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Monthly Oil Supply Disruptions Surge on Coronavirus and Middle East Tumult, EIA Says

Monthly Oil Supply Disruptions Surge on Coronavirus and Middle East Tumult, EIA Says

Political instability, sanctions, hurricanes and the coronavirus pandemic intersected and sent oil production outages soaring this year, new federal data show. Disruptions to crude oil and condensate production were up among members of both the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC countries through September, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday.…

October 13, 2020
U.S. Home-Bound Workforce Sharply Impacting Transportation Fuel Outlook, Says OPEC

U.S. Home-Bound Workforce Sharply Impacting Transportation Fuel Outlook, Says OPEC

Energy demand contraction triggered by Covid-19 lockdown measures has drastically reduced U.S. fuel consumption, but a cold winter could boost heating oil consumption as more people continue to work from home, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said Tuesday. The oil cartel issued its global winter forecast in the latest Monthly Oil Market…

October 13, 2020
Lower 48 Tight Oil Output to Recover, but Possibly Not As Strong Pre-Covid, Says OPEC

Lower 48 Tight Oil Output to Recover, but Possibly Not As Strong Pre-Covid, Says OPEC

U.S. tight oil production should recover quickly as world energy demand recovers from Covid-19, but Lower 48 output may not again hit its previous forecasts, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Thursday. The Saudi-led oil cartel, aka OPEC, in its flagship 14th annual World Oil Outlook (WOO), cited the “unprecedented scale and impact”…

October 8, 2020
OPEC-Plus Deal Driving Global Oil Market Rebalancing, Says EIA

OPEC-Plus Deal Driving Global Oil Market Rebalancing, Says EIA

A watershed agreement in April to slash oil production by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, aka OPEC-plus, has begun to achieve its intended effect of rebalancing an oversupplied global crude market, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. At the time of the agreement, OPEC-plus called for a cut…

September 23, 2020
OPEC Reduces Oil Demand Forecast into 2021 from Covid-19’s Lingering Impacts

OPEC Reduces Oil Demand Forecast into 2021 from Covid-19’s Lingering Impacts

The Covid-19 pandemic’s crushing impact to energy demand and prices has led the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, aka OPEC, to again reduce its forecast for oil into 2020. The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday also reduced for the second consecutive month its outlook for oil demand. IEA also warned that Covid-19 may…

September 15, 2020
OPEC, EIA Reduce Oil Supply Forecasts on Coronavirus Uncertainty

OPEC, EIA Reduce Oil Supply Forecasts on Coronavirus Uncertainty

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have reduced their outlooks for global oil production this year as Covid-19 poses the potential to further suppress demand and pricing.   In the monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) issued on Tuesday, EIA researchers estimated U.S. oil output this year would…

August 12, 2020
OPEC Sees Mexico Oil Output Falling in 2021 from Natural Decline in Legacy Fields

OPEC Sees Mexico Oil Output Falling in 2021 from Natural Decline in Legacy Fields

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said last Tuesday it expects Mexico’s liquid hydrocarbons production to stay flat year/year at 1.9 million b/d in 2020 before falling to 1.8 million b/d in 2021 because of the natural decline of oilfields operated by national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Although the government has pledged…

July 20, 2020
OPEC Leader Says U.S. Vital to Ensuring Post-Covid Oil Market Balance

OPEC Leader Says U.S. Vital to Ensuring Post-Covid Oil Market Balance

U.S. producers have played a critically important role in rebalancing the global oil market after Covid-19 and will continue to do so going forward, according to Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo. Although tensions have long simmered between the Saudi-led cartel and the Lower 48 onshore segment, “there is…

July 9, 2020
As OPEC Cuts Take Force, Mexico Oil Production Falls in May

As OPEC Cuts Take Force, Mexico Oil Production Falls in May

Mexico’s oil production fell to 1.64 million b/d in May compared to 1.66 million b/d in the year-ago period, according to new data provided by the country’s upstream watchdog Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). Gas production in May was 3.61 Bcf/d, down from 3.82 Bcf/d last May. The figures are the first to reflect committed…

July 1, 2020
Mexican Oil, Natural Gas Production Down in May as OPEC Cuts Take Force

Mexican Oil, Natural Gas Production Down in May as OPEC Cuts Take Force

Mexico’s oil production fell to 1.64 million b/d in May compared to 1.66 million b/d in the year-ago period, according to new data provided by the country’s upstream watchdog Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). Gas production in May was 3.61 Bcf/d, down from 3.82 Bcf/d last May. The figures are the first to reflect committed…

June 29, 2020
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