EghtesadOnline: OPEC and its allies (OPEC+ including Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, South Sudan and Sudan) led by Russia agreed to cut output by an additional 500,000 barrels per day until March 2020 as the 177th OPEC meeting held in Vienna, Austria, closed on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: Crude oil futures fell on Friday amid lingering uncertainty on whether, and when, the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute, the gloom compounded by rising crude inventories in the United States.
EghtesadOnline: Oil has always been a function of the international market, so setting up local energy markets cannot help the National Iranian Oil Company sell crude on a long-term basis, a veteran financial expert said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran would need oil priced at $194.6 a barrel to balance its budget next year, the International Monetary Fund said.
EghtesadOnline: Energy (oil and natural gas) produced in Iran per day is 9.5 million barrels of oil equivalent, of which 65% is consumed domestically.
EghtesadOnline: Japan and France have proposed a joint plan to provide Iran with a loan of about $18.4 billion to be secured by oil if Tehran returns to full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on its nuclear program, Japanese media reported.
EghetsadOnline: The National Iranian Oil Company raised $700 million in revenues by selling oil and petroleum byproducts in the capital market in the past eight months, the managing director of the company said Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s economy is expected to contract further by 8.7% in 2019-20 due to external shocks to oil and gas output.
EghtesadOnline: With US sanctions on the oil industry taking a toll on the economy, including the national budget, the government has again pledged to reduce dependency on oil exports to zero and prepare the next budget (March 2020-21) without oil revenues.
EghtesadOnline: The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry is implementing several projects in the fields of oil exploration, drilling, extraction, catalyst production and energy saving, the head of RIPI said.