REUTERS - Gas production at the earthquake-prone Groningen field will drop by at least 75 percent in the next five years, ahead of schedule towards the projected end of extraction.
IMF - The Japanese economy is growing above its estimated potential. After a temporary soft patch early in the year, domestic demand recovered in the second quarter. With external demand expected to remain supportive, and despite recent natural disasters, real GDP growth is projected to remain above trend in 2018 at 1.1 percent.
IMF - Kazakhstan's growth was strong in the first half of 2018 at 4.2 percent, led by manufacturing, oil, and a recovery of credit growth. With base effects from high growth in late 2017, the team forecasts growth of 3.7 percent in 2018, and as oil production gains moderate, 3.1 percent in 2019.
REUTERS - Brent futures LCOc1 rose $2.40 to trade at $61.86 a barrel, while U.S. crude CLc1 gained $2.28 to $53.21, both on course to make their biggest daily gains in over two years.
REUTERS - Russian oil output stood at 11.37 million barrels per day (bpd) in November, down from the post-Soviet record high of 11.41 million bpd that it reached in October, Energy Ministry data showed on Sunday.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - На мой взгляд, текущий диапазон цен на нефть комфортен для производителей и потребителей. Скачок до 86 долларов носил краткосрочный характер, и был связан во многом с ажиотажем вокруг Ирана. Сейчас цены скорректировались, хотя неопределенность с Ираном сохраняется в некоторой степени.
U.S. EIA - Crude oil production increases 1.1% in September from 11,346 to 11,475 thousand barrels/day , gas production increases 1.8% from 102,659 to 104,461 million cubic feet/day .
U.S. EIA - In September 2018, for the 17th consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year to year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in September 2018 was 2,590 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 86.3 Bcf/d. This level was 10.5 Bcf/d (13.8%) higher than the September 2017 level of 75.8 Bcf/d.
GAZPROM - Profit attributable to the owners of PJSC Gazprom for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 totalled RUB 1,017,250 million which is by RUB 435,416 million, or 75%, more than for the same period of the prior year.
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is down 3 rigs from last week to 1,076, with oil rigs up 2 to 887 and gas rigs down 5 to 189. Canada Rig Count is down 5 rigs from last week to 199, with oil rigs down 5 to 119 and gas rigs unchanged at 80.
REUTERS - International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $59.68 per barrel at 0742 GMT, up 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at 51.41, down 4 cents.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - «В рамках межправительственной комиссии действует 10 рабочих групп, в том числе в транспортной сфере, в сфере финансов, энергетики и по другим направлениям. Такие группы позволяют на экспертном уровне активно решать текущие вопросы двусторонней повестки дня. За последние годы создана солидная нормативно-правовая база двустороннего сотрудничества, подписано свыше 50 совместных документов», - подчеркнул в ходе встречи глава Минэнерго России.
U.S. EIA - Proved reserves of crude oil in the United States increased 19.5% (6.4 billion barrels) to 39.2 billion barrels at Year-End 2017, setting a new U.S. record for crude oil proved reserves. The previous record was 39.0 billion barrels set in 1970. Proved reserves of natural gas increased by 123.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) (36.1%) to 464.3 Tcf at year-end 2017—a new U.S. record for total natural gas proved reserves. The previous U.S. record was 388.8 Tcf, set in 2014.
U.S. BEA - Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.2 percent.
SA - By most accounts, the U.S. has the highest level of economic inequality among developed countries. It has the world's greatest per capita health expenditures yet the lowest life expectancy among comparable countries.