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Oil Prices Rebound: Brent at $82.64, WTI at $77.3

Oil Prices Rebound: Brent at $82.64, WTI at $77.3

Brent crude futures increased by 0.36% to $82.64 a barrel, and WTI crude futures rose by 0.34% to $77.3.
Significant falls in Brent and WTI contracts on Tuesday, with a notable increase in the premium for prompt U.S. crude futures.
Russia commits to its OPEC+ quota despite a 7% decline in oil refining due to Ukrainian drone attacks.

Oil markets experienced a slight rebound in Asian trade, with Brent crude futures climbing 30 cents or 0.36% to $82.64 a barrel and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rising 26 cents or 0.34% to $77.30. This recovery follows declines from near three-week highs, highlighting the volatile nature of global oil markets.

Crude Futures Shift: Stability Amid $6-7 Risk Premium

Tuesday’s market dynamics indicated a shift as the premium for prompt U.S. crude futures over the second-month contract surged, encouraging immediate sales rather than storage. However, this premium significantly decreased the following day, indicating a fast-changing trading environment. Renowned oil market analyst Vandana Hari observed that crude futures have entered a relatively stable phase. Current prices embed a risk premium of $6-7 per barrel. According to Hari, the market’s direction may hinge on developments in the Gaza crisis. Potential outcomes include either a ceasefire or further escalations. These developments could affect prices.

Russia’s OPEC+ Commitment: Stands Firm Despite 7% Refining Drop

Internationally, Russia’s commitment to its OPEC+ quota amidst a 7% drop in oil refining is noteworthy. Despite challenges, including infrastructure damage from Ukrainian drone attacks, Russia has pledged to continue its agreed output reductions. This decision highlights the complex interplay between geopolitical events and oil production, affecting global supply and prices.

The global oil market remains subject to various influences, ranging from geopolitical tensions to trading strategies and international agreements. With analysts suggesting a period of price stability, albeit with embedded risk premiums, traders and consumers alike are closely monitoring developments that could sway the market in either direction.

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