Oil steadied after closing at the highest level in almost eight weeks as traders weighed strength in key products markets and data from China that signalled a possible easing of some anti-virus lockdowns.
If you are the owner of an oil refinery, then crude is trading happily just a little above $110 a barrel — expensive, but not extortionate. If you aren’t an oil baron, I have bad news: it’s as if oil is trading somewhere between $150 and $275 a barrel.
Oil fluctuated as investors weighed a pledge by the Group of Seven to ban imports of Russian crude against a cut in official prices by Saudi Arabia and the impact of China’s energy-sapping lockdowns.
Oil held gains above $105 a barrel as investors weighed higher demand for refined products against a slew of lockdowns in major cities in China.
Oil is poised to eke out a fifth monthly advance after another tumultuous period of trading that saw prices whipsawed by the fallout of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the resurgence of Covid-19 in China.
Forget the futures market, the world’s most important oil price just smashed through $100 a barrel with every sign it is going to push higher.
Oil slipped from the highest close since 2014 after President Joe Biden pledged to continue trying to lower prices and an industry report pointed to a modest increase in U.S. crude stockpiles.
Oil edged higher as Libyan supply tightened ahead of an OPEC+ meeting on Tuesday to discuss production policy for February.
Oil traders are betting that longer-term crude prices could be set to spike because of a lack of investment in future supply.
Oil was steady after the biggest gain in two weeks following an announcement by the US of a coordinated release of strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) with other countries that fell short of expectations.
Oil dropped as the dollar strengthened and investors turned their attention to a Federal Reserve meeting this week that’s expected to signal moving toward scaling back stimulus.
Oil and gas producers, and refineries that fuel the US, are assessing the impact on operations after the passage of Hurricane Ida, with peak daily supply curtailment of 1.8 million barrels per day recorded in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result of the disruption price volatility can be expected in global crude markets.
Oil headed for the best weekly gain since October as focus shifted to the US stimulus outlook and a storm menacing the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil extended gains after jumping more than 5% amid a broader marker rally, despite the Covid-19 resurgence clouding the economic outlook.
Oil slumped below $65 a barrel to the lowest level since May as the US Federal Reserve signalled it was set to start tapering asset purchases within months, hurting commodities and supporting the dollar.
Oil steadied after a three-day slide that was driven by the growing threat to demand from the spread of the delta coronavirus variant.
Oil steadied after a two-day advance as investors bet the global demand recovery will remain intact despite the latest wave of Covid-19 that’s led to tighter restrictions on movement in many countries.
Oil plunged to an 11-week low, extending losses after the worst week since October, as new waves of Covid-19 threatened fuel demand.
Oil rose on optimism that fuel demand will keep rising and tighten the market, despite a Covid-19 resurgence in many regions.
The OPEC+ oil cartel is facing its biggest crisis since a price war at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cranked up the tension in their OPEC standoff as the rare diplomatic spat between long-time allies leaves the global economy guessing how much oil it will get next month.
Oil climbed back above $73 a barrel after an industry report pointed to a big decline in US crude inventories ahead of an OPEC+ meeting that’s expected to lead to the group returning more supply to the market.
Oil extended losses as a coronavirus resurgence raised concerns about demand ahead of an OPEC+ meeting this week that could see the alliance boost some halted output.
Oil held near $74 a barrel as investors focused on an OPEC+ meeting this week that may pave the way for more supply from the group.
Brent oil hit $75 a barrel for the first time in more than two years amid signs of a rapidly tightening market.