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Crude Oil Slips On Mixed Sentiment

11 April 2019, 08:39 | Hattie Nash

Oil hovers near 5-month highs as global markets tighten

Oil climbs to 5-month high amid OPEC cuts, US sanctions, Libya fighting

Prices were also boosted by US sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela, as well as supply cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russian Federation, a group known as OPEC+.

Global benchmark Brent futures settled at $71.73 a barrel, gaining $1.12, or 1.59 percent, after hitting a five-month high of $71.78 a barrel. They were still eight cents, or 0.1%, above their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures climbed 24 cents to $64.22 a barrel.

Oil futures climbed more than 1 percent on Wednesday after USA data showing a deep decline in gasoline stocks overrode a rise in crude inventories to 17-month highs, and as an OPEC report showed further tightening of Venezuela's crude supply.

Oil climbs to 5-month high amid OPEC cuts, US sanctions, Libya fighting
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As a result, Brent and WTI crude oil futures have risen by around 40 percent and 30 percent respectively since the start of the year.

Goldman Sachs said an oil supply deficit had opened up early this year.

Russia, the largest non-OPEC supplier said on Tuesday that it prefers to increase supply when the current production cuts end in June.

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ANZ bank said on Wednesday that it expects Brent oil prices to push "towards $79 per barrel".

Eastern forces yesterday were advancing on the Libyan capital Tripoli in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011, with a warplane attacking the city's only functioning airport.

The monthly output cut totals about half a percent of global crude demand.

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And while fears of a global recession ebbed following strong United States jobs figures and improved Chinese manufacturing data late last week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there was still a "significant slowing in growth globally" in 2019.

"With the new Permian pipelines (from July), we can see a boost of 500,000 to 600,000 bpd in USA exports, " said energy consultancy, FGE in a note.

Azerbaijan has submitted the data on the daily oil production in the country for March 2019 to the joint technical commission of the OPEC monitoring committee, Trend reports referring to the country's Energy Ministry on April 10.

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