Thursday, 8 August 2019 08:24 WIB |
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Oil rebounded from the lowest in almost seven months as Saudi Arabia contacted other producers to discuss options to stem the price rout.
Futures rose as much as 2.9% in New York, clawing back some of Wednesday's 4.7% decline. Saudi Arabia won™t tolerate continued price weakness and is considering all options, according to an official from the kingdom who asked not to be identified. That came after a surprise increase in U.S. stockpiles, the first gain in eight weeks, helped push down prices on Wednesday.
West Texas Intermediate oil for September delivery added $1.19, or 2.3%, to $52.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 9:02 a.m. in Singapore after advancing as much as $1.46 earlier. The contract slumped $2.54 on Wednesday to the lowest close since Jan. 14, capping an 8.2% slide over three days.
Brent for October settlement climbed $1.16 or 2.1%, to $57.39 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe Exchange. It plunged 4.6% on Wednesday. The benchmark global crude traded at a premium of $5.13 to WTI for the same month.
Source : Bloomberg