|2020-03-27 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
美国参议院星期三通过一项2万亿美元的法案，旨在帮助失业工人和受影响的行业渡过危机。但随着需求快速萎缩和产出增加，石油前景依然黯淡。IHS Markit预计，第二季度全球石油需求将减少逾1400万桶/天，导致石油库存空前增加。IHS Markit金融服务副总裁罗杰?迪万（Roger Diwan）称："预计基本面压力将集中在3月和4月，目前库存累积将超过10亿桶。"
邹勤 摘译自 路透社
Oil prices slip as demand shrinks, but stimulus supports
Oil prices slipped on Thursday following three days of gains, with the prospect of rapidly dwindling demand due to coronavirus travel bans and lockdowns. Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell 19 cents, or 0.7%, to $27.20 a barrel by 0441 GMT, Reuters said.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures fell 37 cents, or 1.5%, to $24.12 a barrel. Both contracts are down about 60% this year. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic. But with demand fast contracting and output rising, the outlook for oil remains dim. IHS Markit estimated global oil demand will contract by more than 14 million barrels per day (bpd) in the second quarter, leading to unprecedented inventory builds. "Expect fundamental pressure concentrated over March and April, an eight-week blitz period over which stocks currently stand to build north of 1 billion barrels cumulatively," said Roger Diwan, vice president of financial services at IHS Markit. At the same time, the collapse of a supply-cut pact between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers led by Russia, known as OPEC+, is set to boost oil supply, with Saudi Arabia planning to ship more than 10 million bpd from May. Oil stocks are already rising with tanks around the world filling fast despite a 50%-100% jump in lease costs, as oil companies and traders scramble to park unwanted crude and refined products.