terça-feira, 17 de outubro, 2017

Oil rises on tensions in Iraq

Oil closed higher on Monday (16) in New York after Iraq take the Kurds of Kirkuk the Government of this province, as well as an oil field. A barrel of light sweet crude oil (WTI) for delivery in November advanced 42 cents and closed at 51.87 dollars on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, a barrel of Brent North Sea for delivery in December closed up 57.82 dollars after high of 65 cents. The Iraqi province of Kirkuk, which is not part of the autonomous region of Kurdistan lives an explosive crisis heightened by a recent referendum for your independence. Iraqi forces have occupied since Sunday several areas and infrastructure, including the oil field of Baba Gargar. According to Iraq, two of the main deposits are inactive since their workers fled before the arrival of soldiers sent by Baghdad. So far, the fear of the market was that Turkey would prevent the transit through their territories of the Kurdish oil, said James Williams of WTRG Economics. Now, "it is not known if Baghdad seeks to control Kirkuk, or around the Kurdistan," he added, and said that, for now, it's not very clear how much production will be affected. The six oilfields in the area provided about of 340,000 barrels per day to 500,000 that on average exports to Iraqi Kurdistan.
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