Tag: CORONAVIRUS

Aviation crisis means oil demand to stay below pre-virus levels before 2022

Oil demand is recovering from the greatest fall in its history in 2020, IEA said, but less flying due to coronavirus fears means the world will not return to pre-pandemic demand levels before 2022

Oil major BP to cut 15% of workforce

BP announced it will cut about 15% of its workforce in response to the coronavirus crisis and as part of Chief Executive Bernard Looney’s plan to shift the oil and gas major to renewable energy

OPEC+ may meet over oil cuts this week if laggards agree to comply

OPEC+ oil producers could still hold a ministerial video conference this week if Iraq and others which have not fully complied with existing oil supply cuts agree to boost their adherence

OPEC, Russia discuss extending oil cuts for 1-2 months

OPEC and Russia are moving closer to a compromise on extending current oil output cuts and are discussing a proposal to roll over supply curbs for one to two months

OPEC, Russia bargain over oil cuts ahead of June meeting

Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC oil producers are considering extending record high output cuts until the end of 2020 but have yet to win support from Russia

Virus sparks record drop in energy investment

The energy industry is set to suffer a record drop in investment due to the coronavirus fallout, the IEA said, and while renewables are likely to fare better than oil, any swift economic recovery could create a global fuel crunch

Russia sees global oil market balancing in June-July

The Russian Energy Ministry stated supply has already dropped by 14 million to 15 million barrels per day thanks to the OPEC+ deal and output cuts in other countries. Moreover, the surplus stands at around 7-12 million bpd

Barkindo: Oil market responding well to record OPEC+ cut

OPEC is encouraged by a rally in oil prices and strong adherence to its latest output cut, its secretary general said, although sources say the group has not ruled out further steps to support the market

Gov’t sets local crude oil reference price at u$s45 per barrel

The national government set the local crude oil reference price at u$s45 per barrel, in a bid to protect the country’s hard-hit sector from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and low global prices

Petrobras books steep loss amid ‘worst crisis in 100 years’

Brazil’s state-run oil company reported a steep net loss for the first quarter of the year and warned more heavy losses were on the horizon because of the coronavirus pandemic