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OPEC+ agrees to increase oil production by 400,000/bpd

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies on Sunday agreed to increase global oil production by 400,000 barrels per day. OPEC and its Russia-led oil-producing allies, OPEC+, agreed to unleash barrels of bottled-up crude over the next two years by committing to restore all

Optimism Grows Over Oil Demand Recovery

OPEC and partners are betting on a significant boost in oil demand over the coming months as member states get ready to ramp up oil production.  OPEC, Russia, and their allies are planning to increase oil production by 2.1 million bpd by as early as July this year,

Nigerian Oil Major Focuses On Condensates To Offset OPEC Cuts

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has decided to focus its attention on condensates production to compensate for lost revenue from oil exports due to the country’s commitment to the OPEC+ production cut deal. Nigerian daily This Day quoted the managing director of the NNPC as laying out this

Oil falls on mounting COVID-19 cases, supply concerns

Oil edged lower on Friday, falling more than 2% on the week as COVID-19 cases surged globally and oil supply is set to rise in coming weeks. Brent crude futures LCOc1 settled at $41.92 a barrel, down 2 cents, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 lost

Oil recovery waits for international flying to return

Jet fuel consumption remains the hardest hit section of the global oil market as passengers avoid air travel as a result of the pandemic and government travel restrictions. The specific problems of the jet market explain why refinery margins for closely related distillates such as

Nigerian oil agency under scrutiny for missing billions

Investigators are looking for billions of dollars in missing or stolen funds from a Nigerian agency created to develop the oil-rich but impoverished Niger delta. Like the rest of the nation’s opaque oil sector, officials say the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), based in the

The Oil Industry’s Biggest Weakness Is Its Reliance On China

Whenever the commodity cycle reaches a trough, all eyes turn to China. Asia’s biggest powerhouse has through years of explosive growth become the top—or one of the top—importers of many commodities, leading the producers of these commodities to base their own growth strategies on China’s