EghtesadOnline: OPEC oil output sank to a new five-year low in June as a rise in Saudi supply did not offset losses in Iran and Venezuela due to US sanctions and other outages elsewhere in the group, a Reuters survey found.
EghtesadOnline: The letter of association drawn up to clarify the terms of cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC members is not binding and will not impact the half-a-century old organization.
EghtesadOnline: Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries should hold consultations among themselves first on oil policy before striking deals with producers outside the bloc, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday before leaving Tehran to attend the 176th meeting of OPEC in Vienna, Austria.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC said that international trade tensions are hurting demand for oil, slashing its estimates for consumption earlier in the year and predicting further challenges ahead.
EghtesadOnline: A month before OPEC and allies are set to discuss the future of their production cut deal, the leader of the non-OPEC group, Russia, appears to have finally fallen in line with its share of the cuts, producing below its OPEC+ quota for the month of May.
EghtesadOnline: Unilateral measures to cut Iranian oil exports to zero will not produce the results desired by the Trump White House.
EghtesadOnline: The pact between OPEC, Russia and its allies is "here to stay," a longtime adviser at Saudi Arabia's energy ministry said, playing down concerns that the alliance could end given Russia's lukewarm comments around the ongoing market management.
EghtesadOnline: Venezuela is in chaos. Iran is grappling with US sanctions. And now there is a surge of violence in Libya. Trouble in these three OPEC nations has helped send US oil prices climbing back above $64 a barrel.
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.