Oil Gains on U.S. Supply as IEA Says Time Needed to Drain Glut

16 Mar 2017   IEA

Oil rebounded above $48 a barrel amid a reported decline in U.S. crude stockpiles as the International Energy Agency said the market needs time to drain a global inventory glut. Futures advanced as much as 2.4 percent in New York after slumping almost 11 percent the previous seven sessions. U.S. inventories fell by 531,000 barrels last week, the industry-funded American Petroleum Institute was said to report. Government data Wednesday is forecast to show stockpiles rose for a 10th week. Oil markets are still struggling to clear a surge in supply from OPEC at the end of last year, according to the International Energy Agency. Oil last week broke below $50 a barrel for the first time since December as rising U.S. supply has swamped the impact of supply reductions from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and 11 other nations that started Jan. 1. While an OPEC […]

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