Oil prices rallied last week on a combination of lower-than-expected USA inventory data and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries's reaffirmation that it would further restrict supply should Covid-19 continue to sting demand.
At a news conference after the ministerial meeting, the Saudi energy chief went on to tell OPEC+ that "work still needs to be done and I urge you all not to relax the efforts of the past three months". He said he had secured commitments by all OPEC+ members to make good on their pledged crude production cuts by year end.
However, its present price levels, reveals the black liquid derivative is sensitive to the pace of the global economic recovery and crude oil demand/supply rebalancing in the mid-term.
In August, the Russian Federation fulfilled the OPEC + agreement by 98%.
At 1555 hours GMT, West Texas Intermediate was trading at $41.21 a barrel after gaining $0.24 (+0.61 percent) while Brent crude was available at $43.30 a barrel without any change as compared to their values on Thursday last.
Oil prices recovered after Saudi Arabia threw down the compliance gauntlet, publicly raking laggards over the coal and firing lightning bolts at short-sellers.
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Sirte Oil Co, another NOC company, said it had issued a directive to all staff to take the necessary measures to prepare for the start of production as soon as possible.
In response, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will be "proactive and preemptive", according to the communique from the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, which oversees the cartel's production cuts.
Futures in NY fell 2.4% toward $40 a barrel. OPEC member Libya put out more than 1.2 billion barrels per day until Hifter shut down most of the country's production early this year, according to Bloomberg.
Brent for November settlement advanced $1.08 cents to end the session at $43.30 a barrel, its highest since September 3.
Libya's oil sector has stood nearly entirely quiet since January, when eastern-based forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar imposed a blockade on energy exports during their ultimately foiled assault on Tripoli.
"It is hard to get excited about a pickup in crude demand as the virus is surging in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom, along with concerns the US appears poised for at least one more cycle in the fall and winter", said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA, according to Reuters.