Keeping aside the impact of the twin hurricanes, the oil market remains extremely choppy in the recent weeks and the IEA and OPEC monthly reports may provide definitive price triggers. In 2017, OPEC believes it will produce 32.7mb/d-roughly 500,000 b/d higher than its 2016 production totals. The Colonial pipeline that carries 2.5 million barrels of refined products per day from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast operated only intermittently during Hurricane Harvey, forcing a drawdown of 2.2 million barrels in East Coast gasoline inventories.
The 2018 record would surpass the 9.6 MMbbl/d average in 1970.
"We went from a situation pre-U.S. shale boom where we were talking about peak production, now we're talking about peak demand", Helima Croft told CNBC this morning.
"The adjustment mainly reflects better-than-expected data from OECD region for the 2Q17, particularly OECD Americans and Europe, as well as China". Libya's oil output averaged 990,000 b/d in July, up 180,000 b/d from June, though the country lost around 360,000 b/d of output by mid-August due to the closure of three fields. The U.S. and the Euro-zone should rise in growth by 2 percent next year. As a result, the growth rate anticipated for next year also increased, by about 100,000 bopd, to 1.35 MMbpd.
The IEA was the latest to give oil a boost as I predicted it would, raised its global oil demand forecast.
Owing to the impact of Harvey, US crude inventories rose by 4.6 million barrels while gasoline stocks fell by 3.2 million barrels last week.
Not only has demand for oil across Europe and the United States increased, but a number of factors relating to the production of the commodity, have also played a part.
Opec and other producers including Russia, Mexico and Kazakhstan pledged to reduce output by about 1.8 million barrels a day to eliminate a global surplus that was weighing on prices.
From around $48.75 p/b ahead of the data, prices edged higher although the overall reaction was limited given a very mixed report and there was no net change in prices.
US commercial crude storage levels skyrocketed by 5.9 million barrels last week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as refinery shutdowns prevented much of the nation's new oil production from being processed. That would come on top of the stockpile growth of 4.6 million barrels officially reported in the previous week to Sept 1 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The spread between Brent and WTI should decrease by more than half in November, leveling out at $2/b.
The EIA forecasts North Sea Brent crude spot prices to average $51 per barrel in 2017 and $52 per barrel in 2018.
After surrendering 97 yards to Auburn (1-1) in the first half, Clemson's defense allowed only 20 yards in the final 30 minutes. Malzahn said after the game that his team needs to get better at the run game, but it looked almost impossible.
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In addition, New Jersey National Guard members are being deployed to Florida to help with the storm's impact. Soldiers said their focus is on humanitarian efforts, medical evacuations, triage and patient transfers.
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The depression is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm within the next day or so, and it will receive the name Katia. Tropical Storm Jose was moving west and was about 1,135 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
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Harvey struck the US oil hub of Texas two weeks ago, knocking out a quarter of the nation's refineries. Expectations for a hefty weekly rise in US crude-oil supplies limited the price rise for oil, however.
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Temperatures will fall into the low 60s before midnight and eventually fall into the upper 40s and low 50s again Sunday morning. Florida will be greatly impacted, so if you have friends or relatives in Florida, make sure they are prepared.
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