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Jitters Over Iran Push Up Crude

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Jitters Over Iran Push Up Crude

Wall Street Journal - March 23, 2012
NEW YORK—Oil futures rose 1.4% Friday following a report that Iran had reduced its oil exports, as worries about supply disruptions continue to roil the oil markets. Benchmark U.S. crude rose sharply following the report from Reuters that Iranian exports in March had fallen 300,000 barrels a day, or 14%, citing industry sources. The report prompted a sudden run-up, sending oil prices spiking as much as 3% to their highest level in three weeks, before ...

 

PRECIOUS METALS: Gold Rises In Tandem With Crude Oil On Iran

Wall Street Journal - March 23, 2012
Concerns about potential conflict with Iran buoy gold NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Gold futures settled higher Friday, mirroring gains in crude oil amid worries about Iran and as a weaker dollar fanned interest in gold among investors using other currencies. The most actively traded contract, for April delivery, gained 1.2%, or $19.90, to settle at $1,662.40 .../ --Concerns about potential conflict with Iran buoy gold NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Gold futures settled higher Friday, mirroring gains in crude oil amid worries about Iran and as a weaker ...

 

IEA sees no disruptions in oil markets

Reuters - March 23, 2012
Maria van der Hoeven (R), Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), shakes hands with India's Oil Minister Jaipal Reddy during the Asia Gas Partnership Summit in New Delhi March 23, 2012./ (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday it did not believe there would be any disruptions to global oil supply as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers will bring more oil to the market. Brent crude prices have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year to more than $123 a barrel amid concern that much of ...

 

CORRECT: OIL FUTURES: Crude Ends Higher On Iran Supply Jitters

Nasdaq - March 23, 2012
Crude Ends Higher On Iran Supply Jitters," at 3:05 p.m. EDT, misstated the expiration month for the light, sweet crude contract in the fifth paragraph. The mistake was made in updates of the story at 3:25 p.m. EDT and 3: 48 p.m. EDT. The correct version follows:) --Futures end higher after report of reduced Iranian exports --Obama: Geopolitical tensions add $20 to $30 to barrel of oil --Peaceful resolution would likely ease oil prices NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- Oil futures rose 1.4% Friday following a report that Iran had reduced its oil ...

 

NYMEX-US crude ends over 1 pct up on lower Iran exports

Reuters - March 23, 2012
Iran oil exports down, Western sanctions begin to bite * Mixed housing data pulls prices from day's highs * CFTC-Big players cut net long U.S. crude futures * Coming up: API weekly oil stocks data, Tuesday NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil futures rose more than 1 percent on Friday, on news that some buyers have stopped or scaled back imports of Iranian oil due to Western sanctions that seek to rein in Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Crude exports from Iran appear to have dropped this month to around 300,000 barrels per day, ...

 

OIL FUTURES: Crude Ends higher On Iran Supply Jitters

Nasdaq - March 23, 2012
(Dow Jones)- Oil futures rose 1.4% Friday following a report that Iran had reduced its oil exports, as worries about supply disruptions continue to roil the oil markets. Benchmark U.S. crude rose sharply following the report from Reuters that Iranian exports in March had fallen 300,000 barrels a day, or 14%, citing industry sources. The report prompted a sudden run-up, sending oil prices spiking as much as 3% to their highest level in three weeks, before paring much of those gains to end the day modestly higher. "You have a volatile market ...

 

Report of falling Iranian exports briefly boosts oil above $108 per barrel

Washington Post - March 23, 2012
NEW YORK — Oil prices briefly spiked to the highest level in three weeks following a report that Iranian oil exports dropped significantly this month. Iran, the world’s third-largest oil exporter, has been locked in a high-stakes standoff with the West over its nuclear program. The U.S. and Europe, who think Iran may be working on a nuclear bomb, are applying pressure on Iran to open its facilities to inspection. European Union countries and Japan have scaled back purchases of Iranian crude. And a banking services firm also has made it ...

 

Iran oil exports fall as sanctions take toll

Yahoo! News - March 23, 2012
exports have fallen significantly in March, industry sources said on Friday, as some buyers stop or scale back purchases to abide by appear to have fallen this month by around 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), or 14 percent, according to estimates from industry consultant said it too had noted a decline in Iranian exports. announced in January plans to embargo Iran's crude from July and Washington and Brussels sanctioned Iran's central bank. Oil prices rose on the news, with Brent crude jumping to as high as $127.06 a barrel, up $3.96 and just ...

 

Oil stays over $105 amid mixed global growth signs

Yahoo! News - March 23, 2012
hovered above $105 a barrel Friday, after a big tumble the day before, amid mixed signs about the strength of the By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for May delivery was up 22 cents to $105.57 in . The contract fell $1.92 to settle at $105.35 per barrel in New York on Thursday. for May delivery was up 69 cents at $123.83 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. Disappointing industrial production figures out of China, Germany and France on Thursday suggested economic growth in Asia and Europe may slow more than previously expected. ...

 

Saudi to fill in for any Iran disruption-IEA

Reuters - March 23, 2012
Saudi Arabia will be able to pump enough oil to compensate for any loss of Iranian output caused by Western sanctions, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday. "There is no fear of disruption of supplies and you know Saudi Arabia is going to bring more oil to the market," Maria van der Hoeven, the executive director of the agency that advises developed nations, said while attending an Asia Gas Partnership conference in New Delhi. Brent crude prices have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year to more than ...

 



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