Oil price up US$5 on weaker US$, tight supplies
Brent crude futures for September settlement gained $5.11, or 5.1%, to settle at $106.27 a barrel, after rising 2.1% on Friday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for August delivery settled up $5.01, or 5.1%, at $102.60 after rising by 1.9% in the previous session.Telegram群聊机器人（www.tel8.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台。Telegram群聊机器人导出包括Telegram群聊机器人、telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡telegram群组、telegram中文群组、telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容。Telegram群聊机器人为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
NEW YORK: Oil prices rose more than US$5 on Monday, boosted by dollar weakness and expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates by a full percentage point at its next meeting to combat inflation.
Brent crude futures for September settlement gained $5.11, or 5.1%, to settle at $106.27 a barrel, after rising 2.1% on Friday.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for August delivery settled up $5.01, or 5.1%, at $102.60 after rising by 1.9% in the previous session.
On Friday two U.S. Federal Reserve officials indicated the central bank would likely only raise interest rates by 75 basis points at its July 26-27 meeting. Previous reports that the Fed was considering a 100 basis point decision sent markets lower late last week.
The U.S. dollar .DXY retreated from multi-year highs on Monday, supporting commodities prices. A weaker dollar makes dollar-denominated commodities more affordable for holders of other currencies.
"Today’s strong advance resulted largely from a sizable and broad-based weakening in the U.S. dollar that has been providing a key driver behind daily oil price swings during the past several weeks," said Jim Ritterbusch, president of Ritterbusch and Associates LLC in Galena, Illinois.,
Both Brent and WTI last week registered their biggest weekly declines in about a month.
Oil supplies remain tight. As expected, U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia did not yield any pledge from the top OPEC producer to boost oil supply.
Biden wants Gulf oil producers to step up output to help to lower oil prices.
Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom declared force majeure on gas supplies to Europe to at least one major customer, according to the letter seen by Reuters, potentially ratcheting up the conflict between Moscow and Europe.
That added support to oil prices, as traders saw it potentially as a precursor to actions by Russia to use energy as a weapon.
"The other clear risk...is that Russia will further slash energy supplies to Europe to try to raise the cost of supporting Ukraine and imposing sanctions," said Helima Croft, head of global commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets.- Reuters