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The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on oil prices in 2020. For the past year, the US benchmark slumped 20.5%, while Brent crude lost 21.5%.
The West Texas Intermediate for February delivery lost 61 cents to $47.62 a barrel. Brent crude for February delivery decreased 43 cents to $50.86 a barrel
A new exploration well as part of the Meleiha Concession has discovered new oil resources in Egypt’s Western Desert area, Italian energy giant Eni revealed on Wednesday.
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Many European countries and US states are tightening coronavirus restrictions. Analysts expect oil prices to come under pressure in the first half of 2021
Oil prices drop came amid a spike of new coronavirus infections in some major economies forced renewed restrictions or a delay of unwinding lockdowns.
They also discussed ways to develop cooperation between the two countries in the oil and petrochemicals sectors.
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West Texas Intermediate for September delivery rose to $41.01 a barrel, while Brent crude for October delivery climbed to $44.15 a barrel
Oil prices plunged as West Texas Intermediate for September delivery fell $1.35 to$39.92 a barrel, while Brent crude lost 81 cents to $42.94 a barrel
Oil prices also got a lift from weak US dollar as there is normally a reverse correlation between foreign exchange value of the US dollar and oil prices
West Texas Intermediate for September delivery settled at $41.07 a barrel, while Brent crude oil for September delivery was down to close at $43.31 a barrel
US crude oil imports and exports both increased during the week ending July 17, the US Energy Information Administration
Meanwhile, Brent crude oil for September delivery advanced 1.04 dollars to close at 44.32 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.
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While oil demand is still ravaged by COVID-19 crisis, gradual stabilization is expected to begin in Q2 of 2020, prompting cautious growth forecast in 2021
Brent to average $35/bbl in 2020 and $45/bbl in 2021, Moody’s projects
Oil prices have recently been boosted not only by hopes that demand will soon return, but also by massive voluntary and involuntary production cuts
Sector’s preliminary recovery also hindered following bad 2019, local market dynamics provide breather
Oil market will improve after production reduction in line with OPEC plus starting 1 May, for a stabilisation in third quarter, says Bin Gomaa
Decline proves market is not convinced by OPEC cuts, says former petroleum minister, US oil May delivery cratered by as much as -$37 a barrel.
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Shell Egypt’s total natural gas production level is 350m cubic feet per day, says Moataz Darwish
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