Oil fell on a US plan to sell more crude from its reserves, offsetting a lift from Russian output cuts and rising Chinese demand.
OPEC’s top official urged countries to invest much more in oil to meet the world’s future energy needs and said climate policies need to be more “balanced and fair.”
Oil prices may rise to $100 a barrel in the second half of the year as China’s economy emerges from anti-virus lockdowns, Iran’s liaison to OPEC said.
OPEC appointed Obiang Lima president for 2023. He is also the head of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). For now, he continues to hold both those positions.
An OPEC+ committee recommended keeping crude production steady, delegates said, as the oil market awaits clarity on demand in China and supplies from Russia.
Global oil markets face a bigger surplus this quarter than previously expected, with demand still constrained despite China’s bid to reopen its economy from Covid lockdowns.
“It’s practical to hit 2.2mn bpd in 2023, this is practical. It’s a moving target,” Kyari said. “There are a number of projects that I have clear line of sight that can come on board in 2023.”
Global oil and gas supplies are on course to tighten further this year as OPEC sticks to its guns and other producers struggle to fill the gap.
Oil fell for a fourth day as warnings from major US banks of a tough outlook for 2023 stoked concern over demand prospects and dented appetite for risk assets including commodities.
OPEC+ responded to surging volatility and growing market uncertainty by keeping oil production unchanged.
Oil extended a rebound from the lowest level in almost a year on speculation that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will deepen supply cuts to respond to weakening global demand.
OPEC held firm to projections that global oil demand will keep growing for another decade, and said it would be dangerous to abandon fossil fuels.
OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production will hurt the global economy and add to inflationary pressures, a senior US official said during a visit to the Middle East.
The United Arab Emirates energy minister has defended OPEC+’s decision to cut production as a purely technical move, denying talk of discord and politics.
Saudi Arabia has defended the OPEC+ decision to cut production, saying a US request to push back the move would have had a negative economic impact.
OPEC has taken the decision to cut production by 2 million barrels per day from its August target, amid growing concerns over weak pricing.
OPEC+ is considering its biggest production cut since 2020, a move Washington is trying to head off with furious diplomatic efforts.
Oil held a two-day surge before an OPEC+ meeting at which the alliance is considering the biggest supply cut since 2020 to revive prices.
OPEC+ will consider cutting oil output by more than 1 million barrels a day, according to delegates, when it meets in person on Wednesday for the first time in more than two years.
Nigeria’s oil production has slipped below the 1 million barrel per day mark, according to new data from the upstream regulator. The decline in August has seen Nigeria fall to fourth largest producer in Africa, from first.
With gas prices now more than five times the cost of a barrel of North Sea benchmark Brent Blend, the outlook for energy across Europe including the UK, is shocking.
Oil headed for a back-to-back weekly loss, burdened by demand concerns, rising stockpiles, and the possibility the Biden administration may make a fresh release from emergency reserves.
Oil fell to the lowest since January on concern a global slowdown will cut demand in Europe and the US, just as China’s Covid Zero strategy hurts consumption in the world’s biggest crude importer.
OPEC+ has agreed to cut production by 100,000 barrels per day in October, returning the targeted output to the level of August.
Oil surged on the possibility that OPEC+ may decide to trim production, and as Europe’s energy crisis worsened after the Group-of-Seven nations endorsed a plan to try to cap the price of Russian crude.