Global Oil Data Deck (November ‘23)
Market balances remained tight in September but the trailing quarterly balance loosened for the first time since January; demand is strong but narrowly dependent on robust apparent Chinese consumption
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Crude prices are sitting just north of $80/bbl (Brent) after rising as high as $98/bbl in late-September followed by a pullback driven, above all, by the most rapid withdrawal of speculative capital from crude contracts so far this year.
The crude curve has also flattened considerably as both physical markets soften and front-curve-heavy speculative sales take their toll.
Global oil market balances loosened on the month but remained in a sizable implied supply deficit for September, although this was the first month since January that saw a pullback in the trailing quarterly average deficit measure.
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