OPEC chief sees oil stocks falling further

OPEC and its allies expect oil inventories to fall further in the coming months, OPEC’s secretary general said, suggesting efforts by the producers to support the market are succeeding

OPEC+ sticks to plans to ease oil cuts

OPEC+ agreed to stick to the existing pace of gradually easing oil supply curbs, two OPEC+ sources said, as producers balanced expectations of a recovery in demand against a possible increase in Iranian supply

OPEC says NOPEC bill could put US overseas assets

U.S. assets and personnel overseas could be at risk if the country decided to pass a bill against OPEC, known as NOPEC, the head of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries told member states

OPEC chief optimistic about 2021 recovery but uncertainty remains

OPEC’s secretary general said there were grounds for optimism that 2021 would be a year of recovery after the slump in oil prices and demand caused by the pandemic

OPEC ‘cautiously optimistic’ oil market will recover in 2021

OPEC’s secretary general said he was cautiously optimistic the oil market would recover this year from the slump in demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic

Saudi voluntary oil cut to help with low demand in first quarter

Saudi Arabia’s voluntary oil production cut is set to help the oil market navigate through seasonally low oil demand during the first quarter, OPEC’s secretary general told an industry event

OPEC sees oil outlook for first half of 2021 full of downside risks

OPEC sees plenty of downside risks for oil markets in the first half of 2021, its secretary general said, a day before meeting allies led by Russia to discuss output levels for February

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

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

Barkindo sees OECD oil stocks below five-year average after first quarter of 2021

“The expected supply and demand balance would result in OECD commercial stocks standing well above the latest five-year average in Q3/2020,” Barkindo said in remarks at the G20 Energy Ministers virtual meeting