for Oil Prices
Saudi Arabia is poised to make "unprecedented" cuts to customers next month, while OPEC's secretary-general suggests the cartel may take "extraordinary measures" to further tighten oil market fundamentals.
The head of SAFE's policy team talks to Platts about OPEC’s policies distorting the investment cycle, the limitation of shale to meet demand growth, and why a small reduction in oil supply can sharply increase prices.
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OPEC is trying to spin recent price developments to show that it is fostering market stability in an effort to assist both consumers and producers. But recent talk of a more balanced market creates a false narrative
Although oil would surpass $200 per barrel under its high-price scenario, the EIA sees little effect in curbing demand growth.
Small independent refineries in China thrived in 2015 and 2016 as a result of low crude prices and high exports of refined products, but the road ahead looks bumpier as analysts see consolidation in the country's downstream sector.
If the GCC crisis lasts for months or even years, the appeal of more extreme measures could grow over time.
It’s groundhog year for the OPEC cartel, which has been unable to structurally shift fundamentals and prices in its favor since the price collapse in mid-2014, and it is reliving its catch-22 scenario with competing producers.
Conservation can contribute to energy dominance. The less energy this country uses, the more it can sell to others.
As the group doubles down on its production cut, questions linger about exit strategy, capability, and size.