Crude Oil 3December 3rd, 2018

Oil prices jumped by more than 5 percent on Monday after the United States and China agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade dispute, and ahead of a meeting this week of the producer club OPEC that is expected to cut supply.

U.S. light crude oil rose $2.92 a barrel to a high of $53.85, up 5.7 percent. The contract last traded $2.12, or 4.2 percent, higher at $53.05.

Brent crude rose 5.3 percent or $3.14 to a high of $62.60. It was up $2.36, or 4 percent at $61.71 shortly after 9 a.m. ET (1400 GMT).

China and the United States agreed during a weekend meeting in Argentina of the Group of 20 leading economies not to impose additional trade tariffs for at least 90 days while they hold talks to resolve existing disputes.

“From Argentina to Alberta, the oil market news is about supply curtailments,” said Norbert Rücker, head of commodity research at Swiss bank Julius Baer. “A brightening market mood will likely extend today’s price rally in the very near term.”

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November 28th, 2016

Crude oil futures prices jumped in choppy trade on Monday after Iraq’s oil minister said he was “optimistic” that Wednesday’s crunch OPEC meeting will yield an agreement on output cuts.

U.S. crude oil was up 78 cents or 1.78% at $46.88 a barrel at 0931ET, after falling as low as $45.16 earlier.

Global benchmark Brent futures were at $49.08 a barrel, up 81 cents or 1.68%.

Prices jumped after Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said Monday he is “optimistic” that OPEC will reach an agreement that is acceptable to all this week.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is attempting to get its 14 member states, along with non-OPEC member Russia, to implement coordinated production cuts aimed at reducing a global supply glut that has seen oil prices halve in two years.

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May 19th, 2016

Crude oil prices tumbled in North American trade on Thursday, adding to sharp overnight losses, as a surging U.S. dollar and an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories triggered selling.

The U.S. dollar surged to seven-week highs in early trade after the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting rekindled expectations for a June interest rate hike.

Dollar-denominated oil futures contracts tend to fall when the dollar rises, as this makes oil more expensive for buyers in other currencies.

Crude oil for June delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange sank $1.03, or 2.14%, to trade at $47.18 a barrel by 13:50GMT, or 9:50AM ET.

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December 7th, 2015

Crude oil prices fell to their lowest in nearly seven years on Monday after OPEC’s meeting ended in disagreement over production cuts and without a reference to its output ceiling, while a stronger dollar made it more expensive to hold crude positions.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) failed to agree in its policy meeting on Friday to lower production in an attempt to stem prices that have dropped more than 60 percent since June 2014.

For the first time in decades, oil ministers dropped any reference to the group’s output ceiling, highlighting disagreement among members about how to accommodate Iranian barrels once Western sanctions are lifted.

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July 13th, 2015

Crude oil futures were lower on Monday, as traders awaited developments surrounding nuclear talks between the West and Iran, while concerns over a global supply glut weighed.

On the ICE Futures Exchange in London, Brent oil for September delivery shed 76 cents, or 1.28%, to trade at $58.25 a barrel during U.S. morning hours, trimming losses after hitting a session low of $57.18.

Elsewhere, on the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for August delivery fell to an intraday low of $51.28 a barrel, before recovering to trade at $52.33 a barrel, down 41 cents, or 0.78%.

The spread between the Brent and the WTI crude contracts stood at $5.92 a barrel, compared to $6.26 by close of trade on Friday.

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October 3rd, 2012

Crude oil fell to a two-month low in New York after the government reported that U.S. crude production climbed to the highest level in more than 15 years and fuel consumption decreased.

Crude oil futures dropped 4.1 percent after the Energy Department said crude output rose 11,000 barrels a day to 6.52 million last week, the most since December 1996. Total fuel demand fell 0.3 percent to 18.3 million barrels a day in the four weeks ended Sept. 28, the lowest level since April. Crude and distillate stockpiles declined as gasoline supplies rose.

“The oil market is following the fundamentals today,” said Stephen Schork, president of the Schork Group Inc. in Villanova, Pennsylvania. “We’re in a very comfortable situation as far as supply and demand are concerned.”

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September 26th, 2012

Cride oil settled below $90 a barrel for the first time in almost eight weeks as the government reported lower oil demand and on concern the worsening European crisis will reduce consumption.

Crude oil futures declined for the seventh time in eight days after the Energy Department said total U.S. fuel use decreased 1.1 percent in the four weeks ended Sept. 21 and inventories remained at the highest level for this time of the year since 1990. Stocks dropped for a fifth day and the euro weakened after the Bank of Spain said the economy is shrinking at a “significant” pace.

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September 24th, 2012

Crude oil dropped for the fifth time in six days as discord over the handling of Europe’s debt crisis and a decline in German business sentiment renewed concern that the European crisis will reduce oil demand.

Crude oil futures fell 1 percent after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande disagreed at a meeting Sept. 22 on a timetable to introduce joint oversight of Europe’s banks. German business confidence unexpectedly fell to the lowest level in more than two years, helping push the euro down against the dollar.

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May 9th, 2012

Crude oil fell for a sixth day, the longest stretch of declines in almost two years, after U.S. crude supplies climbed and as Greece struggled to form a government, bolstering concern that Europe’s debt crisis will spread.

Crude oil futures declined as much as 1.5 percent after the American Petroleum Institute said late yesterday that stockpiles rose 7.8 million barrels last week to 378 million, the most since August 1990. A government report today may show supplies rose 2 million barrels, according to a Bloomberg survey. Equities fell and the euro weakened after weekend elections in Greece.

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May 4th, 2012

Crude oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since February as U.S. employers added fewer workers than forecast, bolstering concern that the economy of the world’s largest crude-consuming country may be losing speed.

Crude oil futures declined as much as 2.6 percent after Labor Department figures showed payrolls climbed 115,000, the smallest gain in six months. The median estimate of 85 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 160,000 advance. Elections in France, Greece, Italy and Germany this weekend may determine how the regions governments respond to Europe’s financial crisis.

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