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Oil rises after data on US oil reserves

July, 09 2021
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The oil market is showing an upturn at the end of the week after the release of data on US oil inventories. According to statistics from the US Department of Energy, US oil inventories fell by 6.9 million barrels in the week ended July 2. At the same time, gasoline stocks fell by 6.1 million barrels. Analysts predicted a decline in oil reserves by 4 million barrels, and gasoline – by 2.2 million barrels.

According to the trading data, the price of Brent rose to $74.95 per barrel, WTI added 0.88% to $73.93. Prior to that, both benchmarks fell by almost 3% over the week amid traders' fears that the failure of OPEC+ negotiations could lead to an increase in oil supplies to the market.

The current decline in US oil reserves has bolstered investor sentiment that fuel demand is increasing as the US travel season begins. However, despite this positive background, the risks of a decline in oil prices are still relevant. The fact is that disagreements still persist between Saudi Arabia and the UAE when concluding a deal to increase production in the coming months.

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