PT Solid Gold Berjangka | Oil Holds Gain as Industry Report Points to Lower US Stockpiles

02:06 12 June in Commodity, PT SGB, SOLID GOLD BERJANGKA | SOLID GROUP

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Solid Gold Berjangka | Oil held a two-day gain after industry data pointed to shrinking US crude stockpiles ahead of a report from the IEA on the market outlook.

Brent futures traded near $82 a barrel after rising almost 3% at the start of the week, while West Texas Intermediate was above $78. The American Petroleum Institute reported that US crude inventories dropped by 2.4 million barrels last week, according to people familiar with the data.

Oil has rebounded this week following a selloff that was sparked by OPEC+’s plan to return some output this year, which would add to robust supply from outside of the group. The US on Tuesday forecast its production in 2024 will increase more than previously estimated to a fresh record.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries remains positive on the outlook, however. The group maintained its forecast for strengthening demand in the second half of this year, according to a monthly report on Tuesday. The estimates are more bullish than others in the industry.

The International Energy Agency will provide its snapshot on the supply and demand outlook later Wednesday, which will be followed by an interest-rate decision from the Federal Reserve.

Brent for August settlement was 0.2% higher at $82.08 a barrel at 8:28 a.m. in Singapore.

WTI for July delivery rose 0.3% to $78.14 a barrel.

Source : Bloomberg