Oil Glut Expected to Last a While

Even if Saudi Arabia wins its struggle with U.S. shale producers over market share, it will face a new billion-barrel adversary. It won’t be regional nemesis Iran, a resurgent Iraq or long-standing competitor Russia. The answer will be more prosaic: Even when overproduction ends, a stockpile surplus of more than 1 billion barrels built up since 2014 will remain, weighing on prices. Inventories will keep accumulating until the end of...

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Energy Agency: Oil Prices to Fall Further

Oil prices may fall further as the world remains “massively oversupplied,” before markets tighten in 2016 when output growth outside OPEC grinds to a halt, according to the International Energy Agency. There will be no overall production growth outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries next year for the first time since 2008, according to the IEA. Growth in U.S. shale oil supplies will stagnate to the middle of 2016...

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OPEC Set To Boost Production

Never mind cutting output to staunch a global glut: The talk so far at this week’s OPEC summit in Vienna is mostly about pumping more oil. Iraq will increase exports this month as fighting with Islamic State militants spares its biggest-producing regions, the country’s oil minister said Wednesday. His counterpart from Iran urged the group to make room for more output when global sanctions recede. The prospect of more supply led BP...

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