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Daily (01.08.2019): NBP spot soared by over 5% on Wednesday, amid lower supply and stronger buying interest

A larger-than-anticipated decline in the U.S. crude inventories led to a further rise in crude oil prices on Tuesday. Furthermore, the interest rates were eventually lowered by the U.S. Federal Reserve, adding to the bullish market sentiment. Brent crude traded 0.7% higher at $65.17 a barrel, while WTI futures nudged up by 0.9% to $58.58 a barrel, as gains were reduced by waning hopes for an upcoming U.S.-China trade deal, as the negotiators postponed their next meeting until September.

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Daily (31.07.2019): WTI futures hiked by over 2% on Tuesday, due to a potential Fed rate cut and lower U.S. crude stocks

Crude oil prices posted robust gains on Tuesday, on hopes that the ongoing two-day meeting of U.S. central bankers would result in an interest rate cut for the first time in over ten years. Prices were also boosted by expectations that the U.S. crude stocks might have dropped for the seventh consecutive week. In addition, persistent supply concerns in the Strait of Hormuz lent more support to prices. Consequently, Brent crude rose by 1.6% to $64.72 a barrel, while WTI futures surged by 2.1% to $58.05 a barrel.

read more... 31/07/2019


Daily (01.07.2019): Carbon prices fell by around 2.3% on Friday, amid quarter-end profit-making

Crude oil prices were bearish on Friday, as traders awaited the outcome of the meeting of the U.S. President Donald Trump with the Chinese President Xi Jinping. As a result, WTI futures settled 1.6% lower at $58.47 a barrel, while Brent crude remained flat at $66.55 a barrel. However, expectations for a prolongation of crude output cuts by OPEC members and their allies at their meetings on July 1-2 limited losses.

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Daily (28.06.2019): NBP day-ahead plummeted by 9.5% on Thursday, due to bearish fundamentals and robust supply

Crude oil prices added ground on Thursday, on expectations that OPEC will extend an output cut agreement, while investors await a meeting between the United States and China that could ease current trade tariffs. As a result, Brent crude inched 0.1% up at $66.55 a barrel, while WTI futures settled 0.1% up at $59.43 a barrel.

read more... 28/06/2019


Daily (25.06.2019): The EUAs spiked by 4.2% to a one-month peak on Monday, amid technical buying and higher thermal generation

Oil prices diverged on Monday. Brent crude setlled 0.5% lower at $64.86 a barrel on returning concerns over a scarce crude demand, with traders awaiting the outcome of the G20 summit at the end of this week. Meanwhile, WTI futures rose by 0.8%, to $57.90 a barrel, as the prospect of tighter oil supply worsened after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran in the context of ongoing fears of a military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. Expectations of extended oil output cuts from OPEC and its allies after their meetings on July 1-2 helped balance the market.

read more... 25/06/2019