Biden authorizes release of more than 180M barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve; 1M bpd for 6 months

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In an effort to address the rapidly increasing cost of gasoline, President Biden authorized the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months—more than 180 million barrels—from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Market Background Oil

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bp Statistical Review shows 4.5% drop in primary energy consumption in 2020; mainly driven by oil

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This fall was driven mainly by oil, which accounted for almost three quarters of the net decline. World oil production fell for the first time since 2009 by 6.6 Country wise, Russia (-1 million b/d), Libya (-920,000 b/d) and Saudi Arabia (-790,000 b/d).

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IEA forecasts global oil demand to reach 101.6 mb/d in 2023; non-OECD countries lead expansion

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The IEA June 2022 Oil Market Report (OMR) forecasts world oil demand to reach 101.6 As for OPEC+, total oil output in 2023 may fall as embargoes and sanctions shut in Russian volumes and producers outside the Middle East suffer further declines. Assuming Libya rebounds from a steep drop, the bloc’s production could increase 2.6 Following nearly two years of declines, observed global oil inventories increased by 77 mb in April. Forecasts Market Background Oil

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The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

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Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market. Geopolitical tension has been largely irrelevant since the collapse of oil prices in 2014, but it’s making a return now that cracks have emerged in some key oil-producing nations. The threat of an outage will carry more weight as the oil market tightens. has the ability to curtail Iranian oil exports. Libya. Market Background Oil

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The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

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OPEC exports have come under pressure this week from technical threats to oil fields, with Saudi Arabia’s Manifa problems grabbing the headlines. Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, while addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, stated that the outlook for oil supplies is “ increasingly worrying ”, due to a loss of $1 trillion ($1,000 billion) in investments last year. After the Danish concession, the operations are set to be led by French oil major Total.

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Opinion: Who Will Be Left Standing At The End Of The Oil War?

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But these are just the costs of lifting oil out of the ground. State-owned oil companies often have many more responsibilities than just producing oil. It’s hard to come up with a real breakeven point for Saudi oil, for example, because it is responsible for funding the royal palace and indirectly, a large number of social programs that include everything from education to housing and energy subsidies. Oil Opinionby Charles Kennedy for Oilprice.com.

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Increase in US rig count will not cap oil prices

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The impact of rising oil prices on North American light tight oil (LTO) production is said to be a “Catch 22”, the title of Joseph Heller’s popular 1961 novel set in WWII. Too many analysts continue to believe drilling and service has the same problem with rising oil prices. Those who study crude prices have correctly observed it was the 4 million barrels per day (b/d) increase in US LTO production that contributed greatly to the 2014 oil price collapse. Oil Opinion

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IEA March Oil Market Report revises 2015 demand forecast upward

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out in the second quarter of 2014, global oil demand growth has since steadily risen, with year?on?year mb/d for the current quarter, according to the IEA Oil Market Report for March. mb/d, as losses in Libya and Iraq offset higher supply from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Angola. mb/d for the second quarter on sustained high margins and a slightly more robust oil demand outlook. mb/d in the final quarter of 2014 and in line with projected oil product demand growth.

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Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally

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Oil prices faltered at the start of the second week of the year, as fears set in about a rapid rebound in US shale production. For the better part of two months, optimism surrounding the OPEC deal has buoyed oil prices, but bullish sentiment from speculators are showing early signs of abating, raising the possibility that the oil rally is running out of steam. The gains in the rig count come even as oil prices have held steady in the mid- to low-$50s per barrel.

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BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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Oil remains the world’s leading fuel, but its 33.1% Oil demand grew by less than 1%—the slowest rate amongst fossil fuels—while gas grew by 2.2%, and coal was the only fossil fuel with above average annual consumption growth at 5.4% These shocks pushed energy prices higher in much of the world, with oil prices reaching a record annual average of more than $100 per barrel (bbl) for the first time. Coal Fuels Natural Gas Nuclear Oil Power Generation

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US Shale Is Now Cash Flow Neutral

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Oil prices are probably already high enough to spark a rebound in shale production. For years, the drilling boom was done with a lot of debt, and the revenus earned from steadily higher levels of output were not enough to cover the cost of drilling, even when oil prices traded above $100 per barrel in the go-go drilling days between 2011 and 2014. Even when US oil production hit a peak at 9.7 Market Background Oilby Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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US DOE, IEA member countries releasing a total of 60 million barrels of oil from reserves

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US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the US and its partners in the International Energy Agency will release a total of 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East. As part of this effort, the US will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Total oil stocks in IEA member countries amount to more than 4.1

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IEA: non-OPEC oil supply tops 43 mb/d for first time in decades; global demand to reach 92.4 mb/d in 2014

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Oil Market Report (OMR) for December raised the estimate of global oil demand for 2013 by 130,000 barrels per day (130 kb/d) to 91.2 Global oil supplies increased by 310 kb/d in November to 92.3 Renewed disruptions in Libya and smaller drops in Nigeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela more than offset higher output in Iran, Iraq and Angola.

