Oil Heads into Bearish Sequence as OPEC+ Resolves Impasse

Oil Heads into Bearish Sequence as OPEC+ Resolves Impasse

Oil heads into the bearish sequence after the crude prices drop Monday as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) resolve production agreement impasse between the Saudi and United Arab Emirates.

Fear of an increase in crude supply has caused prices to fell sharply on Monday after OPEC+ agreed to boost output, sparking concerns over demand outlook amidst delta-variant spreads.

In the just concluded week, oil prices were volatile across grades as some countries continue to battle with a covid-19 new variant that appears to be very much contagious.

Today, Brent crude price slowdown $2.01 to $71.58 a barrel while West Texas Intermediate was down $2.06 to $69.75 a barrel.

Oil Heads into Bearish Sequence as OPEC+ Resolves Impasse

On Sunday, OPEC+ ministers agreed to increase oil supply from August to cool prices that this month hit their highest level in more than two years.

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The group of members of the OPEC and allies such as Russia also agreed to new production shares from May 2022.

In a commentary, Goldman Sachs said it remained bullish on the outlook for oil and the agreement was in line with its view that producers “should focus on maintaining a tight physical market all the while guiding for higher future capacity and disincentivising competing investments.

It had projected that oil prices will hit $80 a barrel in 2021.

Recalled that in 2020, OPEC+ cut output by a record 10 million barrels per day (bpd) amid evaporation in demand the pandemic developed, prompting a collapse in prices with U.S. oil futures prices at one point falling into negative territory.

OPEC+ producers have gradually eased their output curbs, which now stand at around 5.8 million bpd.

Analysts had said the risk of a production war raises fears of a March 2020 scenario, when Saudi Arabia decided unilaterally to increase its production following the failure of discussions with Russia.

Oil Heads into Bearish Sequence as OPEC+ Resolves Impasse

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