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Crude Oil: USA and OPEC’s Higher Oil Reserves Press Oil Prices


 

 

As of April 27th 2012, the oil supply to US refineries reached 14.7M barrels a day, which was 230K b more than a week before. The refining capacity increased up to 86%. The production of gasoline saw almost no changes as compared to the previous week - 8,8M b/d. The production of distillates declined by 4.1M b/d week-over-week.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Over the last 4 week the oil import reached 8.7M b/d, which was 15K b/d more as compared to the same period a year ago. Last week’s total gas import was equal to 777K b/d. Last week’s total import of distillates was equal to 91K b/d.
 
The US oil reserves increased by 2.8M b up to 375.9M b, which is the7-month high. The gasoline reserves shrank by 2M b. The total reserves of distillates declined by 1.9M b while the total oil reserves increased by 1.9M b.
 
The demand for oil products was estimated at 18.8M b/d during the last 4 weeks. This is 1.7% less than a year ago. The demand for gasoline reached 8.7 b/d over the same period. This is 4.7% less than a year ago. The overall consumption of oil products was lower than a year ago.
 
According to the Commodity Trading Department of Masterforex-V Academy, the mid-term trend in the global market of crude oil remains bearish amid record-high reserves in the USA and OPEC countries.

 


 

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OPEC Fights USA’s Shale Oil, Not Russia?

 

At tis point, the biggest event in the global oil market is the latest OPEC summit. This is believed to be the major reason why crude oil prices keep on going down. Well, it is hard to disprove this supposition since the price started instantly falling down after the OPEC announced its decision to remain its oil production unchanged at 30 million barrels a day. This took place during the latest summit in Vienna on November, 27th.

Publication date: 16 December 12:17 PM

OPEC: Preserving Oil Production Isn’t Aimed Against Any Particular Nation

 

The Secretary General of the OPEC says the OPEC’s decision to leave their oil production volume unchanged is not aimed at hurting any particular country, including Russia and Iran. This is what Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 16 December 05:26 AM

Sanctions and Low Oil Prices Lead to Major Consequences for Russian Economy

It is not a secret that all those Western sanctions imposed on Russia by the USA and its Western allies used to be considered with a smile by most Russian politicians. Now we can see that the consequences are getting more and more serious and Russian politicians do not want to smile anymore. The projections become gloomier amid depreciating oil prices. Apparently, the Russian economy, which is heavily dependent on the export of oil and natural gas, couldn’t but feel the outcome, Masterforex-V Academy reports.

Publication date: 16 December 02:47 AM

Samsung Works on A9 Processor for iPhone 7

 

Several web sources report that Samsung, the world-famous tech giant from South Korea, is currently working on the next-generation processor for future Apple devices. In particular, it is said that the new processor is called A9 and it is going to be used in the next version of iPhone, which is probably going to be named iPhone 7, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 15 December 11:30 AM

Russian Expert Says Ruble Collapse Will Trigger Economic Collapse In Russia

 

As you probably know by now, the latest OPEC summit, which took place more than a week ago, ended up with the OPEC members abstaining from cutting down on their oil production, there leaving it at 30 million barrels a day in total. Apparently, this has been one of the key drivers pushing oil prices down to new multi-year lows.

Publication date: 13 December 05:26 PM

Crude Oil Prices Go Below $62/b

 

The negative correlation between the supply and demand in the global oil market seems to keep on exerting downward pressure on oil prices around the globe. In particular, the Commodity Department of Masterforex-V Academy reports that the global oil supply is still growing as oil producers abstain from cutting down on oil production amid shrinking global oil demand backed by an economic slowdown. With that said, Market Leader reports that the average price of crude oil is down again. It is currently below $62/b. This is the lowest oil price seen since the latest global crisis.

Publication date: 12 December 04:50 PM

US Stock Indexes Decline on Weak Figures from China

 

On Monday, December 8th, the USA’s major stock indices went down in value after China published disappointing economic figures, Market Leader reports. The thing is that a couple of days ago, China revealed its trade balance figures for November. According to it, the country’s import went sharply down by 6,7% relative to October’s value. Apparently, the figures indicate weak consumer demand in China. At the same time, the export also declined by 4,7%. According to Masterforex-V Academy, the latest figures may give us to understand that the Chinese government is about to start more active stimulation of the national economy.

 

Publication date: 11 December 02:50 PM

Fitch Downgraded Global GDP Forecast By 0,1%

 

The international rating agency known as Fitch Ratings has just downgraded its forecast for the global GDP growth in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as opposed to the similar prediction made in September, Market Leader reports. 

 

In particular, the financial experts working or Fitch Ratings assume that the global GDP is going to remain unchanged this year at the level of 2,5% while the growth rate in 2015 and 2016 are expected to reach 2,9% (+0,4%) and 3% (+0,5%) respectively.

Publication date: 09 December 07:59 AM

US Stock Indexes Gain Value After Fed’s Announcements

 

The US stock index futures are still going up in value. The tendency has been underway since yesterday, when the Fed’s Janet Yellen gave everyone to understand that the probability of interest rate hikes within the cope of the next 2 FOMC meeting is close to zero.

Publication date: 08 December 10:16 PM

HTC Will Release Windows-Powered Hima Dvice

 

Last week, several web sources reported that the Taiwanese manufacturer of computer electronics known as HTC is going to introduce a new mobile device named Hima. On top of that, the device is going to come have several implementations, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 08 December 08:39 AM