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?
Crude earns in Asia on mixed US inventory picture
On Thursday, crude prices rebounded in Asia because market participants saw buying opportunity on overnight sag on mixed American inventory data.
The US record refinery runs are actually drawing down oil stocks, although gasoline produced isn’t seeing expected sturdy demand. It’s because the summer driving season heads for a close.
In New York, September delivery crude futures rallied 0.24% being worth $46.89. In London, Brent futures soared 0.44% reaching $50.49 a barrel.
Overnight, oil settled lower because data showing that American crude output grew to its highest value for two years compensated a slump in supplies of American crude for a seventh-straight week.
Crude had been sagging for the third-straight day. A report from the Energy Information Administration unveiled that crude stockpiles edged down by more than expected the previous week, and it failed to tame worries over a soar in production.
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 Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.