EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia is likely to support extending OPEC output cuts into the second half of 2017 in an effort to boost oil prices, according to a person familiar with the kingdom’s internal discussions.
EghtesadOnline: Oil advanced for a seventh day in New York, the longest gain since December, on confidence Saudi Arabia will support an extension to OPEC-led output cuts just as U.S. stockpiles show signs of shrinking.
EghtesadOnline: Oil hit a one-month high near $55 a barrel on Wednesday as a drop in US crude inventories raised hopes that OPEC-led supply restraint is clearing a glut, while an outage at a UK North Sea oilfield lent support.
EghtesadOnline: Crude stockpiles are starting to decline in a sign that the production cuts implemented this year are bringing the market to balance, according to OPEC’s Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo.
EghtesadOnline: Oil capped its biggest weekly increase this year amid speculation OPEC will extend its deal to curb output and ease a global glut.
EghtesadOnline: Russia isn’t ready to support a possible extension of oil-supply cuts into the second half of the year, even as more crude producers acknowledge they will probably need to do so to achieve their goals of balancing the market and firming up prices.
EghtesadOnline: The bullish sentiment following OPEC’s deal is almost all gone. Hedge funds haven’t been so skeptical on rising West Texas Intermediate crude prices since Nov. 29, the day before the cartel agreed to cut output, according to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data.
EghtesadOnline: A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Saturday the market is a decisive factor in deciding whether to extend into the second half of this year a global agreement on reducing oil output.
EghtesadOnline: Algeria’s energy minister supports extending global oil production cuts beyond June as the strategy is succeeding in reducing global inventories. Russia is moving ahead with its own reductions to curb a global glut.