|2020-06-04 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
程张翔 编译自 哈特能源
US Shale Producers Begin Restoring Output as Oil Prices Turn Higher
U.S. shale oil producers are reversing production cuts as prices recover from historic lows, underscoring shale’s ability to quickly adjust to pricing and posing a challenge to OPEC as it considers extending production curbs.
U.S. producers began cutting output in March as oil prices collapsed due to a supply glut and falling demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. oil companies are forecast to pare their output by as much as 2 MMbbl/d this year, with half coming from shale fields, as prices tumbled below the cost of production.
But on June 2, shale producers Parsley Energy Inc. and EOG Resources Inc. disclosed plans to restore some or all of their output cuts. In North Dakota, state energy officials this week reduced by 7% an estimate of production shut-ins in the second-largest U.S. shale field.
OPEC and allies meet on June 4 to consider extending an agreement to cut a record 9.7 MMbbl/d to offset the lost demand from the coronavirus outbreak.