GT - A robust expansion in foreign portfolio and other investments helped Qatar report about 9% year-on-year growth in total overseas investments into the country during the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, notwithstanding the ongoing diplomatic and trade embargo, according to the official estimates.
U.S. BLS - Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, manufacturing, and retail trade.
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is down 8 rigs from last week to 1,075, with oil rigs down 8 to 877 and gas rigs unchanged at 198. Canada Rig Count is up 6 rigs from last week to 76, with oil rigs up 5 to 20 and gas rigs up 1 to 56.
REUTERS - Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $56.33 per barrel at 0638 GMT, up 38 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures CLc1 were at $47.73 per barrel, up 64 cents, or 1.4 percent.
МИНФИН РОССИИ - Средняя цена нефти марки Urals по итогам января – декабря 2018 года составила $ 70,01 за баррель. В 2017 году средняя цена на Urals в январе – декабре составила $ 53,03 за баррель. Средняя цена на нефть марки Urals в декабре 2018 года сложилась в размере $ 57,59 за баррель, что в 0,9 раза ниже, чем в декабре 2017 года ($63,61 за баррель)
REUTERS - Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record high of 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd) last year on an annual average basis, data from its energy ministry showed.
MEOG - A $60-70 per barrel oil price level appears adequate to incentivise sufficient long-term supply. The cost to develop both tight oil resources and conventional upstream oil projects has declined significantly since the oil price collapse of 2015-16.
AB - oil output from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries fell 530,000 barrels a day to 32.6 million a day last month. It’s the sharpest pullback since January 2017, when the group first embarked on its strategy to clear the glut created by rising supplies of US shale oil.
REUTERS - A final investment decision (FID) could be taken on more than 60 million tonnes per annum of LNG capacity this year, well above the previous record of about 45 million tonnes in 2005 and triple last year’s 21 million tonnes, Wood Mackenzie’s research director for global gas and LNG, Giles Farrer, said.
ASAHI - At least 1.9 trillion yen ($17.12 billion) will be needed for the planned scrapping of 79 nuclear facilities, including the failed Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor, according to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).
REUTERS - Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 4 cents to settle at $52.20 a barrel, off the session high of $53.80 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 72 cents to settle at $45.33 a barrel, after earlier reaching $46.22 a barrel.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - «Наше сотрудничество насчитывает долгие годы конструктивного взаимодействия. Мы ведем совместную работу по формированию общих рынков газа, нефти, нефтепродуктов и электроэнергии ЕАЭС. Россия осуществляет стабильные поставки в Республику нефтепродуктов и газа», - отметил Министр.
PLATTS - Brazilian state-led oil company Petrobras registered a 1.4% month-on-month slide in domestic crude oil output in November as ongoing maintenance work at offshore floating production units offset fresh flows from new wells.
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is up 3 rigs from last week to 1,083, with oil rigs up 2 to 885 and gas rigs up 1 to 198. Canada Rig Count is down 61 rigs from last week to 70, with oil rigs down 43 to 15 and gas rigs down 18 to 55.
REUTERS - Brent crude oil LCOc1 dropped $1.67 a barrel, or 3.1 percent, to a low of $52.80 before recovering to around $53.45 by 1205 GMT. U.S. light crude oil CLc1 slipped $1.30 to $44.92 and was last 80 cents lower at $45.42.