Tag: CORONAVIRUS

China raises 2021 non-state crude oil import quotas by 20%

China, the world’s top crude oil importer, will raise its non-state crude oil import quota for 2021 by 20% on-year to 243 million tonnes, the country’s commerce ministry said

Demand issues to overshadow OPEC+ supply next year

The OPEC and its allies will have to contend with a “lot of demand issues” before raising supply in January 2021, given throughput cuts by oil refiners, the head of Saudi Aramco’s trading arm said

Shell raises dividend as retail boost drives confidence

Royal Dutch Shell raised its dividend after easily beating quarterly profit forecasts and outlined plans to shrink its oil and gas operations as it presses forward with a transition to low-carbon energy

BP swings back to profit, epidemic uncertainty weighs

BP swung back to a small profit in the third quarter but warned the pace of recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain and continued to weigh on fuel demand and refining profits

OPEC chief says rising infections may delay oil recovery

OPEC’s secretary-general said an oil market recovery may take longer than hoped as coronavirus infections rise around the world, and OPEC and its allies would “stay the course” in balancing the market

Russia’s Novak says premature to talk about OPEC+ plans beyond 2020

Russia’s energy minister said it was too early to discuss the future of global oil production curbs beyond December, less than a week after saying plans to reduce the output restrictions should proceed

Barkindo: OPEC+ will ensure oil prices do not plunge again

The OPEC+ alliance will ensure oil prices do not plunge steeply again when it meets to set policy at the end of November, OPEC’s Secretary General said, adding that demand has been recovering more slowly than expected

OPEC cuts 2021 oil demand forecast again as virus cases rise

World oil demand will rebound more slowly in 2021 than previously thought as coronavirus cases rise, OPEC said, adding to headwinds faced by the group and its allies in balancing the market

Pandemic could delay energy demand recovery to 2025

A slow economic recovery from the pandemic threatens to delay a full rebound in world energy demand to 2025, the International Energy Agency said

OPEC says oil demand to plateau in late 2030s

World oil demand will plateau in the late 2030s and could by then have begun to decline, OPEC said, in a major shift for the producer group that reflects the lasting impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy and consumer habits