The World Bank is holding steady its crude oil price forecast for the year at $55 per barrel, a 29 percent jump from 2016. The energy price forecast assumes members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers will partially comply with an agreement to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output.
Brent crude oil spot prices are expected to remain fairly flat during 2017, in part as a result of the responsiveness of U.S. tight oil production to rising oil prices in late 2016, and they are expected to average $53/b for the year.
Oil demand grows but at a slowing pace; and non-combusted uses replace transport as the main source of demand growth by 2030s
PetroChina, China's biggest listed oil company by assets, expected the supply and demand for global oil market would gradually become balanced in 2017 and international oil prices would "recover," the company said late Wednesday in a profits warning for the 2016 annual result.
In the second half of 2016, we reduced annualized costs by nearly $700 million, exceeding our initial goal by almost 40%, paid down $1 billion in debt, repurchased more than $750 million in shares, accelerated innovation with nearly 70 new product introductions, and built new sales channels for our products and technology.
EIA expects the Henry Hub natural gas spot price to average $3.55 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2017 and $3.73/MMBtu in 2018, both higher than the 2016 average of $2.51/MMBtu. Higher prices in 2017 and 2018 reflect natural gas consumption and exports exceeding supply and imports, leading to lower average inventory levels.
К 9.38 МСК фьючерсы на нефть сорта Brent снизились на 0,09 процента до $55,44 за баррель. Фьючерсы на американскую нефть WTI к этому времени торговались у отметки $53,13, на 0,17 процента ниже предыдущего закрытия.
Full-year 2016 revenue of $27.8 billion decreased 22% year-on-year, despite three quarters of activity from the Cameron Group that contributed $4.2 billion in revenue. Excluding Cameron, consolidated revenue declined 34%.
U.S. Rig Count is up 57 rigs from last year's count of 637, with oil rigs up 41, gas rigs up 15, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 Canadian Rig Count is up 92 rigs from last year's count of 250, with oil rigs up 59, gas rigs up 33, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged.
К 9.17 МСК фьючерсы на нефть сорта Brent выросли на 0,30 процента до $54,32 за баррель. Фьючерсы на американскую нефть WTI к этому времени торговались у отметки $51,53, на 0,31 процента выше предыдущего закрытия.