Libya's oil output tops one million barrels per day

Opec left itself vulnerable to the quick return of US shale oil and the recovery of production in exempt members. Ramzi Boudina  Reuters

Oil prices have been under consistent selling pressure in the last few weeks as negative news-flow has dented sentiment.

Data indicating a fall in U.S. production bolstered markets this week after crude prices hit a 10-month low last week in the face of a mounting supply glut.

Oil prices rose to a two-week high yesterday, extending a rally into a sixth straight session after a decline in weekly U.S. production eased concerns about deepening oversupply. Hedge funds are wary of undesirable exposures after the nine month OPEC oil freeze extension that would end in March 2018.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts might not be the only ones to have incorrectly called commodity prices this year, but they are at least trying to figure out how they misjudged the market.

OPEC's share of U.S. oil imports has been declining and has dropped sharply over the last few years.

The analyst stressed the increase has been driven by higher output from Nigeria and Libya, which were exempted from the deal. Its year high is $54.45.

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Rising U.S. production has undermined some of the impact of the OPEC-led cuts.

Khelil also said he thought OPEC needed to keep on with supply restraint beyond the expiry of the current deal to protect the increase in income earned this year.

Export opportunities to Asia and big US summer driving demand - expected to hit a record this weekend - are seen as the primary drivers for a drawdown in stocks that have remained stubbornly above seasonal averages. Oil prices failed to stabilize this year despite the production cuts announced by OPEC alongside non-OPEC members such as Russian Federation last November 2016.

The rig count drop follows a report Wednesday that U.S crude output fell by the most in nearly a year last week amid field maintenance in Alaska and tropical storm Cindy, while gasoline inventories fell for a second week. Brent Crude Oil price at London's IСE Stock Exchange up by 2.58% to $48.94 per barrel. Like oil, a string of weekly rig additions has meant that the present count sits comfortably above the year-ago tally of 89. One Libyan oil source said NOC was repairing several leaks in pipelines that connected to the Es Sider and Zueitina export terminals. Since January 2017, shale production has started to edge up and is now nearly back near its peak. Unlike most OPEC countries, imports of oil from Kuwait have been relatively flat in the past decade. In fact, WTI technically entered a bear market when it closed at $42.53 on June 21, marking a 20% decline from its April peak.

Crude oil has touched its highest point since June 19th, marking its consistent rise over six straight sessions.

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