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Potential Outcome Scenarios for Covid-19 And Oil Markets

There are two items dominating the headlines in the energy sector at the moment: the global Covid-19 pandemic and the alarming decision of Saudi Arabia and Russia to go head-to-head in a price war. Scenario 2: Fast Covid-19 containment but slow resolution to the price war or Prolonged Covid-19 pa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 16 days agoLink > Covid19ChinaItaly +8

OPEC FACES OFF WITH RUSSIA

Saudi Arabia and Russia are both by far some of the lowest-cost oil producers in the world, flipping the narrative to a race for market share instead of an attempt to preserve prices. Caught in the middle will be OPEC members counting on steady oil prices to keep their economies afloat (Iran, Ira ...

Hui Shan


Posted 23 days agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +3

The Oil and Gas Industry in 2020 – Brief Summary

Attempts by the wider OPEC+ club to minimise the growing glut have only mitigated the situation; the power of these producers to influence the market has diminished as US production has risen. As long as OPEC+ tries to play the good cop in the market – yielding volumes to coerce trends – crude pr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +4

Compliance Is Critical

On one hand, you had some key members – including Iraq, surprisingly – stating the need for the broader OPEC+ club to make further cuts to its supply deal. The headlines spinning out of the December 5 meeting was that the OPEC+ alliance agreed to slash a further 500,000 b/d, with Saudi Arabia ple ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +3

Middle Eastern Business Smarts: Make Friends, Not Deal

By Neil Hathaway, Regional Middle East Manager We're all familiar with the hard sell. Sometimes, in the ruthless commercial culture that characterises much of the western world, it seems that all that matters is making the sale. It is well-documented in powerful Hollywood movies such as  Tin Men   ...

Saffron Cummings


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > Middle Eastbusiness tipscustomer satisfaction +6

Ecuador Exits OPEC

Citing a need to boost oil revenues by being ‘honest about its ability to endure further cuts', Ecuador is prioritising crude production and welcoming new oil investment (free from production constraints) as President Lenin Moreno pursues more market-friendly economic policies. Indonesia did rejo ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +4

Re-awakening the Neutral Zone

The Wafra field was discovered in 1953, and in 1960, Japan's Arabian Oil Company (which held an offshore concession awarded by Saudi Arabia in 1957 and another awarded by Kuwait in 1958) discovered the giant Khafji offshore field. The unique status of the Neutral Zone is exemplified by its struct ...

Hui Shan


Posted 8 months agoLink > saudiKuwaitNeutral Zone +5

Upcoming OPEC Meeting: What to Expect

With Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov suggesting that there was a risk that oil prices could fall as low as US$30/b and the Saudi Arabia-Russia alliance preparing for a US$40/b oil scenario, it looks more and more likely that the production deal will be extended to the end of 2019. The maj ...

Hui Shan


Posted 9 months agoLink > OPECoil priceShale +3

Analysis: Oil market glut will lead to declining prices through 2020 by Dr. Daniel Fine

With the OPEC-Russia meeting ahead, the price of oil is at a crossroad.  President Trump wants lower prices for gasoline at the pump and the Democratic Party wants a shortage to lift prices higher. This is the 2020 presidential election, to re-elect Trump or a create a Democratic left-center White ...

Will Fine


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > Pioneer Natural ResourcesOccidental PetroleumAnadarko Corporation +97

Is The Saudi - Russia Oil Bromance Souring?

Prior to the meeting, Saudi Arabia had gone on record to state that the Kingdom believed that OPEC's job in rebalancing the oil market was far from over and that output cuts were necessary to continue into the second half of 2019. In the past, Saudi Arabia would most likely to be able to bully it ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 year agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +3

Analysis: Things are flat in the Permian, and there's a push for renewables in Santa Fe by Dr. Daniel Fine

The Permian-Delaware Basin rig count should start falling as oil operators, large and small, are flat for 2019. Spending has been sharply reduced as supply now dominates the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) used by many commodity traders in oil.    The large or integrated oil companies have all the ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Santa Felatest oil and gas newsNew Mexico +69

Dr. Daniel Fine: Trump and Oil in Trade Geopolitics

Unlike 1973, and its oil embargo against the United States, there is no supply threat from the Middle East. Consequently, only a demand unknown moves the price of crude oil. Permian/Delaware has displaced the Middle East as a source and even Mexico imports U.S. production.  This has caused euphori ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > United StatesMiddle EastPermian +69

OPEC, A Friend Indeed

  The magic number seems to be 1 million barrels. At least, that is what has been requested by the US to Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC producers in an unofficial appeal. After President Donald Trump publicly complained on Twitter that ‘OPEC is at it again!!!' when US crude prices surged to th ...

Easwaran Kanason


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Nrgedge articlenrgedgeOPEC +4

Fine: No Such Thing As 'Free Trade' With OPEC as a Cartel

Among some speakers at the 2018 Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference last month in Farmington there were evasive positions on the future of OPEC. Also, previous online or media positions of “free trade” were muted to be popular with the oil, gas and equipment operators who made up those in attendanc ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiasaudi +68

Dr. Daniel Fine: Oil and Gas: A Look at What 2018 May Bring

Trump leads mass deregulation effort; comeback seen for San Juan Basin by Dr. Daniel Fine The price of oil in 2018 will be volatile with commodity market traders selling on signals of OPEC-Russia “cheating” or members producing more oil than the extended Algiers Agreement output quotas. This shou ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Donald TrumpPresident TrumpTrump +68