This week started with the talk of the United States banning Russian oil exports, so XBR/USD saw $130 a barrel. Then the ban became reality. What does it really mean for the market?
IPO plans are dusted off by American oilfield service companies
American oilfield service companies are actually gearing up towards initial public offerings. That’s what analysts and regulatory filings informed. It emerged after several shelved equity sales in 2017 during a dismal period for crude prices.
Crude is trading close to its highest peaks since early 2015, thus driving demand for service companies to open fresh shale wells for output . Energy executives polled the previous month told that they would abruptly step up drilling at prices above $60. Oil futures CLC1 have recently hit $61.50 a barrel.
Traders’ appetite for the stocks is going to be tested soon. The previous week Liberty Oilfield Services, providing hydraulic fracturing services to shale producers, raised approximately $160 million by simply selling 10.7 million shares at $15 per share.
If everything OK with its IPO, it could encourage several other companies, enabling to raise funds for another expansion or to purchase counterparts.
US Energy Information Administration will reveal Crude oil inventories on February 9, 17:30 GMT+2.
On Wednesday, February 2, during the day, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) will discuss a range of issues regarding energy markets and, most importantly, agree on how much oil they will produce.
The US Bureau of Economic Analysis will publish Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) on May 27 at 15:30 GMT+3.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.