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The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

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million barrels daily, including from Russia, to reverse the free fall of oil prices. A recent report from Capital Economics said Saudi Arabia has its problems but it could withstand lower oil prices without feeling too much of a pinch. shale oil. In spite of reservations expressed by Nigeria and Libya, if Saudi Arabia managed to convince everyone to cut amid the major tensions with Iran ahead of the U.S. Market Background Oilby Irina Slav for Oilprice.com.

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Strong Dollar Could Cap Oil Prices

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dollar poses an obstacle to further gains in oil prices. As Reuters points out , in dollar terms the price of Brent oil has climbed 9 percent this year, but in yuan terms oil is now nearly 14 percent more expensive. The problem for many emerging markets is that oil prices have been going up at the same time. Typically, oil prices trade inversely to the U.S. But the dollar and oil have been climbing in tandem for much of this year. Market Background Oil

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Opinion: How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

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With its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, one of the mandates of 12-member OPEC is to “ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers, and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.” The EIA even predicts that OPEC’s net oil exports (excluding Iran) could fall to as low as $380 billion in 2015. The current oil price levels are nowhere near this.

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U.S. Drivers: Shut Up, Stop Whining, You Don't Pay $8/Gallon

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Turmoil in Libya is making global oil markets nervous. That means higher gasoline prices. Cue the creeping unease and outright fear that Our American Way Of Life May Be In Peril. Well, it's Monday morning, and we have a brisk message for our U.S. readers: Shut up and stop whining. So gas is over $3 a gallon, maybe even edging close to $4

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Opinion: Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

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OPEC next gathers December 4 in Vienna, just over a year since Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced at the previous OPEC winter meeting the Saudi decision to let the oil market determine oil prices rather than to continue Saudi Arabia's role of guarantor of $100+/bbl oil. In fact, Saudis have downplayed the impact of lower prices on their country, asserting that the kingdom has the financial wherewithal to withstand lower oil prices. Oil Opinion

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EIA: China is now the world’s largest net importer of petroleum and other liquid fuels

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In September 2013, China’s net imports of petroleum and other liquids exceeded those of the United States on a monthly basis, making it the largest net importer of crude oil and other liquids in the world, according to figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). million barrels per day, primarily from tight oil plays. Saudi Arabia continues to be the largest supplier of crude oil to China and in 2013 provided 19% of China’s 5.6

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Platts Survey: OPEC pumps 31.28M barrels of crude per day in June; highest since Aug 2012

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Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 31.28 million barrels per day (b/d) in June, up 170,000 b/d from May and the fourth consecutive monthly increase since February, as Saudi Arabia and Iraq pushed out more oil, a Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed Monday. Now, output seems to be on the way up, and at a time when the market could be looking at a lot more oil from Iran.

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Putin has highlighted on various occasions the contribution Russia’s mineral wealth, in particular oil and natural gas, must make for Russia to be able to sustain economic growth, promote industrial development, catch up with the developed economies, and modernize Russia’s military and military industry. While oil and natural gas are crucial to Russia, Russia’s crude and natural gas are crucial to its neighbors on the Eurasian landmass. Market Background Oil Opinion Russia

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RAND reports suggest US DoD use less petroleum fuel to deal with high prices, not count on alternatives

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According to three new reports on “Promoting International Energy Security” issued by the RAND Corporation, because the energy purchases made by the US Department of Defense are not large enough to influence world oil prices—despite DoD requiring considerable amounts of fuel to function—cutting fuel use is the only effective choice to reduce what the Pentagon spends on petroleum fuels. Peak oil. Could oil production peak before 2030?

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Platts: June OPEC output of 32.73M barrels of crude per day, highest since Aug. 2008

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Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) crude oil output surged 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in June, close to an eight-year high of 32.73 million b/d, as production in Nigeria and Libya tentatively recovered along with steady increases for Saudi Arabia and Iran, according to an S&P Global Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials. million b/d production capacity, but in early July Libya’s National Oil Corp.

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GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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Senturin made his remarks during the 25 th Oil & Gas of Turkmenistan Conference. The two-day Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan 2020 conference was organized by the Government of Turkmenistan and attracted the participation of regional and international energy companies, including CNPC, Dragon Oil, SOCAR, ENI, ARETI, Schlumberger, Hyundai, among others.

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Global CO2 emissions up 3% in 2011; per capita CO2 emissions in China reach EU levels

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savings stimulated by high oil prices led to a decrease of 3% in CO 2 emissions in the European Union and of 2% in both the United States and Japan. tonnes per capita, despite a decline due to the recession in 2008-2009, high oil prices and an increased share of natural gas. Global fossil oil consumption increased by about 2.9% CO 2 per capita emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production from the top 5 emitting regions. Click to enlarge.

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