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Oil drops as weak China factory data fan demand concerns

SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped on Monday, as weak manufacturing data from China and Japan for July weighed on the outlook for demand, while investors braced for this week’s meeting of officials from OPEC and other top producers on supply adjustments. Brent crude futures were down $1.19, or 1.1%, at $102.78 a …

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Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, oil majors bet on buybacks

High prices, margins lift majors to best quarters in history Exxon earnings surpass previous record set in 2012 July 29 (Reuters) – The two largest U.S. oil companies, Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), posted record revenue on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices and following similar results for …

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Oil up over $2 per barrel as hopes fade for OPEC+ supply boost

Oil pump jacks are seen at the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas deposit in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. drillers add oil rigs for record 23rd month in a row – Baker Hughes. Brent at highest since …

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