Nigeria’s rig rely declined by three final December, 2019, having recorded 17 as towards 20 recorded in November, at a time the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting International locations, OPEC, had a powerful plus 12, whereas world rig rely elevated by one, newest knowledge from OPEC reveals.

Following Nigeria within the loser’s group among the many 14 – member OPEC is Ecuador, which had minus two, having recorded 5 in December as towards seven recorded in November.

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5 OPEC members made the gainers’ group. Saudi Arabia led the group with eight, because it witnessed 115 in December as towards 107 witnessed the earlier month. It was adopted by Algeria, which had plus three, having made it 42 in December, as towards 39 witnessed the earlier month. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Angola and Kuwait made plus two every.

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UAE’s report confirmed 66 in December, as towards 64 the earlier month, whereas Angola’s report confirmed 5 as towards three inside the interval below evaluation. Kuwait had a report of 50 in December, as towards 48 recorded in November. Seven different OPEC members had their rig rely unchanged inside the interval below evaluation. They embrace Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Venezuela, which 2, 1, 9, 157, 77, 16 and 25, respectively. World rig rely as at December stood at 2,201 as towards 2,200 recorded in November.

The US of America recorded had minus six, having recorded 805, as towards 811 recorded inside the interval below evaluation, simply as Canada recorded minus one, having recorded 135, as towards 136 recorded inside the interval below evaluation. Equally, Mexico had minus one, because it recorded 49, as towards 50 recorded inside the interval below evaluation.

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The Organisation for Financial Co-operation and Growth, OECD Americas and OECD Europe had their rig counts decreased by eight. Whereas OECD Americas had 989, as towards 997, OECD Europe had 139, as towards 147 inside the interval below evaluation. The UK had minus three, because it recorded 11 in December, as towards 14 recorded in November, whereas Norway had its rig rely decreased by one, having recorded 17, as towards 18 inside the interval below evaluation.

The OPEC knowledge additionally confirmed that non-OPEC oil provide development estimate for 2019 was revised up by 0.04 million barrels each day, mb/d from the earlier month-to-month oil market report, MOMR and is now estimated at 1.86 mb/d, to common 64.34 mb/d.

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The upward revisions to manufacturing knowledge from the US, Norway, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Argentina and Brazil have been partially offset by minor downward manufacturing changes within the UK, Denmark, India, Qatar, and Ghana. US liquids output 12 months – on – 12 months, y-o-y development was revised as much as common 1.66 mb/d.

The US, Brazil, China, Canada, Russia, Australia and the UK are estimated to have been the important thing drivers of development in 2019, whereas Mexico and Norway have seen the biggest declines.


The non-OPEC oil provide development forecast for 2020 was additionally revised up by 0.18 mb/d from final month’s evaluation and is projected to develop by 2.35 mb/d to common 66.68 mb/d. Giant upward revisions in Norway, Mexico and Guyana’s oil provide forecast are partially offset by downward revisions within the provide forecast of the US, different OECD Europe, and the Sudans.

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US oil provide development forecast for the present 12 months was revised down by 76 thousand barrels per day, tb/d, to symbolize y-o-y development of 1.43 mb/d.

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The US, Norway, Brazil, Canada, Guyana, and Australia are anticipated to be the principle development drivers in 2020, whereas Indonesia, Thailand, Egypt and Colombia are forecast to see the biggest declines.

In 2020, OPEC Pure fuel liquids, NGLs are forecast to develop by 0.03 mb/d y-o-y to common 4.83 mb/d. In December, OPEC crude oil manufacturing fell by 161 tb/d m-o-m to common 29.44 mb/d, in keeping with secondary sources.

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Because of this, preliminary knowledge signifies that world oil provide decreased in December by 0.06 mb/d m-o-m to common 100.28 mb/d, and down by 0.61 mb/d y-o-y. International oil provide in 2019 declined by 0.10 mb/d in comparison with 2018.

OPEC crude oil manufacturing in 2019 declined by 2.Zero mb in comparison with a 12 months earlier. With non-OPEC provide development at 1.86 mb/d, if there had not been an settlement between OPEC and 10 non-OPEC international locations, the market could be significantly oversupplied in 2019, the information said.

Chukwuma Amaechi
A Certified Senior Editor/Creative Writer @Evergreennewsonline Media, Graphic Designer, Chemical Engineer, & a Radical Entrepreneur



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