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  • 10 December 2018

    Oil falls nearly 2 percent on stocks sell-off, pares OPEC deal gains

    “‘As usual, prices are not a target of OPEC+ policy, but our takeaway is that current price levels largely meet the interests of most participating countries,’ consultant JBC Energy said.”


  • 10 December 2018

    INTERVIEW: Johannes Benigni on the Current Oil Market

    •  Non-OPEC  members (especially Russia) play an increasingly important role in global oil balances.
    •  The reasons why a country chooses (or does not) to be a member of OPEC are manifold, so the recent decision by Qatar to leave OPEC is not a sign of a clear trend.
    •  The US shale supply is probably the most pressing issue right now, with the US having the biggest supply addition in 2018.
    •  The production cut that OPEC+ agreed on is necessary, aiming to balance the market in (early 2019).
    •  Oil prices are expected to stay around the $60-$65 range and stabilize there.

    Al Jazeera America

  • 07 December 2018

    INTERVIEW: Johannes Benigni on the December 2018 OPEC Meeting

    •  Even though a consensus between 25 different countries will be difficult to reach, a deal is expected to be made at the end of the day.
    •  The cut is not expected to be too big, so the price of oil should remain around where it currently is.
    •  Raising the price above $60 is undesirable as it invites a big response from shale producers.
    •  OPEC still remains strong, especially in their cooperation with Russia.


  • 27 November 2018

    INTERVIEW: Johannes Benigni on the recent oil price development featured on CNBC

    •  The recent oil price collapse is also a reflection of a demand growth shock in the market, which we were warning about early.
    •  Now there is also special relevance of the quality of the oil produced: OPEC barrels are still in high demand (i.e. medium sour barrels) while there is an oversupply of light crude oil barrels (mostly from the US).
    •  The expectation is that OPEC will have to make some cuts although not necessarily changing the official reference number; given current market fundamentals the most effective way would be to cut the light end of the barrel.
    • The hope for OPEC is that if the prices are lower, the demand will come back and the market will stabilize, and that will prevent attraction to much investment in shale oil.


  • 26 October 2018

    UPDATE 3-U.N. shipping agency pushes ahead with tougher marine fuel rules

    ‘ “Many saw MEPC 73 as the last chance to delay or soften implementation and the fact that both proposals were rejected strongly suggests that IMO 2020 will enter the market as expected on Jan. 1, 2020,” Vienna-based consultancy JBC Energy said in a note on Friday.’


  • 18 October 2018

    Brent Crude Falls Below $80 as U.S. Inventories Grow

    ‘Analysts at consultancy JBC Energy wrote in a daily note on Thursday that the “strong build in U.S. crude stocks was the fourth in a row, meaning that crude stocks have now built by over 22 million barrels in the past four weeks.” ’


  • 10 October 2018

    Oil Prices Decline on Stocks, U.S. Inventories

    ‘ “Let’s worry about upside risks to supply for a change,” said JBC Energy in a research note. “The market may be far more able to absorb additional supply disruptions than many currently still assume, bringing with it a pronounced downside risk to outright prices.” ’


  • 13 September 2018

    Five factors to watch as Brent oil hits $80 a barrel

    ‘ “ Iran is increasingly becoming the preoccupation of the crude market,” said analysts at JBC Energy. An expected squeeze on crude flows was already taking shape, they said, with Iran storing crude onshore as well as on vessels.’

    Financial Times

  • 12 September 2018

    Oil Pushes past $80 as Iran fears mount

    ‘ “Iran is increasingly becoming the preoccupation of the crude market,” said consultants JBC Energy. “The last couple of weeks have seen the expected squeeze on Iranian crude flows taking shape, with overall outflows down markedly.” ’

    BBC News

  • 11 September 2018

    Oil Climbs Sharply as U.S. Exports Seen Rising

    ‘ “ The market’s attention has returned to geopolitics, with a recent attack on the HQ of Libya’s NOC adding to the rising level of uncertainty regarding the situation in the country, ” said JBC Energy in a research note. ’


JBC Energy News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming - See us in action

  • 22 - 23 November, 2018 - Saint Petersburg, Russia

    Oil Terminal 2018

    – Russian refining industry: current status and challenges ahead

    Vostock Capital

  • 29 November, 2018 - Athens, Greece

    7th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuels Conference

    – Refining industry outlook post 2020


In the Past

  • 08 November, 2018 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

    3rd Annual Gasoline, Naptha & LPG Conference

    – China: Latest developments, challenges and new opportunities for the top of the barrel


  • 22 October, 2018 - Riga, Latvia

    8th Baltic Oil and Gas Trading and Transportation Conference

    – The impact of Russia’s tax manoeuvre on regional trade routes for oil and petroleum products


  • 01 October, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

    10th Austro-Arab Economic Forum

    – Energy Outlook; Innovations and Markets

    Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce

  • 25 September, 2018 - Belgrade, Serbia

    10th Oil Forum of the Energy Community

    – The Future of oil price in perspective and its impact on oil stocks

    Energy Community

  • 24 - 26 September, 2018 - Singapore

    34th Annual Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC 2018)

    – Executive Panel: Is oil losing its place to cleaner fuel and alternative energy?


  • 13 September, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

    12th Annual European Refining Summit

    Panel Discussion Moderation

    – Crude flow dynamics: Examining how they have changed and why, and impacts for European refiners


    – State of play for European refiners: latest on supply and demand, prices and profit margins, and consolidation movements



  • 06 - 07 September, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

    JBC Energy Matters Seminar – VIENNA 2018

    We are excited to announce the Second Annual JBC Energy Matters Seminar, which will take place in Vienna on 6 & 7 September, 2018.

    JBC Energy Matters Seminar
  • 28 - 29 June, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

    1st Libyan-European Oil & Gas Summit

    – Global Market Trends – Libya in Focus

    NOC & HOT

  • 05 February, 2018 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

    5th Annual European Petrochemicals Conference

    – Global Olefin Feedstock Landscape: Naphtha and NGLs Market in 2018


  • 01 - 02 February, 2018 - Antwerp, Belgium

    8th Middle Distillate Conference

    – The 2020 Transition / Key Questions