Iran Warns Trump's Oil Ban Is 'Self Harm'


Iran also faces the backlash of sanctions on exports.

In fact, increasing prices of oil crisis was originally triggered by the U.S. after pulling out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers, in addition to pressure piled by USA on its allies to stop purchases of oil from Iran. Tehran has warned Saudi Arabia against this and has threatened to pull out of OPEC production agreements. Without specifying a number, the official press agency said the kingdom would do what is necessary to balance oil prices. The kingdom, its Gulf allies and Russian Federation indicated that they will lift production by about 1-million barrels per day (bpd) to offset losses from Venezuela and Iran, but not more. Weekend discussions with Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of OPEC, led to pledges from Riyadh to ensure the market was stable given lingering concerns about supply deficits. Iran is OPEC's third biggest oil producer, and other OPEC members range from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East to Venezuela and Ecuador in South America. Those who enjoy lower costs and can generate higher revenues from improved exports. Most of the rally has been fueled by supply disruptions in Canada, Venezuela and Libya as well as the looming sanctions against Iran.

The commitment is likely to add 600,000-650,000 barrels per day to the market. Inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, fell 2 million barrels last week, according to a separate forecast compiled by Bloomberg.

Every extra dollar on the price of a barrel of crude costs USA consumers roughly $3 billion a year, assuming refining margins and fuel taxes remain constant, and ignoring gasoline consumption by businesses and the like. When combined with additional pressure from the United States to alleviate rising prices, as illustrated by a number of President Trump's tweets, production hikes were a foregone conclusion.

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In addition to showing the tension between these two sides, the OPEC summit also reveals that the cartel has much less market control than they would like to have. "And today, oil price per gallon reached 3$".

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OPEC members in coordination with Russian Federation just reached an agreement to pump an additional 1 million barrels a day onto world markets. As such, the long-term oil curve is in backwardation and already indicates a moderation of up to $ 15 per barrel in the coming years.

The clash over OPEC policy and the resumption of U.S. sanctions on Iran has been amplified this week as Trump continues to target the group which he blames for rising prices. In early 2016, as a result of the easing of sanctions, oil production in the Republic greatly expanded, and exports rose to around $55bn in 2017, 70% more than in the previous year.

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Most of the talk this week has been about supply with a few smatterings of comments on demand.

Mounting global isolation in Venezuela, one of the founding members of OPEC, as well as US sanctions pressure has pushed its oil production to historic lows.

"Asking OPEC for oil is not so unusual".

The period of price manipulation was a failure. He predicted that higher oil prices would end up hurting the USA economy.

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