RUS | ENG | All
Enter the email or login, that you used for registration.
If you do not remember your password, simply leave this field blank and you will receive a new, along with a link to activate.

Not registered yet?
Welcome!

2020-11-02 17:25:00

OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN

OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN

REUTERS - NOVEMBER 2, 2020 - Oil prices fell‮‮‮ ‬‬‬on Monday on worries that widening coronavirus lockdowns in Europe would weaken fuel demand while concerns remain over potential turbulence resulting from this week's U.S. presidential election.

Brent crude was down 80 cents, or 2.1%, at $37.14 a barrel by 1140 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate fell 93 cents, or 2.6%, to $34.86. Both contracts fell more than $2 earlier in the session.

Countries across Europe have reimposed lockdown measures to try to slow COVID-19 infection rates that have accelerated over the past month.

“The number of lockdowns - and the oil demand the countries that imposed them account for - will lead to some demand destruction, depressing balances and putting further strain on the already fragile market,” said Rystad Energy analyst Paola Rodriguez-Masiu.

Global oil trading companies expect further demand destruction, though estimates differ. Vitol sees winter demand at 96 million barrels per day (bpd) while Trafigura expects demand to drop to 92 million bpd or lower.

A tight race in the lead up to the U.S. election on Tuesday and accompanying uncertainty also prompted investor caution in global markets.

“The concerns over oil supply and demand fundamentals ... are going to play second fiddle to the U.S. presidential election and to how risk markets will react to the outcome,” said BNP Paribas analyst Harry Tchilinguirian.

Oil pared some losses after Japan’s export orders grew for the first time in two years and China’s factory activity rose to its highest in nearly a decade in October. More manufacturing surveys are expected from the euro zone and the United States later in the day.

Sharply rising Libyan oil production also added to price pressures. Libya’s output stands at about 800,000 barrels per day (bpd), up more than 100,000 bpd from a few days ago, a Libyan source told Reuters on Saturday.

Meanwhile, output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose for a fourth month in October, a Reuters survey found.

OPEC and allies including Russia are cutting output by about 7.7 million bpd to support prices. This OPEC+ group is scheduled to hold a policy meeting on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with some analysts expecting a postponement of plans to ramp up output by 2 million bpd from January.

“A resolute and coordinated announcement and action by OPEC+ are what is really needed to prevent any further price slide,” said Commerzbank analyst Eugen Weinberg.

-----


Earlier:

OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 30, 13:50:00
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37
Brent slipped for a third day and was down 51 cents, 1.4%, at $37.14 a barrel, WTI declined 48 cents, or 1.3%, to $35.69 a barrel.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 29, 17:15:00
OIL PRICE: NOT ABOVE $37
Brent were down $1.96, or 5%, at $37.16, WTI fell $1.94, or 5.2%, to $35.45.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 28, 14:15:00
OIL PRICE: NEAR $40
Brent were down $1.20, or 2.9%, at $40 a barrel, WTI was down $1.49, or 3.7%, at $38.08.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 27, 14:50:22
OIL PRICE: NEAR $41 ANEW
Brent was up 52 cents, or 1.3%, at $40.98 a barrel, WTI gained 38 cents, or 1%, to $38.94.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 26, 14:05:00
OIL PRICE: NEAR $41
Brent was down $1.08, or 2.6%, at $40.69 a barrel, WTI dropped $1.05, or 2.6%, to $38.80.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 26, 14:00:00
U.S. SHALE SURVIVORS
The sector is in full-on merger mode in response to oil prices that have been stuck at around $40 a barrel in recent months after the Covid-19 pandemic hit global demand.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2020, October, 22, 15:15:00
OIL, GAS WILL BE HALF
In 2040, despite increasing investments in renewables and concerns with emissions, oil and gas are still projected to make up about 50 percent of the global energy mix. This is a view held by major third-party sources.
All Publications »
Tags: OIL, PRICE, BRENT, WTI
Chronicle:
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 17, 11:47:00
ENERGY TRANSITION TO CARBON NEUTRALITY AS A FACTOR OF UNPRECEDENTED ACCELERATION OF GLOBAL WARMING
The article reveals the reasons for the unprecedented acceleration of global warming, which was reported by the IPCC in the report "Climate Change 2021", offers proposals for their elimination, as well as for eliminating their consequences.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 17, 11:45:00
NO NUCLEAR FOR SPAIN
Under Spain's nuclear phase-out policy, its nuclear fleet is scheduled to shut down by 2035.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 17, 11:40:00
WIND ENERGY FOE CHILE 980 MW
The US$700m project, which is expected to generate 2 TWh/year, will include 140 turbines with a maximum power of 7 MW.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 17, 11:35:00
U.S. OIL INVENTORIES DOWN BY 6.4 MB TO 417.4 MB
U.S. commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 6.4 million barrels from the previous week to 417.4 million barrels.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 16, 14:00:00
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $75
Brent was up 11 cents, or 0.2%, to $75.57 a barrel, WTI was up 11 cents, or 0.2%, to $75.57 a barrel.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 16, 13:50:00
EUROPEAN CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Adaptation measures include flood prevention measures and renovating buildings to make them more resilient to extreme temperature. The changes required vary across the continent, but recent events have shown that climate change poses a threat to Europe’s cities.
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $37 AGAIN
2021, September, 16, 13:45:00
GAS IS A KEY
Despite adaptations of new fuels and technologies to help achieve the net-zero goal, natural gas will continue to play a vital function for the foreseeable future.
All Publications »