Unwind week ahead of OPEC+ meeting?
Crude markets continued to be boosted by winter demand expectations, as the ICE Brent November contract reached 79 $/b. The commitment of traders report showed…
ICE Brent prompt contract continued to climb, at 74.2 $/b, as the API survey reported significant draws in US crude commercial stocks, while products inventories built at a more moderate pace. Cushing stocks are seen down by 1.5 mb, indicating further tightness for the WTI market, ahead of the summer. Japanese crude commercial stocks also declined by 5.6 mb, reflecting rising runs in Japan, ahead of the Olympics. Federal drilling auctions in the US may now resume after a federal US court challenged the Biden administration’s push to curtail further federal oil and gas leases.
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