EghtesadPnline: Oil prices rose to their highest level since November 2018 on Monday, driven upwards by OPEC’s ongoing supply cuts, US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, fighting in Libya as well as strong US jobs data.
EghtesadOnline: Investments needed to ensure stability in the global oil industry are returning after a downturn, but the pace is still slow, OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC’s secretariat urged oil producers to keep going with efforts to prevent a surplus this year as supplies from their rivals increase faster than world demand.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC and its allies will probably achieve their goal of draining oversupply from the oil market and boosting prices by next month, says Jeff Currie, global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC oil supply fell to a four-year low in February, a Reuters survey found, as top exporter Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies over-delivered on the group’s supply pact while Venezuelan output registered a further involuntary decline.
EghtesadOnline: Oil producing group OPEC is responsible for salvaging the entire oil industry with its deal to curb output, OPEC's secretary general told CNBC, but the US shale revolution has helped to prevent "major, major energy chaos" in the world.
EghtesadOnline: O il prices on Monday hit their highest levels since November last year, lifted by OPEC-led supply cuts, US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, and hopes that the Sino-US trade dispute may soon end.
EghtesadOnline: The three most closely watched oil market forecasters are all bracing for a significant upsurge in non-OPEC supply growth in 2019 but differ on the extent that global oil supply will outweigh demand.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC concluded its 175th meeting with an accord to remove 1.2 million barrels a day of crude from the market, with non-OPEC allies including Russia taking a 400,000 barrel-a-day share.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC coalition decisions on further global oil market cooperation will be taken next week amid uncertainty over many factors impacting the industry, including Iranian crude export volumes, but Russian oil producers are ready to adjust their production accordingly, energy minister Alexander Novak said.