Resumption of Iran sanctions adds uncertainty to crude oil and gasoline price forecasts

Resumption of Iran sanctions adds uncertainty to crude oil and gasoline price forecasts
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24.10.2018

EIA’s October 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts Brent crude oil spot prices, which averaged $79 per barrel (b) in September, to average $81/b in the fourth quarter of 2018, before falling to an average of $75/b in 2019. However, the effects of the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, and the potential response from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other countries pose significant uncertainty to the forecast.

Full article at eia.gov

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