Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused significant stress on a variety of fronts and our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people. The crisis conditions extend to global oil prices with sanctions on Russian oil exports by the U.S. and other nations contributing substantially to an extremely volatile oil market.
On March 31, the U.S. announced it will release 180 million barrels of oil from its strategic reserves to add to the global supply in hopes of reducing oil prices. The price of crude oil (WTI) ended 2021 at $72 per barrel; subsequent to the Russian incursion into Ukraine, prices rose to over $123; they are currently trading below $105.
There are many ways to look at the supply and demand for oil. We offer the following statistics as one perspective on what is happening in the global markets:
- Global daily consumption: 97MM barrels
- US daily consumption: 20MM barrels
- Global daily production: 77MM barrels
- US daily production: 10MM barrels
- Russian daily production: 10MM barrels
- U.S. daily reliance on Russia: 2-5MM barrels
- Recent release from reserves: 180MM barrels
- U.S. reserves: 44 billion barrels
Sources: https://www.worldometers.info › oil ; https://worldpopulationreview.com › country-rankings ; https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/report/global_oil.php
The information included in this document is for general, informational purposes only. It does not contain any investment advice and does not address any individual facts and circumstances. As such, it cannot be relied on as providing any investment advice. If you would like investment advice regarding your specific facts and circumstances, please contact a qualified financial advisor.
Any investment involves some degree of risk, and different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, including loss of principal. It should not be assumed that future performance of any specific investment, strategy or allocation (including those recommended by HBKS® Wealth Advisors) will be profitable or equal the corresponding indicated or intended results or performance level(s). Past performance of any security, indices, strategy or allocation may not be indicative of future results.
The historical and current information as to rules, laws, guidelines or benefits contained in this document is a summary of information obtained from or prepared by other sources. It has not been independently verified, but was obtained from sources believed to be reliable. HBKS® Wealth Advisors does not guarantee the accuracy of this information and does not assume liability for any errors in information obtained from or prepared by these other sources.
HBKS® Wealth Advisors is not a legal or accounting firm, and does not render legal, accounting or tax advice. You should contact an attorney or CPA if you wish to receive legal, accounting or tax advice.