Oil Rises on Lower Inventory Speculation Ahead of EIA Report

West Texas Intermediate traded near a three-day high on speculation U.S. crude inventories declined for a third week, signaling increased demand in the world’s biggest oil consumer.
Futures gained as much as 0.8 percent in New York after rising by 0.4 percent yesterday. Stockpiles probably dropped by 1.88 million barrels to the lowest level in five months, according to a Bloomberg News survey before a report tomorrow from the Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical arm. Refiners typically boost output in the summer to meet peak motor-fuel consumption. Gasoline prices at U.S. filling stations climbed this week by the most since February, EIA data showed.

via Bloomberg

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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