Oil – Oil prices have risen steadily this quarter. Benchmark crude hit a 26-month high on Monday near $92 per barrel and is forecast by some analysts to be headed to $100, driven by quantitative easing in the United States and as data supporting robust growth in India and China drive demand. Analysts believe OPEC's evident reluctance to increase output and the prospect of continued dollar weakness add to the case for costlier oil in 2011.
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Crude Investing News reports crude oil fell due to inventories. Inventories of crude oil dropped 978,000 barrels to 337.4 million, the report showed. A 2 million-barrel gain was forecast by analysts. Supplies are 10 per cent above average. Imports fell 4.6 per cent to 9.1 million barrels a day last week. At just under $70 [...]
Crude Investing News reports crude price fell about 40 cents this week. Weak crude demand and rising inventories have kept prices from rising higher. Storage facilities for crude oil in the U.S. have been swelling since the end of February, bloating to a nearly 19-year high last week. The signs were clear though. U.S. fuel [...]
Crude Investing News reports crude oil prices regained its momentum to about $45 per barrel. However, some experts are of the view that this is not just speculation but real purchases driving the prices up. China is said to be considering buying crude oil as part of its strategy to diversify holdings from US Treasuries. [...]