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18 May, 2018, 09:32 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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"While some non-U. S. companies appear determined to maintain ties with Iranian oil, [French energy giant] Total has moved to halt further investment in Iran based on concerns over US sanctions and Total's presence in the USA market", he said in a daily note. China's crude oil imports in the first quarter increased by 7 percent on the year to around 9.09 million bpd-a rise of nearly 595,000 bpd on average compared to Q1 2017, according to Reuters calculations. With Japan and South Korea already indicating that they will aim to attain a waiver from the United States in order to continue buying Iranian crude, the impact of Trump's actions will rest on how far he goes in comparison with Obama's previous sanctions.

"Oil speculative net long positions have been declining since $73 a barrel with the common mantra, "we will ride this one out"," the analysts wrote in the report. Earlier, US president Donald Trump announced US'S withdrawal from an agreement signed between United States, Iran and other major powers of the world. This makes sense since the USA sanctions against Iraq are likely to lead to some supply disruption although we may not see the full impact of the supply reductions until November.

The IEA on Wednesday warned that demand is at risk of being eroded in the second half of this year thanks to the price rally that's been orchestrated by Saudi Arabia and allied oil producing nations including Russian Federation.

"It means that OPEC oil becomes that much more necessary", he said.

The CEO of French oil giant Total said on Thursday (May 17) he would not be surprised to see the price of a barrel of crude reach US$100 later this year. This payment was made to designated branch of UCO Bank.

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U.S. crude output has soared 27 per cent in the last two years to a record 10.72 million barrels per day, putting it within reach of top producer Russia's 11 million bpd.

"It's impossible to decipher what will really happen", said an industry source in Asia who actively conducts business in Iran. Companies doing business in Iran will have to wind down operations there.

"And on top of it, you have the announcement on Iran, which is pushing the price up". "But considering [the] effects needs more time".

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday said consumer spending increased marginally last month, noting that higher gasoline prices were eating away at discretionary spending. European companies had said they would stand by the 2015 worldwide nuclear agreement that saw sanctions against Iran eased in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. "Of course we are concerned but these [sanctions] are not new to us".

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