UAE expects oil market to balance in first quarter

| | Dubai
  • 0

UAE expects oil market to balance in first quarter

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | AFP | Dubai

UAE expects oil market to balance in first quarter

The energy minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Monday supply and demand in the oil market should balance out in the first quarter of 2019, following weeks of output cuts.

“My expectation is that we will see the balance during the first quarter unless something happens,” Suheil al-Mazrouei told the three-day World Government Summit in Dubai.

“We are removing enough oil to correct the market,” Mazrouei said.

OPEC cartel countries and other major oil producers in January began implementing a deal to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day to shore up sagging prices.

Based on provisional figures of production levels in January, most oil producing nations were complying to the cuts, Mazrouei said.

The oil market, however, remains highly volatile and prices hover just above $60 a barrel after recovering from as low as $50 a barrel.

That figure remains far below the $85 a barrel oil hit in early October before beginning to slide.

Mazrouei said producers were “doing our best” to stabilise the market.

State Editions

Minister claims record sugar production

20 February 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Maya flays Modi’s visit to Ravidas temple

20 February 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Army jawan cremated with full state honour

20 February 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

No place for terror in Islam: Dargah

20 February 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

SP calls booth-level meet

20 February 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP celebrating first year anniv

20 February 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

27 more hotels to shut in Karol Bagh in Delhi

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Tech Mahindra board to meet on Feb 21

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

HCSL begins construction of new yard

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Apollo Hospital offers to treat free injured CRPF troopers

17 February 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer