crude Pricing November 2019

Week in Review – October 11, 2019

By Published On: October 11, 2019Categories: Crude, Daily Market News & Insights, Diesel, Gasoline

The crude market was up for the week.  The big driver for the week was positive sentiment around US-China trade talks.  Some reports suggest that the Chinese would be willing to accept a partial trade deal with the US – possibly increasing annual purchases of agricultural products in order to secure an interim trade deal with Washington.  Trade talks began yesterday, and markets are hopeful. Later in the week, OPEC’s leader declared the organization’s commitment to balancing markets in 2020, giving traders confidence that prices may not fall much lower next year even amid economic concerns.

The EIA reported mid-week that crude stock had a larger-than-expected build.  Counter to that, however, were larger-than-expected draws in refined products.  With IMO 2020 around the corner, some are viewing the drawdown in diesel inventories as evidence that markets will indeed grow tighter over the coming few months. Many analysts have predicted higher oil prices due to IMO 2020, with the boldest prediction, from former presidential energy advisor Phillip Verleger, heralding $200/bbl oil within a few months.

Prices in Review

WTI Crude opened the week at $52.69. After losses through mid-week, markets have closed the week higher.  Crude opened Friday at $53.88, a gain of $1.19 (2.3%).

crude Pricing November 2019

Diesel opened the week at $1.8908. It followed crude closely through the week.  Diesel opened Friday at $1.9344, a gain of 4.4 cents (2.3%).

USLD November 2019

Gasoline opened the week at $1.5706.  It followed crude through the week.  Gasoline opened Friday at $1.6202, a gain of 5.0 cents (3.2%).

gaosline November 2019

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