By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com - The Unite States Department of Energy is walking back previous comments that it was considering a release of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and a ban on crude oil exports, Bloomberg’s Javier Blas reported on Twitter.
Data from the Chinese Customs Administration indicates that in September, Brazil advanced to the position of third-largest supplier of crude oil to the Asian country, as independent Chinese refiners obtain cheap and a relatively high-quality supply from the South American exporter.
A Buenos Aires crude oil refinery operated by Argentine state-controlled energy firm YPF is running with a minimal level of workers due to a drop in consumption and a lack of storage space amid a crash in global oil prices during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Crude oil benchmarks opened the month mixed on Wednesday, following their biggest-ever quarterly and monthly losses, overshadowed by fears of global oversupply as data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in inventories in the United States.
China said on Tuesday it would accept applications for new tariff exemptions for 696 products imported from the United States including key agricultural and energy products such as pork, beef, soybeans, liquefied natural gas and crude oil.
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com – Brazil produced more than 1 billion barrels last year, the first time it has breached the 1-billion-barrel mark, according to reports from the country’s oil regulator, ANP. The daily average stood at 3.106 million bpd, up 7.78% on 2018, ANP also said.
Ecuador on Sunday said it had resumed crude oil exports curbed by violent protests that forced several wells in the Amazon to halt operations.
Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, announced the detention of a supertanker allegedly in violation of EU sanctions against Syria. The statement follows:
Oil markets on Friday remained weak as rising supply and concerns of an economic slowdown pressured prices, with U.S. crude now down by 20% since early October. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at US$ 61.63 per barrel.
Many oil companies had trimmed their budgets heading into 2015 to deal with lower oil prices. But the rebound in April and May to $60 per barrel from the mid-$40s suggested that the severe drop was merely temporary.