Solid Gold ~ Minyak Bergerak Naik Karena Cadangan Minyak Mentah AS Terlihat Menurun
Minyak menghentikan penurunannya di bawah $ 40 per barel karena data mingguan industri menunjukkan persediaan minyak mentah AS menurun, mengurangi kelimpahan pasokan yang berada di tingkat musiman tertinggi dalam setidaknya dua dekade terakhir.
Minyak mentah WTI untuk pengiriman September naik sebanyak 35 sen menjadi $ 39,86 per barel di New York Mercantile Exchange dan berada di level $ 39,84 pada pukul 10:05 pagi waktu Hong Kong. Kontrak WTI kehilangan 55 sen menjadi $ 39,51 pada hari Selasa, penutupan terendah sejak 7 April. Jumlah volume perdagangan sekitar 34 persen di bawah rata-rata 100-hari.
Minyak Brent untuk pengiriman Oktober naik 27 sen lebih tinggi di level $ 42,07 per barel di ICE Futures Europe exchange yang berbasis di London. Kontrak Brent turun 34 sen, atau 0,8 persen, ke $ 41,80 pada hari Selasa. Acuan global untuk bulan Oktober lebih besar $ 1,47 dari WTI.(Solid Gold)
Oil Halts Slide Below $40 as U.S. Crude Stockpiles Seen Easing
Oil halted its slide below $40 a barrel as weekly industry data showed U.S. crude inventories declined, easing a supply glut thatâ��s at the highest seasonal level in at least two decades.
Futures rose as much as 0.9 percent in New York after slipping 5 percent the previous two sessions. Inventories slid by 1.34 million barrels and gasoline stockpiles fell, the American Petroleum Institute was said to report. Energy Information Administration data Wednesday is forecast to show crude and motor fuel supplies decreased. Brent oil, the global benchmark, entered a bear market on Tuesday, joining West Texas Intermediate.
Oil has tumbled more than 20 percent from its June peak, meeting the common definition of a bear market and ending a recovery that saw prices almost double from a 12-year low in February. Analysts from Citigroup Inc. to Bank of America Merrill Lynch are confident the slump will be short-lived and investors are paying the smallest premium in two months to protect against a drop in crude from now through the end of the year.
WTI for September delivery climbed as much as 35 cents to $39.86 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange and was at $39.84 at 10:05 a.m. Hong Kong time. The contract lost 55 cents to $39.51 on Tuesday, the lowest close since April 7. Total volume traded was about 34 percent below the 100-day average.
Brent for October settlement was 27 cents higher at $42.07 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The contract fell 34 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $41.80 on Tuesday. The global benchmark was at a premium of $1.47 to WTI for October.