crude oil futures news

crude oil futures news

April 19th, 2015

U.S. oil futures climbed near their highest level of the year on speculation that supply growth is beginning to slow.

Genscape Inc. was said to report a drop in inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for West Texas Intermediate contracts, in the second half of last week, according to Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at the Price Futures Group in Chicago.

Concern that a record surplus in stockpiles would strain the nation’s storage capacity had been holding back oil’s recovery from a six-year low. Prices capped their biggest weekly advance in more than four years in New York on growing expectations that a decline in drilling will curb production.

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crude oil futures news

crude oil futures news

March 10th, 2015

Bets that oil prices will plunge below $35 a barrel by June have lost almost 80 percent of their value after the U.S. benchmark recovered from a six-year low.

June $30 and $35 puts, or wagers that West Texas Intermediate oil will drop below those levels, have tumbled since January. Prices traded within an $8 range last month, the least since September.

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gasoline futures

gasoline futures

February 5, 2015

Retail gasoline in the U.S. has risen 8.4 cents in the past two days, according to Heathrow, Florida-based AAA, the largest two-day increase since March 2011. The national average hasn’t fallen since Jan. 25, when it broke a 123-day losing streak.

The spike at the pump follows a 14 percent gain in oil prices and maintenance shutdowns at refineries. Demand for gasoline is at the highest seasonal level since 2008.

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