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    需求担忧抵消抑制供应举措,致油价下跌

    来源:舆情中心 发布时间:2019-08-14 02:18 阅读数:2448

    【CNBC网8月13日报道】尽管主要石油生产商试图通过限制产量来支撑油价,但是由于需求疲软,周二油价仍下跌。沙特上周晚些时候称其计划在8、 9月份控制原油出口量使其低于700万桶/日,以减少全球石油库存。沙特阿美公司(Saudi Aramco)准备进行首次公开募股,但交易时间将由其唯一股东沙特政府决定。分析师表示,沙特的措施或将稳定油价。但有证据表明,在中美贸易谈判取得进展之前,油价或不会超过60美元/桶。

    Oil prices slip as demand concerns outweigh efforts to curb supply

    Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, offsetting narrow gains in the previous session, as sluggish demand forecasts countered expectations that major producers would prop up oil prices by limiting crude oil output.

    International benchmark Brent crude futures were down 18 cents or 0.3%, from the previous settlement, to $58.39 a barrel by 0310 GMT.

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate WTI futures were at $54.81 per barrel, down by 12 cents, or 0.2%, from the last close.

    “Although the outlook remains bleak, oil prices have remained anchored this week after a rapid response from Saudi Arabia, who is serious about stepping in to defend the oil price,” Stephen Innes, managing partner at VM Markets said in a note.

    Saudi Arabia, the de-facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC), said late last week it plans to keep its crude oil exports below 7 million barrels per day in August and September to help drain global oil inventories.

    Analysts expect the country to support prices ahead of its plans to float Saudi Aramco, in what could be the world’s largest initial public offering IPO).

    Saudi Aramco was ready for its IPO, but the timing for the deal will be decided by its sole shareholder, the Saudi government, a senior executive said on Monday.

    Kuwait on Monday also reiterated its commitment to OPEC+ supply curbs after Oil Minister Khaled al-Fadhel said Kuwait had cut its own output by more than required by the accord.

    OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, have agreed to cut 1.2 million barrels per day bpd since Jan. 1.

    But booming U.S. shale oil production continues to chip away at efforts to limit the global supply overhang, weighing on prices.

    U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by 85,000 bpd in September, to a record 8.77 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecast in a report.

    Gloomy forecasts for the global economy and oil demand growth have also dragged on oil prices as the trade dispute between the United States and China escalates.

    “The swift reaction from Saudi Arabia will likely stabilize oil prices, but the oil price probably won’t move much above $60 per barrel until there is evidence of progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations,” said Innes.

    China’s central bank lowered its official yuan midpoint for the ninth straight day to a fresh 11-year low on Tuesday to reflect broad weakness in the local unit.

    A lower yuan raises the cost of dollar-denominated oil imports in China, the world’s biggest crude oil importer.

    译者:丁阿雪  审校:刘会兰

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