When will oil be worth $60?

By 17/08/2020News
Morning Stock News

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More recently, no one believed that the price of oil would rise to at least $40 per barrel. Sure enough, after falling to negative values of -37$, the majority of analysts predicted average cost of black gold in 15$-20$ till the end of 2020. However, only 4.5 months are left till the end of this year. And we can try to look into the future.


Oil prices may rise to $60 per barrel in the first half of 2021 due to a shortage of crude on the market. This process may begin in the fourth quarter of 2020. Futures show that longer contracts (for the next year) are priced faster than current ones. This means that the major players are waiting for a significant increase in the value of black gold in 2021.
The key factors contributing to the growth of WTI quotations:
• Investors believe that the terms of the OPEC + transaction are followed by all its participants.
• Sharp decline in shale oil production in the USA and Canada
• Oil demand is expected to increase next year due to the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is one more important point to add. In the market usually happens exactly what no one expects. Nobody expected to see negative oil prices. That’s exactly how no one sees black gold around $60 today.

And what happens next?

A weekend is a time to distract from intraday trading (the market is closed) and to look at the world globally. 2022-2023 will be years of full recovery of the world economy. Theoretically, the demand for oil should continue to grow. But there is one problem and two Black Swans for oil workers.
The problem is that after oil reaches the price of $60, unfreezing of shale wells will start again. And the longer the oil price remains at this value, the more shale oil will appear on the market.
And two Black Swans:
1. New technologies. For example, highly cheapening shale oil production, as well as the widespread transition to electricity and green energy.
2. Changing the way of life of people and business. During the Coronavirus, we realized that it was not necessary to fly to a conference in Bangkok or Paris. Or to send specialists to foreign enterprises on business trips. Everything can be successfully done online. There are many such moments. It is quite possible that the demand for aviation fuel will not return to its previous level within a decade.

What’s waiting for us today?

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