Category «Oil»

Oil rally Stalls on Weak Chinese Data, Uncertainty Over OPEC Cut

OIL RALLY

Oil prices were muted on Thursday, cutting short a three-day rally after data highlighted growing economic cracks in major crude importer China, while markets also speculated over whether the OPEC’s last meeting for the year will result in a supply cut. Chinese manufacturing activity- a bellwether for the economy- weakened substantially in November, official and …

Oil Surges As Speculation Over OPEC Cut Outweighs China concerns

Oil surges

Oil prices jumped on Tuesday as traders bet that recent weakness in the market will invite more supply cuts by the OPEC, while anti-government protests in China and hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve worsened the outlook for demand. Oil marked a volatile start to the week, initially tumbling as much as 3% as Chinese …

Oil Rises on Saudi Supply Signals, But Demand Fears Cap Gains

Oil Rises

Oil prices rose on Tuesday following commitments to tightening supply from Saudi Arabia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), although concerns over slowing demand in China and a potential U.S. recession kept gains muted. Crude markets reversed sharp losses in a volatile session on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the leader of the OPEC …

Oil Sinks Further as China COVID Concerns outweigh Tightening Supply

Oil sinks

Oil prices fell further on Thursday as increasing COVID-19 cases in China brewed more doubts over slowing crude demand, even as data showed U.S. inventories dropped far more than expected and as supply appeared to be tightening. China reported over 20,000 daily new cases this week, its highest rise in roughly seven months. While the …

Oil on Edge as Markets weigh Poland Strike, Sluggish Demand

oil in edge

Oil prices fell slightly on Wednesday as investors awaited more clarity on a potential Russian missile strike against Poland, while mixed U.S. inventory data and concerns over slowing Chinese demand also brewed more uncertainty in the market Crude markets were focused squarely on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) response to a Russian-made missile killing …

Oil Prices Dip as Demand Outlook Worsens on China woes, OPEC Warning

OIL PRICE

Oil prices fell in choppy trade on Tuesday and nursed steep losses this week as weak economic data from China brewed more concerns over worsening demand, although the prospect of smaller U.S. rate hikes and tightening supply helped limit losses. Crude markets plummeted at the beginning of the week after rising COVID cases in major …

Oil Extends Gains on China reopening Hopes, Tightening Supply

OIL EXTENDS

Oil prices rose on Monday as markets bet that an eventual scaling back of COVID-19 measures in China will boost the country’s crude demand, while looming curbs on Russian oil shipments also appeared set to tighten supply Crude prices closed last week lower, but rallied sharply on Friday after China said it will loosen some …

Oil Falls on Weak Chinese Data, Hawkish Fed Also Weighs

OIL FALLS

Oil prices retreated from a three-week high on Thursday after weak economic data from China pointed to more trouble in the world’s largest crude importer, while the outlook for demand was also dimmed by the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates A private survey showed that China’s massive services sector shrank for a second straight …

Oil prices rise as weaker dollar offsets China COVID-19 concerns

OIL PRICE RISE

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, paring losses from the previous session, as a weaker U.S. dollar offset widening COVID-19 curbs in China that have stoked fears of slowing fuel demand in the world’s second-largest oil consumer. Brent crude for January delivery rose 73 cents, or 0.8%, to $93.54 a barrel at 0406 GMT. The December …

Oil Prices Hover Near 8-Mth Low as Recession Fears Dent Outlook

Oil prices held near eight-month lows on Monday after falling sharply last week as markets feared that slowing global economic activity will dent demand for crude. Anderson-traded Brent oil futures rose 0.3% to $85.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were unchanged at $78.67 a barrel by 21:30 ET (01:30 GMT). Both contracts …