Oil

Iraq Has the World’s Fifth-Largest Oil Reserves

Iraq ranks fifth among the countries with the largest crude reserves in the world in 2021, a CNBC survey said. According to CNBC, Venezuela ranked first with a reserve of 303.8 billion barrels, followed by the regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran with 258.6 and 208.6 billion barrels, respectively. Iraq, …

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A Watershed Moment that could Send Oil Prices to $100

Crude oil prices could reach $100 per barrel, according to Ninepoint Partners portfolio manager Eric Nuttall, the latest to add to a growing number of analysts expecting three-digit oil prices. “The oil market remains exceptionally tight,” Nuttall told Bloomberg, adding, “When we look at global oil demand, we’re back to …

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EIA: US Imports of Iraqi Crudes Declined Last Week

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Sunday that Iraqi crude oil exports to the US dropped to 226 thousand barrels per day (bpd) during the past week. According to a report released by the EIA, “The United States imported crude oil from Iraq at a rate of 226 …

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Oil Price Nears $83 as Fears over Omicron Ease

Global oil prices continued to gain ground above $80 per barrel on Friday, helped by a growing consensus that demand remained surprisingly resilient to the current Omicron-led wave of COVID-19 cases which spooked markets in late 2021. Brent crude futures, which traded close to $83 per barrel earlier on Friday, …

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Oil Slightly up over Larger-than-Expected Inventory Fall

Oil prices slightly increased on Thursday as US crude stocks fell more-than-expected, declining five weeks in a row, however the omicron variant continues to cause negative market sentiments in the coming year. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $79.24 per barrel at 0635GMT for a 0.03% increase after closing …

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US Oil may Rise into $74.98-$76.59 Range

US oil may retest a resistance at $73.99 per barrel, a break above which could lead to a gain into $74.98-$76.59 range. The contract is riding on a fierce wave (c), which has briefly travelled above the peak of the wave (a) around $72.87. It is expected to extend into …

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