|2020-03-02 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
王佳晶 摘译自 Rigzone
Oil Sinks in Worst Week Since 2008
Futures in New York fell 16% this week, marking the biggest weekly drop since December 2008. OPEC and its allies have signaled the coalition could reach an agreement to stem the rout before meeting in Vienna next week. Saudi Arabia is reportedly pushing for collective OPEC+ production cuts of an additional 1 million barrels a day, of which it would bear the brunt.
However, Riyadh’s proposal may not be enough to balance the oil market. The alliance’s overall compliance with production cuts has not been enough to support oil prices.
West Texas Intermediate futures for April delivery fell $2.33, or 5%, to settle at $44.76 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Brent for April settlement, which expired Friday, lost $1.66, or 3.2%, to end the session at $50.52 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange. The more active May contract fell 4% to $49.67.
Brent’s so-called red spread -- the difference between December contracts in consecutive years -- sank deeper into bearish contango, settling at lowest level since 2018.