- Global Markets: LNG Buyers in Asia Look to Resell Supply
- Global Oil & Gas: EU Rules on Methane Curbs May Boost LNG Industry - Exxon
- Global Oil & Gas: Venture Global Accused of Reneging on LNG Contracts for Europe
- Global Oil & Gas: Oil Unchanged as Market Struggles for Direction
- Energy Transition: Projections of peak oil, gas, and coal demand before 2030 deemed ‘extremely risky and impractical’
There we go again, another negative week for oil amid a generally negative market sentiment and fortifying fears that oversupply is imminent in Q1 2019.
Bullish factors that include supply disruptions in Lybia taking out some 400kbpd of production and the OPEC+ production cuts were overwhelmed by concerns regarding US crude production volumes, an unexpected US commercial crude stock buildup (API announced a 3.45 MMbbl increase) and a global economic slowdown.
On Tuesday alone WTI witnessed a sharp 7 percent drop, whilst Brent decreased by 6 percent in one single day, making it one of the worst oil trading days of 2018. Crude prices have steadied a bit since then but it seems that the plethora of oil-related concerns will not allow for a quick recovery. On Wednesday WTI traded around 46.5-47 USD per barrel, whilst global benchmark Brent oscillated in the 56.5-57 USD per barrel interval.