Oman minister doesn’t see oil prices above $80 this year

Oil prices are unlikely to break out of the mid-$70 level, Oman’s oil and gas minister told CNBC Monday, adding that he thought prices were currently “fair.”

“I think for the rest of this year we should see stability between $70 and the high 70s (dollars a barrel), or low 70s to high 70s,” Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, said.

“Because this is the wish of all of us who are cooperating with OPEC to provide the market with enough crude to make sure that the consumers are not impacted and we think that the current price is a fair price,” he told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble in Muscat, Oman.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.