China's natural gas demand is expected to reach 307 billion cubic meters (Bcm) this year, an increase of just 10% from 2018, an official of state-run Sinopec Gas Co. said on Oct. 15, as a slowing economy hits consumption.
For the week ahead, Stratas Advisors expect Brent to average $58/bbl as enthusiasm about a trade deal wanes.
India, one of the world's largest consumers of oil and coal, is investing $60 billion to build a national gas grid and import terminals by 2024 in a bid to cut its carbon emissions, the oil minister said on Sunday.
Oil prices jumped more than 2% on Oct. 11 after Iranian media said a state-owned oil tanker had been struck by missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, raising the prospect of supply disruptions weeks after attacks on Saudi oil plants.
U.S. crude stocks rose last week as refineries cut output to the lowest level in nearly two years and production edged higher to a record of 12.6 million barrels per day, the EIA said on Oct. 9.