Libya force majeure on oil exports make prices skyrocket

Posted July 08, 2018

Recent price rises have also been spurred by the USA announcement it plans to reintroduce sanctions against Iran beginning November 4, targeting oil exports.

Canadian oil prices are poised to continue their slow, steady march upward next year as shipping bottlenecks ease and United States refiners look north to fill the gap created by decreasing output from Venezuela, according to Deloitte.

President Trump wrote in the tweet that the "Opec Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help", and that America defends many Opec members for "very little" money.

August West Texas Intermediate crude, the USA benchmark, on the New York Mercantile Exchange, fell 55 cents, or 0.8 percent to $72.39 a barrel.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures ended Thursday's session down $1.20 a barrel, or 1.6%, at $72.94/Bbl, Kallanish Energy reports.

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Oil prices edged up on Wednesday, lifted by a report of declining US fuel inventories amid the ongoing crude supply outage at Syncrude Canada in Alberta, which usually supplies the United States.

However, the Chinese government has not yet specified a date on which it may introduce duties on imports of USA crude.

Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries of driving fuel prices higher, and urged Saudi Arabia to pump more if it wanted Washington to continue protecting it against its top rival Iran.

Zanganeh added: "Trump's order to OPEC members to increase production is a great insult to those governments and nations, and destabilises the market". This must be a two way street.

"People are firming up their numbers of how much Iranian oil exports will be lost, and how much Opec will increase".

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OPEC together with a group of non-OPEC producers led by Russian Federation started to withhold output in 2017 to prop up prices.

Of course OPEC is "manipulating" the price of oil - that's precisely why OPEC was created - it's virtually the definition of what a cartel DOES.

To make up for potential shortfalls in supply from Iran sanctions as well as other disruptions including Libya and Venezuela, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed with Russian Federation and other oil-producing non-OPEC members to raise output from July.

On Wednesday, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said Tehran might block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz.

The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce, a spokesman for the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday.

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