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Oil Price To Stay At $50 – $55 – Kuwait Minister | The Precision

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Kuwait Oil Minister
Kuwaiti Oil Minister, Essam al-Marzouk says oil prices
to stay between $50 and $55 a barrel and that the market will re-balance
by the end of the year.

Marzouk, who heads
an oil producers’ committee that monitors compliance to output cuts,
told Kuwait’s Al-Rai newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday
that “demand for oil will pick up this quarter,” and the rate of the
fall in crude inventories will accelerate.
Global
oil producers will be able to decide in November whether to extend
their agreement on output cuts further beyond March 2018 or begin to
phase it out from that date, Marzouq was quoted as saying.

“OPEC’s strategy is on the right track… Monthly and weekly indicators
for the drop in crude stocks show this strategy is correct,” the
minister said. 

Oil supply-demand balance 

Marzouk
said he also expect that a balance between oil supply and demand will
be reached by the end of 2017, ending years of supply glut that sent
prices crashing.
States from the
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil producers
including Russia agreed in November last year to cut output for six
months, in a bid to raise prices following a collapse that began in
mid-2014.
The deal was extended for another nine months until March 2018.
Oil prices have recovered partially as a result and have been hovering around $50 a barrel.
Marzouk said that OPEC will decide at its next meeting in November whether to extend the production cuts deal beyond next March.
He
also predicted that oil demand would increase in the current quarter
while inventories would drop more than expected, Al Rai reported.
The minister said Hurricane Harvey in the United States did not have a major impact on oil prices.
Source: Al Arabiyah 

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