China has issued new oil product export quotas to allow oil companies to send surplus barrels overseas, particularly Sinopec, which has the highest volume among quota holders. While the exact quota volume remains undisclosed, oil companies are forecasted to export approximately 3.5 million metric tons of clean oil products in September, a 10% increase from August.
Will oil rally continue?
2020-11-25 • Updated
Oil has surged to March highs amid optimistic vaccine news and the peaceful presidential transition. Actually, it doesn’t matter when widespread vaccinations will start. What matters is that investors see the light at the end of the tunnel, and they are ready to invest in the most damaged industries such as the oil market as it has a lot of room to grow further. In addition, Biden’s transition brought certainty to the market and triggered capital flows into riskier assets.
According to Bank of America, Brent oil will surge to $60 a barrel by the summer of 2021. Indeed, when the virus gets under control, people will start traveling and the demand for fossil fuels will increase significantly.
Moreover, there are hopes that OPEC+ will prolong the oil production cuts further into 2021. That should help oil prices to revive as well. In addition, China and India issued tenders for oil – the demand is rising. Sounds good, we’ll see what will happen next!
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Actually, everyone was surprised that WTI oil has managed to break the $45.00 resistance so easily. Now the price is trading sideways just above it, but if it is able to stay in that area, the way to $46.00 and then to the high of March 2 at $47.50 will be clear. In the opposite scenario, the move below $45.00 will drive oil to yesterday’s low of $43.00 and then to the 50-period moving average of $42.00.
Thanks to the incredible advancements in horizontal drilling and fracking technology, the United States has experienced a mind-blowing shale revolution. They've become the heavyweight champion of crude oil production, leaving Saudi Arabia and Russia in the dust. They even turned the tables and became net exporters of refined petroleum products in 2011.
Oil prices rebounded slightly on Friday but are still expected to show losses for the week due to concerns about slowing growth in the US and China. US crude futures rose 2.7% to $70.41 per barrel, while the Brent contract increased by 2.5% to $74.33 per barrel.
The past several weeks have been a real triumph for the bulls in the oil market. The Brent spot price grew by 8.5% during the last month.
Gold prices are rising for three consecutive days ahead of the Federal Reserve (Fed) interest rate decision, which is expected to remain unchanged due to declining inflation and a positive economic outlook. Investors are keen on the Fed's interest rate guidance, fearing a hawkish stance that could trigger market risk aversion.
Amid concerns of a Chinese economic slowdown, reports of declining investment often overlook China's efficient investment strategy in emerging sectors for long-term growth. China has taken measures to stabilize foreign and private sector investments, like reducing the reserve requirement ratio to boost investor confidence.