Oil prices continue to rise as the previous day’s OPEC+ meeting paved the way for stock draws and surprised the market.
Oil prices stated the day with optimism after several days of trimming February gains, as markets hope for positive news from this month’s coming OPEC+ meeting.
Oil prices got a new boost on Friday, as traders saw the OPEC+ compromise as a bullish development after the supply uncertainty that took the market by surprise since the start of the week.
Oil prices are largely stable on Wednesday as the market avoids leaning heavily on positive vaccine news, waiting for the next day’s crucial OPEC+ meeting instead.
Oil prices moved only marginally on Tuesday as the market waits for a clear message from ongoing OPEC+ negotiations, after a turbulent meeting the previous day.
If output increases as planned from January, the world will have to face a new 200 million bbl surplus through May, Rystad Energy calculates.
Oil prices declined on Monday as OPEC+ does not appear to have a clear consensus yet on extending its current production levels, contrary to what the market has already priced in.
Oil prices finally put a halt on their continuous rise, as traders focused again on the worsening short-term oil demand.
Oil rose on Wednesday on vaccine and OPEC+ hopes, but the ground may be too shaky to support such gains.