劳拉过境后疫情形势重新成为市场焦点

原标题:劳拉过境后疫情形势重新成为市场焦点

    中国石化新闻网讯 据彭博社8月31日报道,在墨西哥湾飓风威胁缓解后,油价在每桶43美元附近几乎没有变化,随着冠状病毒疫情继续阻碍经济复苏,交易员重新关注更广泛的需求前景。

    纽约期货市场继上周五下跌0.2%后保持稳定。由于劳拉飓风导致84%的海上生产被迫关闭,上周原油价格上涨1.5%,连续第四周上涨。然而,尽管该系统是有史以来袭击路易斯安那州的最强飓风之一,德克萨斯州东南部的设施却避开了最严重的风暴灾害,使那里的基础设施得以开始恢复进程。

    与此同时,疫情的影响还在继续。印度的每日病例激增幅度最大,而纽约北部也出现了感染人数的激增。

    劳拉飓风来临时,美国墨西哥湾沿岸炼油厂停止了约三分之一的汽油和柴油生产,但对市场的影响相对较小。西德克萨斯中质原油期货本周开盘报每桶42.48美元,收盘报每桶43美元。

    上周,勘探公司重新在美国部署了更多的钻井平台,因为停滞的油价促使该行业缩减活动。据贝克休斯公司(Baker Hughes Co.)上周五公布的数据,美国油田的活跃钻井平台数量减少了3个,至180个。

    王佳晶 摘译自 彭博社

    原文如下:

    Oil Holds Near $43 as Laura’s Passing Brings Virus Back in Focus

    Oil was little changed near $43 after the hurricane threat in the Gulf of Mexico eased and traders refocused on the broader outlook for demand as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper an economic recovery.

    Futures in New York were stable, after easing 0.2% on Friday. Crude rose 1.5% for a fourth weekly gain last week as Laura shut in 84% of offshore production. Yet while the system was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit Louisiana, facilities in southeast Texas avoided the worst of the storm, allowing infrastructure there to start the recovery process.

    Meanwhile, the virus refuses to loosen its grip in some parts of the world. India recorded its biggest daily spike in cases, while there’s also been a surge in infections in upstate New York.

    Refiners on the U.S. Gulf Coast halted around a third of gasoline and diesel production as Laura approached, yet the market impact was relatively muted. West Texas Intermediate crude futures started the week at $42.48 a barrel and ended it close to $43.

    Explorers returned to parking more rigs in the U.S. last week as stagnant oil prices pushes the industry to curtail activity. The number of active oil rigs in U.S. fields fell by three to 180, according to Baker Hughes Co. data released Friday.