Oil

Venezuela Hopes New Path with Biden-Era US Revives Oil Sector

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday expressed willingness to “turn the page” with the U.S., following the presidency change, especially to revive the sanctions-hit oil industry. Maduro’s desire is that the two nations can reach a “new path” after years of tension between the Maduro government and the Trump administration. …

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OPEC+ and Pandemic Path Remain Key Oil Price Drivers

OPEC+ output policies and the pandemic’s path will continue to drive global oil prices in 2021, Fitch Ratings says. Although demand remains subdued because of the coronavirus pandemic, oil prices have increased materially since October 2020 due to OPEC+ production cuts, reduced oil inventories and increased investor optimism, supported by …

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OPEC Backs Electric Vehicles but Says Oil Remains Relevant

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has expressed its support for the adoption of electric vehicles in a sustainable manner as well as renewable energy as part of efforts to reduce emissions. The Secretary-General, OPEC, Mohammad Barkindo, who spoke at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum 2021 on Tuesday, …

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Oil Prices Mixed Ahead of Power Transition in US

Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as China’s record-high refinery output in 2020 boosted positive market sentiment, but investors are still cautious ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $55.01 per barrel at 0645 GMT for a 0.47% rise …

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Oil Prices Down on Concerns over COVID-19 Vaccines

Oil prices fell on Monday over reported deaths of some elderly people after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, while the number of coronavirus cases is still surging to negatively affect oil demand recovery expectations. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $54.84 per barrel at 0646 GMT for a 0.47% fall …

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