Oil price falls on inventory report
Thursday, September 8, 2005
prices fell by $0.32, to $63.95 a barrel, after a report showed lower than expected losses in oil supplies due to .
According to a report published by the U.S. , crude oil stocks declined by 6.5 million, to 315 million barrels. The department also announced that 57% of the production capacity in the is still down, versus 97% the day after the storm.
The DOE said it expected that production would not return to normal until December.
Yesterday, economists warned that one of the impacts of Katrina on the US economy would be a reduction in the number of jobs by up to 400,000. They also said the country's, in the second half of 2005, could be 1% less than expected, due to the surge in oil prices.
The Executive Director of the(IEA), Claude Mandil, announced a collective action by members of the 26 nation agency. An agreement was reached to supply an additional 60 million barrels to the market over the next 30 days. The biggest contribution of total response comes from North America (52%), then by Europe (30%), and finally the Pacific region (18%). The share of these increases is based upon of the consumption from each of the IEA member areas.
- Steve Hargreaves. "Oil steady above $64 on inventory report" — , September 8, 2005
- Mark Shenk. "Crude Oil Declines After Inventories Drop Less Than Expected" — , September 8, 2005
- "Contributions of IEA Member Countries to the Hurricane Katrina Oil Supply Disruption" — , September 7, 2005
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