Higher Gas Prices As A Result Of Exiting Iran Deal


President Donald Trump announces exiting of Iran deal, meaning this can effect gas and oil prices for Americans.

In 2016 Iran gained the ability to pump another 1 million barrels of oil, once economic sections were lifted. With imposing of sanctions, this surplus of oil is expected to leave the market making for expensive gas prices.

The national average for gas prices per gallon was $2.84 per gallon, which is a 50 cents increase compared to last year’s average price. The West Texas Intermediate marks as a basis for oil prices, with barrels for $71 (a $20 increase from last year’s value).

The action of rejecting the Iran deal can leave other countries like China and Russia to look for new sources for oil, other than Iran.

Iran’s largest consumer of oil is China, which will be reluctant to cut Iran off due to trading tension between Washington and Beijing.

Imposing sanctions can create an immediate impact on less than 200,000 barrels per day for Iranian oil, with figures increasing to 500,000 barrels per day after six months. Analysts say that Saudi Arabia will be able to provide the remaining amount, while it’s likely to keep rising prices of the IPO for the state-owned giant, Saudi Aramco.

The United States can fill this gap with oil production with developments in shale, the Energy Information Administration increased the domestic output forecast for 2019 by 4% for a record 11.9 million barrels per day.

America’s biggest oil field, Permian Basin, don’t have the pipeline capacity to keep up and are installing new pipeline that should be functional until next year.

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