Original title: Three positives resonate, and international oil prices are hovering near a 13-month high
Tuesday (February 16), InternationalOil priceContinued high volatility, the cold wave forced the closure of oil wells and refineries in Texas, the largest oil-producing state in the United States, and the United States is the world’s largest oil producer.Yemeni Houthis claim to use drones to attack the world’s largest oilExitSaudi Arabia’s airports have caused supply concerns, and the accelerated pace of new crown vaccination has stimulated optimism about the global economic recovery.
17:15 Beijing time, NYMEXcrudefuturesIncreased by 0.61% (the US market was closed last trading day, and NYMEX crude oil has no settlement price)
To 59.83USD/Barrel; ICE Brent crude oil futures fell 0.16% to $63.20 per barrel. The last trading day of the two cities respectively refreshed the high since January 8 last year to 60.95 US dollars / barrel and the high since January 22 last year 63.76 US dollars / barrel.
The severe cold weather in the United States has caused damage to the energy industry in Texas. The state has suspended oil well and refinery operations on Monday (February 15), forcing natural gas and crude oil pipeline operators to restrict supply.This rare cold wave caused Texas PowersupplierThe implementation of rotating power outages, nearly 3 million households andenterprisepower failure. US President Biden declared a state of emergency, and the federal government provided assistance to Texas.
Texas produces approximately 4.6 million barrels of oil a day, and large American refineries gather here. In Midland, the center of West Texas’s shale oil production area, record snowfall and the lowest temperature in 32 years have led to the closure of offices and businesses. The temperature is expected to rise above freezing on Tuesday.
The state’s energy regulatory agency said on Monday: “Some producers, especially those in the Permian Basin and Panhandle Plains, are experiencing unprecedented freezing conditions, causing concerns about employee safety and affecting production.”
Axi Chief Globalmarketing strategyStephen Innes made a copy on TuesdayreportChina said: “The unexpected interruption of U.S. supply set up another short-term rebound in oil prices.bridge, May push oil prices to rise slightly earlier than expectedmarketThe final level. “
In the Middle East, Yemen’s Houthis said on Monday (February 15) that they used drones to attack Abha and Jeddah airports in Saudi Arabia. But the Saudi-led coalition said that they intercepted and destroyed armed drones launched by the Houthis into the country earlier on Monday.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemen war in 2015 and supported government forces fighting against the Houthi armed forces that control the capital and other densely populated areas. The latter is generally considered to be Iranian politicsproxypeople. UN officials are trying to resume peace talks to end the war that has caused the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday included the new crown vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on its emergency use list, expanding developing countries’ access to relatively inexpensive vaccines. The WHO issued a statement stating that it has been approved by AstraZeneca-SKBiothe company(South Korea) and Serum Institute of India (Serum Institute).
Norwegian oil industry employers reached a labor-management agreement with the safety union on Tuesday to avoid a strike at the Mongstad crude oil terminal and the closure of major offshore oil and gas fields. Operator Equinor has said that the strike may reduce the storage capacity of the Mongstad port and disrupt the production of the oil field responsible for one-third of the country’s crude oil production and more than 40% of its natural gas exports. Norway is the largest oil and natural gas producer in Western Europe, pumping approximately 2.1 million barrels of crude oil per day, while natural gas production is equivalent to 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.
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