Thursday, February 21, 2019

Energy Information Administration News

Oil Rises on Market Rebalance, Trade Deal Hopes

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Trump open to extending March 1 deadline for China trade talks.Crude prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, with Brent hitting its highest this year, on hopes that oil markets will balance later this year, helped by output cuts from top producers as well as U.S. sanctions on OPEC members Iran and Venezuela.Prices were also supported by strong equity markets after signs of progress in trade talks between the United States and China.U.S.

Oil Dips After Record U.S. Shale Forecast

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U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela tighten markets, but soaring U.S. shale output offsets some of the disruption.Oil fell on Wednesday after the U.S. government said shale output would rise to a record next month, denting a rally that sent prices to their highest this year.Brent futures eased by 53 cents to trade at $65.92 a barrel by 1312 GMT, still within sight of Monday's high for the year of $66.83. U.S.

EIA: Azerbaijan Surges in Natural Gas

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Azerbaijan is an important supplier of crude oil and natural gas in the Caspian Sea region, particularly to European markets, the US Energy Information Administration said in its report.The EIA’s report notes that Azerbaijan’s exports of natural gas are poised to become a more significant part of the country’s economy.Azerbaijan produced about 600 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of dry natural gas in 2017 and exported about 210 Bcf…

US Rig Count Climbs

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U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for a second week in a row amid concerns that crude supplies will swamp global demand as U.S. output keeps growing from record levels.Companies added three oil rigs in the week to Feb. 15, bringing the total count to 857, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.The U.S.

Oil Rises After Saudi Pledge, Declining U.S. Inventories

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Oil prices rose on Wednesday after top exporter Saudi Arabia said it would cut crude exports and deliver an even deeper cut to its production, and after an industry group reported a surprise decline in U.S. oil inventories.Brent crude, the global benchmark, was up $1.07, or 1.7 percent, at $63.49 a barrel at 9:55 a.m. EST (14:55 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were up 91 cents…

US Drillers Add Rigs

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U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time this year but the rig count in January fell the most in a month since April 2016, as the boom in the Permian, the nation's biggest shale oil formation, cools.Companies added 10 oil rigs in the week to Jan. 25, bringing the total count to 862, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.For the month…

U.S. Crude Stockpiles Fall More Than Expected - EIA

U.S. crude oil stocks fell more than expected last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose more than forecasts, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.Crude inventories fell by 2.7 million barrels in week to Jan. 11, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 1.3 million barrels.Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub fell by 743,000 barrels, EIA said.Refinery crude runs fell by 343,000 barrels per day, EIA data showed.

Oil Rises On U.S.-China Trade Talk Optimism

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Oil prices climbed around 3 percent on Wednesday as the extension of U.S.-China talks in Beijing raised hopes that the world's two largest economies would resolve their trade standoff.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $51.36 per barrel at 1500 GMT, up $1.58, or 3.17 percent, the first time this year that WTI has topped $50.International Brent crude futures were up $1.63…

US October Crude Oil Production Tops Record

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U.S. crude oil output hit an all-time high of more than 11.5 million barrels per day in October, according to government data released on Monday.U.S. crude production rose 79,000 bpd in October to 11.537 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report. The EIA revised its September oil production figure down by 17,000 bpd to 11.458 million bpd.U.S. oil production broke its 1970 record of 10.04 million bpd in November 2017…

US Crude Inventory Levels Off

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U.S. crude inventory has leveled off after declining three weeks in a row. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates U.S. crude inventory as of December 21 was the same as seven days earlier.The past four weeks represent a reversal of the large inventory growth between mid-September and end-November. But despite the growth reversal, U.S. crude inventory…

Oil Slips Back Toward 18-month Lows

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Oil prices fell on Thursday after rebounding 8 percent in the previous session, as worries over a glut in crude supply and concerns over a faltering global economy pressured prices.Brent crude oil dropped $1.67 a barrel, or 3.1 percent, to a low of $52.80 before recovering to around $53.45 by 1415 GMT. U.S. light crude oil slipped $1.30 to $44.92 and was last 70 cents lower at $45.52.Oil prices…

US Crude Inventory Drops for Third Week

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U.S. crude inventory declined again last week. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates an inventory fall of 0.5 million barrels in the week ended December 14. While only a small drop, it is the third decline in a row.While EIA data include only U.S. oil inventory the survey results are considered more reliable – and are available at more frequent…

U.S. Crude Stocks Fall in Latest Week -EIA

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U.S. crude stocks fell last week, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday.Crude inventories fell by 497,000 barrels in the week to Dec. 14, a much smaller draw than the decrease of 2.4 million barrels that analysts had expected. The decline was the third consecutive decrease.Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma…

Oil Dives on Fears of Glut, Global Economic Slowdown

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Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts that record U.S. and Russian output will hit a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many expect.U.S. crude oil fell $2.78, or 5.5 percent to trade at $47.10 a barrel by 11:44 a.m. EST (1644 GMT). The session low was $46.97, its weakest since September 2017.Global benchmark Brent lost $2.54, or 4.2 percent to trade at $57.07 a barrel.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs

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U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in a row this week, prolonging a move by drillers over the past month to reduce the number of active rigs after crude prices collapsed in October and November.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to Dec. 14, bringing the total count down to 873, the lowest since mid October, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.More than half the total U.S.

​​​​Crude Inventory Drops Again, Brent Stays Around $60

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U.S. crude inventory declined again last week, reducing fear of a repeat 2014/16 oil glut occurring. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates a small inventory fall of 1.2 million barrels in the week ended December 7. This follows a 7.3 million barrel decline in the previous week. The decrease over the past two weeks follows 10 straight weeks of U.S. crude inventory build.While EIA data include only U.S.

U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles Dip, Gasoline Builds - EIA

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U.S. crude oil stockpiles last week fell less than expected, while gasoline inventories increased and distillates stocks fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.Crude inventories fell by 1.2 million barrels in the week to Dec. 7, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 3 million barrels.The crude drawdown was also short of an over 10 million-barrel decline…

Crude Inventory Growth Reverses

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U.S. crude inventory declined last week. The latest weekly survey results by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate a fall of 7.3 million barrels in the week ended November 30. This follows a 10-week streak of crude inventory build that has been striking fears of a repeat of the 2014/16 oil glut.While EIA data include only U.S. inventory the survey results are considered…

Oil Falls as High Inventories Outweigh Likely OPEC Cuts

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Oil prices fell further on Friday as swelling inventories depressed sentiment despite widespread expectations that OPEC and Russia would agree some form of production cut next week.The two global oil benchmarks, North Sea Brent and U.S. light crude, have had their weakest month for more than 10 years in November, losing more than 20 percent as global supply has outstripped demand.Brent fell $1.20…

Oil Rises After Russia Leans Towards Output Cut

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Oil reversed course and rose as much as 3 percent on Thursday, after industry sources said Russia had accepted the need to cut production, together with OPEC ahead of its meeting next week.Prices, however, were still set for its biggest one-month fall in November since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, having lost about 22 percent so far.A seemingly relentless rise in crude supply from the United States…