Price rise in oil market gathers pace on upcoming US reserves report

Posted 11 December, 2018

Oil prices have kept rising driven by an anticipated decline in oil reserves in the USA along with recent decision to reduce production by OPEC+ members.

For now, February Brent futures change hands on London-based ICE Futures at $60.53/bbl. During e-session at NYMEX, the January WTI futures were quoted at $51.67/bbl.

The market is still trying to evaluate the possible consequences of the OPEC+ deal under which the members of the cartel will reduce daily output by 1.2 million bbl from the October level beginning from January 1 2019.

Amid this agreement, Saudi Arabia is going to produce 10.2 million bbl per day (900,000 bbl down from November 2018). In fact, the decline is similar to the whole oil output in Lybia. At the same time, Lybia keeps facing problems at the major oil deposit El Sharara oil field. Specifically, the daily oil shortfalls in the country are 315,000 bbl due to downtimes.

As commented CEO Petromatrix, oil supplies will be lower after Saudi Arabia cuts exports, though this issue is yet to be felt especially on Libya's downtimes.

As for the USA, the US Energy Department will release oil reserves report tomorrow. According to the analysts, the volumes can decrease by 3.5 million bbl w-o-w.

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