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 extends rebound because OPEC hints at supply drops beyond 2017
On Tuesday, crude prices rose in European trade, extending a rebound off the previous week's four-month minimums on the probability that major producers could extend output dips beyond an agreed-on June deadline.
June delivery US West Texas Intermediate crude futures grew 0.5%, being worth $46.67 a barrel.
On Monday, the US benchmark settled higher for the second trading session, rebounding having hit its lowest value since November 14 at $43.76 on Friday.
Meanwhile, July delivery Brent futures in London jumped 25 cents, showing $49.59 a barrel. On Friday, this benchmark tumbled to $46.64, a value not observed since November 15.
OPEC along with non-member crude producers are actually considering extending a global supply drop for nine months or even more in order to clear a supply glut.
According to one industry source, there had been talks about extending curbs until the end of the first quarter of next year, when oil demand should be seasonally poor.
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 Bureau of Economic Analysis will publish Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) on May 27 at 15:30 GMT+3.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
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.