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Oil Buyers Guide

Oil Buyer’s Guide 2015 Outlook

February 3, 2015

What’s Inside:- Bloomberg Oil Strategist Julian Lee on how OPEC is facing years, not months, of low prices.- Bloomberg Commodities Business Manager Megha Goel on how the U.S. shale revolution is putting the squeeze on OPEC.- Guest commentary by Chatham House Associate Fellow Valerie Marcel on how geopolitics in the

Saudi May Cut OSPs to Asia to Regain Market Share

February 3, 2015

BY SHARON CHO AND WINNIE ZHU The world’s biggest crude exporter may offer bigger discounts to ship cargoes to Asia for March, according to a Bloomberg survey of 13 refiners and traders. The OSP differential for Arab Light to Asia may widen by $1 a barrel, a median estimate of eight respondents showed.

Saudis Won’t ‘Singlehandedly’ Balance Market: Aramco

January 27, 2015

BY ANTHONY DIPAOLA AND GLEN CAREY Saudi Arabia won’t balance global crude markets on its own even as prices fall to levels that are “too low for everybody” and threaten investment needed to meet long-term demand, the head of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, has the

Iran Sees ‘No Threat’ From $25 Oil as Prices Slide

January 20, 2015

BY HASHEM KALANTARI AND GOLNAR MOTEVALLI OPEC has no immediate plan to cut its output target for crude, and Iran is strong enough to withstand a deeper slump in prices even if the country must sell at $25 a barrel, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.“If the oil prices drop to $25

Oil Plunge Has U.S. Production Rising at Lowest Rate in 9 Months

January 13, 2015

  Oil production from the seven most prolific U.S. fields will expand in February by the slowest rate in nine months as drillers cut spending in response to the lowest crude prices in 5 1/2 years, a U.S. government forecast shows. The seven regions, which account for 95 percent of the nation’s supply growth, will produce 5.52 million

Saudi Arabia Raises Price of Main Oil Grade for Asian Buyers

January 6, 2015

Saudi Arabia raised the cost of its oil sales to Asia in February, prompting speculation the world’s biggest exporter is retreating from using record price discounts to defend market share. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. will sell its Arab Light grade for $1.40 a barrel less than a regional average next month, the company said today in a

Bakken Oil Production May Rise Amid Plunge in Crude Prices

December 23, 2014

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Goodrich Strained as Oil Reaches Its Break-Even Prices

December 16, 2014

BY SPENCER CUTTER, BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE Goodrich Petroleum bonds due in 2019 have sold off by 50 percent since June, indicating that financing the company’s 2015 capital spending budget with additional debt would be difficult.The company may need oil to be as high as $64 a barrel to be profitable. Goodrich Petroleum’s $250 million

Goldman Sees U.S. Oil Output Maintained as Costs Sink

December 15, 2014

BY BEN SHARPLES U.S. producers, pumping crude at the highest rate in more than three decades, may increase output further as costs decline almost as fast as oil prices, according to Goldman Sachs Group. The slump in benchmark U.S. futures, down more than 40 percent this year, is driving producers

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Cushing Pipeline Outflow Decreases, Genscape Says

December 9, 2014

Monitoried pipeline outflow from Cushing, Oklahoma, decreased sharply last week, dropping by 241,873 barrels a day to average 906,014 barrels a day, according to Genscape. The drop was mostly on the Seaway pipeline, which saw average throughput almost halve, dropping to 183,746 barrels a day during last week, down 161,673 barrels. Average flow on the TransCanada Gulf Coast pipeline fell