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 slumps after strong third quarter as September OPEC output goes up
On Monday, crude sank, pausing for breath having posted 20% profits in the third quarter, after a poll pointed to a moderate soar in OPEC output in September.
American crude futures CLc1 lost 0.3% being worth $51.54 a barrel. On Friday, the American benchmark demonstrated its strongest quarterly revenue since the second quarter of last year and the longest streak of weekly profits since January.
Meanwhile, December delivery Brent oil futures dipped 0.4% trading at $56.57 a barrel. On Friday, November delivery Brent futures concluded 13 cents higher reaching $57.54 a barrel, showing a third-quarter revenue of approximately 20%, which is the greatest gain for five quarters. It happened to be the most impressive third-quarter soar since 2004.
The previous week Brent futures hit its highest value for more than two years and reported its fifth consecutive weekly profit. Apparently, it appeared to be the contract’s longest weekly bull run since June last year.
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 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.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.