2019, May, 24, 10:25:00OIL PRICE: NEAR $67
Brent crude futures were at $68.48 per barrel at 0654 GMT, up 72 cents, or 1.1%, from their last close, with prices underpinned by OPEC supply cuts and Middle East tensions. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 66 cents, or 1.1%, at $58.57 per barrel.
2019, May, 24, 10:20:00OPEC+ COMPLIANCE 168%
Although compliance to the cuts had a slow start, OPEC's JMMC noted in a press release following their meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that compliance had hit a record high of 168% in April 2019. Average conformity reached 120% since January 2019.
2019, May, 24, 10:10:00OPEC+ RUSSIA'S ECONOMY
Russia’s GDP unexpectedly grew just 0.5% in the first quarter, below all 14 estimates in a Bloomberg survey. That compares with a 2.7% increase in the last three months of 2018, which was the highest in more than six years as crude output reached a record 11.45mn barrels a day in December, according to ministry data as Opec+ curbs eased.
2019, May, 23, 12:35:00OIL PRICE: ABOVE $70 YET
Brent crude futures were at $70.36 per barrel, down 63 cents, or 0.9%, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down by 51 cents, or 0.8%, at $60.91 per barrel.
2019, May, 22, 11:00:00OIL PRICE: NEAR $72 AGAIN
Brent crude futures were down 39 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $71.79 at barrel. WTI crude futures for July delivery were down 59 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $62.54.
2019, May, 21, 15:55:00OIL PRICE: ABOVE $72 ANEW
Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $72.31 per barrel at 1030 GMT, up 34 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 42 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $63.52 per barrel.
2019, May, 21, 15:45:00BALANCED OIL MARKET
Following its 14th Meeting, which took place on 19 May 2019, in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) has reaffirmed its commitment to achieving a balanced market and working towards oil market stability on a sustainable basis with solid fundamentals.
2019, May, 21, 15:40:00OPEC+ WILL STAY
"We want to bring inventories down to a more normal levels," Falih said. "We need to stay the course and do that in the weeks and months to come."
2019, May, 21, 15:35:00OPEC+ RUSSIA COOPERATION
Russia sees a range of options that would allow OPEC+ to continue output cooperation until year-end, from easing the limits to ending the extreme throttling-back that has seen some countries exceed original cutback targets.
2019, May, 20, 12:00:00OIL PRICE: NEAR $73
Brent crude was up by 90 cents, or 1.3%, at $73.11 a barrel, U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 71 cents, or 1.1% higher, at $63.47 a barrel.
2019, May, 20, 11:40:00OPEC+ ISN'T COMPLETE
OPEC+ would take action to offset losses of Iranian supply if market fundamentals justified it. However, no policy changes will be made until the next full OPEC+ meeting in Vienna, in June.
2019, May, 20, 11:30:00VENEZUELA'S OIL DISCOUNT
Crudes are being priced at Dated Brent discounts between $15/b and $17/b, FOB, according to a PDVSA report.
2019, May, 20, 11:25:00IRAN'S OIL EXPORTS DOWN
Iran has sent abroad between 250,000 bpd and 500,000 bpd of oil so far in May, according to two industry sources who track the flows. Data from Refinitiv Eikon put crude shipments at about 250,000 bpd and exports of crude and condensate, a light oil, at about 400,000 bpd.
2019, May, 20, 11:20:00LIBYA'S OIL: 95% AT RISK
Libya is currently pumping almost 1.3 million b/d, National Oil Corporation Chairman Mustafa Sanalla told reporters. While production and exports have so far been unaffected by the recent escalation in fighting between the self-styled Libyan National Army, forces loyal to the UN-backed government and other militia groups, the violence threatens to destroy oil fields and export infrastructure, he said.
2019, May, 20, 11:10:00U.S. OIL PRODUCTION 12.1 MBD
U.S. crude oil production sustained a record-tying 12.1 million barrels per day (mb/d) in April while total petroleum demand was the highest for the month since 2007 at 20.2 million barrels per day.