Oil Extends Gains After OPEC-Led Group Seals Deal To Cut Supply

www.oann.com | 12/9/2018 | Staff
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday, extending gains from Friday when producer club OPEC and some non-affiliated producers agreed a supply cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January.

Despite this, the outlook for next year remains muted on the back of an economic slowdown.

International - Brent - Crude - Oil - Futures

International Brent crude oil futures were at $62.21 per barrel at 0218 GMT, up 54 cents, or 0.9 percent, from their last close.

Prices surged on Friday after the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and some non-OPEC producers including heavyweight Russia announced they would cut oil supply by 1.2 million bpd, with an 800,000 bpd reduction planned by OPEC-members and 400,000 bpd by countries not affiliated with the group.

US - West - Texas - Intermediate - WTI

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.63 per barrel, up 2 cents, held back as the booming U.S. oil industry is not taking part in the announced cuts.

The OPEC-led supply curbs will be made from January, measured against October 2018 output levels.

Conclusion - Oil - Prices - Barrel - Level

“Our key conclusion is that oil prices will be well supported around the $70 per barrel level for 2019,” analysts at Bernstein Energy said on Monday.

Despite the cuts, that was still a price forecast reduction of $6 per barrel as Bernstein reduced its...
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