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This Week in Petroleum

Changing nature of non-OPEC supply types may be affecting the crude oil futures marketChanges in the oil investment and production cycle may be affecting trading dynamics for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil futures contracts. Similar research from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trad ...

Hui Shan


Posted 13 days agoLink > BrazilBrentCrude oil +11

The United States now exports crude oil to more destinations than it imports from

As U.S. crude oil export volumes have increased to an average of 2.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations (which includes countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions) that receive U.S. exports has also increase ...

Hui Shan


Posted 28 days agoLink > exportsImportsCrude oil +5

U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue to set records through 2020

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > ProductionsupplyCrude oil +5

Crude oil used by U.S. refineries continues to get lighter in most regions

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > Crude oilProductionsupply +2

EIA forecasts lower crude oil prices despite tighter global liquid fuels balances

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > CanadaChinaCrude oil +4

Recent decrease in U.S. crude oil production was geographically isolated, likely temporary

Monthly U.S. crude oil production fell by 276,000 barrels per day (b/d) in July 2019, based on the latest data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Petroleum Supply Monthly. Crude oil production in the Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico fell by 332,000 b/d in July when some producti ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > ProductionsupplyLiquid Fuels +3

U.S. crude oil exports continued to grow in the first half of 2019

In the first half of 2019, U.S. exports of crude oil increased to average 2.9 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 966,000 b/d from the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports to Asia grew significantly in the first half of 2019, up 472,000 b/d (58%) compared with the same period in 2 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > exoprtsImportsLiquid Fuels +3

This Week in Petroleum: U.S. crude oil exports continued to grow in the first half of 2019

In the first half of 2019, U.S. exports of crude oil increased to average 2.9 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 966,000 b/d from the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports to Asia grew significantly in the first half of 2019, up 472,000 b/d (58%) compared with the same period in 2 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > CanadaChinaCrude oil +4

Saudi Arabia crude oil production outage affects global crude oil and gasoline prices

Although U.S. imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia have declined during the past three years—and recently hit a four-week average record low of 380,000 b/d in the week ending September 6—the United States still imports about 7 million b/d of crude oil. Saudi Arabia can use these inventories to ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > pricesInternationalGasoline +6

This Week in Petroleum: Saudi Arabia crude oil production outage will affect global oil markets and U.S. gasoline prices

Crude oil markets will certainly continue to react to new information as it becomes available in the days and weeks ahead, but this disruption and the resulting changes in global crude oil prices will influence U.S. retail gasoline prices. Saudi Arabia can use these inventories to maintain a simi ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > BrentCrude oilexports +7

Angola Announces Public Tender For Soyo Refinery

The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola will launch a public tender for the construction of the Soyo refinery. Initially announced in 2015, the construction of the refinery has since been put on hold. The tender reflects Angola's efforts to boost domestic refining capacity. ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 2 months agoPress > LuandaAngolaCrude oil +2

This Week in Petroleum: EIA forecasts moderate inventory builds in 2020 and lowers crude oil price forecast

In the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts relatively flat crude oil prices for the remainder of 2019 and through 2020 and a balanced global oil market in 2019 followed by modest inventory builds in 2020 as production growth outp ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandprices +5

TODAY IN ENERGY: Saudi Arabia has been exporting more crude oil to China, less to the United States

Four Asia-Pacific countries that publish crude oil imports by country of origin—China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan—collectively imported an average of 3.5 million b/d of crude oil from Saudi Arabia in 2018. China's, Japan's, and Taiwan's 2019 year-to-date crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia ar ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > InternationalChinaSaudi Arabia +7

TODAY IN ENERGY: The Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline are critical chokepoints for oil and natural gas trade

The Suez Canal and the SUMED Pipeline are strategic routes for Persian Gulf crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Europe and North America. Total oil flows through the Suez Canal and the SUMED pipeline accounted for about 9% of total seaborne traded petroleum ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > natural gasPipelinesLiquid Fuels +5

Iran drives unplanned OPEC crude oil production outage to highest levels since late 2015

The risk assessment comes as the British warship HMS Montrose had to escort the BP oil tanker British Heritage out of the Persian Gulf into the Indian Ocean from being blocked by Iranian vessels. While a risk premium has already been applied to current oil prices, some analysts are suggesting tha ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > Productionsupplyoutages +5