Brent crude oil price extends gains and makes two-week highs as the demand for oil recovers faster than expected while the commitment of OPEC countries to meet the supply cut commitments also boost the price.
Crude oil price
Crude oil is the world’s most important energy source, and the price of oil, therefore, plays an important role in the global economy.
In this section, you will find important crude oil news that affects crude oil prices, and oil traders can find ideas on what to expect in the future, and key support and resistance levels. You can also use the live trading chart for Crude oil for trading and analysis.
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Oil is used for transportation, petroleum products, and plastics. The price of crude oil is probably the most-watched price in the commodity markets. Besides its primary role as the most important energy source, crude oil is also an essential raw material for manufacturing plastics. Crude oil is also used in cosmetics and medicines. According to the EIA, crude oil prices affect 96% of transportation. It also impacts 43% of industrial products, 21% of residential and commercial use, and 3% of electric power. As a result, crude prices have an influence on most everyday items and services and can generate inflation.
The price of oil is heavily influenced by supply and demand. The Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sets production quotas for its members, to reduce competition and keep prices at profitable levels. Emerging industrial markets such as China, India, and Brazil greatly influence the price of oil, since they require more and more oil to support their economic growth.
Geopolitics events like war, natural disasters, political upheaval, and new government leaders are all factors influencing crude oil pricing. The US dollar has a major impact on the price of crude oil. If the dollar becomes stronger, the price of oil will tend to drop, assuming that all other factors remain constant.
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Crude Oil Price News
Crude oil prices remain in an uptrend and could reach could be on their way to the June high, despite US crude oil stocks reaching a two-year high. Register to learn more.
WTI crude oil price is under selling pressure ahead of the US crude oil inventories report with risk aversion weighing down sentiment.
Brent crude oil price continues higher for the third consecutive session as the crude oil price successfully tested and rebound from the 100-day moving average. Crude oil price was under selling pressure the previous week
A Russian oil company has reduced its output by 19%, helping crude oil price on the day. Sign up to find out how crude oil price is doing.
BP share price declined by more than 4% after the company shocked the market by announcing a huge write down and impairment. This is in reaction to the significant decline in crude oil price this year. The company’s share price is trading at £309, down from last week’s high of above £360.
Brent crude oil price managed to recover from early losses as the sentiment remains fragile after yesterday’s sharp sell-off. A rising number of coronavirus infection in USA increase the concerns about another wave of infections
Crude oil price is nervous today as traders continued to worry about supply and the health of the global economy. Brent and WTI spot prices are down by more than 3%, adding to the more than 3% losses that were made yesterday.
A rise in crude oil inventories was enough to suppress price action on the Brent crude oil price benchmark. Next comes the FOMC decision...