Oil Rises as US Rig Count Falls For Only Second Time This Year

Oil prices rose on Monday, lifted by the first fall in U.S. drilling activity in months, although gains were capped by reports of rising OPEC output last month even as the group has pledged to cut supply.

Brent crude futures climbed 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $48.93 per barrel by 0248 GMT, after jumping 5.2 percent last week, its first weekly gain in six weeks.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 24 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $46.28 per barrel, adding to last week’s 7 percent gain.

Prices were lifted as drilling activity in the United States for new oil production fell for the first time since January, dropping by two rigs.

Reuters

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.