Tag Archives: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Novak: No Decision yet to Extend Record OPEC+ Cuts

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said OPEC+ hasn’t made any decision yet on extending its deepest output cuts beyond July, while signaling a preference for avoiding repeated changes to the group’s current plan. “Let’s see the situation, technical data, June figures and then the OPEC technical committee will analyze the …

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Second Covid Wave Could Push Oil Prices High

Oil prices hit a four-month high on Thursday, pushed higher by supply restrictions and a global rebound in demand. However, the accelerating spread of the coronavirus across the United States represents a major red flag, threatening another downturn. Experts had long warned that a second wave might be possible, but …

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OPEC Cuts June Oil Exports by 1.84 Million bpd

OPEC cut oil exports in June by 1.84 million barrels per day (bpd) from May levels as it works to implement an output reduction agreement with Russia and other allies, according to estimates from Kpler, which tracks oil shipments. OPEC’s crude exports averaged 17.2 million bpd last month, Kpler said …

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OPEC Cuts Production to 1991 Levels to Revive Markets

OPEC slashed oil production to the lowest level since the Persian Gulf War in 1991, as it escalated efforts to revive global markets just as a resurgence of the coronavirus is threatening demand again. Saudi Arabia delivered the extra curbs promised in June, and the laggards, though still trailing in …

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Russia Expects OPEC+ to Ease Oil Production Cuts in August

OPEC+ is not discussing or planning changes to its production cut agreement, which should see the oil producers ease the cuts in August, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said at an online conference on Thursday. OPEC+, led by Russia and OPEC’s top producer Saudi Arabia, agreed in June to extend …

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Oil Rises on Manufacturing Data, U.S. Inventories

Oil prices rose on Wednesday on a string of positive manufacturing data and a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, both indicating an economic recovery and rise in energy demand despite surging coronavirus infections around the world. Brent crude LCOc1 was up $1.19, or 2.9%, to $42.46 a barrel at 0900 …

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