Why BP Stock Is Rising

BP plc BP shares are trading higher by 1.5% to $39.17 during Tuesday's session. Shares of several oil companies are trading higher after OPEC maintained its growth forecasts and forecasted a supply shortfall.

When OPEC forecasts a supply shortfall, it suggests that global oil supply may be constrained relative to demand.

This expectation of reduced supply often leads to an increase in oil prices. BP, as a major oil and gas company, can benefit from higher oil prices because it can sell its oil and gas products at higher prices, potentially boosting its revenues and profits.

According to a report by Bloomberg, global oil markets are anticipated to face a significant supply deficit exceeding 3 million barrels per day in the next quarter, possibly the largest in over a decade.

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Bloomberg says this is mainly due to Saudi Arabia's extension of production cuts. Despite tightening market conditions, Saudi Arabia has prolonged an additional 1 million-barrel-per-day output reduction until year-end.

OPEC's forecasts indicate a sharp drop in world oil inventories, with a projected decline of around 3.3 million barrels per day in the next three months, potentially the largest since 2007, as analyzed by Bloomberg based on OPEC data.

According to data from Benzinga Pro, BP has a 52-week high of $41.38 and a 52-week low of $27.20.

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