|2020-04-15 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据4月14日Energy Voice报道，投资者在权衡全球最大产油国减产协议是否足以抵消需求缺口后，油价重新升至每桶近23美元。
纽约商品交易所(New York Mercantile Exchange) 5月份交割的西德克萨斯中质原油价格上涨24美分，至每桶22.65美元，此前涨幅高达3%。该合约周一下跌1.5%。ICE欧洲期货交易所(ICE Futures Europe exchange) 6月份交货的布伦特原油期货价格周一上涨0.8%，至每桶32.21美元，上涨1.5%。
王佳晶 摘译自 Energy Voice
Oil edges higher as market weighs output cuts against demand
Oil resumed gains to near $23 a barrel as investors weigh whether a deal by the world’s biggest producers to reduce output will be enough to offset the demand destruction caused by the coronavirus.
Futures added 1.1% in New York, on track for its first advance in three sessions. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister told reporters on Monday that the kingdom is ready to trim supply further if needed when the OPEC+ alliance meets again in June.
The May-June timespread moved deeper into contango, signaling an expanding physical glut even with the curbs. The OPEC+ agreement to slash production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting in May amounts to the largest coordinated cut in history, but is still dwarfed by the much greater decline in oil consumption.
Oil has been in freefall since the middle of February after nation’s across the world went into lockdown to try to stop the virus from spreading, curbing consumption of everything from jet fuel to gasoline. As global demand vanishes, Saudi Arabia is seeking to keep its barrels competitive by reducing prices for all its grades to Asia and the Mediterranean region.
“I can’t see a return to previous consumption levels for oil until 2021 and a lot of the good news is already built in,” said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst for Asia Pacific at Oanda. “Even after the tentative reopening of economies, it is still going to be quite challenging for OPEC to match their supply to the actual demand for oil.”
West Texas Intermediate for May delivery rose 24 cents to $22.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 12:27 p.m. Singapore time after increasing as much as 3% earlier. The contract declined 1.5% on Monday. Brent for June delivery gained 1.5% to $32.21 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after climbing 0.8% on Monday.
Saudi Arabia would only cut its crude output further if others within OPEC+ reduced their production accordingly, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on a conference call. He cautioned that the more bearish forecasts for oil demand destruction may be too pessimistic, and therefore the alliance may not need to make deeper cuts.
Texas oil regulators are scheduled Tuesday to discuss supply restrictions in response to the price crash, but KPMG International sees a low probability that cuts will be instituted. Texas pumps more oil than every OPEC member except Saudi Arabia.