|2021-01-06 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据1月3日Rigzone报道，伍德曼肯兹（Wood Mackenzie）表示，要为2021年石油需求的强劲增长和油价走高做好准备。尽管该公司预计上游板块投资水平将与2020年持平，但获得批准的“大项目”将同比增长约50%，很多项目还将进行整合。
王佳晶 摘译自 Rigzone
Oil Market Predictions for 2021
Get ready for a brisk oil demand growth and higher oil prices this year, according to Wood Mackenzie. The bullish projection is one of the consultancy’s expectations for 2021 outlined in this staff-written article. Although the firm anticipates flat upstream investment levels, it also predicts an approximately 50-percent year-on-year increase in “big projects” to win approval as well as more consolidation – including a “‘blockbuster’” deal in the United States.
Shell Points to More Big Oil Pain
Like many other energy firms, 2020 was an especially difficult year for Shell. According to this Bloomberg article, recent guidance from Shell suggests more financial pain looms for the company. Sources of additional challenges include a projected upstream loss, lower fuel sales, more writedowns and less robust trading in Integrated Gas and refining, the news agency pointed out.
Exxon Eyes $240MM Baton Rouge Projects
Exxon Mobil Corp.’s refinery in Baton Rouge, La., could be in store for more than $240 million worth of upgrades, Louisiana’s economic development agency revealed recently. According to Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the supermajor may invest in projects to improve the refinery’s processing capability, increase its demand for meeting market flexibility, boost overall site competitiveness and install technology to reduce organic compound emissions. LED added the company could decide this year to move forward with the projects, which would retain more than 1,300 jobs at the facility. The refinery’s plant manager also noted the company was working with Louisiana’s governor and various local stakeholders as it approached its final investment decision.