EIA: US industrial gas demand to rise 4% in 2015
Discord at OPEC is turning into a price war, loosening the cartel’s grip on the oil market and exacerbating a recent steep selloff.
Brent crude hit a 28-month low on Thursday while benchmark US oil dropped below the $90 a barrel mark for the first time since April 2013, pointing to significant stocks on both sides of the Atlantic.
Oil is in the midst of one of its steepest selloffs since the financial crisis, with prices falling 16 percent since mid-June. This has the Saudis contemplating even deeper cuts in oil production to keep prices from declining any further.
There was a time when headlines about jets bombing Middle Eastern refineries would have sent oil prices soaring.
West Texas Intermediate crude fell from the highest price in seven days as concern eased over the risk of a supply disruption in the Middle East. Brent declined in London.
Iran’s oil minister called on Opec nations to work together to prevent a further slide in crude prices,
U.S. oil futures gained Friday on expectations of continued high demand, while global benchmark Brent held flat
Natural gas futures advanced in New York to the highest level in two weeks as concern eased that supplies would test storage limits before demand picks up with colder weather.
The deal between Russia and China for importing some 38 billion cubic meters/year of natural gas through a pipeline connecting the two countries represents a key development not only for the two parties involved, but also for the role it will have in shaping the global price of LNG, according to Shigeru Muraki, vice chairman of the board at Japan's Tokyo Gas.
Минэкономразвития РФ прогнозирует снижение цен на газ в Европе по долгосрочным контрактам на 15,6% - с 349 долларов в 2014 году до 302 долларов за 1 тыс. кубометров в 2017 году
Crude-oil futures moved in a narrow price range in Asian hours Friday with market participants suggesting that the weak oil prices appear to have largely stabilized.
The United Arab Emirates is in no hurry to see OPEC cut its oil output target this year despite the sharp drop of global crude prices in the last few months, senior UAE energy officials indicated on Tuesday.
US LNG to Help, Not to Solve European Problems with Russia
North Sea Brent crude oil prices have remained under the symbolic $100/barrel level since September 5, falling to $94.13/barrel this afternoon, the lowest level in more than two years. Prices have declined almost $21 (18%) from the 2014 daily peak of $115/barrel on June 19