-The U.S. Energy Information Administration Thursday showed that domestic crude supplies fell by 2.8 million barrels for the week ended October 6, far above the forecast for a decline of 400,000 barrels by S&P Global Platts.
Brent crude oil was down 62 cents at $56.32 a barrel by 1:43 p.m. ET.
Prices dropped after the American Petroleum Institute reported on Wednesday that US crude stocks rose by to 468.5 million barrels last week, disappointing expectations for a drop of 400,000 barrels.
The monthly OPEC oil market report noted that, based on secondary sources, Angola produced 1.641 million barrels in September, a monthly drop of 2,900 barrels, while Nigeria increased production by 50,800 barrels to 1.855 million barrels.Читайте также: Education Realty Trust Inc. (EDR) Announces $0.39 Quarterly Dividend
Oil has strengthened in recent weeks due to a sharp drawdown in distillates feeding expectations for renewed demand, but it is unclear whether USA crude prices will regain the high of almost $53 a barrel reached in late September.
Angola's production, based on direct communication, was 1.657 million barrels per day, a monthly drop of 23,000 barrels, with no data from Nigeria in this case.
"Our forecast of global demand growth remains unchanged at 1.6 million barrels per day in 2017, or 1.6 percent, and 1.4 million barrels per day in 2018, or 1.4 percent", said the report.
"Taking 2018 as a whole, oil demand and non-Opec production will grow by roughly the same volume and it is this current outlook that might act as the ceiling for aspirations of higher oil prices", the agency said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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