Rouhani Says US Pressure to Stop Iranian Oil May Effect Regional Exports

Iran to allow private sector to export oil, beat US sanctions

Iran to allow private sector to export oil, beat US sanctions

"Prices to high! He has agreed", Trump tweeted. Oil prices rose to multiyear highs last week after US officials signaled the administration would act to cut Iran exports faster than expected and.

West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery rose 19 cents to $74.33 per barrel when trading ceased around 1 p.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange, holding near a three-year, intraday high of $75.27 on Tuesday.

United States markets were jolted Tuesday morning as Crude Oil made a large downturn after touching $75 a barrel, a price not seen in four years.

Iran possesses the second-largest gas reserves on the planet after Russian Federation and the fourth-largest oil supply, while Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest oil exporter.

Saudi Aramco is pumping 10 million barrels a day and has the capacity to produce 2 million more, according to Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser.

"In response to the President's assessment of a deficit in the oil market, King Salman affirmed that the Kingdom maintains a two million barrel per day spare capacity, which it will prudently use if and when necessary to ensure market balance", the statement said.

Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had agreed to produce more oil.


"Prices are likely to become more volatile over the coming months, caught between two narratives: Oversupply concerns and dwindling spare capacity/oil market tightness concerns", he said.

Oil prices have climbed sharply in recent months, with the price of a barrel hitting a multi-year high of around $78 on Wednesday.

But it's a far cry from the 2 mb/d that Trump thinks Saudi Arabia will add.

The UAE on Tuesday said it will increase production by 0.2 million barrels per day to 3.5mbpd by the end of 2018 to help meet any oil shortage and will also adhere to the conformity level.

"There is a persistent lack of agreement among estimates made by Saudi Aramco, the International Energy Agency, the US EIA/DOE and BP 's annual Statistical Review of World Energy of the amount of Saudi Arabian crude produced each year from 1988 to 2004", writes Matthew R. Simmons in Twilight In the Desert (2005). That reality was not acknowledged this past when a different senior State Department official told reporters that the United States expected global imports of Iranian oil to go to zero by November 4, when Washington will reimpose sanctions against Tehran's energy sector.

Looming U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude exports, force majeure in Libya and unplanned pipeline outages in Nigeria have been clouding the supply outlook despite rising output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

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