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Oil industry marks its worst week since 2008

Following the COVID-19 outbreak and the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, oil industry is impacted negatively as it marked its largest weekly collapse since 2008.

Saudi Arabia now offers its own cheap oil barrels

Saudi Arabia increases efforts to send Russia’s Urals oil grade out of its markets as it offers its own cheap barrels, as the two countries’ deal to support global oil prices fell apart.

Oil price collapse could lead to deep industry restructure

With global markets experiencing the oil price crash, Wood Mackenzie’s Tom Ellacott believes that the price collapse could lead to a new phase of deep industry restructuring, bringing similar changes as those of the late-1990s.

OPEC agrees 1.5 m b/d output cut amid coronavirus

In view of the ongoing oil demand situation and the disruption brought by coronavirus, OPEC recommended extending the duration of the proposed 1.5 million barrel per day cut until the end of 2020, instead of 30th of June 2020, as previously announced. 

Saudi Aramco expresses optimism for oil demand

In light of the coronavirus situation, the oil major company, Saudi Aramco reported to Reuters that the virus impacts upon oil demand will be short-lived, while the consumption is expected to increase in the second half of the year.

Trump applauds energy success  

In his 2020 State of the Union Address, the U.S. President Donald Trump highlighted the success of the oil and gas industry.

APM Terminals, Brasco to support oil explorations

APM Terminals shake hands with Brasco, a Wilson Sons Group company and inked an agreement in order to boost oil exploration operations. Specifically, Brasco as an offshore security support company, will further secure oil explorations located at Pecém Industrial and Port Complex. 

Coronavirus may have short term effects on the oil market

The Tanker Research & Consulting department at Poten & Partners recently informed on the potential impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the tanker market. In fact, Poten & Partners highlight that it is highly uncertain at this point how the virus outbreak, which started in the city of Wuhan in China and has spread across several countries in Asia and the world, will further develop and what the implications will be on the Chinese as well as the global economy.

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