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OPEC+ decided to cut oil production by one million barrels a day. Rebecca Babin, CIBC Private Wealth, US Senior Energy Trader, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the economic impact of the decision, the EIA reporting that crude oil inventories fell 452,000 barrels, how this will impact the summer travel season, and the geopolitical impact.
Less crude to the global markets is likely to boost oil prices, which could result in more expensive flight tickets for consumers.
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Investing.com -- Oil prices kept to a tight range in early Asian trade on Thursday as markets took stock of mixed demand signals from major world economies, while initial support from a Saudi production cut now appeared to be waning.
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Crude prices rose about 1% Wednesday after mixed data on U.S. fuels helped oil longs recoup losses from a day ago and reset trajectory in a market showing little regard thus far for deep production cuts announced by Saudi Arabia. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate, or WTI, crude settled up 79 cents, or 1.1%, at $72.53 per barrel, offsetting Tuesday’s decline of 0.6%. WTI and Brent rallied as much as 2% earlier in the session, with some traders attributing the run-up to belated enthusiasm over Saudi Arabia’s declaration after Sunday’s meeting of the OPEC+ alliance that it will cut an additional one million barrels per day in July to effectively take 2.5M barrels off its regular daily output.
Exploration and production companies like SM Energy (SM), Matador (MTDR) and Pioneer (PXD) are likely to witness big gains from a healthy crude price trajectory.
U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week bucking expectations for a build but inventories of fuel jumped way above forecasts, the government agency in charge of energy data said as it issued a mixed weekly report on supply-demand amid the start of peak travel for summer. The weekly draw in crude came despite a 1.9 million barrel release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR. The Biden administration has been tapping the SPR since late 2021 to prevent extraordinary tightness in U.S. crude supply that could lead to spikes in pump prices of fuel.
This article explores three key economic events that oil traders should monitor closely.
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Investing.com -- Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Wednesday as weak Chinese trade data spurred more fears of slowing demand in the country, with prices having now reversed all gains made earlier this week on the back of supply cuts by the OPEC.
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U.S. crude stockpiles likely rose last week, while inventories of fuel surged, petroleum industry group API indicated in a report Tuesday that delivered a mixed outcome for oil bulls betting on higher oil demand with the advent of summer travel. In the prior week to May 26, the petroleum industry group reported a crude build of 5.202M barrels. Notwithstanding the overall crude draw, the API cited an inventory growth of 1.535M barrels specifically at the Cushing, Oklahoma hub that takes delivery of U.S. crude.
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New York-traded West Texas Intermediate, or WTI, crude settled at $71.74 a barrel after erasing all of the 41 cents, or 0.6%, gained on Monday. London-traded Brent crude settled at $76.29. Brent hit a session low of $74.73 on Tuesday.
Oil is back down again on Tuesday, despite Saudi Arabia's recent production cut announcement. The problem is demand, say strategists.
Investing.com -- Saudi Arabia’s 1-million-barrels-per-day oil cut that will reduce its output by 20% in total in July won’t by itself bring a barrel to between $80 and $90, Citigroup’s analysts said in an energy note issued Tuesday.
Saudi efforts to shock-and-awe the oil market with a big surprise supply cut over the weekend look more like shock-and-yawn a couple of days later. Crude prices held largely steady despite another Saudi pledge to slash output, with Brent settling on Monday at $76.71 a barrel, up less than 1 per cent. It is the third cut from the Saudis since October as they try to propel a crude price rally in the second half of this year.
Oil prices fell Tuesday as concerns over the global economic outlook overshadowed the impact of Saudi Arabia’s surprise announcement of additional production cuts. Both benchmarks soared as much as 3% on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the world's top exporter, said at the weekend its output would drop by one million barrels per day in July in an attempt to boost crude prices. Saudi Arabia followed up Tuesday by increasing its export prices for all regions for July, selling its Arab Light crude for buyers in the crucial Asian region at a $3 a barrel premium, an increase of around 45 cents a barrel compared with June.
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Investing.com -- Oil prices crept lower in Asian trade on Tuesday as initial optimism over more supply cuts by Saudi Arabia and the OPEC was largely offset by persistent concerns over slowing economic growth and weakening demand.