EghtesadOnline: Oil futures eased for a second session on Friday on expectations that Washington may soon act to cool prices that remain above $80 per barrel, while movement curbs in China to rein in a Covid-19 outbreak weighed on fuel demand.
EghtesadOnline: Oil prices rose on Wednesday to their highest since February 2020 after Saudi Arabia agreed to reduce output more than expected in a meeting with allied producers, while industry figures showed US crude stockpiles were down last week.
EghtesadOnline: South Korea overtook China as the No. 2 destination for US crude behind Canada in 2018, as shipments to South Korea soared to a record high of 558,000 barrels per day in December while shipments to China have started to return from zero, according to Energy Information Administration data released Friday.
EghtesadOnline: Beijing’s retaliatory measures against US tariffs can include penalties on oil coming to China from America. A cut in Chinese purchases of US oil may benefit Iran's sales.