Crude plunges nearly 4%

Crude oil prices plunged Thursday on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories and fears of a global economic slowdown due to the U.S.-China trade war, Kallanish Energy understands. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported crude stockpiles fell nearly 300,000 barrels last week, less than the 900,000 Bbl decline analysts forecast in a Reuters poll, and

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US crude prices settle up due Midwest flooding

U.S. crude oil futures gained nearly 1% Tuesday after flooding throughout the Midwest constricted crude flow from the storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, Kallanish Energy learns. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures settled at $59.14 a barrel, up 51 cents, or 0.9%, from its close on Friday before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Flooded areas

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Crude prices slip Friday, post weekly gains

Crude oil prices slipped Friday, but West Texas Intermediate and Brent both posted a weekly gain on rising concerns over more Middle East supply disruptions due to U.S.-Iran political tension, Kallanish Energy reports. A deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Friday Iran could “easily” hit U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, the latest rhetoric

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Oil rises as market shrugs off jump in US crude inventories

Crude oil futures rose slightly Wednesday as worries that rising tensions in the Middle East could impact global supplies overshadowed an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 24 cents higher, at $62.02 per barrel. Brent crude futures rose 53 cents, to $71.77/Bbl. U.S. crude stocks rose unexpectedly last

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Crude rises Friday, falls for the week

Crude oil prices inched up Friday, as strong U.S. economic data boosted demand feelings, and as production drops in sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela tightened the market, Kallanish Energy reports. Oil futures posted weekly declines on a jump in U.S. crude inventories reported recently. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 13 cents higher, at $61.94 per

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Crude oil slips, as U.S. inventories jump

Crude oil prices slipped Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories soared to their highest point in 19 months, as production set a record, Kallanish Energy reports. The declines were somewhat tempered by the intensifying crisis in Venezuela and Washington’s stopping Iranian oil sanction waivers as of Wednesday, with the fall in the global Brent benchmark more

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Goldman not expecting oil to rally despite tightening sanctions

Goldman Sachs expects the U.S.’s decision to end exemptions from sanctions for eight countries still buying oil from Iran to have a limited impact on crude prices — even though the timing is likely to have caught energy market participants by surprise. “While we acknowledge the near-term upside price risks, we reiterate our fundamentally derived

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Crude rises on Saudi export cuts and lower U.S. inventories

Crude oil prices were slightly higher Thursday, as a drop in crude exports from Saudi Arabia and a drawdown in U.S. oil inventories supported prices, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 24 cents higher at $64 per barrel. Brent crude futures rose 35 cents, or 0.5%, to $71.97/Bbl, near Wednesday’s five-month high of $72.27/Bbl.

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Crude hits 5-month high, as fighting threatens Libyan output

Crude oil prices rose to a five-month high Monday, on expectations for tighter global supply due to fighting in Libya, Opec+-led cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. International benchmark Brent futures were up 69 cents, or 1%, to $71.03 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled up 2.1%, at $64.40/Bbl, and hit its highest level since

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Crude jumps more than 2%, to new 2019 highs Monday

Crude oil jumped more than 2%, to new 2019 highs Monday, with Brent crude touching $69 a barrel, after positive signs for the global economy and tighter supplies powered West Texas Intermediate and Brent prices. U.S. WTI futures settled up $1.45, or 2.4%, to $61.59/Bbl, after reaching their highest price in nearly five months, at $61.72/Bbl,

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Crudes rise as supply cuts overcome economic worry

Crude oil rose sharply Tuesday as Opec+ supply cuts and expectations of lower U.S. inventories outweighed concern about weaker demand due to a potential worldwide economic slowdown. Brent crude was up 70 cents at $67.89 a barrel, not far from its 2019 high of $68.69/Bbl hit on March 21, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas

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Crude oil prices mixed after hitting new 2019 highs

Crude oil prices were little changed Tuesday after hitting 2019 highs earlier in the day, maintaining strength on expectations Opec+ will continue its production cuts. U.S. oil prices have risen 9% in the last six weeks, as the Opec+ supply cuts are now expected to continue through the rest of 2019. Opec+ representatives this week

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Crude rises, supported by Opec supply cuts

Crude oil prices rose Monday, supported by the possibility of a longer-than-expected Opec+ crude supply cut and indications of inventory declines at Cushing, Oklahoma. Representatives of Opec+, the amalgamation of most Opec members along with a number of non-Opec producer-countries led by Russia, met in Azerbaijan to monitor their crude supply reduction deal. They said

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