Linkups: Oil News Roundup 18th January, The global oil surplus will persist at least until late 2016 as demand growth slows and OPEC shows “renewed determination” to maximize output, according to the International Energy Agency.

The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at 24.74 dollars a barrel on Friday, compared with $25.00 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.
Refined products exports from Saudi Arabia rose in November, to 1.18 million barrels a day from 1.09 million, according to Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI).

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As the crash in commodities prices spreads economic woe across the developing world, Europe could face a wave of migration that will eclipse today’s refugee crisis, says Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. “Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports,” Schwab said in an interview ahead of the WEF’s 46th annual meeting, in the Swiss resort of Davos. “Now imagine 1 billion inhabitants, imagine they all move north.”
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