Oil held near a four-month high after speculation the Federal Reserve will keep U.S. interest rates near zero for longer buoyed markets.
A spike in U.S. coronavirus cases is threatening the oil market’s recovery from its historic plunge into negative territory.
Oil is heading for the first weekly loss since late April in New York on fears a second wave of U.S. infections could derail a fragile recovery, while swelling stockpiles raised fresh concerns about excess supply.
A popular exchange traded fund that uses complex derivatives to track oil is being investigated by U.S. regulators over whether its risks were properly disclosed to investors, scrutiny triggered by crude’s historic slump during the coronavirus crisis, said three people familiar with the matter.
Oil rose today following a prediction from Russia that the market may rebalance as early as next month after historic output cuts from global producers to drain a glut.
Oil rose as the head of the International Energy Agency forecast demand will likely grow past its level before the global pandemic.
Oil was anchored near $33 a barrel as an escalating war of words between the U.S. and China added to caution over the prospects for a global recovery in demand.
Oil retreated from the highest level in more than two months as doubts over the strength of China’s economic recovery and rising tensions between Washington and Beijing ate away at its weekly advance.
Oil’s historic crash below zero looked increasingly like an aberration as the June contract rose for a fourth day in its last session of trading before expiring.
Oil rose to the highest in two months as demand in China returned to near pre-virus levels and output curbs continued in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Oil headed for its first back-to-back weekly gain since February as output cuts from the biggest producers and a nascent recovery in demand began to rebalance a market awash with crude.
Oil was headed for the longest run of daily gains in more than nine months on signs the worst of the supply glut may be over as production cuts start to take effect.
Coronavirus looks set to have a continued impact on energy demand beyond the near term and supply chains must become more adaptable in order to navigate the uncertain future, writes Andy Laven, COO of Sahara Energy Resources DMCC
Energy giant BP fell to a £3.6billion pre-tax loss in the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus and oil price slump made its impact on the business.
Negative oil prices, ships dawdling at sea with unwanted cargoes, and traders getting creative about where to stash oil. The next chapter in the oil crisis is now inevitable: great swathes of the petroleum industry are about to start shutting down.
At least three brokerages are restricting the ability of clients to enter into new trades in the most active oil benchmarks in a bid to curb losses after an unprecedented meltdown in crude this week dragged prices into negative territory for the first time in history.
Oil extended its recovery from Monday’s plunge below zero but remained under intense pressure from a swelling global supply glut.
For investors getting crushed by oil’s relentless drop, contortions in the exchange-traded fund they swarmed into are adding mind-numbing complexity to an already anxious situation.
A barrel of Brent crude could cost less than a cup of coffee before long as fears about dwindling storage space sink in, an analyst has said.
The UK North Sea offshore industry can weather a raging storm in global oil markets, a leading expert said yesterday.
Unprecedented, unbelievable, ‘off-the-scale’ can’t really sum up what happened to oil prices in North America on Monday April 20. Both WTI (West Texas intermediate) and WCS (Western Canadian Select) plunged to below $0 per barrel and recorded an oil price of minus $38 per barrel for the first time in history. Although there has been talk about negative oil prices for months, nobody really predicted anything on this scale.
As the oil market collapse has taken WTI into the uncharted and “impossible” territory of negative prices, there has been considerable attention not only on where prices might be going, but also what is happening to the forward curve, and what it means. Even in more normal markets, the structure of the forward curve “backwardation” and “contango” is a source of confusion – mystery even.
The descent of US crude prices into negative territory is a “body blow” to a creaking oil and gas sector, an industry leader has said.
The world’s two leading oil price benchmarks suffered contrasting fortunes today amid ongoing supply and demand fears.
Oil futures advanced amid a broader bounce across financial markets while the price of actual crude plummeted to near $15 a barrel.