Expect crude prices to be in range of $63-68/bbl, says HPCL


Expect crude prices to be in range of $63-68/bbl, says HPCL

Crude oil prices slipped by 3 percent overnight after US President Donald Trump called on Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to ease its efforts in boosting crude prices.  MK Surana, CMD of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) shared his views and outlook on what is the road ahead.

In terms of inventory gains, he said, “Q3 ended with an average of around USD 57 per barrel, and right now we are looking at somewhere in the range of USD 65-68 per barrel. So, definitely there is a gain of around USD 7-8 per barrel, which will help us in our gross refining margins (GRMs) as well as the overall bottom-lines.”

He further added, “Crude prices have been fluctuating a lot, however I did say earlier that while there was an increase in the crude prices, there was a rebound possible.  Read More

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