Severe blow for oil market, as Iran strikes nuclear deal

Severe blow for oil market as Iran strikes nuclear deal

George Johnson comments on the impact Iran’s nuclear agreement will have on the oil market.


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LONDON 14th July 2015 – Commenting on the impact Iran’s nuclear agreement will have on the oil market, George Johnson, executive advisor, oil and gas at KPMG, said:

“The Iranian nuclear agreement is a severe blow for short-term fundamentals in the oil markets. This has the potential to push prices closer to $50/barrel. Although it remains unclear how much Iranian oil will be exported, there simply isn’t enough demand to absorb it – the market is already over-supplied.

“With OPEC pumping well-above the 30 million barrels per day (mbpd) quota coupled with lacklustre demand from China, things are looking pretty bearish right now.

“In the coming weeks OPEC will come under mounting pressure to cut production as the introduction of Iranian barrels will only exacerbate the global demand-supply imbalance.”


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