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OPEC's Oil Production Saw Record Highs In September 2016


According to the recent research conducted by Bloomberg, OPEC’s oil production reached a new high in September 2016. To be more specific, OPEC is reported to have been producing 33,75 million barrels a day over the reporting period.
 
 
The record high production of crude oil within the scope of cartel has to do with considerable production growth seen in Libya and Nigeria over the reporting period. For those of you who don’t know, the similar data taken for the previous month report 33,24 barrels a day, which means that OPEC’s oil production increased by as much as 170 thousand barrels a day in a matter of 4 weeks.
 
According to Masterforex-V Academy, the increase took place mainly thanks to the mentioned production hikes in Nigeria and Libya by 190K barrels a day and 340k barrels a day respectively. At the same time, Angola and Saudi Arabia saw their production shrink a little bit 40K and 60K barrels a day respectively. As for Iran, local oil companies only increase their production by 10K barrels a day, all the way up to 3,63 million barrels a day.
 
However, this seem to be the end of it, at least for the near future. OPEC members are not going to set new production highs in the coming months. The thing is that they reached an agreement to cut their production in order to back a stronger market. This happened on September 28th, during the unofficial summit in Algeria.
 

 

All in all, the cartel decided to cut the total production from 33 million down to 32,5 million barrels a day. For now, this is all we know about the agreement. Still, this agreement is yet to be signed officially during the forthcoming official summit this fall. They say that Nigeria, Libya, and Iran are the only OPEC members to be allowed to avoid production cuts since their production used to be limited for years. They will still be producing crude oil at the same level, but if they decided to increase it, this is definitely going to be capped.

 

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Economic Calendar by Dukascopy 18.01.2017

Thursday brings the latest ECB statement, so let's take a closer look with the Economic Calendar.
Swiss Producer Price Index for December is up first at 8:15 AM. The Index has been growing for the past 3 months.
The closely watched ECB Monetary Policy Statement is out at 12:45 PM GMT, and make sure you tune in for the press conference 45 minutes later. President Draghi is sure to face plenty of questions about the latest developments which could cause some volatility in the markets.

Publication date: 18 January 10:10 AM

Economic Calendar by Dukascopy 17.01.2017

Tuesday brings the latest update on UK inflation, so keep watching this Economic Calendar to find out more.
In fact, the highly anticipated British December CPI is the first item on the schedule, and it's released at 9:30 AM. The annual inflation picked up speed in November, rising to a 2 year high.

Publication date: 17 January 09:42 AM

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It's time for another Dukascopy Economic Calendar. Here's a rundown of the most important news releases scheduled for Monday, the 16th of January.

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Publication date: 16 January 06:00 AM

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Publication date: 17 November 05:35 PM

Oil Prices Get Ready For Another Plunge

Crude oil and the Russian Ruble have found themselves at 3-month lows. There are several reasons for that.  In particular, OPEC is reported to be producing record-high amounts of crude oil despite the recent verbal agreement to cap and even cut their production in the near future.
 
Publication date: 16 November 09:01 AM

Kudrin Says Oil Will Cost Under $30/b Over the Next 20 Years

Former Russian Minister of Finance Mikhail Kudrin says that crude oil is going to see the period of ultra-low prices over the next 20 years. One of the most influential and respected Russian financiers specifies that crude oil is not going to cost more than $30 per barrel in the future.
 
Publication date: 14 October 05:11 AM

OPEC Cuts Oil Production, Oil Prices Go Up

Despite all the skepticism around yesterday’s unofficial OPEC summit, the members of the cartel did finally manage to agree on production cuts for the benefit of higher oil prices as well as a more stable and stronger market of crude oil. Apparently, the breaking news instantly sent oil prices higher all around the globe.

 

 
Publication date: 29 September 04:30 AM

Samsung Loses $22 Billion of Market Cap in 2 Days

Samsung, the world-famous manufacturer of computer electronics from South Korea, saw its market capitalization shrink by as much as over 22 billion dollars in a matter of just 2 trading days. This happened amid a scandal with the new smartphone named Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Masterforex-V Academy reports.

Publication date: 13 September 05:29 AM

OPEC Wants Higher Oil Prices

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Publication date: 08 September 12:40 PM