PLATTS - "I think we are seeing more cooperation, and my hope is that this group of OPEC and non-OPEC will incentivize the adequate investments among themselves to ensure we have adequate supply in the market," he said. "My worry is not an oversupply. My worry is an undersupply. Everyone is expecting that we will have more demand coming in the future."
API - U.S. crude production rose to 10.2 million barrels per day (MBD) in January – the highest monthly output on record, according to API’s monthly statistical report. This was an increase of 1.1 percent versus December and 15.1 percent from January 2017.
REUTERS - Oil production rose to 1.91 million barrels a day (mbpd) in the last quarter of 2017 compared with 1.76 mbpd in the same period of 2016, the statistics office said.
BAKER HUGHES A GE - U.S. Rig Count is up 3 rigs from last week at 978, with oil rigs up 1 to 799, gas rigs up 2 at 179, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged. Canada Rig Count is down 12 rigs from last week to 306, with oil rigs down 9 to 209 and gas rigs down 3 to 97.
FT - Crude producers led by Saudi Arabia and Russia will aim to draft an agreement to formalise their partnership for oil market co-operation by the end of 2018, the UAE’s energy minister said.
AOG - Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has said that the recent talks with his Iraqi counterpart stressed the need to strengthen commitment to a OPEC-led agreement to reduce crude output.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - Принимая декларацию о сотрудничестве в рамках ОПЕК+, мы не ставили своей целью ограничить добычу нефти на какой-то определенный срок, к примеру, на полгода, год или два. Нашей задачей было убрать излишки нефти с рынка. На текущий момент мы видим, что эта цель достигнута на две трети.
PLATTS - "We understand that global demand for oil will continue to grow rapidly and this demand will need to be met, so we will likely need to work together, including on upstream technology and joint projects to meet this growing demand," Novak said.
IEA - Our demand growth estimate for 2017 remains strong at 1.6 mb/d, reinforced by November data for the US. For 2018, the more positive global economic picture published by the International Monetary Fund is a key factor in raising our growth outlook to 1.4 mb/d. It was thought that the significant increase in the dollar price of crude oil since the middle of 2017 would dampen growth, and this might be the case to some extent, but the impact of higher prices has been partly offset in some countries by currency appreciations.
PLATTS - As a result, demand for OPEC crude will average 32.86 million b/d in 2018, the organization calculated.