Diesel Prices Drop as Global Oil Market Stumbles
Diesel prices see a significant decline due to weakening spot market differentials and reduced oil exports from Russia and Saudi Arabia. Amidst China's shrinking oil demand and economic challenges, the global oil market faces a period of uncertainty.
The benchmark price of diesel used for most fuel surcharges has declined for the 20th time in 22 weeks, reaching its lowest point since January 2022. Factors behind the price decline include weakening spot market differentials and reduced oil supplies from major exporters like Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Global Crude Oil Market Faces Uncertainty
Despite predictions of a tight oil market balance, leading suppliers are cutting their output as demand from China fails to meet expectations. The current weak economic conditions in China, partly due to the real estate market collapse, are causing a potential decrease in oil consumption. Such developments, along with inflation concerns, may influence global crude and product prices.