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Daily: Brent up over 4% on first U.S. crude stockpiles drawdown since March

Crude oil prices increased on Wednesday, with Brent up more than 4 percent for a second consecutive day, after the U.S. government declared that crude stockpiles declines the first time since March, growing concerns over supply disruptions in Canada and Nigeria. Oil markets prolonged gains after the data release. Brent crude futures rose $2.08, or 4.6 percent, to settle at $47.60 per barrel. In the previous session it increased by 4.3 percent. U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures boosted $1.57, or 3.5 percent, to close at $46.23.

read more... 12/05/2016


Daily: European forward power prices rebound on higher fuels prices ahead of Ascension holiday

A larger-than-expected increase in U.S. crude stockpiles dragged oil markets down on Wednesday after an early hike over worries about output reductions in Canada’s oil sands region following a conflagration. U.S. crude futures close at $43.78 a barrel, up 13 cents or 0.30 percent, while Brent crude fell 35 cents or 0.78 percent, to settle at $44.62 a barrel.

read more... 05/05/2016


Daily: European forward power prices resume three-month highs after a weaker start

Oil prices lost more than 2 percent on Monday as data showed new U.S. crude stockpiles builds, while leading banks in commodities stated that the two-month long oil market hike has defied fundamentals. U.S. crude fell $1.09, or 2.5 percent, to settle at $42.64 a barrel. Last week, it reached a five-month high of $44.49. Brent declined 63 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close at $44.48. It attained a mid-November peak of $46.18 last week.

read more... 26/04/2016


Iraq raises its oil output to a record level ahead of Doha meeting

Iraq increased its crude output to a record level in March, ahead of the long-awaited April 17 meeting in Qatar where OPEC members and other producers may agree to cap production to curb a global glut, according to the state-run Oil Marketing Co.

read more... 11/04/2016


Removal of sanctions against Iran could hit oil

U.S. and Europe have finally lifted sanctions on against Teheran on Saturday, move that could shake up oil markets.

read more... 19/01/2016