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OPEC, Russia to Stand Pat on Oil Deal Even as Glut Persists
Friday, July 21, 2017 OPEC and Russia's plan to clear the global oil glut hasn't worked as they hoped, but there's little expectation the world's largest producers will act more aggressively when they meet this weekend.
Nigeria Oil Thieves Keep a Lid on Output Even as Bombs Abate
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The continual disruption blighting the impoverished delta region threatens plans to exceed 2 million barrels a day, according to Wood Mackenzie.
IEA Less Confident on Oil Rebalancing as OPEC Supply Rises
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The rebalancing of global oil markets has become less certain, with OPEC production rising and little evidence that bloated stockpiles are shrinking as expected, the IEA says.
OPEC's First 2018 Outlook Shows It's Pumping Too Much Oil
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 OPEC's first assessment of world oil markets in 2018 showed that, despite cutting output, the group is still pumping too much crude.
Oil Fields Pumping a Third of Supply Die Fastest in 24 Years
Monday, July 10, 2017 The tussle for supremacy between OPEC and U.S. shale drillers is killing off older oil fields at the fastest pace in almost a quarter century. That could hurt the industry once the current glut has faded.
OpEd: OPEC Production Cuts Fail, Markets Pay for Underestimating US Shale
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 The next round of cuts to the oil and gas industry may slash the North American rig count.
Traders Test OPEC 'Whatever It Takes' Resolve To Defend Oil Price
Thursday, June 22, 2017 When OPEC leader Saudi Arabia pledged in May to do 'whatever it takes' to defend world oil prices, it didn't expect the market to be testing its resolve just one month later.
Commodity Weekly: OPEC Cuts not Cutting It
Friday, June 16, 2017 The fall in oil prices over the past week is indicative of the consensus view that the coordinated output cut among OPEC and non-OPEC is inadequate.
Oil Guru Who Foresaw Crash Says OPEC Should Have Cut Deeper
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The oil guru who predicted the market rout in 2014 said OPEC and its allies should have gone much further when they extended their supply deal last month.
The Lonely Drifting Oil Tanker That Signals OPEC's Struggle
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Across the world, the plight of the Saiq, now idling off the coast of Mauritania, reflects a broader trend in the physical oil market.
Op-Ed: Crude Export Habits Could Factor Into OPEC's Oil Balancing Act
Friday, May 26, 2017 With the US entrance into the crude oil exporting market and little change in global loading, production may not be the only weight on commodity prices and crude oversupply.
OPEC Oil Cut Extension Renews Asia's Crude Supply Worries
Friday, May 26, 2017 In physical markets, where tankers can take weeks or months to deliver crude oil, refiners want to know if they will be forced to search for new suppliers.
Come Together: All Eyes On OPEC's Epic Pursuit of Oil Price Stability
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Every drop of oil counts in the weight of crude inventory on the global price scale, as OPEC and non-OPEC nations congregate in Vienna on May 25 to consider extending production cuts.
Op-Ed: With Saudi Aramco IPO Looming, Of Course OPEC Will Extend Oil Quotas
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Markets yawn as Russia, Saudi Arabia envoys tease extending crude oil production quotas into 2018.
In Fight Against US Shale Oil, OPEC Risks Lower for Longer
Friday, May 12, 2017 In their battle to revive the global oil market, OPEC and its allies are digging in for a long war of attrition against shale.
Oil Producers in Consensus to Extend Cuts, OPEC Members Say
Thursday, May 11, 2017 OPEC and other oil producers taking part in output cuts have reached a consensus to extend the limits until the end of the year, oil ministers for two of the group's members said.
Libya Adds to OPEC's Burden as Output at Highest Since 2014
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Libya is pumping the most oil in more than two years as the OPEC member restores output amid progress in mending the nationís political divisions.
OPEC Runs Out of Options as Bid to Boost Oil Price Fizzles
Friday, May 05, 2017 OPEC's plan to boost oil prices by cutting production has fizzled, yet it has little choice but to stick with it.
OPEC May Need to Extend Production Cuts to End of Next Year
Monday, May 01, 2017 OPEC is certain to extend cuts in oil output when its ministers meet later in May and will need to keep limiting production until as late as the end of 2018, a veteran market analyst said.
OPEC Wants Further Drop In Oil Stocks, Is Working For Consensus
Thursday, April 27, 2017 OPEC wants oil inventories to decline further and is working to ensure a policy-setting meeting in May.