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Crude is steady as market conditions tighten notwithstanding soaring US output
On Monday, crude markets stood still, mostly holding on to Friday's huge revenues even though ascending American output put pressure on hopes the market are going to tighten after a 13% dip in American crude inventories since March.
Brent crude futures got to $52.70 per barrel, sliding a cent from their previous close.
American West Texas Intermediate crude futures hit $48.54 a barrel, soaring up to 3 cents from their previous settlement.
It emerged after a 3% leap in prices on Friday.
Market participants told that the market turned to be somewhat held back by ascending American output that has surpassed 9.5 million barrels a day, which is its highest outcome since July 2015.
However, the surge in American output might slow in the nearer future because energy companies reduce rigs drilling for new crude for a second week in three, as the Baker Hughes energy services company informed on Friday. By August 18 drillers managed to cut up to five crude rigs, thus bringing the total count down to about 763.
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.
The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.