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Oil to reach US$100 a barrel once again - Chevron boss

Oil to reach US$100 a barrel once again - Chevron boss

 

A barrel of oil could indeed surpass US$100 for a second year running, according to Chevron Corporation chief executive Mike Wirth.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Wirth commented that “it sure looked like” oil prices would soon creep past the US$100 mark for the first time since July last year.

“We’re certainly moving in that direction,” he said.

“Supply is tightening, inventories are drawing [...] the trends would suggest that we’re certainly on our way. We’re getting close.”

Following sustained production cuts by OPEC+ nations this year, including the likes of Saudi Arabia, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude prices have risen steadily since late June.

Come Tuesday, Brent sat at roughly US$95 a barrel, as per Trading Economics data, while WTI hovered around the US$92 mark.

Given each was close to US$70 a barrel in July, speculation has built that oil could indeed pass US$100 this year, following last year’s stint above that mark in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

OANDA market analyst Craig Erlam explained that scaled-back production by OPEC+, which accounts for 40% of global supply, was now significantly impacting prices.

This “should force a rethink over the coming months”, he added, given the move had now played out in inflating prices.

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Published: 19-09-2023

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