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Sproule Special Market Report: The Search for Balance

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Search for Balance: Is the OPEC+ Supply Response Enough?


The record production cuts announced by OPEC+ earlier this month are expected to take effect May 1 and extend in some capacity into 2022. In the U.S. and Canada, the expectation for market dictated production cuts has already started by way of shut-ins. Ultimately, faced with the unprecedented near-term demand shock, the current supply response will be insufficient to balance markets and support prices near-term, but they have the potential to accelerate price recovery on the backside of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >