The price for the yellow metal has crossed the level at $1,341.
Crude is mixed in Asia on China dismal PMI
On Tuesday, crude was mixed in Asia because China demand attracted attention on a weaker than anticipated PMI.
In New York, December delivery crude futures went down 0.18% being worth $54.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, in London, Brent futures gained 0.02% trading at $60.2 a barrel.
As China revealed, October’s official manufacturing PMI accounted for 51.6 versus the expected 52.
A bit later on Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute is expected to disclose its weekly estimates of crude as well as refined product stocks. Market experts see a 2.575 million barrels sag in oil, a 2.450 million barrels slide in distillates, a 2.050 million barrels tumble in gasoline supplies.
On Monday, crude prices settled higher because worries over a rise in Iraqi exports were compensated by everlasting rumors that OPEC will decide to have output cuts extended beyond March.
Crude kept soaring, climbing to an eight-month maximum amid bullish talk from OPEC as well as non-OPEC members on a plausible extension to the output-cut agreement.
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