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Acceleration of US oil production put pressure on US crude prices and Brent on the rise

2018-07-09 01:54 pm | Resource: NEWS | No Views : 111



Oil prices diverged at the start of Monday's trading session, with Brent recording gains, and US crude fell by nearly 0.20% amid renewed concerns over the acceleration of oil production in the United States to a new record high.

Last week, Baker Hughes data released a 5-platform rally in the United States, the first rise in three weeks, to a total of 863 platforms, the highest level since March 2015.

US production jumped 29% since mid-2016 to a total of 10.9 million barrels, surpassing the production of Saudi Arabia, and close to Russia's production.

The US Energy Information Administration report also showed a surplus in US oil inventories last week, at 1.2 million barrels, compared to a deficit of 9.9 million barrels in the previous weekly reading.

US crude fell 0.6% last week, its first weekly loss in three weeks, on correction from a three-and-a-half year high.

US crude fell Monday by 0.19% to hit $ 73.72 a barrel. US crude opened at $ 73.85, recording a high of $ 74.23 and a low of $ 73.47.
 
Brent crude was the most active at $ 77.08, recording a high of $ 77.97 and a low of $ 77.04. Brent crude gained 0.77%. To trade at $ 77.70


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OIL Technical analysis 21 September 2018

Time frame Used - four hours Oil is moving in a sideway  direction in the near term The bears managed to control the oil movement to retreat lower as oil faced resistance and selling pressure around the 71.44 level   In view of the technical indicators Both the RSI and the Stochastic are indicating to decline of the indicators Accordingly, we expect that the oil will drop to level of …

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