Since this statement by Russian Federation, oil prices are off 1% as the lack of cooperation from Russian Federation dents sentiment in the energy complex, suggesting that the market is not buying the current plan by OPEC.
WTI may even test the low of $54.72 per barrel it hit back in February, Thorpe said.
U.S. crude oil production has jumped by nearly a quarter this year, to a record 11.7 million bpd largely thanks to a surge in shale output.
OPEC stated in its latest market report that: "The total OPEC-15 preliminary crude oil production averaged 32.90 mb/d in October, an increase of 127 tb/d over the previous month".
The United States in November granted exemptions to eight countries, allowing them to import some Iranian crude for another 180 days.
Since then, however, the curve has moved into contango for most of 2019, implying oversupply as higher prices further out make it attractive to store oil for later sale.
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Investors are terrified that major producers are about to pull the rug out from under prices at their December 6 meeting, a replay of four years ago when the group elected to forgo output curbs. The allied exporters are widely expected to cut output following the pullback in oil prices.
The bank therefore said it expected Brent to recover to $80 a barrel before the end of the year. As of Monday, those funds were balanced between long and short positions as traders sold long positions and funds shifted to the sidelines.
Commodity watchers have grown more concerned that supply will outstrip demand next year. That wait-and-see approach appears to contrast with Saudi Arabia's call for cuts, just weeks before a key summit in Vienna. They set a new low for the year on Tuesday, falling more than 6 per cent in NY and London.
The current production cut agreement, in force from January 2017, has removed a combined 1.8 million barrels of crude per day from the market to help the market re-balancing.
Other factors weighing on oil prices were anxiety over whether the oil cartel will agree at its December 6 meeting to cut production and the high number of exemptions being granted to the US sanctions on Iran. Signs of lower demand are beginning to emerge.
These rumors tend to drive the market and the price gains seen on Thursday and Friday may have been somewhat driven by rising expectations of OPEC+ action. More specifically, the 500,000-bpd Saudi cut is already being priced into the market, and the potential 1-mb/d cut from OPEC+ collectively is now increasingly being factored into the market as well. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we can not accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis.