Oil Hits $106.5 on lower Inventory, Fed

It may seem counterintuitive, but as more U.S. crude oil comes onto the market, it’s helping to push domestic prices higher.

The industry has been innovating ways to move millions of barrels of shale oil from the center of the country to coastal refineries, and its efforts are paying off.

Government inventory data Wednesday showed the steepest two-week drop in crude inventories in 30 years. Commercial oil inventories fell 9.9 million barrels from the week earlier, on top of a 10 million-barrel decline last week. West Texas Intermediate crude futures for August delivery zipped higher as a result, settling up $2.99 at $106.52 a barrel, its highest close since March 2012.


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze

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