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Global oil use dropped by 9 million barrels a day last year but should recoup more than 6 million in 2021, said Mike Muller, head of trader Vitol SA’s operations in Asia. View the full article
The U.S. Energy Information Administration said that recent crude price increases and rig additions will help production in the Lower 48 states begin to rise in the second quarter of this year, with total output nearing 11.5 MMbpd in 2022. View the full article
A “big chunk” of U.S. shale is profitable at current oil prices, but drillers should be aware of crude’s declining share in the future global energy mix, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol said in an interview. View the full article
The United Arab Emirates will use carbon-capture technologies to create what’s known as blue hydrogen on its path to becoming a major exporter of the fuel, Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., said at a virtual conference on Tuesday. View the full article
Mubadala Investment Co., Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and ADQ have formed an alliance to produce hydrogen using natural gas and renewable energy and market it overseas as well as in the United Arab Emirates, ADQ said in a statement. View the full article
With demand still fragile, shale companies “are wise not to jump the gun and overproduce during the recovery year,” UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei said in an interview, adding they “need to be careful not to flood the market.” View the full article
Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. set Murban crude at a premium of 75 cents a barrel to the regional benchmark, according to a notice from the producer. View the full article
Rollout of coronavirus vaccines and improvement in ties between the United States and China are likely to improve demand for oil, Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei told Sky News Arabia. “Recovery will be gradual, and won’t happen in a quarter or two,” he said. View the full article
With the Paris Agreement's decarbonization plans suddenly not ambitious enough for the West, key Middle East producers see an opportunity, and are putting serious money down to cover their bets. View the full article
Saudi Aramco has hired Moelis and Co. to devise a strategy for selling stakes in some subsidiaries, according to people familiar with the matter. The plan includes raising around $10 billion from a stake sale in Aramco’s pipelines. View the full article
OPEC’s third-largest oil producer and Israel held their first natural gas and petroleum working group meeting, UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported on Thursday. View the full article
Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. picked Occidental to explore for oil and natural gas at a block in the desert along the UAE’s border with Oman, ADNOC said Wednesday in a statement. The block is adjacent to an exploration area that ADNOC awarded to Occidental last year. View the full article
While OPEC’s third-largest producer will still reduce supply to Asia in January, the curbs won’t be as deep as this month in percentage terms. View the full article
The twin suicide bombings in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, once again shows the vulnerability of the oil-rich nation in a perpetually volatile region, especially when the West started gradually pulling out its troops.
Although Iraqi leadership talks with pride about the country being free from foreign interference, the situation on the ground is far from being conducive for it – judging by the daily protests by the people over corruption, mismanagement, lack of basic care and of course, deter
About this blog
I started this blog to express what I sense about the highs and lows of the oil realm, while cautiously analysing historical data, taking into account the geo-political development at the time of recording them.
I got into this field, having been a passive observer of fluctuations of crude oil prices and their global consequences for years.
Then, when on the day of Great Oil Crash in April, 2020, I made a decision to make my own blog, with the motto, ‘analysing data that really matters’.