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Natural Gas Supply Shortages Could Test Market for Years, IEA Says

Natural Gas Supply Shortages Could Test Market for Years, IEA Says

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) production outages broke records last year and combined with upstream underperformance to limit supplies and tighten the global market in a way that could worsen over the coming years, the International Energy Agency said Monday.  The total LNG volume lost to planned or unplanned outages was 53 billion cubic meters (Bcm)…

February 1, 2022
OPEC-Plus Shrugs Off Omicron, Moves to Pump More Oil

OPEC-Plus Shrugs Off Omicron, Moves to Pump More Oil

A coalition of major oil producing countries agreed on Tuesday to further boost output to meet expectations for strong demand, despite concerns about the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Policymakers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), headed by Saudi Arabia, and a Russia-led group of allies known as OPEC-plus, said…

January 4, 2022
Surging Coronavirus Cases Expected to Slow Global Oil Demand

Surging Coronavirus Cases Expected to Slow Global Oil Demand

Rising coronavirus cases driven by the new Omicron variant are expected to curb but not derail a global recovery in oil demand, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday in its latest Oil Market Report for December.   IEA noted that cases are climbing across many regions of the world in the wake of Omicron outbreaks…

December 14, 2021
Increased U.S. Crude Output, ‘New Covid Waves’ Could Balance Market, Curb Prices

Increased U.S. Crude Output, ‘New Covid Waves’ Could Balance Market, Curb Prices

Rising U.S. production – and expectations for more to the end of the year – could soon balance supply/demand and curb soaring oil prices, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday in its closely watched monthly Oil Market Report. The global energy watchdog said it now expects crude output to jump by 1.5 million b/d…

November 16, 2021