This Week’s Market Buzz

Goldman Sachs has reiterated its forecast that Brent crude will hit $80 per barrel this summer as demand quickly recovers. “Rising vaccination rates are leading to higher mobility in the United States and Europe, with global demand estimated up 1.5 million barrels per day (mb/d) in the last month to 96.5 mb/d,” the investment bank said in a note as…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

• A Reuters poll of analysts in late December showed a broad expectation that Brent Crude will average “a smidge above $50/bbl this year,” PVM Oil Associates said. U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude futures broke above $50/bbl this week for the first time since February, boosted by a surprise announcement by Saudi Arabia of a 1 million barrel-per-day production…

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