OPEC is struggling against pressures to increase production and situations refer to tighten the oil market


OPEC is struggling against pressures to increase production and situations refer to tighten the oil market

OPEC is struggling against pressures to increase production and situations refer to tighten the oil market: This week, the American Petroleum (API) institute proclaimed a decline of 1.645 million barrels in U.S. crude stockpiles,
while analysts expected a decline of 1.833 million barrels.

Evest follows market developments in the following report.


U.S. crude stockpiles dropped

Oil prices for the week

Oil production weekly rates

Market’s drivers latest decisions

The oil sector updates



U.S. crude stockpiles dropped

Yet, U.S. crude stockpiles dropped by 76 million barrels since the beginning of 2021,
and about 19 million barrels since the beginning of 2022.

In the last week the API stated a drop of 872.000 barrels in oil stockpiles,
following analysts’ forecasts of a decline of 400.000 barrels.

This week, the API declared another rise of 5.816 million barrels in gasoline stockpiles for the week to Jan 28,
besides the previous week’s rise of 2.4 million barrels.

Distillate dropped by 2.508 million barrels throughout the week,
following last week’s drop of 2.2 million barrels.

This week, Cushing stockpiles declined by 1.031 million barrels,
while the stockpiles rose to more than 30 million barrels to raise another wave of concerns,
they lowered by 60 million barrels than 2021’s beginning and less than 2021’s end by 37 million barrels.

Oil prices for the week

On Tuesday, oil prices fell before data was published to lighten Monday’s gains,
despite the geopolitical fears and the strong demand.

Yesterday, West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) fell 0.06% to $88.10 a barrel prior to data publishing,
but still higher $3 per barrel throughout the week.

Brent crude fell 0.20% to $89.08 a barrel and $88.13 throughout the day, $1 up throughout the week.

By midday, West Texas Intermediate was for $88.39 in dealings,
while Brent crude was for $89.41 as prices started to rise throughout the day.


Oil production weekly rates

U.S. Oil production continues to rise, for the week to Jan 14 ,
the last week the EIA published data about production ,
U.S. crude production dropped by 100.000 barrels per day (bpd) to 11.6 million barrels per day,
1.5 million barrels less than the period prior to the pandemic.

Oil situation for the week

The oil market was controlled by rising ambitions as ,long centers were more than short centers by 13 to 1 ,
at a time as OPEC resists the pressures to increase production.

As Brent crude rose to more than $90 a barrel at a previous time this week,
the oil industry is increasingly concentrating on stock changes ,
around the globe as stockpiles declined in the countries of the Organization for economic co-operation ,
and development to its lowest level in seven years.

The U.S. industrial crude showed some optimism lately as forecasts of the week for stockpiles were to rise,
but crude stockpiles and products together are 100.000 barrels below the average of the five years.

Crude stockpiles levels which were less than average in the past,
for far extent was due to OPEC’s failure to fulfil its commitment to offer.

According to Reuters, in the last year OPEC didn’t achieve its target,
to produce the average of 800.000 barrels per day as most countries reached the limits of its reserves capacity.

Market’s drivers latest decisions

After the cyber-attack on the German logistics services firm Marquand & Bahls on Tuesday,
Shell (NYSE:RDS.A), the giant British witnessed the duplicate of fuel stations’ operations ,
all over the north of Germany and had to re-route the oil supplies.

Exxon Mobil crop (NYSE:XOM), the giant American,
declared the reconstruction of its operations by joining the facilities of refinery and chemical substances in one facility,
lifting the energy shift to a main operation line and moving its headquarters to a new campus in the north of Houston.

Total Energy (NYSE:TTe), the giant French,
this year will seek  to resume its liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique along,
the African state’s coast at a cost of $20 billion,
just one year after a rebellion related to the Islamic state organization to devastate the nearby areas.


The oil sector updates

OPEC is predicted to add crude

It is predicted for OPEC to commit to its monthly increases by 400.000 bpd ,
as it will resume its ministerial meeting on 2ed February, as the organization is resisting,
the pressures to increase the production fast.

Iran claims to achieve a great progress in nuclear talks

Iran’s foreign affairs ministry mentioned that the eighth round of Vienna’s talks,
which seeks to get 2015’s nuclear agreement back,
has made “a great progress” as all parties went back to their countries to make consultations,
after forming the road map to ease sanctions and the plans to make sure of the potential deal.

The European Union reconsiders Nord stream 2 amid Ukrainian tensions

The European commission suspended GazProm’s (MCX:GAZP) pipeline Nord stream 2,
at the same time as Brussels searches over and over how the project will meet the energy policies of Europe.

Oklahoma’s earthquake leads to an organized investigation

Oklahoma’s oil and gas authority will close many salt water drainage wells ,
after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in an area was liable to earthquakes in the past,
and more precautions are to be taken as the drilling activity increases to cause more shakes.

Libya wants to benefit from its renewable resources

Libya national oil corporation (NOC) depends on burning crude ,
and domestic natural gas to produce electricity and wants to operate oil fields by solar power,
this development would save about 20% of the country’s budget,
however Tripoli lacks funds to invest properly in renewable resources.

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia want more of neutral areas and production

Riyadh and Kuwait are going forward in their plans to increase production from the neutral area,
which is being developed commonly, as the current production approaches about 300.000 bpd,
almost 200.000 bpd less than the board capacity:
yet these are good news for Chevron (NYSE:CVX) the operator of Al Wafrah wild field.

Germany wants to cancel clean energy tax

As the primary German energy prices are about 150/megawatt ($170/MWh),
the government in Berlin thinks to cancel electricity bills tax,
which is used as a renewable energy projects mutual support,
as local families are running to get energy by 60%. Prices rise this year.