|2020-03-19 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
曹海斌 摘译自 原油新闻
Saudis to hike oil export to record 10 million barrels a day
Saudi Arabia plans to boost oil exports even further from April to May, reaching a record of more than 10 million barrels a day as the kingdom taps a new field.
“Saudi Arabia will utilize the gas produced from the Fadhili gas plant to compensate for around 250,000 barrels a day of domestic oil consumption, which will enable the Kingdom to increase its crude exports during the coming few months to exceed 10 million barrels a day,” the kingdom’s Energy Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Oil erased earlier gains, with Brent falling 2.3% to $29.37 a barrel as of 1:54 p.m. in London.
Saudi Arabia has told refiners it plans to supply 12.3 million barrels a day in April, a record, although the kingdom hasn’t said how much oil it will export during the month. According to the International Energy Agency, Saudi Arabia consumes an average of 3.15 million barrels a day, suggesting that exports would be capped at slightly above 9.15 million barrels a day. The new gas plant would help the kingdom boost exports above that level.
“We are very comfortable with $30,” Khalid Al-Dabbagh, the finance director of Aramco, told investors on March 16 during the company’s maiden annual earnings call. “In a nutshell, Saudi Aramco can sustain very low oil prices and can sustain it for a long time and that is, especially the case compared to others in the sector.”
Goldman is now predicting that Brent will average $20 a barrel during the second quarter. Oil traders privately say the benchmark could even drop into the single digits to force some producers to shut down their wells. That’s something that hasn’t happened since the industry downturn of 1997 to 1999.