You are here

Oversupply pushes oil prices downward

38904032 - 29_06_2016 - SPAIN OIL.jpg
Oil prices were lower on Thursday and markets were relatively quiet as investors showed caution due to persistent global oversupply.

[NEW YORK] Oil prices were lower on Thursday and markets were relatively quiet as investors showed caution due to persistent global oversupply.

West Texas Intermediate benchmark crude for September delivery dropped a dollar to US$44.75 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

In London, North Sea Brent, also for September, was down 97 US cents at US$46.20 on the Intercontinental Exchange.

Andy Lipow of Lipow Oil Associates said the market remained under pressure.

sentifi.com

Market voices on:

"Yesterday we saw in the EIA stats a build in gasoline inventories and nearly unchanged in distillates," he said, referring to the weekly stockpiles report of the US Energy Information Administration.

"The feeling is refiners' margins are coming under such pressure that we're now starting to hear about refineries' run cuts, which would reduce the demand for crude oil, further pressuring the market," he added.

"That's really what's going on, there's no other news out there."

Crude prices have fluctuated between US$44 and US$52 per barrel in the past month, after falling below US$30 in February on the back of the world supply glut and weak demand.

AFP

grab

Receive $80 Grab vouchers valid for use on all Grab services except GrabHitch and GrabShuttle when you subscribe to BT All-Digital at only $0.99*/month.

Find out more at btsub.sg/promo

Powered by GET.comGetCom