Crude Oil Prices in Jeopardy Ahead of OPEC JMMC Meeting

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Crude Oil Fundamental Forecast: Bearish

  • Crude oil prices are during risk of violation reduce on a behind of a IEA’s downbeat opinion on tellurian demand.
  • However, timorous American wanton stockpiles might extent a intensity downside for oil prices in a near-term.

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The opinion for wanton oil prices stays fragile, according to a International Energy Agency, given that “the arena for Covid-19 infections is strongly upwards in many countries and governments are tightening restrictions on a movements of their citizens”.

In a Oil Market Report for October, a Paris-based intergovernmental classification revised down a direct estimates for a third entertain of 2020 and settled that nonetheless a pull of 4 million barrels per day in inventories could be seen in a fourth quarter, this poignant rebate “is function from record high levels”.

Moreover, “with a 1.9 mb/d boost in a OPEC+ prolongation roof now designed for Jan 1, there is usually singular headroom for a marketplace to catch additional supply in a subsequent few months”.

OPEC Crude Oil

Data Source – Bloomberg

This might regard wanton oil buyers in light of a resumption of oil prolongation in Libya, with a republic now free from a cuts OPEC and a allies imposed in Apr this year and approaching to furnish adult to 500,000 barrels a day.

However, timorous American wanton stockpiles seem to be counterbalancing concerns of an impending supply glut, after a Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that US inventories had shrank by a larger-than-expected 3.82 million barrels in a week finale Oct 9th.

That being said, tightening restrictions in several European nations might feature offered vigour in a near-term, as a International Monetary Fund reports that “more difficult lockdowns are compared with reduce consumption, investment, industrial production, sell sales, purchasing managers’ indices for a production and use sectors, and aloft stagnation rates”.

DOE US Crude OIl Production vs Crude OIl Prices

Data Source – Bloomberg

The French supervision has announced a curfew on residents of 9 of a country’s biggest cities while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that restrictions will tie in London starting this entrance weekend.

Therefore, deteriorating tellurian health outcomes might continue to bushel a opening of wanton oil forward of OPEC’s Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) assembly on Oct 19.

— Written by Daniel Moss, Analyst for DailyFX

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