This week started with the talk of the United States banning Russian oil exports, so XBR/USD saw $130 a barrel. Then the ban became reality. What does it really mean for the market?
American crude extends its dive, suppressed by greenback
On Tuesday, crude descended for a second day because soaring American output along with a strengthening greenback affected demand for oil, bringing Brent below $70 a barrel.
Brent crude futures lost 0.5% being worth $69.13 a barrel. On Monday, March delivery contract slumped 1.5% hitting $69.46 a barrel.
American West Texas Intermediate crude futures sank 0.7% reaching $65.09 a barrel. By the way, on Monday, the futures dived 0.9% trading at $65.56.
American crude output happens to be already on par with Saudi Arabia, which is the number one crude producer within OPEC. However, Russia manages to produce more, boasting an output of 10.98 m. barrels a day last year.
American output has soared more than 17% since mid-2016. It’s believed to surpass 10 million bpd in the nearer future.
Drillers in America added up to 12 crude rigs for new output to January 26. That’s what Baker Hughes informed on Friday.
US Energy Information Administration will reveal Crude oil inventories on February 9, 17:30 GMT+2.
On Wednesday, February 2, during the day, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) will discuss a range of issues regarding energy markets and, most importantly, agree on how much oil they will produce.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US PPI will come out on Thursday, May 12, at 15:30 MT time.
The US CPI will come out on Wednesday, May 11, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).