Plunge of oil demand limits storage capacity

The drop in oil demand by refiners at local level and the exports limited to a minimum at global level due to the coronavirus pandemic, pushed storage capacity to the limit in the producing provinces

BP announces quarterly loss as oil prices crash

The British giant said it slumped into a u$s4.4-billion net loss in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic crushed demand for oil. "Our industry has been hit by supply and demand shocks on a scale never seen before," BP's CEO stated

Shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy

Chesapeake filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest US oil and gas producer to seek bankruptcy protection in recent years as it bowed to heavy debts and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on energy markets

BofA sees oil demand recovering

Bank of America (BofA) Global Research has lifted its oil price forecast for this year and next as demand recovers from coronavirus-linked shutdowns, the OPEC+ output cut deal curtails supply, and producers slash capital expenditure

IEA says new cuts unlikely to balance oil market

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said that recently announced oil output cuts by major Gulf Arab producers would likely not be enough to balance global markets as coronavirus lockdowns hollow out demand