|2020-08-04 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
油价反弹已停滞在每桶近40美元的水平，感染病例的增多令人们对消费能否迅速而持续复苏产生怀疑。沙特阿拉伯和中东其他主要产油国正面临降低原油价格的巨大压力，而荷兰皇家壳牌公司(Royal Dutch Shell Plc)首席执行长范伯登(Ben van Beurden)预计，需求可能要到明年才会全面复苏。
Rystad Energy的石油市场主管Bjornar Tonhaugen表示："油价今天上午略有上涨，但今天不一定会有什么利好消息，我认为，今天主要是对昨日恐慌的价格的修正。”
洪伟立 摘译自 世界石油
July ends with an oil price gain as OPEC+ plans to increase supply
Oil is set to end July with a gain in New York ahead of OPEC+ plans to return supply to the market after the group’s historic output cuts, while the coronavirus pandemic continued to spread across many major economies.
Futures reversed Thursday’s decline to trade above $40 a barrel. Deep production curbs by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies have helped oil rebound from its plunge below zero in April, but it’s a precarious time to be adding more supply to the market as virus cases continue to expand rapidly through some American states and stages a comeback in Asia. Data Thursday showed the U.S. economy suffered its sharpest downturn since at least the 1940s in the second quarter, highlighting the devastating impact of the pandemic.
Oil’s rebound has stalled near $40 a barrel with rising infections raising doubts about a swift and sustained recovery in consumption. Saudi Arabia and other top producers from the Middle East are coming under heavy pressure to cut the price of their crude, while Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden predicted demand may not see a full recovery until next year.
“Oil prices are slightly up this morning, but don’t necessarily look for any piece of bullish news today,” said Bjornar Tonhaugen, head of oil markets at Rystad Energy AS. “I see today mostly as a price correction of yesterday’s panic.”