Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories

Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories

Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories

West Texas Intermediate gained 24 cents to $63.97 per barrel and Brent settled up 23 cents to $69.38 on the strength of American Petroleum Institute numbers showing that crude inventories fell last week by 5.1 million barrels, while gasoline stockpiles rose less than expected, by 1.8 million barrels.

Elsewhere, Brent oil for March delivery on the ICE Futures Exchange in London lost 21 cents or about 0.30 per cent to $68.93 a barrel, not far from Monday's three-year peak of $70.37, according to The Oil and Gas Year. They include unprecedented high conformity levels among the 24 participating nations in terms of the production adjustments, strong oil demand growth, and slower than anticipated growth in US tight oil supply.Barkindo said: "It is worth emphasizing the global importance and impact of the various historic decisions reached in 2016 that have led to the improving market conditions of today."The broad consensus is that the market would be in a much more hard situation without the "Declaration of Cooperation". Moderate profit correction is being witnessed but follow up buying is very strong. The West Texas Intermediate was trading up 0.33 percent at 64.13 USA dollars Wednesday afternoon.

Kuwait's oil minister Bakhit al-Rashidi said on Wednesday there is no plan or intention so far to exit from a production-cutting agreement among OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers. In November, oil ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC member nations agreed to extend output cuts for the duration of 2018.

Prices were being buoyed by lower crude oil stocks, healthy demand and geopolitical tensions, the cartel said.

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"We expect an increase in global demand in 2018 by 1.5-1.6 million barrels a day, which exceeds our expectations", he said, indicating that an increased demand can allow the market to absorb all production, either from conventional or unconventional sources such as shale oil".

USA crude output is expected to soon break 10 million bpd, challenging top producers Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Official U.S. oil inventory and production data is due on Thursday from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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