DUBAI (Reuters) - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia pumped 9.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in May, an industry source said on Saturday. May's oil production was lower by 300,000 bpd from April when the Saudi kingdom pumped 10.1 million bpd, its highest for more than 30 years, as it bids to meet growing demand and curb oil prices. Members of the Organisation of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) will meet on June 14 in Vienna to review output policy. (Dubai Newsroom)
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia pumped 9.8 million barrels per day of crude oil in May, an industry source said on Saturday. May's oil production was lower by 300,000 bpd from April when the Saudi kingdom ...
Brent crude oil rose more than $1 to a 12-week high on Thursday after news of a sharp cut in Saudi oil production, an explosion in Yemen that halted most of the country’s oil exports and bullish Chinese trade data.
Saudi Arabia cut its crude oil production by around 700,000 barrels a day (bpd) over the last two months of last year, with December output at around 9.0 million bpd, an industry source familiar with Saudi oil policy said.
OPEC on Wednesday trimmed its forecast for global growth in oil demand in 2013, becoming the second of the world’s closely watched oil forecasters this week to predict weaker consumption.
The move by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in a monthly report follows a similar downward revision to oil demand growth in 2013 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday.
Iraq is sharpening a push to sell its swelling crude output and sit at oil’s top table with Saudi Arabia, sweetening terms for contract buyers next year, its customers say.
Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi held court to oil executives in Vienna’s Hotel Imperial last week on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting. Some buyers have said they were concerned by higher prices and variable quality.
One of the key questions in assessing the effect of the Libyan conflict on world oil prices was the extent to which an increase in Saudi production would offset some of the lost output from Libya. Now we know the answer, and it's not reassuring.
Back on Feb 25, Reuters reported what sounded like some favorable indications:
Venezuela could boost its long stagnant oil output considerably in just five to seven years if it offers investors greater certainty over contracts, an executive of Russia’s LUKOIL said.
Under president Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday after 14 years in power, foreign oil companies in Venezuela, the world’s 11th largest crude exporter, have faced price controls and currency devaluations along with threats of nationalisation.
The world’s top oil forecasters this week all cut their 2013 oil demand forecasts due to subdued economic growth, with the figures showing increasing similarity in the views of producers and consumers.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Thursday trimmed its global oil demand growth estimate, which followed similar moves by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Rosneft reported one of the largest rises in crude output among the Russian oil majors last year
More crude from state-owned top producer Rosneft kept Russian oil output the highest in the world last year, ahead of Saudi Arabia, Energy Ministry data showed on Wednesday.
Crude output edged up almost 1% to a new post-Soviet high of 10.37 million barrels per day (bpd), but the increase could halt this year due to depleted oil fields in West Siberia.