Oil hits 13-month high as market rebalances

SourceArab News
SectorOil & Gas
CountryGulf

LONDON: Oil prices soared to their highest in about 13 months on Monday as vaccine rollouts promised to revive demand and producers kept supply reined in. Prices have rallied over recent weeks on tightening supplies largely owing to production cuts from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allied producers in the wider OPEC+ group of producers. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said the global oil market is on a recovery path and the oil price this year could average $45-$60 a barrel. "We've seen low volatility in the past few months.

This means the market is balanced and the prices we are seeing today are in line with the market situation," Novak was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has pushed for the first major legislative achievement of his term, turning to a bipartisan group of local officials on Friday for help on his $1. 9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. "The long-awaited $1. 9...read more...