Oil cools

Oil Cools After 3-Day Rally Amid Fed Uncertainty, U.S. inventory Build

February 9, 2023

Oil prices were muted on Thursday as hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials supported the dollar and brewed some concerns over more interest rate hikes, while U.S. crude inventories also logged a seventh straight week of builds. Hawkish overnight comments from Federal Reserve officials saw markets reassessing their outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes this […]

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Oil prices creep

Oil Prices Creep Higher As IEA Flags Chinese Demand Recovery

February 6, 2023

Oil prices rose slightly on Monday tracking optimistic comments on a recovery in Chinese demand from the International Energy Agency, although markets were still nursing steep weekly losses on fears of tighter U.S. monetary policy. International Energy Agency head Fatih Birol reiterated the agency’s call that China will push global crude demand to record highs […]

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Crude oil lower

Crude Oil Lower; Monthly Demand Reports in Focus

January 16, 2023

Oil prices fell Monday, consolidating after last week’s strong gains ahead of the release of demand forecasts from the OPEC and the IEA as well as a deluge of potentially influential economic data due this week. By 04:35 ET (09:35 GMT), U.S. crude futures traded 0.7% lower at $79.55 a barrel, while the Brent contract […]

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Oil Prices Dip

Oil Prices Dip as industry Data Shows Massive Build in U.S. Inventories

January 11, 2023

Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data pointed to a large weekly build in U.S. crude stockpiles, although losses were limited by the prospect of strong demand this year and as the dollar softened on expectations of slower interest rate hikes. Data from the American Petroleum Institute showed that U.S. crude stockpiles surged by […]

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Oil prices rebound

Oil Prices Rebound on China Reopening Optimism, Easing Fed Fears

January 9, 2023

Oil prices rose on Monday, recovering a measure of recent losses as investors bet that an economic reopening in China and a less hawkish rhetoric from the Federal Reserve will help spur a recovery in crude demand this year. China reopened its international borders for the first time since 2020, a clear indication that the […]

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Oil surges

Oil Surges As Speculation Over OPEC Cut Outweighs China concerns

November 29, 2022

Oil prices jumped on Tuesday as traders bet that recent weakness in the market will invite more supply cuts by the OPEC, while anti-government protests in China and hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve worsened the outlook for demand. Oil marked a volatile start to the week, initially tumbling as much as 3% as Chinese […]

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Oil Rises

Oil Rises on Saudi Supply Signals, But Demand Fears Cap Gains

November 22, 2022

Oil prices rose on Tuesday following commitments to tightening supply from Saudi Arabia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), although concerns over slowing demand in China and a potential U.S. recession kept gains muted. Crude markets reversed sharp losses in a volatile session on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the leader of the OPEC […]

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Oil sinks

Oil Sinks Further as China COVID Concerns outweigh Tightening Supply

November 17, 2022

Oil prices fell further on Thursday as increasing COVID-19 cases in China brewed more doubts over slowing crude demand, even as data showed U.S. inventories dropped far more than expected and as supply appeared to be tightening. China reported over 20,000 daily new cases this week, its highest rise in roughly seven months. While the […]

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oil in edge

Oil on Edge as Markets weigh Poland Strike, Sluggish Demand

November 16, 2022

Oil prices fell slightly on Wednesday as investors awaited more clarity on a potential Russian missile strike against Poland, while mixed U.S. inventory data and concerns over slowing Chinese demand also brewed more uncertainty in the market Crude markets were focused squarely on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) response to a Russian-made missile killing […]

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Oil Extends Gains on China reopening Hopes, Tightening Supply

November 14, 2022

Oil prices rose on Monday as markets bet that an eventual scaling back of COVID-19 measures in China will boost the country’s crude demand, while looming curbs on Russian oil shipments also appeared set to tighten supply Crude prices closed last week lower, but rallied sharply on Friday after China said it will loosen some […]

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