supply to buoy prices is spurring India to speed up plans to diversify its crude sources and pursue alternative energy, the chairman of one of the nation’s biggest refiners said.
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March 08, 2021
The world’s biggest crude exporter is boosting April pricing for crude exports eastwards to the highest levels since just before the Saudis unleashed a brief price and supply war a year ago.
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March 05, 2021
Oil rallied toward $70 a barrel after OPEC+ chose not to relax supply curbs even as the global economy pulls out of its pandemic-driven slump, confounding widespread expectations the group would loosen the taps.
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March 05, 2021
The surprise move by OPEC+ to maintain oil supply restrictions through April, coupled with Saudi Arabia’s decision to extend voluntary curbs, has stunned the global energy market. Prices surged again on Friday, with West Texas Intermediate topping $65 a barrel, and Brent climbing above $68.
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March 02, 2021
It’s not the first time India, one of the biggest buyers of the producer group’s crude, has urged the Organization of Exporting Petroleum Countries and its partners to pump more oil.
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February 23, 2021
Oil has surged this year after Saudi Arabia pledged to unilaterally cut 1 million barrels a day in February and March, with Goldman Sachs Group predicting the crude rally will accelerate as demand outpaces global supply.
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February 02, 2021
Asian-refiner demand has provided major support to U.S. oil as the market rebounds from its worst-ever crash last year. Asia has recovered faster from the pandemic than the rest of the world, helping revive demand for crude and boost U.S. benchmark prices 13% so far this year.
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February 01, 2021
The transaction between Oxy and India's Reliance Industries is the energy industry’s first major petroleum shipment for which greenhouse gas emissions associated with the entire crude lifecycle, well head through combustion of end products, have been offset.
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January 22, 2021
Iraq plans to cut oil output in January and February to make up for breaching its OPEC+ quota last year, according to the state company that markets the nation’s crude.
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