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Oil prices have rallied so far this year, as OPEC-led efforts have helped erase a big global surplus, but the market may soon suffer from a new dilemma: a shortage of crude supplies that would support further price gains. Stockpiles of the commodity among the industrialized nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) stood at 2.84 billion barrels at the end of February, only 30 million barrels above the five-year average, according to a monthly report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). “The global market has tightened considerably in recent months,” says Matthew Parry, head of long-term research at research consultancy Energy Aspects.
The crude oil markets went sideways initially during the day on Friday, but then pulled back to show signs of weakness. However, we turned around to show signs of strength, and therefore it looks as if we are forming a bit of a hammer for the day. I think that the market should continue to go to higher levels.
Gold market participants sold during the Friday session, reaching down towards the $1335 level. I think that there is plenty of support below though, so it’s only a matter of time before we turn around and rally again. I believe that the $1350 level above is of course massive resistance.
According to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, the state produced 1,174,769 barrels of oil per day and 2,102,266 thousand cubic feet per day of associated gas in February.
Investing.com - Crude oil prices settled at nearly three-and-a-half year highs as the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee confirmed OPEC and its allies compliance with the deal to curb production rose to its highest ever, further stoking expectations for market rebalancing later this year.
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The oil cartel has done well to stabilize oil prices over the past 15 months, but the latest commodity surge could have more to do with geopolitical concerns brought about by the president himself.
Oil prices edged up on Friday, stabilizing after an earlier slide driven by U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of OPEC's role in pushing up global oil prices. Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) gained 28 cents, or 0.4 percent, to settle at $74.06 per barrel. "Looks like OPEC is at it again," Trump tweeted.
WASHINGTON/JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of "artificially" boosting oil prices, drawing rebukes from some of the world's top energy exporters. "Looks like OPEC is at it again. Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Following a remarkably bullish week in oil markets, a string of bearish news sent oil prices crashing on Friday morning before a strong rebound
Oil prices retreated from multi-year highs as US President Donald Trump lashed out at the world’s largest oil producing nations during a meeting which exposed rifts at the heart of the Opec cartel. President Trump blamed the group for forcing global prices to “artificially” high levels, and warned that it “will not be accepted”, in a tweet during a key meeting between Saudi-led oil producers and Russia. The meeting revealed a splintering of views between the pair over whether to keep a squeeze on crude production to drive prices higher or begin to ease supply cuts again. The uncertainty quickly punctured the confidence of the oil market over the last week, causing prices to plummet from fresh highs of $74.70 a barrel on Thursday to below $73 before making a modest recovery. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) met with non-Opec nations in Saudi Arabia on Friday to discuss the progress of its year-long supply deal just days after oil prices rallied to their highest level since December 2014. Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh (L) and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak Credit: AMER HILABI/AFP Despite the quicker than expected recovery of oil prices to over $74 a barrel, the Saudi energy minister is understood to be eyeing even higher market levels to support the mega-float of the Saudi Aramco oil giant early next year. President Trump said it “looks like Opec is at it again”, adding that “oil prices are artificially very high” and “will not be accepted”. The tweet puts Mr Trump at odds with the Saudi government after months spent currying favour with the royal family in a bid to secure the Aramco float on the New York Stock Exchange. Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018 In response to the tweet Khalid Al-Falih, the minister, told reporters at the event that “there is no such thing as artificial prices”. He added that "there is capacity for higher prices" without hurting demand because "we've seen prices significantly higher in the past". The unprecedented supply deal is due to remain in place to the end of the year but Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak refused to commit to the full plan, in a significant break which could derail the agreement. At a glance | OPEC "I cannot at the moment give you a precise answer because we do not have the full idea how the market is going to perform in the forthcoming months. We need to carry on monitoring the situation," Mr Novak told reporters. Oil prices traded above $100 a barrel before 2014 when a glut of oil supply caused prices to collapse to twelve year lows, forcing Opec to strike a deal with Russia and producers outside of the cartel to rein in production while rising demand drains the market excess.
Oil prices slumped on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ and Russia for contributing to the rise in oil prices. Crude oil futures fell 0.79% to $67.75 a barrel by 10:12 AM ET (14:12 GMT). Brent crude futures, the benchmark for oil prices outside the U.S., was down 0.89 to $73.12 a barrel.
Brent and U.S. crude turned negative after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized OPEC for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said "artificially" high prices would not be accepted. Schlumberger, a bellwether for the oilfield services and drilling industries, said global oil supply and demand were in balance and that investments in exploration and production were expected to rise about 5 percent internationally. The absence of normal seasonal softness indicated that supply and demand were in balance, and combined with "increased geopolitical risk" had driven up oil prices," Chief Executive Paal Kibsgaard said on a call with analysts.
Trump added further downward pressure to oil prices on Friday with a tweet that accused OPEC of artificially inflating the price of oil
OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Friday members of the oil producers group were friends of the United States and have a vested interest in its growth and prosperity. Barkindo made his remarks ...
Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Friday oil prices are "not very high" following a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump criticizing OPEC over artificially high oil prices. "Everything ...
OPEC and Non-OPEC oil producers may reconsider the size of their oil production cuts, with Russia vocalizing concerns regarding exports and market share
The largest exchange-traded fund to track the energy sector declined in early trading on Friday, after President Donald Trump tweeted that crude-oil prices were "artificially high." The Energy ...