Oil prices moved up to start the week as light holiday trading and relatively low volatility have provided a rare period of calm in the oil markets. The looming OPEC cuts are adding a bit of optimism to oil, with WTI moving above $53 per barrel and Brent topping $55 per barrel. The oil production … Continue reading Oil Rally Gains Momentum Ahead Of OPEC Cuts
The gulf stock markets are expected to achieve more gains in the new year, on the back of the commitment of OPEC members and other major producers to the oil output reduction plan, according to financial analysts. The positive sentiment will also supported by the expected positive financial results achieved in 2016, which will soon … Continue reading GCC markets to see positive performances in 2017
Kuwait is committed to cutting output by 131,000 b/d in January in line with its commitments under OPEC's output reduction deal, oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said Thursday. That was despite Kuwait's state-owned oil company making preparations to restart around 500,000 b/d of production from the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ) shared with Saudi Arabia, which has … Continue reading Kuwait – Getting ready to start up the Neutral Zone.
Kuwait, Venezuela and Algeria all agreed to monitor compliance of the OPEC agreement,which to be headed by Kuwait, according to a Reuters report. A Non-OPEC participation has been confirmed by Russia and Oman to be part of this committee as well.
Kuwait’s Amir appointed Essam Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq as the country’s new oil minister on Saturday, state news agency KUNA reported. Marzouq has previously served as head of the country’s stock exchange and as a board member of state-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC). Anas al-Saleh, the former acting oil minister, retained his other role as Finance Minister. … Continue reading Kuwaits Amir appoints Essam al-Marzouq as the new oil minister.
OPEC plans to reduce its production by 1,200,000 barrels per day.