|2020-09-23 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据9月21日Neftegaz.RU. 报道，俄罗斯能源部长亚历山大•诺瓦克表示，全球原油库存继7月份减少3400万桶之后，8月份又减少了4500万桶。预计到2021年第二季度，石油需求将从疫情的影响中完全恢复。他补充道，即使是现在，石油市场仍处于每日缺少150至200万桶供应的状态，这有助于减少库存。
王佳晶 摘译自 Neftegaz.RU.
Russian oil minister: Global oil inventories are in decline
Global inventories of crude oil declined by 45 million barrels in August after a 34-million-barrel reduction in July, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in a TV interview, Oilprice reported.
"Reserves accumulated in the 2nd quarter are gradually shrinking, and we see that July and August were the first two months when stocks declined gradually. The reduction roughly amounted to 45 mln barrels in August and 34 [mln barrels] in July," Novak told Rossiya-24.
In more good news, Novak said that he expected oil demand to recover fully from the effects of the pandemic by the 2nd quarter of 2021. Even now the oil market is in a supply deficit, amounting to between 1.5 and 2 million bpd, which is helping to reduce inventories, the official said.
While Russia’s top oil man appears to be optimistic about the future of the oil market, his Saudi counterpart has taken a different stance, sending a stark warning to speculators who might want to make a profit on that market.
OPEC+ ministers met last week to discuss the progress of their production cut agreement and next steps. As in previous meetings, the ministerial committee insisted on better compliance, even though the rate for August reached 101 %. The cut target remained unchanged at 7.7 million bpd. If Russia’s Novak is right, that should be enough to see a return to balance on oil markets as demand recovers. Not all, however, agree it will, now or ever.